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3rd Annual Bradenton Blues Festival along the Riverwalk

December 6, 2014 • Gates open at 10:00 AM
452 3rd Avenue West Bradenton, Florida 34205



WEEKLY JAMS:

Sunday – Locals Sunday Night Jam – Locals Bar & Grill, Acworth, GA
Monday – Jam w/Lola at Northside Tavern
Monday – Jam w/ Mike Watson & Friends at Loco's Grill & Pub in Alpharetta, GA
Monday – Open Jam w/ Barry Richman – Dixie Tavern
Tuesday – Acoustic Open Mic w/Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Tuesday – Locals Tuesday Night Jam – Locals Bar & Grill, Acworth, GA
Tuesday – Acoustic Open Mic w/ Bill Sheffield - Darwin's, Marietta
Wednesday – Pro Blues Jam w/ McKnight and Company – Darwin’s, Marietta
Wednesday – Open Mic with Stephen Duncan & Alexis Vear at Hottie Hawgs, Atlanta
Thursday – Open Jam w/Nathan Nelson – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Thursday – Open Mike w/ The Larry Griffith Band – The Cove, Dallas
Thursday – Seminole Jackson’s All Pro Jam – Misty’s Hideaway, Tucker
Thursday – Open Jam w/ The Cazanovas - Darwin’s, Marietta
Thursday – Open Jam w/ Nathan Nelson – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Friday – Chicago Joe’s Student Jam – Tin Roof Cantina, Atlanta

Please call to Confirm dates and times…


MUSIC THIS WEEK:
 
Darwin’s – Friday, October 24th: The Kelly Richey Band!

Kelly Richey has been described as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out.” Kelly matches her gifted technique with a passion for music that borders on being possessed. Her powerful guitar chops capture audiences with blisteringly precise guitar leads. Kelly has shared the stage with such legends as Albert King, Lonnie Mack, Julie Wolf, and Sara Lee (B-52′s). She has opened for Robben Ford, Joe Cocker, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Walter Trout, Little Feat, Foghat, REO Speedwagon, George Thorogood, Average White Band, Warren Zevon, and James Brown. Kelly has perfected her unique style over years of touring and on 15 albums. She fronts her power trio, The Kelly Richey Band, with gutsy authority. The heady combination of Kelly’s stadium-worthy alto and the intensity of her playing has made her an award-winning musician’s musician–and one of the best blues guitarists making music today.
http://www.kellyrichey.com/
 
Darwin's – Saturday, October 25th, The Forrest McDonald Band
You loved him at this year’s WRFG Blues BBQ.  Come see him again this Saturday at Darwin’s.  It’s a homecoming for Forrest.  Prior to his move to Virginia, Forrest was a regular at Darwin’s.  Now he’s back with his newest release, Turnaround Blues.
http://www.forrestmcdonald.com/
 

 
Noonday Blue takes the stage at Ronnie John's Sunset Grill this SATURDAY!
www.noondayblue.com
 
Russell and Callie are taking the stage at Ronnie John's Sunset Grill in Woodstock this coming Saturday! We'll be playing a bit of everything at this new local music venue. Very cool beach themed restaurant with great food reviews. We hope you can come out and support the local music scene! We'll be playing from 8pm to 11pm. Audience participation always encouraged... you can have a chance to join in on percussion, or just volunteer your friends for more entertainment!
 
9770 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188, (770) 575-4085


UPCOMING:
 
Benefit for Larry Stotts
 
Our friend Larry Stotts (an ABS founding member) is having some health issues.  He’s been diagnosed with leukemia and his compromised immune system left him vulnerable to pneumonia.  He’s in the ICU at Emory University Hospital.  He’s somewhat improved  -- one lung has cleared and his oxygen has been reduced, but he’s still on a ventilator and is in critical but stable condition.
 
Long stays in the hospital can take quite a financial toll, so his friends are planning a benefit.  It will be Sunday, November 2nd, at Blind Willie’s.  Bands expected to appear include the Shadows, the Electromatics, Bob Page, and Francine Reed (with more to be announced).  The time is 4-10 pm and the suggested donation at the door is $10. 
 
