43rd Annual Blues Music Awards

43rd Annual Blues Music Awards

The Blues FoundationPresents the 43rdBLUES MUSIC AWARDS Congratulations to all winners and nominees! B.B. King Entertainer of the YearTommy Castro  Album of the YearTommy Castro Presents: A Bluesman Came To Town, Tommy CastroBand of the YearTommy Castro...
New Band Sponsor: Blair Crimmins

New Band Sponsor: Blair Crimmins

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers Blair Crimmins began his music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. While playing small rock clubs around the Southeast he developed a sound that is at...
The ABS Video of The Month

The ABS Video of The Month

For your blues entertainment, we are happy to offer an ongoing series of live music videos, most of which were shot at one of our monthly meetings over the years. Most of these videos are 5-10 minutes long and can also be found on YouTube. This week’s video is...
Rest in Peace, our Lola Gulley

Rest in Peace, our Lola Gulley

We at the ABS are heart broken to report that our own long time Musician Sponsor, Lola Gulley, has passed. Lola has been a fixture in the Atlanta blues scene for a long time and was always ready to help out with our monthly gatherings and special events. She held...
Blues Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

Blues Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

Blues Hall of Fame 2020 InducteesThe Class of 2020/2021 Inductees include Billy Branch, Eddie Boyd, Syl Johnson, Bettye Levette, George “Harmonica” Smith, Victoria Spivey. See the full list of inductees and bios here: Hall of Fame Inductees The 2022 Blues...
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...
Frank Hamilton School New Term

Frank Hamilton School New Term

The Frank Hamilton SchoolNew Term starts February 28, 2022Register now! Term 2 is fast approaching! Come join us for your favorite classes and check out several new offerings:• Western Swing• Beginning Clawhammer Part 2 • Southern String Melody Repertoire •...
43rd Blues Music Awards Nominees

43rd Blues Music Awards Nominees

The 2022 Blues Music Awards are coming up (May 5, 2022) in Memphis. This will be the 43rd year for these awards, and the Nominees are… B.B. King Entertainer of the YearTommy Castro Eric Gales Mr. SippJ.P. Soars Sugaray Rayford  Album of the...
Atlanta Rock ‘n Blues Camp

Atlanta Rock ‘n Blues Camp

Atlanta Rock ‘N Blues CampNow taking reservations for Summer Camps REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2022 IS OPEN!! Camp is beginning to fill up!  We are really looking forward to seeing everyone this summer!! Atlanta Rock ‘N Blues Camp“Atlanta’s Premiere...
IBC 2022 Has Been Rescheduled!

IBC 2022 Has Been Rescheduled!

BACK ON BEALE The Blues Foundation Board of Directors has annouced the dates of the re-scheduled International Blues Challenge in Memphis. The new dates for the 37th International Blues Challenge are May 6-9, 2022. Please note that the weekly schedule is slightly...