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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta, February 3-9, 2014

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It's time to look at where to find the blues in the Atlanta area this coming week. Take a moment to be grateful that our roads are passable again and we can get to these great venues1

Here we go:

Monday, Truett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta. Bill Sheffield is at Blind Willie's. Dry White Toast is at Fat Matt's and Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco's in Alpharetta. Lola hosts the jam at Northside Tavern and Marshall Ruffin is at Nik's Place in Marietta. Alexis Viera hosts the open mic at Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs.

Tuesday, Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's and Crosstown Allstars are at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson & entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern. Mudcat is at Blind Willie's.

Wednesday,Andrew Black is at Blind Willie's. The Pro Jam takes place at Darwin's and Frankie's Blues Mission is at Fat Matt's. Alexis Vear and SAtephen "The BluesDude" Duncan host the open mic and jam at Hottie Hawgs. MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker has an open mic night. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern. Oskar Blues hosts an open mic shootout at The Red Light Cafe.

Thursday, Sandra Hall is at Bllind Willie's. The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin's. Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place and The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. Steve's Live Music hosts the monthly blues jam.

Friday, Bob Margolin visits Blilnd Willie's. The Andy Makely Band is at Darwin's and The Stooge Brothers are at Fat Matt's. The Barry Richman Band is at Nik's Place and Chicago Joe has a Rock and Blues Camp Jam at Tin Roof Cantina.

Saturday, Big Al & the Heavyweights are at Darwin's. Houserocker Johnson is at Blind Willie's. Mike Lowry is at Fat Matt's. The Breeze Kings are at Loco's in Alpharetta. The Funky Kings are at Nik's Place.

Sunday, the Georgia Legacy Foundation presents the Stoppdown Jam 2014 at Cox Capital Theatre in Macon. This tribute to hik Willis features arvey Scales, Willie Hill, Sammy Blue, Mudcat & Lil’ Joe w/ Atlanta Horns, The Breeze Kings, Crossroads Band, Frankie Lee’s Blues Mission, Rita Graham, Princess Riley, Dr. Dixon, Randy Skinner, SaNa Blue, Larry Griffith, Brother Dave, Barry Darnell, Joe Blue, Robert Lee Coleman & Special Guests.

Also Sunday, The Billy George Duo hossts the blues brunh at Cypress Street Pint & Plate. Tony Bryant is at Fat Matt's and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. Loals in Acwworth hosts the Sunday night jam.

That's it! Have a great week, have fun, and keep on bluesin'!

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