Atlanta Blues Challenge 2021

Atlanta Blues Challenge 2021

The Atlanta Blues Society is now taking applications for the 2021 Atlanta Blues Challenge. This competition will decide who will represent us in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN which will takes place on Beale St in January. This...
Blues Music Awards!

Blues Music Awards!

Get ready for the 2022 Blues Music Awards! All musicians are invited to submit their Blues recordings for consideration. Blues music released between November 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021 is eligible for consideration for a 2022 Blues Music Award...
In Memoriam: Ike Stubblefield

In Memoriam: Ike Stubblefield

We are saddened to share the news of the loss of Ike Stubblefield. Our prayers, thoughts and condolences to his family, fellow musicians, friends and fans. Rest in Peace IkeIn Memoriam: Ike StubblefieldPublished on: June 21st, 2021 Hammond B3 virtuoso Ike Stubblefield...
Atlanta Rock ‘n Blues Camp

Atlanta Rock ‘n Blues Camp

Atlanta Rock ‘n Blues CampSummer Sessions Starting Now REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2021 IS OPEN!! Camp is beginning to fill up!  We are really looking forward to seeing everyone this summer!! Session dates for 2021 are:Session 1 June 14 – 18Session...
Frank Hamilton School New Term

Frank Hamilton School New Term

News from Frank Hamilton SchoolNew Term starts June 28 Register now for the next term, which starts on Monday, June 28th! We have plenty of great class options so we can keep learning and playing together safely until we can meet again in person. Monday, Tuesday,...
Willie Mitchell Lifetime Artist Award

Willie Mitchell Lifetime Artist Award

Congratulations to our long-time Musician Sponsor, Lola, for receiving the Willie Mitchell Lifetime Artist Award from the Jus’ Blues Music Foundation. Well deserved! Here’s what they had to say: Outstanding Artistry in Blues & Soul Music Lola (just...
Capote Family Needs Your Help

Capote Family Needs Your Help

Dear ABS Member, While watching the GoFundMe campaign for the Carlos Capote Family grow, and seeing the names of the 182 donors, it occurred to me that since our membership grows sometimes daily, we probably have a fair number of folks that may not be aware of their...
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...
Blues & Beyond: Garrett Collins

Blues & Beyond: Garrett Collins

Great article on our ABS Musician Sponsor Garrett CollinsBlues & Beyond: No Looking BackBy Hal Horowitz, Creative Loafing. After weathering the worst year in music, Garrett Collins prepares for his next act. Collins, who grew up in a musical family, discovered the...