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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta, January 6-12 2014

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Welcome to the first full week of blues in 2014! Here's where to find the great music this coming week:

Monday, Bill Sheffield is at Blind Willie's. Truett Lollis and friends are at Darwin's in Marietta. The Pork Bellys are at Fat Matt's and Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco's in Alpharetta. Lola hosts the jam at Northside Tavern and there's an open mic hosted by Alexis Vear at Steve's Live Music.

Tuesday, Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and J.T. Speed is at Fat Matt's. Nathan Helson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern.

Wednesday, The Cazanovas are at Blind Willie's and John McKnight hosts the Pro Jam at Darwin's. The Hollidays are at Fat Matt's and Alexis Vear and Stephen "BluesDude" Duncan host the open mic/jam at Hottie Hawgs. The Breeze Kings perform at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint with Tommy Brown.

Thursday, Heather Luttrell is at Bllind Willie's. The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin's and Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place in Marietta and The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern.

Friday, the Jeff Jensen Band is at Darwin's and Houserocker Johnson is at Blind Willie's. John Sosebee is at Fat Matt's. Rod Hamdallah is appearing at The Star Bar with Douglas' Street Team and Marshall Ruffin and if you're lucky enough to have tickets the All My Friends Celelbrations for Gregg Allman is taking place at the Fox with The Allman Brothers Band, Sam Moore, Taj Mahal, Warren Haynes, Eric Church, Natalie Cole, Jackson Browne, John Hiatt, Pat Monahan of Train, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins and John Hiatt.

Saturday, Delta Moon is at Blind WIllie's. Selwyn Birchwood is at Darwin's. LIttle G Weevil performs with Adam Goodhue at Fat Matt's. The Cazanovas are at North River Tavern in Sandy Springs. The Vintage Boogie Band is at Paddy's Irish Pub in Kennesaw.

Sunday,the Billy George Duo will host the blues brunch at Cypress Plate & Pint. Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern and Fat Back Deluxe is at Fat Matt's.

That should get us all off to a good start for the new year! Have fun and keep on bluesin'!

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