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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta May 5-11, 2014

Flowering like the blues!
Flowering like the blues!
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It's time to look ahead to the coming week and find the great blues in and around Atlanta. Here we go:

Monday, Truett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta. Bill Sheffield 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 hosts the jam at Northside Tavern. Alexis Vear hosts the open mic at Steve's Live Music. Junkyard Dawgsz celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Tequila's in Dallas and Marshall Ruffin is at Nik's Place in Marietta.

Tuesday, The Boo Hoo Ramblers are at Blind Willie's and Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's. The Crosstown Allstars are at Fat Matt's and Nathan Nelson and Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern.

Wednesday, Darwin's has the Pro Jam and Frankie's Blues Mission is at Fat Matt's. John Sosebee is Blind Willie's. Hottie Hawgs, Red Light Cafe', and MoonShadow Tavern have open mics. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern.

Thursday, Dirty South TV hosts the Acoustic Lunch Hour at Darwin's and online. The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin's Thursday evening.Steve James is at Blind WIllie's, Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's and Brandon Reeves appears at MacCracken's in Marietta. Yonrico Scott is at Music on Main in Lilburn and Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern and Steve's Live Music has the monthly blues jam.

Friday, James Armstrong is at Blind Willie's and The Mar-Tans are at Darwin's. Rumblefish is at Fat Matt's and Zydefunk is at Northside Tavern. Glenn Phillips is at Steve's Live Music with Hannah Zale opening. Chicago Joe has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina.

Saturday, Charlie Wooten is at Darwin's and Dr. Dixon is at Fat Matt's. Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie's. Ike Stubblefield is at Northside Tavern.

Saturday is also The Blind Willie McTell Festival, a road trip away in Thompson, with Los Lobos, Jaimo’s Jazziz, Tony Furtado, The Broken Bones, Sugar Ray & the Bluetones.

Sunday, Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. Tony Bryant is at Fat Matt's and Locals in Acworth has the Sunday Night Jam. Little G Weevil is at Nik's Place.

That's it for the coming week! Have fun and keep on bluesin'!