WEEKLY JAMS:

Sunday – Willie Hill Jam Session at Club Sugar Bush, Jonesboro
Monday – Jam with Lola at Northside Tavern
Monday – Open Jam with Barry Richman at the Dixie Tavern, Marietta
Tuesday – Bryan's gRoOvY Jam Night - Montie’s Public House (formerly Zuffy’s)
Tuesday – Acoustic Open Mic w/Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Tuesday – Acoustic Open Mic w/ Bill Sheffield - Darwin's, Marietta
Tuesday – Abbey Road Jam, 7:30pm – Abbey Road, Marietta
Wednesday – Pro Blues Jam w/ McKnight and Company – Darwin’s, Marietta
Thursday – Open Jam w/Nathan Nelson – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Thursday – Seminole Jackson’s All Pro Jam – Misty’s Hideaway, Tucker
Thursday – Open Jam w/ The Cazanovas - Darwin’s, Marietta
Friday – Chicago Joe’s Student Jam – Tin Roof Cantina, Atlanta


ATLANTA BLUES FESTIVAL AND BENEFIT
CHICKEN RAID 2015 ANNOUNCED

The Chicken Raid is an annual two-day music festival and benefit honoring the late Atlanta country blues legend Mr. Frank Edwards (1909-2002). The Chicken Raid offers a range of regional, national, and international talents. Proceeds from this year's festival will benefit the Edwards' estate.

2015 performers include first generation musical pioneers Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Roy Lee Johnson, Eddie Tigner, Macon’s own Robert Lee Coleman, Albert White, and Perry GA’s Essie Mae Brooks. Additional highlights include the return of Perugia Italy guitarist Andrea “Tito” Esposito, up and coming guitarist Cody Matlock, teenage sensations Scene of the Crime, and longtime favorites The Rockaholics, Lola, Mandi Strachota, and Mudcat, to name a few. 

The event will be held on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 at Northside Tavern in Atlanta, GA, located at 1058 Howell Mill Rd in Atlanta. Tickets are available at the door and are $15 for Saturday and $10 for Sunday, with 10 hours of music each day. Music begins at 4 PM Saturday and 2 PM Sunday, with Sunday kicking off again with an acoustic gospel invitational. Children are welcome in the afternoons and BBQ plates from Fat Matt’s Rib Shack will be available both days for $5.

A community website has been designed for this event, featuring footage of Mr. Edwards performing his classic tune 'Chicken Raid.' Please visit facebook.com/thechickenraid for additional photos of the last 13 years of Chicken Raid performances.

facebook.com/thechickenraid


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Wednesday, March 4
          Andrew Black – Blind Willie’s
          Open Mic hosted by Jessie Albright – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          McKnight’s Pro Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          The Georgia Flood – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Brandon Reeves – Johnnie MacCracken’s, Marietta
          MoRhythm – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Karlos’ Pick – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck – Northside Tavern
          Americana Open Mic – Red Light Café
          Burning Time – Two Urban Licks
 
Thursday, March 5
          Open mic featuring John Godwin – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Houserocker Johnson & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Ryan Boss, Doug Easterly, Brian Wiltsey “In the Round” Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Blues Jam hosted by Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          RuneDog – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson Acoustic – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Brandon Reeves – North River Tavern, Sandy Springs
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Bluegrass Thursday w/ Plate Scrapers, Todd & Alex and Jesse & Noah – Red Light Café
          Acoustic Open Mic w/ Kurt Alexander and Eric Gant – Roswell Tap
          Swami – Shorty’s Pizza, Tucker
          "As of Yet" Blues Jam – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Billy George – Two Urban Licks
 
Friday, March 6
          Brandon Reeves – Black Bear Pub, Big Canoe
          Blind Willie’s 29th Anniversary w/ Sandra Hall, Sweet Betty & Francine Reed
          Kevn Kinney w/ Tim Knol – The Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Biscuit Miller & the Mix – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Jon Sosobee – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          The Mar-Tans @ Martinis & IMAX – Fernbank Museum
          Atlanta Boogie – Johnnie MacCrackins, Marietta
          Anything She Wants Video Release Party – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Barry Richman Band – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Robert Lee Coleman – Northside Tavern
          Larry Griffith Band – The Painted Pen
          Moonshadow Marauders w/ Poverty Level Band & Threadbare Skivvies – Red Light Café
          Caleb Warren & Perfect Gentlemen, Sailing to Denver – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Chicago Joe’s Student Jam, 6:30 pm – Tin Roof Cantina, Briarcliff Rd.
          Kerry Hill – Two Urban Licks
 
