Well, it's November already and the month is just packed with fantastic blues events! Here's what is happening in and around Atlanta this coming week:
Monday,Truett Lollis and friends are at Darwin's in Marietta. Lefty Williams hosts the jam at Bella's Pizzeria. Bill Sheffield is at Blind Willie's and Pead Boy and the Pork Bellies are at Fat Matt's. Marshall Ruffin is at Nik's Place in Marietta and the Cooper Tisdale Trio is at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint.
Tuesday, The Hollidays are at Blind Willie's. Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's while Crosstown Allstars are at Fat Matt's. Locals Bar and Grill in Acworth hosts the Tuesday Night Jam and Nathan Nelson and Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern.
Wednesday, Darwin's hosts a Pro Jam, probably with a guest host as John McKnight has been on tour in Japan with Chris Duarte. Andrew Black is at Blind Willie's and Frankie's Blues Mission is at Fat Matt's. Alexis Vear and Stephen "BluesDude" Duncan host the open mic at Hottie Hawgs. Brandon Reeves is at The Place in Marietta and Mudcat is at Northside Tavern.
Thursday, Tommy Brown and The Shadows are at Blind Willie's and The Cazanovas host the blues jam at Darwin's. Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's and Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place. The Breeze Kings entertain at Northside Tavern. Swami is at Shorty's Pizza and Steve's Live Music has its monthly blues jam.
Friday, it's Burnt Bacon at Blind Willie's. Biscuit Miller & The Mix are at Darwin's and Lady Tea is at Fat Matt's. The Rockaholics are at Hottie Hawg's. Timo Arthur is at Jalepeno Joe's in Hiram. 12O Tavern hosts a special or benefit for Atlanta musician Joey Huffman who has to have surgery for a brain tumor. The musicians will include Liz Melendez and Mike Martin and tickets are a minimum $10 donation.
Saturday Burnt Bacon makes a second appearance at Blind WIllie's. Darwin's has the Ori Naftely Band from Isreal and Sana Blues is at Fat Matt's.
Sunday, Locals has a jam and Tony Bryant is at Fat Matt's and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern.
That's it for the week ahead. Have fun and keep on bluesin'!