An all-star blues event! Bobby Rush and Big Bill Morganfield, playing to Benefit ProstateCancer Awareness – the Vista Room at Napoleon's in Decatur, Saturday, December 16th.

What a tremendous pile of toys were available for pickup by the Marines on Sunday!  Thank you for your generosity!  You were equally generous to our bands for their upcoming trips to Memphis – they sounded good Sunday and are going to do great at the IBC!  We also had a tremendous response to the Smoke-Free Atlanta campaign.  All round, it was a good, good day.
Save the Date:
• Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 – Royal Blues Holiday Celebration for Prostate Cancer Awareness
                  with Bobby Rush and Big Bill Morganfield
                  Tickets:  https://www.freshtix.com/events/royalbluesholidaycelebration
• Saturday, January 6, 2018, IBC Fundraiser at Darwin's Sandy Springs
• Sunday, January 21, Monthly Gathering & Jam at Darwin's Sandy Springs,
     Mike Watson Band hosts, 3pm-6pm

Frank Hamilton School's new term starts Monday, January 8, 2018.  They are offering classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights w/ an option to register just for the 'Second Half' jams and options for continuing classes.  Click below to to find out all about class options, teachers, and most importantly how you can join in on the fun of playing music with other folks.

November Gathering & Jam
The November ABS Gathering and Jam was this Sunday, November 19th, at Madlife Stage & Studios in Woodstock.  The host band for this meeting was the Sweet & Salty Blues Band.  With the smoldering soulful vocals of Hurricane Red and the gospel inflected preaching style of Dr. Poppa, they bring the blues straight to you in rich harmonies that run deep. Add the gritty sax of the good doctor rooted in a half century of playing the blues and your heart is gonna sing and your feet are gonna move. You do not want to miss the burning southern stylings of Hurricane Red on vocals, John Paul Barry on guitar, Chris Pollard on bass and Derek Able on drums. Loose and rootsy with shades of funk, gospel, and hints of jazz, Sweet and Salty is a rich jambalaya for your soul. 

Well, if you missed this year’s “Blues Stotts” benefit and memorial at Blind Willie’s, you midded a heck of a show! Double sets from Garrett Collins & Bennie Mobley, The Cazanovas, The Clarksdale Regulators (fronted by Mick Kolassa) and two amazing sets from headliner Jeff Jensen absolutely riveted the crowd. A more detailed write-up of the show will follow soon...

  When was the last time…

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