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The Big Green Egg presents Eggtoberfest on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Stone Mountain Park.  This cooking and recipe competition has been occurring since 1998 as a way for Big Green Egg to say thank you to loyal customers who logged on to their online Forum to share recipes and experiences with other Big Green Egg owners and became fast friends.  They also have music and this year they asked us to help them book some bands for the event, which of course we did.  ABS Musician Sponsors No Solution, Lola and Mudcat and the Atlanta Horns will play.  In addition, the Big Green Egg company had donated a prize package worth $1,000 for our fundraising efforts.  More details will follow, but for now mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend.  
https://www.facebook.com/events/913931012052531/



The South Florida Blues Society's Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise cabin raffle is on! Only 450 chances left! You and your cabin mate could be cruising the high seas January 22-29, 2017 – in an ocean view room on the Holland America's NEW MS Koningsdam. $20 per ticket.  Raffle will be held at the SFBS Annual Picnic in October. Only 2 weeks left, get your raffle tickets now! 
To see the line up please visit:  www.bluescruise.com
To take a chance go to: https://squareup.com/store/soflablues/item/lrbc-raffle
 





WEEKLY JAMS:

Sunday – Blues Jam at Rocco's Pub in Marietta
Monday – Jam with Lola at Northside Tavern
Monday – Open Jam with Barry Richman at the Dixie Tavern, Marietta
Monday – Open Mic w/ Paul Sanner at Arena Tavern, Duluth, 8pm
Tuesday – Acoustic Open Mic w/Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Tuesday - Blues Jam / Open Mic - Montie's Public House (ex-Zuffy's)
Tuesday – (1st Tuesdays) Open Mic with Tom Hill Band at Gold Dust Bar and Grill , Tucker
Wednesday – Open Jam w/ The Cazanovas - Darwin’s, Marietta
Wednesday – Jake Jam at Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker (3rd Weds of month)
Wednesday – (alt. Weds.) Open Mic with Tom Hill Band at Will Henry’s Tavern, Stone Mountain
Thursday – Open Jam w/Nathan Nelson – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Thursday -- Open Jam w/ Wavetree – Highlands, East Cobb (formerly Abbey Road), 8:30pm
Thursday – Open Mic with Tom Hill Band at Gilly’s Bar and Grill 4343 Dunwoody Park, Atlanta
Thursday -- Lady D's Musician Jam – Vibes Night Club, Decatur, GA, 9pm
Friday – Friday Kid Jam - Tin Roof Cantina, 6:30pm-9pm
Friday – Open Mic with Tom Hill Band at Wooden Nickel Pub (2nd and 5th Friday), Tucker
Saturday – Open Mic w/ Tom Hill Band at Gold Dust Bar & Grill, Tucker (1st, 3rd & 5th Sat) 8pm



THIS WEEK:

Thursday, September 29:
Peter Karp at Madlife Stage and Studios, Woodstock
“Karp’s a great writer and performer whose songs are driven by verbal word play and insights into the human experience. Like James Taylor and Bob Dylan, Karp embodies Americana Music.” – USA Today. “Karp is his own man, an artist who blends roots music styles into something that transcends blues, country, R&B and swamp. John Prine’s wordplay, Joe Ely’s rocking instincts, Billy Joe Shaver’s fatalistic outlook.”– J. Poet [AllMusic.com]

Friday, September 30:
Sole Travelers play Fat Matt's Rib Shack, 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/637893319717883/

Saturday, October 1:
ABS presents the Georgia Blues & Roots Music Festival – Mable House Amphithr.
                    Featuring Jarekus Singleton, Big Bill Morganfield Tas Cru, Delta Moon,
                    The Georgia Flood, Caroline Aiken, Donna Hopkins, Diane Durrett,
                    John Pagano and No Solution

Saturday, October 1:
The Breeze Kings' Saturday night Blues Party at Northside Tavern, 10pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/118298708602285/

Saturday, October 1:
Retro Rock-its play the Cruisin' Commerce Event in downtown Commerce, GA, 6-10pm



UPCOMING:

Thursday, Ocotober 6:
Paul Oscher, former Muddy Waters Blues Band member, in concert with his All-Star Band, featuring 2016 BMA award winner Terry Hanck on Sax. (Rare Atlanta area performance for this Legendary Bluesman). Red Clay Music Foundry, Duluth. • http://eddieowenpresents.com/

