WEEKLY JAMS:

Sunday – Abbey Road Sunday Night Jam – Abbey Road, Marietta , 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 – Acoustic Open Mic w/ Bill Sheffield - Darwin's, Marietta
Tuesday – Open Jam - Rock n Country, Acworth
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

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UPCOMING MUSIC:

2013 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE WINNER SELWYN BIRCHWOOD CELEBRATES NEW ALBUM WITH PERFORMANCE IN ATLANTA!

Florida's rising young blues star, Selwyn Birchwood, the winner (in a field of over 125 other bands) of the 2013 International Blues Challenge, will celebrate the release of his Alligator Records debut, DON'T CALL NO AMBULANCE, with a live performance on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Blind Willie's in Atlanta. Birchwood is a guitar and lap-steel-playing bundle of pure energy who delivers his original songs with a revival tent preacher's fervor and a natural storyteller's charisma. He plays high-octane blues -- at once deeply rooted, funky and up-to-the-minute -- with true passion and honest emotion. Living Blues says, "Selwyn Birchwood is making waves, surprising people and defying expectations. Be on the lookout. He revels in the unexpected." Concert information is as follows:

Saturday, December 20, 2014 • 9:30pm • Ticket price: $12
Blind Willie's
828 North Highland Avenue NE, City: Atlanta, GA • 404-873-2583
www.blindwilliesblues.com

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89.3 FM WRFG’s Carnival of Cultures
This Sunday, December 21st, is WRFG’s Carnival of Cultures, a celebration of the diversity of WRFG and a year-end opportunity to raise funds for our favorite listener supported station – the one with over 20 hours of blues each week.  A part of past December’s silent auctions remains, primarily the certificates for restaurants and services, and is this year being augmented by a live auction of special goods, including use of a condo in New Orleans for a weekend. 
 
There will be music, including the following (in order of appearance): 
Pat Coyne and Friends (Celtic), Sailing to Denver (Bluegrass/Newgrass)
Tim Williams Project (Jazz), Stephen “the Blues Dude” Duncan (Blues)
 
$15 includes food and drink and entertainment.  The time is 2-5 pm and the location is the Solarium, 321 W Hill Street in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur.

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New Year’s Eve

Join us for Blind Willie’s Bluesy New Year’s Eve with Francine Reed!

Party favors, champagne, music ‘til the wee hours! Tickets: $50 — buy early, we sell out every year!



GO OUT AND SUPPORT LIVE BLUES!


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Wednesday, December 17
          Electromatics – Blind Willie’s
          Open Mic Night, 7-9 pm – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          McKnight’s Pro Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Georgia Flood – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Brandon Reeves – MacCracken’s, Marietta
          Dirty Blues Prophet & Loco D – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Karlos’ Pick – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck – Northside Tavern
          Americana Open Mic Spotlight, Holiday Edition – Red Light Café
          Joe Craven – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
 
Thursday, December 18
          Open mic featuring Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Heather Luttrell – Blind Willie’s
          Brian Revels, Chris Weinholtz & Jason Childs – 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
          Gisele Hawkins & Loco D – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson Open Jam – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Time Sawyer – Red Light Cafe
          Swami – Shorty’s Pizza, Tucker
          Donna Hopkins Jam – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
 
Friday, December 19
          Sandra Hall & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          North Mississippi Allstars – The Buckhead Theatre
          Soltice Sisters & Out of the Rain – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Tom Holland & Shuffle Kings – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Frankie’s Blues Mission – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Jess Goggans Band – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Jacks River – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Stoney Brooks – Northside Tavern
          Markey Blue – Red Light Café
          The Bonaventure Quartet – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Chicago Joe’s Student Jam, 6:30 pm – Tin Roof Cantina, Briarcliff Rd.
          The Larry Griffith Band – Two Urban Licks
          Donna Hopkins and Danny Hutchens – W Hotel Buckhead
 
Saturday, December 20
          Selwyn Birchwood – Blind Willie’s
          EG Kight (solo) – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Markey Blue – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Revue – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Brandon Reeves – The Monkey Barrel, Gainesville
          Biff Bemis & the Tallywackers – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          FUGM – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Waller, CD Release, with special guest Waits & Co. and Wade Sapp – Red Light Café
          Redwine Jam & High Tea, 7 pm; Truett Lollis Band, 9 pm – Steve’s, Sandy Springs
          Sweet & Salty Blues Band – Stix Bar and Grill, Villa Rica
          The Larry Griffith Band – Two Urban Licks
 
Sunday, December 21
          Abbey Road Sunday Night Jam with Charlie Korch – Abbey Road, Marietta
          Willie Hill Jam Session – Club Sugar Bush, Jonesboro
          Jazz Jam with Rick Harris – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Billy George Duo Blues Brunch, noon-4 – Cypress Street Pint & Plate
          Joe Gransden’s Big Band Holiday Show w/ special guest, Francine Reed (two shows) –
                    Eddie’s Attic
          Snake Legs – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Bluegrass Sunday w/ Open Jam – Greater Good Barbecue, Tucker
          Bill Sheffield – Limerick Junction
          TBA (solo) – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          A Diva Christmas Starring Deb Bowman, Audrey Shakir, Theresa Hightower, Karla Harris                     – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          TDawg’s Holiday Hootenanny - benefit Atlanta Habitat - Terminal West / King Plow
          LINEUP: Papa Mali, Col. Bruce Hampton, Delta Moon (Tom & Mark only), Grant Green Jr.,           Rev. Jeff Mosier, Johnny Knapp, Yonrico Scott, David Blackmon, Deep Blue Sun, Gaurav           Malhotra, more TBA!!!
          Atlanta Boogie, Blues Brunch, 11 am – Two Urban Licks
 
