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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta July 21-27, 2014

Blues for the soul!
Blues for the soul!
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It's time for a blues-filled week in and around Atlanta! Here'w where to find some great shows:

Monday, Marshall Ruffin is at Blind Willie's and Truett Lollis is at Darwin's. The Pork Bellys ar at Fat Matt's Rib Shack. Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco's while Lola is the host for the jam at Northside Tavern. Alexis Vear hosts the ope mic at Steve's Live Music.
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Tuesday, the Arena Tavern in Duluth has a blues open mic with Paul Sanner and Mudcat is at Blind Willie's. Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's. Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern and JT Speed is at Fat Matt's.

Wednesday, Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo comes to Blind Willei's. Darwin's has the Pro Jam and The Hollidays are at Fat Matt's. Alexis Vear hosts the open mic and jam at Hottie Hawgs and Mudcat is at Northside Tavern. Red Light Cafe has an open mic night.

Thursday, Dirty South TV presents the Acoustic Lunch Hour with Zangaro at Darwin's. In the evening The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin's. Sweet Betty is at Blind Willie's with The Shadows and Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson does an acoustic set at Nik's Place and The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. The Randy Chapman Trio is at Steve's Live Music and there is a blues jam there as well.

Friday, Beverly "Guitar" Watkins is at Blind Willie's and The Georgia Flood is at Darwin's. The Swamp Funk Quartet is at Fat Matt's and Rod Hamdallah is at Nik's Place. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Chicago Joe has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina.The Cazanovas are at Arena Tavern in Duluth.

Saturday, Houserocker Johnson is at Blind Willie's and Katie Martin is at Darwins'. The Johnny Scales Trio is at Fat Matt's and Battlefield Collective is at Nik's Place. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Larry Griffith is at Ronnie John's Sunset Grille in Woodstock. 120 Tavern presents the Alzheimer's Music Fest with groups including Nine Times Blue and The Mike Watson Band for a great cuase. The Yonrico Scott Band is at Music on Main.

Sunday, The Electromatics have a birthday bash with Jon Liebman and NickJohnson at Eddie's Attic. Fat Back Deluxe is at Fat Matt's and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern while Locals in Acworth has the Sunday Night Jam. Terinal West presents Jerry Day ATL with some of Georgia's finest jam bands.

That's a lot for the coming week! Have fun, and keep on bluesin'!

Venues frequently 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