Because I will be at a convention this weekend, I am sending the week ahead’s news a day early. Let’s make up for our week of winter-bound weather and get out and see some great blues this week! Here are some of the best blues shows out there. (As usual for the first of the month news is spotty for some venues including Blind Willie’s and Fat Matt’s. Check with your favorite club if you don’t see info for them.)
Truett Lollis opens the week at Darwin’s and there is an open jam at Bone Lick BBQ with Dan Sheffield and Art Holliday. Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco’s in Alpharetta and Lola hosts at Northside Tavern’s jam.
Bill sheffield hosts Darwin’s acoustic jam and Bryan Gullette has an open jam at Montie’s Public House. Hathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern and there’s an acoustic open mic with Bones at Nik’s Place in Marietta.
Darwin’s has the pro jam and Jake Holliday hosts the jam at MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and there is an Americana Open Mic at Red Light Café’.
The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin’s and Chickenshack entertains at Fat Matt’s. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern and Swami is at Shorty’s Pizza in Tucker. Nathan Nelson hosts the open jam at Nik’s Place. And there is an acoustic open mic with Kurt Alexander and Eric Gant at Roswell Tap in Roswell
Boscuit Milller and the Mix visit Darwin’s and The Mar-Tans are at Martinis & IMAX at Fernbank Museum. Chicago Joe has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina. Robert Lee Coleman is at Northside Tavern. Grant Green Jr.has a CD Release party at Eddie’s Attic.
JJ Grey and Mofro are at Buckhead Theatre, with The People’s Blues of Richmond opening. Rj Mischo is at Darwin’s and The Breeze Kings are at Good Ol’ Days in Cumming..
The Community Bands Together for a very special event, the benefit for JJ Buckland’s family at Gaston’s Grille in Woodstock. JJ died early in February after he collapsed during an open mic and the community is supporting his family. Entertainers include Little G Weevil, Wavetree, Mudcat and more! Guston’s is smoke-free and family-friendly.
In addition, Diane Durrett has a CD Release party for Soul Suga at Eddie’s Attic. The Billy George Duo hosts the blues brunch at Cypress Street Pint & Plate. Stephen “BluesDude” Duncan is at Fat Matt’s.
That’ is all the information I have for the week ahead. Have fun and keep on bluesin!!