Thursday, October 6:
John Long, purveyor of Delta Blues, will be appearing at the Georgia Business Travel Association's Annual Charity Auction Event at the King Plow Arts Center 
http://georgiabta.org/index.php?bypassCookie=1
http://www.johnlongblues.com/

Friday, October 7:
The Wood Brothers at Buckhead Theatre, 7:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1203012496409781/

Sunday, October 9:
John Mayall plays City Winery, 8pm
For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues".  In 2013, John signed with Producer Eric Corne's label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance.
http://www.citywinery.com/atlanta/tickets/john-mayall-10-9.html

Monday, October 10:
Marcia Ball plays City Winery, 8pm
"Rollicking roadhouse rave-ups and soulful Gulf Coast R&B." --USA Today
Ball's groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Ball has five Grammy Award nominations. She received the 2014 Blues Music Award (BMA) for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Of The Year. She has now won a total of 10 BMAs and has received a whopping 44 nominations. Ball recently received a 2015 Living Blues Readers' Poll Award for Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) and now holds nine Living Blues Awards in all. She was inducted into the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame in 2010 and into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012. http://www.citywinery.com/atlanta/tickets/marcia-ball-10-10.html

Friday, October 14:
Larry Griffith Band at Darwin's in Marietta, 9:30pm

Friday, October 14:
A special acoustic evening with Capricorn Recording Artists COWBOY; Scott Boyere and Tommy Talton. Plus: The Mike Veal Band with Tommy Talton! 8pm, tickets $15

Saturday, October 15:
Leonard Blush plays the Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker, 9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1751825471771505/

Friday, October 21:
Mac Arnold & Plateful O’ Blues plays The Crimson Moon Cafe, Dahlonega, 8pm
http://www.thecrimsonmoon.com/live-music.html

Saturday, October 22:
Bruce Katz Band at Madlife Stage & Studios, Woodstock, 7:30pm
with Guest vocalist Lamar Williams, Jr.
http://madlifestageandstudios.ticketfly.com/



ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series
to star homegrown talent in monthly concerts...
A songwriter series spotlighting some of Georgia's homegrown talent is on now as part of the "Year of Georgia Music."  Produced by the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division, the ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series will present intimate performances around the state by artists including ABS Musician sponsor and Lola Gulley. A trio of singer-songwriters is set for each performance, which will include the artist telling stories behind a hit song and performing it as originally written. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit ExploreGeorgia.org/ Songwriter-Series for more information and to purchase Tickets. http://www.exploregeorgia.org/article/georgia-songwriter-series



GO OUT AND SUPPORT LIVE BLUES!

Please call to confirm dates and times…

 
 
Wednesday, September 28
          Electromatics – Blind Willie’s
          Open Mic hosted by Emily White and/or Jacob Elliot – Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Blues Jam with the Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Georgia Flood – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Open Mic w/ Charles Absher – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Zaib Kahn Open Blues Jam – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck – Northside Tavern
          The Gordon Vernick Quartet Jazz Jam, 8:30 pm – Red Light Café
          Sandra Hall & the Shadows – St. James LIVE!
 
Thursday, September 29
          Heather Luttrell – Blind Willie’s
          Cody Matlock & Friends – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Open Jam/Mic with Tom Hill Band – Gilly’s Bar and Grill, Dunwoody
          Open Jam hosted by Wavetree, 8:30 pm – Highlands East Cobb
          Peter Karp – Madife Stage & Studios, Woodstock
          Ross Pead & Cypress Knees – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson Acoustic – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Dos Blues Guys – Parish on Cherry, Macon
          Brillig + The Brookses:  Australian & Atlantan Americana – Red Light Café
          Jimmy Robinson & Jimmy Galloway – Steve’s Live Music at 5 Seasons, Sandy Springs
          Lady D’s Musician’s Jam – Vibes Nite Club, Decatur
 