For more information or to get involved, contact Barbara Flam at 770-401-3950.



GO OUT AND SUPPORT LIVE BLUES!


Please call to confirm dates and times…


 
Wednesday, October 22
          Timo Arthur – Blind Willie’s
          Open Mic Night, 7-9 pm – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          McKnight’s Pro Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          The Hollidays – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Open mic/jam with Alexis Vear – Hottie Hawgs
          Putting It Down with Brian Putnam – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck – Northside Tavern
          Americana Open Mic Spotlight w/ Caleb Warren and Miguel Olascuaga – Red Light Café
          Brandon Reeves – Terrapin Brewery, Athens
          Jason Pastras – Two Urban Licks
 
Thursday, October 23
          Open mic featuring Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins - Blind Willie’s
          Katie Martin, Marie Robertson, Jesse Tyler 'In the Round' – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Dan Sheffield & Nathan Nelson, 1 pm; Blues Jam hosted by Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          BadASH AllStar Team – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson Open Jam – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Rev. Hylton & the Devils Hands w/ Adam Klein – Red Light Café
          Swami – Shorty’s Pizza, Tucker
          Beverly “Guitar” Watkins - Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
 
Friday, October 24
           Houserocker Johnson & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Peter Karp & Sue Foley – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Kelly Richey Band – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Blues Rendezvous – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Larry Griffith Band Unplugged, 10 am – 1 pm – Fayette County Library, Fayetteville
          Brandon Reeves – Fuego, Big Canoe
          Swamp Funk Quartet – Greater Good BBQ, Tucker
          The Breeze Kings – Hottie Hawgs BBQ
          BluesFish – Monkey’s Uncle, Griffin
          Mayhayleys Grave – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Julea & Her Dear Johns – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta Samhain Soiree – Red Light Café
          9 String Theory CD release, with special guests Marla Feeney, Khari Cabral and Friends -                     Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Chicago Joe’s Rock’n Blues Camp Student Jam – Tin Roof Cantina
          Mike Lowry Band – Two Urban Licks
 
Saturday, October 25
          Big Bill Morganfield – Blind Willie’s
          Brandon Reeves – Bourbon Street Grill, Dahlonega
          NE GA Songwriter’s Showcase – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Forrest McDonald Band – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Ron Colley & the Hard Times – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Grayson Blues & Brews Fest featuring Tinsley Ellis – Grayson, GA
          Saints of Havana – Hard Rock Café
          AZCA Dance with T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers – Knights of Columbus
          Chris Massey Band – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Marty Manous – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas – Red Light Café
          Los Lobos – Rialto Center for the Arts
          Noonday Blue – Ronnie John’s Sunset Grill, Woodstock
          Jimmy Galloway - Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Mike Lowry Band – Two Urban Licks
          Paul Thorn Band – Variety Playhouse
 
Sunday, October 26
          Willie Hill Jam Session – Club Sugar Bush, Jonesboro
          Billy George Duo Blues Brunch, noon-4 – Cypress Street Pint & Plate
          Fat Back Deluxe – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Bluegrass Sunday w/ Open Jam – Greater Good Barbecue, Tucker
          Locals Sunday Night Jam – Locals Bar & Grill, Acworth
          Kristin Tinsley (solo) – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          The Ragbirds – Red Light Café
          Cazanovas – Rocco’s, Jasper
          Big Band Atlanta Jazz Brunch, 12:30 pm – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          The Georgia R&B and Blues Revue – West Side Cultural Arts Center
          Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet – Variety Playhouse
 
Monday, October 27
          Barrelhouse Bob Page – Blind Willie’s
          Open Jam with Dan Sheffield and Art Holliday – Bone Lick BBQ
          Truett Lollis – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Dry White Toast – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Jam w/ Mike Watson & Friends - Loco's Grill & Pub, Alpharetta
          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, October 28
          The Hollidays – Blind Willie’s
          Bill Sheffield Acoustic Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          J.T. Speed – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Acoustic Open Mic with Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers – Northside Tavern
          Bluegrass Pickin’, 6:30 pm; Curtis Jones and Primal Roots, 8 pm – Steve’s, Sandy Springs
          The Breeze Kings – Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint
 
