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Save the Date

• January 22-26, 2019, IBC in Memphis, TN


It's time. Hard to believe it's been 2 years, but it has been, and now it's time to elect a new Board of Directors. We need you. Being on the board does require some commitment of your time, there are board meetings, membership meetings, special events that we need help with such as the Blues Challenge, Blues Stotts, and our yearly Georgia Blues & Roots Festival. If you truly want to help us to keep the blues alive, we sure could use the help. Per our By-Laws, you must have been a member of the Blues Society for at least a year prior to be able to be on the board. If you would be interested, email us at theatlantabluessociety@gmail.com – or let one of the current board members know and we'll get some information from you. Deadline for submissions to run for the Board is Feb 4, 2019. Thank you!








News from Frank Hamilton School – New Term Starts 1/7/2019
All-level group instruction on many acoustic instruments. Innovative rotating specialty classes. Private instruction options. Skilled, compassionate teaching artists led by the beloved and legendary Frank Hamilton. And... the Second Half! Check out your Winter 2019 at FHS!
http://frankhamiltonschool.org/classes




Darwin's Burgers & Blues in Sandy Springs is under new management, but still open and ready to continue to be one of the best live music clubs in Atlanta. The former owners Aiken and Lindsey have moved to California to pursue a new venture. It seems Aiken has been working on a new way to grow mushrooms and has had an opportunity to work with some people in California who are pursuing plans to build "mushroom houses". The FDA has given initial approval and they are trying to get a head start. Hence the early and sudden departure on Lindsay and Aiken's part. They are still in touch and wish the new management success. Yvette, the waitress, John, the bartender, and Tom Samples, the door guy have been pretty much in charge for a while and are doing their best to keep Darwin's going. They can use all the help we can give them. One thing they really need is a new smoker for the BBQ. Please support them by coming to the venue, eating and drinking and paying the cover for live music. We will keep you informed of any schedule changes that occur.
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Blind Willies Blues Club in Virginia Highlands is an Atlanta icon showcasing legendary blues bands for over 32 years. Hundreds of local and national blues greats have left their mark on this historic stage. Years of loyal fans and regular patrons have also contributed to making Blind Willies a true Historic Landmark in Atlanta. All the years of good times have taken its physical toll on Blind Willies. We are asking our friends and family to help us with the REBIRTH of Blind Willies Blues Club! Over the next few months, we will be hosting events to help us with our updates and revival. Your contributions will help ensure we can continue this long-standing Atlanta Blues tradition. The Blues Community is a true family. We are counting on our Blues family to help us continue to keep the Blues alive and bring you the best local and national blues bands you love for years to come! As part of the Rebirth of Blind Willie's, the venue has gone Smoke Free as of the day after Thanksgiving, so those of you who stayed away because of the smoke, come on out and check out this legendary Blues Club. The blues sound just as good without the smoke – and the smokers can still go outside– so its a win/win. Come on out to Blind Willie's soon and show them you appreciate the changes they are making to keep the blues alive and available to all. Other changes they are making are earlier shows during the week and on Sundays. They will be closed on Mondays. • http://www.blindwilliesblues.com/


News from Killer Blues Headstone Project
From : Killer Blues Headstone Project: killerblues.net
104 headstones have been purchased! We have funding for the next 2 headstones but have 30 more in need.  • That means we still need to raise $20,000 • In 2018 so far we have received donations ranging from $1 to $1,000 and each one was appreciated. The following link will take you to an excellent interview with KBHP founder, Steve Salter, on Youtube: Click HERE.

There are 4 easy ways to donate.
 1. click on our website
 2. send a check
 3. use "AmazonSmile"
 4. PayPal "killerblues88@yahoo.com" (use the Sending to a Friend option)



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Bringing the blues to Augusta, Georgia, the Augusta Blues Company is a brand new Blues Society in the state of Georgia. Check out their website and like their Facebook page and when in Augusta, always check their calendar for the best blues in the area.  As well as presenting great blues acts, they also support the Turn the Page Foundation, Inc., which helps provide the gifts of literacy and music by supplying books, school supplies, and gently used musical instruments to kids.  Don’t miss these great upcoming shows hosted by the Augusta Blues Company: Saturday, April 14, 2018, Sweet & Salty Blues Band play Humanitree, Augusta, GA, 8-11pm. Friday, May 4, 2018, FREE kick off party for the Blind Willie McTell Festival featuring the Juke Joint Dukes w/ William “Bluesman” Reed at the Depot on Main Street, Augusta, 7-10pm.
https://augustabluescompany.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AugustaBluesCompany/
https://turnthepagefoundation.com/









 Be sure to visit the following social networking sites:


www.twitter.com/AtlBluesSociety

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlanta-Blues-Society/67909644739
(or, just go to Facebook and search the Atlanta Blues Society)

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PLEASE NOTE:
The Atlanta Blues Society has a new address, please send all mail to:

 
The Atlanta Blues Society
P.O. Box 146
Tucker, GA 30085-0146
 
Our only email address is
theatlantabluessociety@gmail.com



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