October Meeting & Jam

Our October Gathering & Jam at Red Light Cafe on Sunday was great, we missed a lot of you, but we had a pretty good crowd and lots of jammers showed up.  Ellen & Michael welcomed us and their sound guy helped set up the stage and get the sound just right. It was such a pleasant day, many of us would go outside between sets to enjoy the great weather.  Leonard Blush was great as always, playing the blues and a little bit of funk as well, there was some dancing going on.  It's so nice to be able to hear music in the afternoon and for free and get home at a reasonable hour to prepare for the next week. We raffled off a bottle of that great Cathead Vodka and some CD packages, Alby won one of the CD packages and Dana Roach lucked up – won both the Vodka and the other CD package.  The jam was great with lots of great musicians present, thanks to Wes Gifford for being the Jam Master. Thanks to Sandra Richardson for the great pictures!

Save the Date:
• Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 – Blues Stotts at Blind Willie’s
• Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 - Monthly Meet & Jam, venue & host band TBA, 3pm-6pm
• Sunday, Dec 4, 2016 – Holiday Party at Helene S. Mills Facility, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave.

The Atlanta Blues Society presents Blues Stotts 2016, The 2nd annual musical celebration to honor the life of Larry Stotts, a founding member of the ABS.  A great day of music, fellowship, raffles and a special treat of Larry's Red Beans and Rice, with proceeds to benefit Cystic Fibrosis, a cause dear to Larry's heart. 
Here are the details:
Blind Willie's Blues Club, 828 N. Highland Ave, Atlanta 30306
Saturday, November 12, 2016, Doors open at 1:30pm, Music starts at 2pm, cover charge $15
Schedule: In order of appearance...

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Jontavius Willis
Larry Griffith Band
Markey Blue
Brandon Santini

The Georgia Blues & Roots Festival
The weather was perfect, the venue was excellent, the sound was superb, the music was spectacular and the crowd was well entertained. Thanks to my right and left hand man Rich L'Hommedieu, without who's help the festival would not have been possible, Wes Gifford for his endless communications and efforts with the vendors, Dustin Peterson and his crew for the smooth operation both on and back stage, Sandra Richardson for an exceptional photographic account (see all 325 photos on our Facebook page) and to the rest of the Board of Directors and volunteers for making the operation of the festival a success. Thanks to our sponsors, South Cobb Rotary, Amateur Advocates and The Big Green Egg, to Carlos Capote for conducting the harmonica workshop and the Blues Dancers for the demonstration. Most importantly thanks to all who purchased tickets, tables, merchandise and raffle tickets, because without you all of our efforts would have been in vain. If you were there please tell everyone you know what they missed and to be on the lookout for next year’s installment, because your and their attendance will insure that we can keep this event going.
– George Klein
Co-President, Atlanta Blues Society - Keeping the Blues Alive in Georgia

Evwr dream of being in a rock or blues band?  Ever hear the stage calling your name?  Maybe you've been in a band before and you reminisce about the glory days, unaware of how to make them a reality again.  The Canton Music Shoppes Adult Rock Camp is the answer! For new and seasoned musicians 18 and older.  Find more details and sign up here:

Attention all aspiring young musicians, Atlanta's Rock 'n Blues Camp hosts an early evening Jam just for kids on Friday nights.  Come on out and show your stuff.  Friday Kid Jam is every Friday from 6:30pm to 9pm at the Tin Roof Cantina, 2591 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329  Check out the Rock 'n Blues Camp Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cjrbc/?fref=ts

Kenny Neal and his sisters, brothers, nephews and childrens have been severely impacted by the historic flooding that has devasted many Louisiana communities. Although everyone is safe, all of their homes were impacted and many of them have had a total loss - water reaching the roof line. Please help them rebuild their homes.

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