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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta July 14-20, 2014

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It's time to find the blues in and around Atlanta for the coming week.

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

Tuesday, Arena Tavern in Duluth has a blues open mic with Peter from the Cazanovas and The Boo Hoo Ramblers eare at Northside Tavern. Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's and J.T. Speed is at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern.

Wednesday, Darwin's has the Pro Jam and John Sosebee is at Blind Willie's. The Hollidays entertain at Fat Matt's and Alexis Vear hosts the open mic and jam at Hottie Hawgs. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Red Light Cafe hosts an open mic.

Thursday, Sweet Betty is at Blind Willie's. Darwin's has the Acoustic Lunch Hour with Brandon Reeves and the jam in the evening with The Cazanovas.Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's and Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place in Marietta. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern and Donna Hopkins hosts the jam at Steve's Live Music.

Friday, Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin comes to Blind Willie's and the fabulous Beverly "Guitar" Watkins is at Darwin's. Atlanta Boogie is at Fat Matt's and Chicago Joe has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina. Leonard Blush is at Spiced Right Rib House.

Saturday, Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie's and Bobby Messano returns to Darwin's so you know we will try to be there! Rough Draft is at Fat Matt's and The Cazanovas are at Northside Tavern.

Sunday, Fat Back Deluxe is at Fat Matt's and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. The Atlanta Blues Society has its monthly meeting and jam with The Andy Makely Band at MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker. Marshall Ruffin appears at Nik's Place.

That's what I know for the coming week. Have fun and keep on bluesin'!

Venues Regularly Mentioned:

Blind Willie's
828 North Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA

Darwin's Blues Club
1508 Roswell Rd
Mariettta GA

Fat Matt's Rib Shack
1811 Piedmong Ave NW
Atlanta GA

Northside Tavern
1058 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta GA

Nik's Place
645 Whitlock Ave
Marietta GA

Locals Bar and Grill
6380 Bells Ferry Rd
Acworth GA

MoonShadow Tavern
3976 Lawrencevill Hwy
Tucker GA

Steve's Live Music
235 Hildebrand Dr
Sandy Springs GA

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