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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta June 16, 2014

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There's a lot going on with the blues in Atlanta and here's the events I know about for you to check out:

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

Tuesday, The Hollidays are at Blind Willie's. Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's and Burning Time is at Fat Matt's. The Arena Tavern in Duluth has a blues open mic. Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern.

Wednesday, Darwin's has the Pro Jam and Crawfish Supreme & The Blues Cockatoos are at Blind Willie's. The Georga Flood is at Fat Matt's and Mudcat is at Northside Tavern. Tab Benoit is at Smith's Olde Bar with Jonathon "Boogie" Long and The Breeze Kings are at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint with the great Tommy Brown.

Thursday, Heather Luttrell is at Blind Willie's. Dirty South TV hosts the Acoustic Lunch Hour at Darwin's and in the evening The Cazanovas host Darwin's jam. Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's and Brandon Reeves is at Johnnie MacCracken's in Marietta. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern and Tab Benoit and Jonathan "Boogie" Long make a second appearance at Smith's Olde Bar. Donna Hopkins has a jam at Steve's Live Music.

Friday, Ralph Roddenbery is at Darwin's and Jarekus Singleton is at Blind Willie's. The Tone Prophets are at Fat Matt's and Reverend Hylton and the Devil's Hands are at Nik's Place in Marietta. Stoney Brooks is at Northside Tavern. Brandon Reeves is at Twisted Taco in Johns Creek and Chicago Joe has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina.

Saturday, Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie's and The Cazanovas are at Darwin's. The Stooge Brothers are at Fat Matt's and The Rockaholics are at Confettis Bar & Grill in Norcross. Donna Hopkins ad Gibson Wilbanks are at Matilda's Under The Pines in Alpharetta. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. Truett Lollis is at Steve's Live Music.

Sunday, Snake Legs is at Fat Matt's and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. Locals in Acworth has the Sunday Night Jam and Kristen Tinsley is at Nik's Place.

That's it for the coming week. Your examiner will be traveling next weekend to cover Sirens on the Mountain in Boone, NC so expect to hear all about that!

Have fun and keep on bluesin'!

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