Friday, September 30
          Sandra Hall & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Cody Matlock – Brewsters Neighborhood Grill
          Gracie Curran – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Sole Travelers – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          John Pagano Band – Little Big Jam, Bowdon
          Douglas Cameron Orchestra – Madife Stage & Studios, Woodstock
          Tanner Mac Band – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Mike Veal – Napoleon’s Grill, Decatur
          Beverly “Guitar” Watkins – Northside Tavern
           Hail  Cassius Neptune w/ Melonfunky + Sound Medicine – Red Light Café
          Larry Griffith Band – Rocco’s Pub, Jasper
          Brillig & Adam Klein, 7:30; The Stoneberrys, 8:30 – Steve’s Live Music at 5 Seasons Brewery,                     Sandy Springs
          Rock ‘n Blues Camp Friday Kid Jam, 6:30-9 pm – Tin Roof Cantina
          Atlanta Boogie – Two Urban Licks
          Open Jam/Mic with Tom Hill Band – Wooden Nickel Pub, Tucker
 
Saturday, October 1
           ABS presents the Georgia Blues and Roots Music Festival – Mable House Amphithtr.
                    Featuring Jarekus Singleton, Big Bill Morganfield Tas Cru, Delta Moon,
                    The Georgia Flood, Caroline Aiken, Donna Hopkins, Diane Durrett,
                    John Pagano and No Solution

          The Tom Hill Band – American Legion Post 207, Tucker
          George Hughley & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Fall Blues Extravaganza – Club Mardi Gras, East Point
                    Featuring Willie Hill Band, Heaven Davis, Sandra Hall, Cowboy, Willie T, Lady D,
                    Eddie Sawyer, Shirley Diamond, Pete Peterson, Sana Blues, Walter Leak,
                    Stackouse, Lady T, Claudette King, Shirley Key, Miss Stuff, Dr. Love
          Roxie Watson, 8 pm; Mark Stokes, 2-4 pm – The Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Retro Rock-its – Crusin’ Commerce, Commerce
          Cody Matlock – Cue, Alpharetta
          Taz Cru – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Zydeco T – Dorothy Benson Center, Sandy Springs
          The Hollidays – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Trent Patterson w/ Sixty 1 Highway and Bogey and the Back Nine – Hard Rock Cafe
          Foreigner Tribute, Head Games – Madlife Stage & Studios, Woodstock
          Codey Bearden Band – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Electric Avenue – Napoleon’s Grill, Decatur
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Cheer! + The Justin Sams Band w/ Paige Hargrove – Red Light Café
 
Sunday, October 2
          Boomers Gone Wild, 7; Jason Child’s Blues Revue, 2-5 – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Fat Back Deluxe – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Larry Griffith Band, 3-4 pm – LakeFest, Pine Lake
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          Blues Jam w/ Roger Hurricane Wilson and Roger Shepheard, 1-5 pm – Rocco's, Marietta
          Atlanta Jazz & Blues Show TV47 Live Filming – Westside Cultural Arts Center
          Delta Moon – Zoo Atlanta
 
Monday, October 3
          Open Mic with Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          New Yankee Allstars – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Larry Griffith Band – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Jam w/ Mike Watson & Friends - Loco's Grill & Pub, Alpharetta
          Blues Jam hosted by Lola – Northside Tavern
          Vinyl Night – Red Light Café
 
Tuesday, October 4
          Taylor Chaffin & the 505 – Darwin’s, Marietta
          J.T. Speed – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Ross Pead & Friends – Front Page News in L5P
          Blues Jam hosted by Frankie’s Blues Mission – Montie’s Public House (formerly Zuffy’s)
          Acoustic Open Mic with Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers – Northside Tavern
          Art Amok Slam! – Red Light Café
          Eleanor Tallie – Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta Room
          Roger “Hurricane” Wilson Jam Night w/ the Subourbon Misfits – Subourbon Bar, Kennesaw
 
Wednesday, October 5
           George Thorogood & the Destroyers – Atlanta Symphony Hall
           Open Mic hosted by Emily White and/or Jacob Elliot – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Blues Jam with the Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Marietta
          The Hollidays – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          John Long - GA Business Travel Assn’s Annual Charity Auction – King Plow Arts Center
          Fooshee & Friends – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Zaib Kahn Open Blues Jam – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck – Northside Tavern
          The Gordon Vernick Quartet Jazz Jam, 8:30 pm – Red Light Café
          Sandra Hall & the Shadows – St. James LIVE!
 