Wednesday, October 29
          Electromatics – Blind Willie’s
          Open Mic Night, 7-9 pm – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          McKnight’s Pro Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          The Hollidays – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Open mic/jam with Alexis Vear – Hottie Hawgs
          Open Mic with Jonathan Paul Moore – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Adam Holliday Open Blues Jam – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck – Northside Tavern
          Americana Open Mic Spotlight – Red Light Café
          Jason Pastras – Two Urban Licks
 
Thursday, October 30
          Open mic featuring Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Houserocker Johnson & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Kyle Edson, Brad Fletcher, Will Barron 'In the Round' – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Dan Sheffield & Nathan Nelson, 1 pm; Blues Jam hosted by Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Brandon Reeves – MacCracken’s, Marietta
          Arrie Bozeman Band – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson Open Jam – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          The Matchsellers w/ Georgia Railroad – Red Light Café
          Swami – Shorty’s Pizza, Tucker
          Blind Cadillac - Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
 
Friday, October 31
          Francine Reed & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Halloween Party w/ Katie Martin – Darwin’s
          Beverly “Guitar” Watkins – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Brandon Reeves – Marlow’s, Kennesaw
          Copious Jones / Electric Codpiece – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Space Goat – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Rainmen - Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Chicago Joe’s Rock’n Blues Camp Student Jam – Tin Roof Cantina
          Heather Luttrell – Two Urban Licks
 
Saturday, November 1
          Sandra Hall & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Rebel City Rockers – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Mojo Hand – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Lola – Northside Tavern
          Lexi Street w/ Gemma Ray & Brooke Taylor – Red Light Café
          Tony Levitas and Friends - Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Blair Crimmins and the Hookers – Terminal West
          Heather Luttrell – Two Urban Licks
          Brandon Reeves – World of Beer
 
Sunday, November 2
          Benefit for Larry Stotts, 4-10 pm – Blind Willie’s
                   Featuring The Shadows, the Electromatics, Bob Page, Francine Reed, and more…
          The Georgia R&B and Blues Revue – West Side Cultural Arts Center
 

Upcoming:
 
Wednesday, November 5
Maria Muldaur Way Past Midnight Tour – Smith’s Olde Bar

Thursday, November 6
Robin Trower – Variety Playhouse

Saturday, November 8
Seth Walker – Bosch Experience Center, Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Buckhead Theatre
Chris Smither. 7 pm; Randall Bramblett, 9:30 pm – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur
Hemlock Festival - Dahlonega
Featuring Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express, and Donna Hopkins, Ralph Roddenbery, & Diane Durrett, and many more…

Friday, November 14
EG Kight (solo) – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs

Saturday, November 15
Jarekus Singleton – Blind Willie’s
ABS Meeting and Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
EG Kight (band) – Darwin’s Marietta

Sunday, November 16
Lee Roy Parnell – Eddie’s Attic

Saturday, November 22
The Nighthawks – Blind Willie’s

Tuesday, November 25
Eclectic Guitar: Eric Johnson and Mike Stern – Variety Playhouse

Friday, November 28
Biscuit Miller Band – Darwin’s, Marietta

Saturday, November 29
The Chris Duarte Group, CD Release – Smith’s Olde Bar

Thursday, December 4
Tab Benoit – Smith’s Olde Bar

Friday, December 5
Victor Wainwright – Darwin’s, Marietta
Tab Benoit – Smith’s Olde Bar

Saturday, December 6
Harper & Midwest Kind – Darwin’s, Marietta
Tab Benoit with Sol Driven Train – The Melting Point, Athens

Tuesday, December 9
Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar – Eddie’s attic

Friday, December 12
Tom Holland & Shuffle Kings – Darwin’s, Marietta

Saturday, December 13
Tas Cru – Darwin’s, Marietta

Friday, December 19
North Mississippi Allstars – The Buckhead Theatre

Saturday, December 20
EG Kight (solo) – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
 


 
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