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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta July 7-13, 2014

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It's time to kick July into high gear with live blues in and aroound Atlanta. Here's where to find the great music in the coming week:

Monday, Brandon Reeves is at Blind Willie's. Truett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta as usual and The Pork Bellys are at Fat Matt's. Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco's in Alpharetta while Lola hosts the jam at Northside Tavern and Alexis Veara presents the open mic at Steve's Live Music.

Tuesday, Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's and Skye Page & Danny B. Harvey are at Blind Willie's. J.T. Speed is at Fat Matt's and Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern. There is an open mic at Arena Tavern in Duluth.

Wednesday, The Bob Page Trio is at Blind Willie's. Darwin's has the Pro Jam and Alexis Vear and Stephen "BluesDude" Duncan host the open mic at Hottie Hawgs. Red Light Cafe also has an open mic. Codey Bearden is at MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker and Mudcatt's. Jp is at Northside Tavern.

Thursday, Beverly "Guitar" Watkins is at Blind Willie's. Darwin's hosts The Acoustic Lunch Hour and then the evening jam wih The Cazanovas. Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's and Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern and the After Work Blues & Bar-B-Que Series kicks off in Riverdale with Willie Hill, The Breeze kings, The Doctor Love Blues Revue & JB The Soul Man. The Barry Richman Band entertains at Steve's Live Music.

Friday, Houserocker Johnson is at Blind Willie's. The Ori Nafetly Band are at Darwin's and Larry Griffith is at Fat Matt's. Chicago Joe brings his Rock and Blues Camp Show to Music Midtown. Stoney Brooks is at Northside Tavern.

Saturday, Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie's. Damon Fowler comes to Darwin's and Kerry Hill is at Fat Matt's. V8 Rickshaw is at Nik's Place and the Allman Brothers Tribute Band is at Northside Tavern.

Sunday, Fat Back Deluxe is at Fat Matt'sand Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. Locals has the Sunday Night Jam in Acworth.

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

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