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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta September 8-14, 2014

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There's always lots of great blues in and around Atlanta, and it's time to look at what's available during the coming week!

Here w go:

Monday

Bill Sheffield is at Blind Willie's. Truett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta 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. Steve's Live Music has an open mic hosted by Alexis Vear and the Matt Wauchope Trio is at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint.

Tuesday

Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's. The Boo Hoo Ramblers are at Blind Willie's and Burning Time is at Fat matt's. The Arena Tavern in Duluth has a blues jam with the Mud Cats Trio. Nathan Nelson and the Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern and The Breeze Kings are at Sweet Georgia's.

Wednesday

Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo is at Blind Willie's. Darwin's has the pro jam and Georgia Flood is at Fat Matt's. Hottie Hawgs hosts an open mic and jam with Alexis Vear and Red Light Cafe' has an Americana open mic.

Thursday

Dan Sheffield and Nathan Nelson are at Darwin's at 1 pm and The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin's in the evening. Beverly "Guitar" Watkins is at Blind Willie's and Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's. Brandon Reeves is at Johnnie McCracken's in Marietta and nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place in Marietta. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. Dirty South TV hosts the Acoustic Lunch Hour at Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs with Kate & Corey.

Friday

Houserocker Johnson is at Blind Willie's and The Mike Lowry Band is at Darwin's. Fat Back Deluxe is at Fat Matt's. The Tedeschi Trucks Band visits Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Blues Rendezvous is at Glenda's Bar and Grill and Atlanta Boogie is at MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker. The Brethren are at Nik's Place and JP Blues is at Rock N Country Bar & Grill in Acworth. Jimmy Robinson & David Pippin are at Steve's Live Music, followed by Heather Luttrell. Chicago Joe has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina. Matt Wauchope is at Sweet Georgia's at 5 pm. The Swamp Funk Quartet is at The Roswell Tap.

Saturday

Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie's. The Funky Kings are at Darwin's. The Hollidays are at Fat Matt's. The Cazanovas are at North River Tavern in Sandy Springs. Atlanta Boogie appears at Red Hare Brewing Company at 2 pm. The Breeze Kings Acoustic Duo is at VIN 25 in Roswell.

Sunday

Blind Willie's presents the Luau for Leukemia with great blues for a great cause. Bill Sheffield is at The Family Dog and Snake legs is at Fat Matt's. Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern and Locals hosts the Sunday Night Jam. Atlanta Boogie performs for the Blues Brunch at Two Urban Licks.

That's what I know about in the coming week! Have fun and keep on bluesin' and don't forget to follow me at @bluesATL and check out Keep the Blues Alive on Facebook!

Frequently Mentioned Venues

Blind Willie's Blues Club
828 N Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA

Darwin's Blues Club
1508 Roswell Rd
Mariettta GA

Fat Matt's Rib Shack
1811 Piedmong Ave NW
Atlanta GA

Northside Tavern
1058 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta GA

Nik's Place
645 Whitlock Ave
Marietta GA

Locals Bar and Grill
6380 Bells Ferry Rd
Acworth GA

Steve's Live Music
234 Hildebrand Dr
Sandy Springs, GA

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