Gregg Martinez

Gregg Martinez

“MacDaddy Mojeaux”Nola Blue RecordsPublicity: Blind RaccoonBy Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro © June 2020 So when I found out that “MacDaddy Mojeaux” is the twelfth release for New Orleans vocalist and trumpeter Gregg Martinez (his first...
Frank Hamilton Fall Term

Frank Hamilton Fall Term

Register now for next Term — it starts on Monday, August 24th! We have new class options (including dance!) so we can all keep learning and playing together safely until we can meet again in person. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights classes will be held ONLINE,...
The ABS Blues Video of the Week

The ABS Blues Video of the Week

Here’s a little something to keep you entertained while you shelter… We are going to start posting legacy videos of Atlanta blues artists, some shot at our Atlanta Blue Challenges over the years, and some from our monthly meetings. Some will be in the 5-10 minute...
Time to Renew Your Membership!

Time to Renew Your Membership!

Our regular membership year runs from March 1 thru February 28 (in this case Feb 29). If you have not yet renewed your membership, please consider renewing online – just go to the following link and click on the appropriate “Add to Cart” button to renew:...
Gerald McClendon

Gerald McClendon

“Can’t Nobody Stop Me Now”Delta Roots RecordsPublicity: Blind RaccoonBy Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro © June 2020  Although this seasoned veteran of R&B has been around for quite some time, I only discovered him just ten short months ago when...
The ABS Blue Flame Fund

The ABS Blue Flame Fund

The Blue Flame Fund is an ancillary fund of the Atlanta Blues Society (ABS), funded specifically for the purpose of helping local musicians and other members of the Atlanta blues community that are in need.  Established in 2010, the Blue Flame Fund was originally...
Atlanta Blues Challenge Canceled

Atlanta Blues Challenge Canceled

Atlanta Blues Challenge Canceled for 2020 The Atlanta Blues Challenge is the Atlanta Blues Society’s competition to choose who will represent us in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN, which usually takes place in January (currently scheduled for...
ISC 2019 Winners Announced

ISC 2019 Winners Announced

International Songwriter Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its 2019 winners. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all the amazing songwriters who entered ISC! Below are the winners in the Blues Category. For a complete list of winners, go to:...
Summer Update from Delta Moon

Summer Update from Delta Moon

Hi, I hope you’re doing well. The times just keep getting stranger, but I’ve got to tell you the weather here is beautiful. The sky is blue. The birds are singing. We also have a pandemic, economic disaster and violence in the streets. It’s almost as the old hymn...
William Bell Nominated by the NEA

William Bell Nominated by the NEA

We are very excited and honored to announce that William Bell, our 2015 Honorary Lifetime Membership Recipient, has been selected as a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. June 23, 2020Washington, DC—As part of the National Endowment for the...
Happy Birthday to WRFG!

Happy Birthday to WRFG!

Happy Birthday WRFG!WRFG 89.3FM: A Community Resource Marks 47 Years On Air! For almost five decades, WRFG has proudly been “listener-sponsored and supported” because the great majority of our operating budget comes from individuals just like you....