Saturday, March 7
          Way Back Band – American Legion, Post 294, Powder Springs
          Blind Willie’s 29th Anniversary w/ Sandra Hall, Sweet Betty & Francine Reed
          JJ Grey and Mofro, The People’s Blues of Richmond opens – Buckhead Theatre
          Mark Stokes, 2-4 pm – The Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          RJ Mischo with the Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Willy Jackson – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          The Breeze Kings – Good Ol’ Days, Cumming
          Atlanta Boogie – Johnnie MacCrackins, Marietta
          ACZA Dance with Zydeco YaYa – Knights of Columbus
          Turnstile Atlanta – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Tribute:  A Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band – Mule Camp Tavern, Gainesville
          Mojo Hand – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Albert White – Northside Tavern
          Larry Griffith Band – The Painted Pen
          An Evening of Jazz with Virginia Schenck – Red Light Café
          Absynthe Makes the Art Garfunkel (Simon and Garfunkel Tribute Band), 6pm;
                    Brian Ashley Jones, 9 pm – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Kerry Hill – Two Urban Licks
 
Sunday, March 8
          Willie Hill Jam Session – Club Sugar Bush, Jonesboro
          Old Time Jam, 2-5 pm – The Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Billy George Duo Blues Brunch, noon-4 – Cypress Street Pint & Plate
          Diane Durrett, Soul Suga CD Release - Eddie's Attic
          Snake Legs – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Bluegrass Sunday w/ Open Jam – Greater Good Barbecue, Tucker
          Community Banding Together, benefit for JJ Buckland Family - Guston's Grille, Woodstock
          Kristen Tinsley (solo) – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          The Tannahill Weavers – Red Light Café
          Patrick Sweany – Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta Room
          Sol Driven Train – Smith’s Olde Bar
 
Monday, March 9
          Bill Sheffield – Blind Willie’s
          Truett Lollis – Darwin’s, Marietta
          The Pork Bellys – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Jam w/ Mike Watson & Friends - Loco's Grill & Pub, Alpharetta
          Jeff Spirko – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Blues Jam hosted by Lola – Northside Tavern
          Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up – Red Light Café
          Jamie Laval, Celtic Session – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
 
Tuesday, March 10
          Boo Hoo Ramblers – Blind Willie’s
          Bill Sheffield Acoustic Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Burning Time – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Open Jam with Bryan Gullette – Montie’s Public House (formerly Zuffy’s)
          Acoustic Open Mic with Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers – Northside Tavern
          Tease Tuesday Burlesque – Red Light Café
          Bluegrass Jam, 6:30 pm; Curtis Jones & Primal Roots, 8 pm – Steve’s, Sandy Springs
          Larry Griffith Band “unplugged” – Two Urban Licks
 
Wednesday, March 11
          Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo – Blind Willie’s
          Open Mic hosted by Jessie Albright – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          McKnight’s Pro Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          The Georgia Flood – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Open Mic with Brian Putnam – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Karlos’ Pick – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck – Northside Tavern
          Americana Open Mic – Red Light Café
          Burning Time – Two Urban Licks
 
Thursday, March 12
          Open mic featuring John Godwin – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Beverly “Guitar” Watkins – Blind Willie’s
          Blues Jam hosted by Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Hard Rock Rising, a global search to find the next emerging band – Hard Rock Café
          Mike Snowden – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson Acoustic – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Coldheart Canyon w/ Keena Graham and Sofie Lute – Red Light Café
          Acoustic Open Mic w/ Kurt Alexander and Eric Gant – Roswell Tap
          Swami – Shorty’s Pizza, Tucker
          AJMF Presents Jump Babylon – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Billy George – Two Urban Licks
 
Friday, March 13
          Houserocker Johnson & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Lola – Darwin’s, Marietta
          The Unusual Suspects – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Larry Griffith Band “unplugged” – Greater Good BBQ, Tucker
          Housebroken – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          The Bretheren – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Swami Gone Bananas – Northside Tavern
          Cory Welch w/ Kate Schettler + SenoritAwesome + Kenzie Waltz – Red Light Café
          Jamie Laval Trio, St. Patrick’s Day Show – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Chicago Joe’s Student Jam, 6:30 pm – Tin Roof Cantina, Briarcliff Rd.
 