Monday, December 22
          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
          Samantha Sue – Hard Rock Café
          Jam w/ Mike Watson & Friends - Loco's Grill & Pub, Alpharetta
          Little G Weevil – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Blues Jam hosted by Lola – Northside Tavern
          Joe Gransden’s Big Band Holiday Show w/ special guest, Francine Reed
                    – Red Clay Music Foundry
          Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up – Red Light Café
          Jamie Laval, Celtic Session – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
 
Tuesday, December 23
          Fatback Deluxe – 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
          Open Jam - with Barry Richman, George Price, Charlie Korch – Rock N Country, Acworth
          Long Horn, 6 pm; Debauche, Russian Gypsy Music, 8 pm – Steve’s, Sandy Springs
          The Breeze Kings – Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint
 
Wednesday, December 24 Christmas Evecheck with venue to make sure acts are happening
          (closed) – Blind Willie’s
          Open Mic Night, 7-9 pm – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Yule Log Extravaganza w/ Old Wood & the Chip Pile – Darwin’s, Marietta
          (closed) – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Brandon Reeves – MacCracken’s, Marietta
          (no music) – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Karlos’ Pick – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck – Northside Tavern
          Americana Open Mic Spotlight – Red Light Café
          Holiday Jam with Tony Levitas and Friends – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
 
Thursday, December 25 – Christmascheck with venue to make sure acts are happening
          Open mic featuring Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          (closed) – Blind Willie’s
          (closed) – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          (closed) – Darwin’s, Marietta
          (closed) – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          (closed) – Hard Rock Café
          (no music) – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson Open Jam – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Mudcat & Bill Sheffield – Northside Tavern
          Swami – Shorty’s Pizza, Tucker
          (closed) – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
 
Friday, December 26
          Houserocker Johnson & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Midnight Revival – Darwin’s, Marietta
          (closed) – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Brandon Reeves – Fuego, Big Canoe
          MoonShadow Tavern 2nd Anniversary – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Mudcat – Northside Tavern
          Tribute:  A Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band – Smith’s Olde Bar
          Absynth Makes the Art Garfunkel, Winter Classic Rock & Roll Series
                    (Simon and Garfunkel Tribute Band) – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Chicago Joe’s Student Jam, 6:30 pm – Tin Roof Cantina, Briarcliff Rd.
 
Saturday, December 27
          Sandra Hall & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          The Michelle Malone Banned – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Ted Bauman Trio – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Brandon Reeves – Greater Good BBQ, Tucker
          The Mistakes – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Marty Manous – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Mudcat – Northside Tavern
          Glenn Phillips with Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
 
Sunday, December 28
          Abbey Road Sunday Night Jam with Charlie Korch – Abbey Road, Marietta
          Willie Hill Jam Session – Club Sugar Bush, Jonesboro
          Von Grey w/ Wyatt Espalin & Hannah Thomas – Crimson Moon Café, 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
          Kristin Tinsley (solo) – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          Atlanta Boogie, Blues Brunch, 11 am – Two Urban Licks
 
 
Upcoming…
 
Wednesday, December 31
          Bluesy New Year’s Eve with Francine Reed – Blind Willie’s
          Bluebilly Grit – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          New Year’s Eve Party w/ Truett Lollis Band – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Michelle Malone’s New Years Eve (two shows) – Eddie’s Attic
          Beverly “Guitar” Watkins – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Brandon Reeves – MacCracken’s, Marietta
          Karlos’ Pick – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Mudcat & Special Guests – Northside Tavern
          Americana Open Mic Spotlight – Red Light Café
          Gregg Allman Band – Symphony Hall


Saturday, January 24
          Live at the Fillmore, Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band – Variety Playhouse
 
Saturday, February 7
          Ruthie Foster – Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell
          Delbert McClinton – Variety Playhouse
 
Friday, January 9
          IBC Send-off Party with JP Blues, Blind Cadillac and GHP Band – Darwin’s, Marietta
 
Thursday, January 15
          Peter Karp & Sue Foley – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
 
Sunday, January 18
            ABS Monthly Meeting & Jam, Cody Matlock Band hosts – Red Light Café
 
Friday, February 6
          Jeff Jensen – Darwin’s, Marietta
 
Saturday, February 14
Harper & the Midwest Kind – Darwin’s, Marietta
 
Sunday, February 15
          David Bromberg – Eddie’s Attic
 
Friday, February 20
          Sean Chambers – Darwin’s, Marietta
 
Saturday, February 21
          Cabin Fever Fest w/ Donna Hopkins – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
Chris Duarte Group – Smith’s Olde Bar
          Tinsley Ellis – Variety Playhouse
 
Sunday, February 22
          John Hammond – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur  
 
Friday, February 27
            Tedeschi Trucks Band – The Big House, Macon
 
Saturday, February 28
           Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Circle of Song w/ Ed Jurdi, Edward David Anderson, Seth Walker – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur
 
Saturday, March 7
          JJ Grey and Mofro, The People’s Blues of Richmond opens – Buckhead Theatre
 
Friday, March 13
            Brandon Santini – Darwin’s, Marietta
 
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
 
Saturday, March 28
          Gina Sicilia Band – Darwins’ Marietta
 

 
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