It's time to find the blues in and around Atlanta for the coming weekend. Here we go:
Friday, The Georgia Flood comes to Darwin's with their exceptional young blues energy and talent. Beverly "Guitar" Watkins is at Blind Willie's, so if you missed her at Darwin's last week, this is your chance to make up for that! Dirty South TV takes the Electric Lunch Hour to Dixie Tavern in Marietta with the Kate and Corey Band.The Swamp Funk Band is at Fat Matt's and Rod Hamdallah is at Nik's Place in Marietta. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Chicago Joe has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina.
Saturday, Houserocker Johnson is at Blind Willie's and Darwin's has a 2-year anniversary party with Katie Martin & Marie Robinson, the Tony Brook Band, and the Hey! Alligator CD release party all on one night! The Johnny Scales Trio is at Fat Matt's. Rough Draft is at Greater Good Barbecue in Tucker and Battlefield Collective is at Niks' Place. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Larry Griffith is at Ronnie John's Sunset Grille in Woodstock. The Yonrico Scott Band is at Music on Main Street.
Also Saturday, 120 Tavern hosts the Alzheimer's Music Fest with a variety of music, including blues from Nine Times Blue and The Mike Watson Band. It's a great day of music for a very good cause and tickets are only $10.
Sunday, The Electromatics have a birthday bash at Eddie's Attic in Decatur with Jon Liebman and Nick Johnson. Fat Back Deluxe is at Fat Matt's and Uncle Sugar is at Northisde Tavern. Locals has the Sunday Night Jam.
Blues Venues Regularly Mentioned in this column:
828 North Highland Ave
Darwin's Blues Club
1508 Roswell Rd
Fat Matt's Rib Shack
1811 Piedmong Ave NW
1058 Howell Mill Rd NW
645 Whitlock Ave
Marietta GALocals Bar and Grill
6380 Bells Ferry Rd
3976 Lawrencevill Hwy