Saturday, March 14
          Brandon Reeves – Avocado’s, Gainesville
          St. Patrick’s Day Block Party w/ the Limerick Junction – Blind Willie’s
          Mark Stokes, 2-4 pm; Seth Livengood’s CD Release, 8 pm – Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Dueling Pianos Boogie Woogie – Darwin’s, Marietta
          The Rockaholics – Eagles, Chamblee
          Sweet & Salty – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          The Ain’t Sisters – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          V8 Rickshaw – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Cazanovas – Northside Tavern
          Breeze Kings, Aries Blues Party - Pine Lake Lounge, Pine Lake, GA
          Escape Vehicle, St. Panic Day Party & Jam – Red Light Café
          The Georgia Flood, Quaildogs, and Book Club – Smith’s Olde Bar
          Zale, CD Release Show – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Funky Bluester – Walton County BBQ Festival, Monroe
 
Sunday, March 15
          Willie Hill Jam Session – Club Sugar Bush, Jonesboro
          Blind Boys of Alabama – The Centre for Performing Arts of Coweta County, Newnan
          Jason Child’s Live Jazzy Blues, 2-4 pm; Jamie Laval, 7 pm – Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Billy George Duo Blues Brunch, noon-4 – Cypress Street Pint & Plate
          Snake Legs – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Bluegrass Sunday w/ Open Jam – Greater Good Barbecue, Tucker
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          ABS Monthly Meeting and Jam with BluesFish, 3-6 pm – Shorty’s Pizza, Tucker
          Mike Zito, Glen Pridgen opens backed by the Breeze Kings – Smith’s Olde Bar
          Sultry Sunday featuring Jessica Sanders – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
 
 
 

Upcoming…

 
Friday, March 20
          Alexis P Suter Band – Darwin’s, Marietta
          G Love & Special Sauce with special guest Matt Costa – Variety Playhouse
 
Saturday, March 21
          Bryan Lee – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Eric Sardinas – Smith’s Olde Bar
 
Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22
            The Chicken Raid – Northside Tavern
                    Featuring Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Roy Lee Johnson, Eddie Tigner, Robert Lee
                   Coleman with the Breeze Kings, Albert White, and Essie Mae Brooks as well as Andrea
                   “Tito” Esposito, Cody Matlock, Scene of the Crime, The Rockaholics, Lola, Mandi
                   Strachota, Mudcat, and more
 
Friday, March 27
          The Nighthawks – Blind Willie’s
          11th Annual Atlanta Blues Festival – Fox Theatre
          The Blues is Alright tour featuring Theodis Ealey, Mel Walters, Latimore, Clarence Carter,           Shirley Brown, and Sir Charles Jones
 
Saturday, March 28
          Gina Sicilia Band – Darwins’ Marietta
 
Saturday, April 4
            EG Kight – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
 
Tuesday, April 7
          The Impressions – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur
 
Saturday, April 11
          AJ Ghent Band – Smith’s Olde Bar
 
Sunday April 12
          Gospel Brunch hosted by Erick “Ricky” McKinnie of the Blind Boys of Alabama –
          Eddie’s Attic, Decatur–
          Featuring Harold Holloway & Co. with special guests, Mudcat and the Atlanta Horns
 
Friday, April 17 - 19
          Sweetwater 420 Festival – Centennial Olympic Park
                   Featuring Gov’t Mule, The Wood Brothers, Anders Osborne, Marc Broussard, and more
 
Friday, April 17
          JP Soars – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Hot Tuna Electric – Variety Playhouse
 
Thursday, April 23
          California Honeydrops – Smith’s Olde Bar
 
Sunday, April 26
          Drew Charter School Music Department Benefit w/ Oliver Wood (of the Wood Brothers) and           Eliot Bronson – Eddie’s Attic
 
Saturday, May 2
            Robert Cray Band – Variety Playhouse
 
Saturday, May 9
          Blind Willie McTell Festival – Thomson, GA
          Featuring Marcia Ball, John Hammond, Golden State-Lone Star Review, Chris Smither,                               Mingo Fishtrap, Bruce Katz Band
          Harmonica Blowout featuring Brandon Santini – Darwin’s, Marietta
 
Friday, May 15
          Bruce Katz Band – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Tommy Talton Band with Alabama Kick Brass – Red Clay Music Factory, Duluth
 
Saturday, May 16
          BBQ, Bostons & Blues Festival – Fuzions, Monroe
                  Benefit for Rescue Ranch which rescues Boston Terriers
          Tommy Talton Band with Alabama Kick Brass – Habitat for Humanity and
                   Humane Society Benefit, Blue Ridge

Saturday, May 30
          Albert Castiglia – Blind Willie’s


 
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