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This weekend: Find the blues in and around Atlanta, March 21-23 2014

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t's time to find the blues in and around Atlanta this weekend.

Friday March 21 is my birthday and I will be celebrating at Darwin's in Marietta on Saturday so if you want to say happy birthday or buy me a drink or have a piece of cake as long as supplies last please do!

Here's the shows I know of this weekend.

On Friday Southern Soul Assembly (Marc Broussard, Luther Dickenson, JJ Grey and Anders Osborne) is at Center Stage in Atlanta. You can read my interview with Anders Osborne here. We'll be there too so say happy birthday if you see me!

Also on Friday, Francine Reed is at Blind Willie's and the Mike Lowry Band is at Darwin's. The Boo Hoo Ramblers are at Fat Matt's and The Hollidays are at Greater Good Barbecue in Tucker. Heather Lutrell is at Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs with Billie in the Woods opening. Matt Wauchope is at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint at 4 pm and Chicago Joe has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina. The great Marcia Ball is at Variety Playhouse. Frankei's Blues Mission will be at JukeJoint Friday at Masani in Marietta. Leonard Blush is at Spiced Right Rib House in Roswell.

On Saturday, Northside Tavern hosts the annual Chicken Raid with Beverly “Guitar" Watkins, Eddie Tigner, Albert White, and Essie Mae Brooks,Robert Lee Coleman, Roy Lee Johnson and Cool John Ferguson , Italian guitarist Andrea "Tito" Esposito, Charleston SC's Rockabilly queen Skye Paige, Washington DC's Sol, Michelle Malone, The Rockaholics, Lola, Sammy Blue, and Mudcat.

Also Saturday, Darwin's hosts the 2nd Annual Piano Duel with Eddie Tigner, Bob Page and Matt Wauchope. Houserocker Johnson is at Blind Willie's. Michelle Malone has two shows at Eddie's Attic and Larry Griffith is at Fat Matt's. The Cazanovas are at North River Tavern and Brandon Reeves is at Stillhouse. Lola Gulley is at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint.

Sunday, the Chicken Raid at Northside Tavern continues and Snake Legs are at Fat Matt's. The Billy George Duo hosts the brunch at Cypress Street Pint & Plate and , in Acworth hosts the Sunday Night Jam.

That's it for this weekend. Have fun and keep on bluesin'!

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