WEEKLY JAMS
Monday – Jam with Lola at Northside Tavern
Monday – Open Jam with Barry Richman at the Dixie Tavern, Marietta
Tuesday – Acoustic Open Mic w/Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Wednesday – Jelly Jam – open jam – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
Wednesday – Jake Jam at Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker (3rd Wednesday of each month)
Wednesday – (alt. Weds.) Open Mic with Tom Hill Band at Will Henry’s Tavern, Stone Mountain
Thursday – Open Jam w/Nathan Nelson – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Saturday – Katie Martin's Afternoon Open Mic, 1pm-5pm – Darwin's, Sandy Springs





THIS WEEK...

This week with The Breeze Kings
The Breeze Kings are the top blues band in Atlanta, voted best blues act by Creative Loafing many times over, they are the real deal. They play real blues and play it honestly, skillfully, with passion, and always entertaining. 
Thursday, Nov 15, Northside Tavern, 10pm
Friday, Nov 16, Independent Grounds Cafe, Kennesaw, 6:30-8:30pm

This week with Larry Griffith
Friday, November 16, Duo at Big Door Vineyards, White, GA,
Sunday, November 18, Duo at Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper, GA, Noon-3pm

Friday, November 16, 9pm, $25:
Tommy Talton Medical Benefit at The Vista Room – Featuring Wet Willie, Mike Veal Band and many special guests – Tommy Talton is a Southern Singer-Songwriter whose passion for music has carried across decades. As a musician, live shows are a large part of his income. Tommy has recently received a health diagnosis of small growing cancer in the lung that required lung surgery, putting him out of performing until at least the new year, possibly more. This benefit was created for those of you who know Tommy and/or know his music and would love to help out an amazing man, with the medical expenses that will undoubtedly accrue. His prognosis is positive and he hopes to overcome this setback and be back to perform next year. All proceeds from Tickets and Table fees with be donated to Tommy's medical expenses. A portion of sales will also be donated. Let's celebrate Tommy and help him get back on his feet and back on stage!   https://www.facebook.com/events/2321604604734992

Friday, Nov 16, 10pm:
Mike Watson Band at Doc's, Smyrna, GA – “Catch the Groove” with the Mike Watson Band. Although noted as a blues band, MWB have charted a new course in music they like to refer to as RCSB or Rhythm, Country, Southern Rock, & Blues. Mike’s soulful vocals and blazing guitar work, along with the incredible talents of rest of the band amazes crowds wherever they play.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2117021385215125


As the eldest grandson of the late, great Johnny Cash, Thomas Gabriel is no stranger to the music scene. Most of Gabriel’s early life was spent with his grandparents - on the road, in hotels, buses, planes, etc. Gabriel clearly had a great voice early on. Life and adversity kept him from pursuing his music dreams for some years, but he is now back in the music scene. Along with his voice – eerily reminiscent of his grandfather’s – Thomas Gabriel brings a wealth of stories from his memories of his childhood and of growing up as a member of the iconic Cash family. Thomas has recently released his first CD titled, Long Way Home.

Saturday, November 17, 7pm:
David T & Friends at Smith's Olde Bar – When David T & Friends hit the stage, be prepared to be entertained by a deep bench of talented musicians and original music that will keep your head bobbing and toes tapping. Take a listen to their newly released CD "Staring at the Sun" and you'll see what we mean. Variety is the spice. From Funky Rock to Folk, British Invasion, Pop and Blues are all celebrated. Their horn section packs a punch and the vocals will give you the chills. Top it off with a little blues harp and you are in for a kaleidoscopic musical experience. https://www.facebook.com/events/263306177855623/

Saturday, November 17:
Juke Joint Dukes at Hemingway's, Marietta, GA – Frontman William "Blues Man" Reed is the real deal on vocals and guitar! Formed in 2015, the Juke Joint Dukes are a tribute to old school Chicago and Delta blues in the style of Muddy Waters, Albert King, Hound Dog Taylor, Magic Slim and BB King. They pride themselves on connecting with the soul of blues instead of playing by the book; they understand that playing blues is all about feeling!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2000406303588210/

Saturday, November 17:
Tribute, a Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band at The Foundry, Athens, GA – Atlanta's, Tribute is a powerful 8 piece group that faithfully recreates the remarkable music of the ABB.?
https://www.facebook.com/events/292124251376245/

Saturday, November 17, 8pm:
Juke Joint Dukes at Hemingway's, Marietta, GA – Frontman William "Blues Man" Reed is the real deal on vocals and guitar! Formed in 2015, the Juke Joint Dukes are a tribute to old school Chicago and Delta blues in the style of Muddy Waters, Albert King, Hound Dog Taylor, Magic Slim and BB King. They pride themselves on connecting with the soul of blues instead of playing by the book; they understand that playing blues is all about feeling!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2000406303588210/


The Atlanta Blues Society's November Gathering & Jam will be held at Darwin's in Sandy Springs from 3pm-6pm on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Our host band will be Lola's Band. Lola is a dynamic blues artist who has been igniting stages across the world with her soulful voice, funkified keyboard style and high energy stage presence. We will have a jam, with backline provided, so please plan on bringing your instruments and voices and show us what you got. Darwin's will be serving up great drinks, beer and wine and their great food menu including delicious burgers and tater tots. Darwin's is a non-smoking venue and kids will be welcome. Sponsored by SmokeFree Rights for all.
https://www.facebook.com/events/489214858248415/



Sunday, November 18, 3-6pm:
ACZA CD Party & Potluck Dinner at Garden Hills Community Center – ACZA celebrates the cooler autumn weather and the beginning of the holiday season with a CD Dance Party and Potluck. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with old friends and make new ones! Dance to Cajun waltz, two-step, and jitterbug plus hot or bluesy Zydeco tunes played by your favorite DJ. Bring your dancing shoes, a friend or two, and a potluck dish or dessert, or non-alcoholic beverage to share. We’ll provide the water cooler and paper products.