Thursday, October 6
          Eric Johnson:  An Evening of Acoustic Guitar/Piano – Center Stage Theater
          Violet Delancey & Lee Gibson – The Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Cody Matlock & Friends – Darwin’s, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings, 7 pm – Fundraiser for Georgia Justice Project – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Open Jam/Mic with Tom Hill Band – Gilly’s Bar and Grill, Dunwoody
          Open Jam hosted by Wavetree, 8:30 pm – Highlands East Cobb (formally Abbey Road)
          11:11 – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson Acoustic – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
           Paul Oscher Band with Terry Hanck on Saxaphone – Red Clay Music Foundry, Duluth
           Caroline Aiken w/ special Guest Frank Hamilton – Red Light Café
          Juke Joint Dukes – SuBourbon Bar, Kennesaw
          Lady D’s Musician’s Jam – Vibes Nite Club, Decatur
 
Friday, October 7
          The Wood Brothers – Buckhead Theatre
          The Chuck Johnson Duo – The Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Mudcat – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Way Back Band – El Don Mexican Restaurant, Alpharetta
          The Rockaholics – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Larry Griffith Duo – GC BBQ, Roswell
          The Real Deal Blues Band – Iron Horse Tavern, Norcross
          Freddy’s Finest – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Mike Veal – Napoleon’s Grill, Decatur
          Barry Richman – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Line the Stars + Fairshake + Mike Frazier and the Dying Wild + Reward – Red Light Café
          Ritmos Del Barrio – Westside Cultural Arts Center
          Jessie Albright and Foster Blues – Wood and Wire Festival, Alpharetta
 
Saturday, October 8
          Jayron Weaver & Jared Brooks, 8; Mark Stokes, 2-4 – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Stoni Taylor – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Way Back Band – El Don Mexican Restaurant, Alpharetta
          Sana Blues – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Crane – Hard Rock Café
          The Breeze Kings, 3 pm – Mac ‘n Cheese Fest, Walker Park
          Honeywood – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          The Barbaric Gentlemen – Napoleon’s Grill, Decatur
          Casey Camp & Co – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Tom Hill Band, 3-4 pm – Oakhurst Porchfest, Decatur
           Jason Kenney w/ BJ Wilbanks – Red Light Café
           Eggtoberfest – Stone Mountain Park
                    Featuring No Solution, Lola, and Mudcat and the Atlanta Horns
          Jontavious Willis – Sweetland Amphitheatre, LaGrange
 
Sunday, October 9
          Larry Griffith Duo, noon-3pm – Bub-Ba-Q, Jasper
          John Mayall – City Winery
          The Honeycutters, 8 pm; Old Time Jam, 2-5 pm – The Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Fat Back Deluxe – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          An Evening of Rockabilly w/ Rhythm Dragons + Rockabilly Kitty Rose – Red Light Café
          Blues Jam – Rocco's Pub, Marietta
 

Upcoming…
 
 
Monday, October 10
            Marcia Ball – City Winery

Saturday, October 15
JJ Thames – Darwin’s, Marietta

Sunday, October 16
ABS Monthly Meeting and Jam with host band Leonard Blush, 3-6 pm – Red Light Café

Saturday, October 22
Bruce Katz Band - Madlife Stage & Studios, Woodstock

Friday, October 28
Tommy Castro Band – City Winery

Saturday, October 29
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band – Cox Capitol Theatre, Macon
Gregg Allman’s Laid Back Festival – Lakewood Amphitheatre
Featuring The Gregg Allman Band, ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke, Michelle Malone, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Kevn Kinney, Gabriel Kelley, Gregg Allman

Wednesday, November 16
Jonny Lang – Variety Playhouse

Saturday, November 19
Joe Louis Walker – Blind Willie’s
Robert Cray – Variety Playhouse

Saturday, November 26
EG Kight – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega

Sunday, December 4
Diane Durrett & Soul Suga’ Merry Lil’ Woohoo – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur
ABS Holiday Party – Helene S. Mills Multipurpose Facility

Saturday, December 17
Markey Blue – Darwin’s, Marietta

Sunday, December 18
Tommy Emmanuel with Pat Bergeson, Annie Sellick, and John Knowles CGP – Variety Playhouse

Friday, December 30
JJ Grey & Mofro – Buckhead Theatre

Saturday, December 31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE
JJ Grey & Mofro – Buckhead Theatre


 

 
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