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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta May 12-18

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

Here we go:

Monday, Truett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta. Brandon Reeves is at Blind Willie's and the Pork Bellys are at Fat Matt's. Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco's in Alpharetta and Lola has a e jam at Northside Tavern. Art Holiday is at Nik's Place and Alexis Vear hosts the open mic at Steve's Live Music.

Tuesday, Atlanta Boogie is at Blind Willie's. Bill Sheffield hosts the blues jam at Darwin's and Crosstown Allstars are at Fat Matt's. Nathan Helson and Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern and Candye Kane appears at Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pon Emporium.

Wednesday, Little G Weevil and Adam Goodhue appear at Blind Willie's. John McKnight hosts the pro jam at Darwin's. Frankie's Blues Mission is at Fat Matt's. Alexis Vear and Stephen "TheBluesDude" Duncan host the open mic at Hottie Hawgs. MoonShadow Tavern also has an open mic and so does the Red Light Cafe'. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and The Breeze Kings are at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint with special guest Tommy Brown.

Thursday, Dirty South TV hosts the Acoustic Lunch Hour from Darwin's live and online and The Cazanovas host the jam that night. Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie's and Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place and The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. Donna Hopkins has a jam at Steve's Live Music.

Friday, Southern Fried Funk appears at Darwin's. Houserocker Johnson is at Blind Willie's and The Fred Pittman Revue is at Fat Matt's. Stoney Brooks is at Northside Tavern and Jeff Mosier and Donna Hopkins appear at Steve's Live Music. Chicago Joe has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina. Frankie's Blues Mission is at Masani's Southern Gourmet Cuisine in Marietta

Saturday, Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin at Blind Willie's and the John Michael Rose Band is at Darwin's. Nathan Morgan is at The Family Dog and The Unusual Suspects are at Fat Matt's. Angela Perley * the Howlin' Moons are at Hard Rock Cafe and Geoff Chison & the Souldiggers are at Mable House Amphitheatre in Mableton. The Sweet and Salty Band is at Locals in Acworth and Mudcat is at Mathilda's Under the Pines in Alpharetta. Eddie TIgner & Albert White are at Northside Tavern and Joe McGuinness has a CD Release Party at Red Clay Theatre in Duluth. Music Matters presentes the Turn the Page Celebration at Music on Main Street in Lilburn with Diane Durrett, Soulhound, Little Al, Freddie's Finest and more!

Sunday, Tony Bryant is at Fat Matt's and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. The Atlanta Blues Society has its May meeting at Red Light Cafe' with the Little G Weevil Band. Steve's Live Music has a Gospel Brunch with Terri Carroll.

That's it for the coming week! Feel free to add any other local blues shows in the comments. Have fun and keep on bluesin'