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Friday, November 16
• Larry Griffith Duo – Big Door Vinyards, White
• George Hughley & The Shadows – Blind Willie’s
• Blue Mother Tupelo – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
• Art Holliday – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• The Breeze Kings – Independent Grounds Café, Kennesaw
• Pink Floyd Tribute, Interstellar Echoes – Madlife, Woodstock
• 808 – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Stoni Brooks – Northside Tavern
• Funky Bluester – The Office, Athens
• Atlanta Magic Night! w/ Junior Ascanio + Michael Boone + Mark Johnson – Red Light Café
Tommy Talton Benefit – The Vista Room, Decatur
____Featuring Wet Willie, Mike Veal Band & many special guests

Saturday, November 17
• Sandra Hall & The Shadows – Blind Willie’s
• Steve Bryson Band – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
Jeff Jensen Band – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Revue – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Tribute, a Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band – The Foundry, Athens
• Galen Crader & Friends – Hard Rock Café
• Juke Joint Dukes – Hemingway’s, Marietta
Thomas Gabriel (Johnny Cash’s Grandson), 7:30; INXS Tribute, 9:55 – Madlife, Woodstock
• Swami Gone Bananas - MoonShadow Tavern
• The Bretheren – Nik’s Place, Marietta
• Andrew Black, 6-9 pm, followed by Sammy Blue – Northside Tavern
Scott Ainslie, Blues/Slide Guitar Workshop, 2pm, concert 8 – Red Clay Music Foundry, Duluth
• Charlie Hunter Trio – Red Light Café
David T & Friends – Smith’s Olde Bar

Sunday, November 18
ABS Gathering & Jam with host band Lola, 3-6 pm – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• Larry Griffith Duo, 12-3 pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
• Scooter Brown Band – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
• Garrett Collins – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Dance Party & Potluck w/ Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Assn, 3-6 pm – Garden Hills Community Center
• Juke Joint Dukes – Hemingways, Marietta
• Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
• Best of Atlanta Comedy presented by Laughing Skull Lounge – Red Light Café

Monday, November 19
• Brandon Reeves – Blind Willie’s
• Dry White Toast – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
Blues Jam hosted by Lola – Northside Tavern
• The Bad Hats + Ghost Moths: An Evening of Songs & Stories – Red Light Café

Tuesday, November 20
Rae & the Royal Peacocks – Blind Willie’s
• Ladies in the Round – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• Crosstown Allstars – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday with Will Scruggs – Louisiana Bistreaux, Decatur
• Patio Acoustic Night – Madlife, Woodstock
• Acoustic Open Mic with Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
• Swami Gone Bananas – Northside Tavern
• An Evening with Lynn Drury – Red Light Café
• Larry Griffith Band – Two Urban Licks

Wednesday, November 21
• Electromatics – Blind Wilie’s
• Tribute, A Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band – City Winery
• Let It Rip Band – Club Backstage, College Park
• Jelly Night Jam – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• Frankie’s Blues Mission – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Electric Avenue, The 80’s MTV Experience – Madlife, Woodstock
• Jake’s Jam – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
• Zaib Kahn Open Blues Jam – Nik’s Place, Marietta
• Tyler Neal – Northside Tavern  
• The Gordon Vernick Quartet Jazz Jam – Red Light Café
• 3rd Annual Coy Bowles & the Fellowship Thanksgiving Eve Throwdown – Vista Room, Decatur

Thursday, November 22 ** Happy Thanksgiving **
• (closed) – Blind Willie’s
• Cody Matlock & Friends – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs
• Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Nathan Nelson Acoustic – Nik’s Place, Marietta
• The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
• Little G Weevil – Two Urban Licks

 


Looking Ahead…

Friday, November 23
• Tinsley Ellis and Tommy Castro & the Painkillers – City Winery

Saturday, November 24
• Nick Moss – Blind Willie’s

Saturday, December 1
• Albert Castiglia – Blind Willie’s

Sunday, December 2
• ABS Holiday Party – Helene S. Mills Multi-Purpose Facility

TuesdayTuesday, December 4
• Robert Cray – Variety Playhouse

Sunday, December 9
• JJ Grey – City Winery

Wednesday, December 12
• Jimmy Vivino & Bob Margolin – City Winery

Thursday – December 13
• Marcus King Band – Variety Playhouse

Friday – December 14
• Marcus King Band – Variety Playhouse

Saturday, December 15
• EG Kight – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega

Friday, December 21
• North Mississippi Allstars – Variety Playhouse

Saturday, December 22
• Joe Gransden & His Big Band with Francine Reed – Red Clay Music Foundry, Duluth

Sunday, December 23
• Joe Gransden & His Big Band with Francine Reed – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur

Friday – December 28
• Southern Avenue – The Tabernacle

Sunday, December 30
• The Devon Allman Project w/ Duane Betts – Buckhead Theatre

Monday, December 31
• Joe Gransden & Francine Reed – Byers Theatre at City Springs, Sandy Springs
• Larkin Poe – Terminal West

?Saturday, January 12
• IBC Fundraiser – Darwin’s, Sandy Springs

 
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