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Daytona Blues Festival

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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


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…

September Monthly Meeting
Summer is still here in Atlanta, hotter than ever, so come join us in cool air-conditioned comfort at Steve's Live Music on Sunday, September 21, 2014.  We will be starting a half hour later than normal so the meeting will be from 3:30-6:30 pm.  Our host musicians will be the amazing youth band Frets on Fire so you don't want to miss this. We will have a jam and a raffle for tickets to the upcoming Grayson Blues Fest on October 25th, featuring Tinsely Ellis – and other prizes too!

GABBAFest 2014 - In the Footsteps of Duane Allman
Friday & Saturday, September 26 & 27, 2014
Friday night bands include Freddy's Finest, The Decoys from Muscle Shoals
Saturday night bands include Window Plane, The Jack Pearson Band
The 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201

Diane Durrett & Soul Suga
Saturday September 27th. 7pm • Music on Main • Lilburn, GA

EG Kight’s New CD “A New Day”
Officially released on September 16th.

“I wanted to let the ABS know that I have two CD Release parties coming up. On September 19th, I'll have one at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon. Diane Durrett will be opening for me. And on Oct. 4th, I'll have one at Chattanooga Billiards Club in the Tropicana Room in Chattanooga. Time for both is 8pm. Thanks for all your support!”
– EG

Marc Ford
(Guitarist for the Black Crowes, Producer of Ryan Bingham and much more)
Releasing Soulful Americana Album Holy Ghost September 23.
Holy Ghost Tour with Elijah Ford
Oct 3 – Hard Rock Cafe – 9pm – Tix $12

Gracie Curran & The High Falutin' Band at Darwin’s
Saturday Night, October 4th
2014 Blues Music Award Nominee for Best New Artist for their debut release Proof of Love.

"Can I get an AMEN! Their debut album, Proof of Love, tears open your chest and breathes into your soul with a baptism of raw power and emotion. A five-alarm stew of blues, gospel and soul that burns in your gut like the first time you heard Aretha Franklin's "I Never Loved A Man". Pass the cool water, please."
- Bill Hurley, Alternate Root Magazine

"Proof of Love: Quite a stunning effort for their initial release. Elements of soul, blues, gospel and funk coalesce to create a moving and heartfelt experience that should no doubt lead to a successful and ever-growing career. All the pieces fitwell-crafted band-originals, razor-sharp production and skilled musicianship all giving a rock-solid foundation to the powerhouse that is Gracie Curran. Talent as seen here deserves to be heard. With the right exposure this band should have no trouble in attaining the success that they truly deserve."
- Greg Szalony Blues Blast Magazine


Please call to confirm dates and times…

Saturday, September 20

          Big Bill Morganfield – Blind Willie’s
          Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival, Blue Ridge
           Featuring Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers, Rollin’ Bones, Barry Darnell and the
           Mobile Slim Band, Samantha Gray, and Frankie’s Blues Mission
          Acoustic Jam, noon to 4 pm – Canton Music Shoppe, Canton
          The Hollidays – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Frankie’s Blues Mission – The Family Dog
          Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Revue – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Brandon Reeves - Gustavo’s, Dahlonega
          The Rockaholics – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Gregg Allman – Music Midtown, Piedmont Park
          Rod Hamdallah – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Atlanta Boogie – North River Tavern
          Mudcat – Northside Tavern
          Rhythm & Soul – Red Light Café
          Gibson Wilbanks and Jean-Paul & Dominique Carton, 7 pm;
          Truett Lollis Band, 9:15 pm - Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
Sunday, September 21
          Willie Hill Jam Session – Club Sugar Bush, Jonesboro
          Howlin’ Brothers, 3 pm; Sarah McQuaid, 8 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
          Locals Sunday Night Jam – Locals Bar & Grill, Acworth
          Kristin Tinsley (solo) – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          Big Band Atlanta Jazz Brunch, 12:30 pm – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          ABS Monthly Meeting and Jam featuring Frets on Fire, 3:30-6:30 pm –
            Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Atlanta Boogie, Blues Brunch, 11 am – Two Urban Licks
Monday, September 22
          Art Holliday & Dan Sheffield – Blind Willie’s
          Truett Lollis – Darwin’s, Marietta
          The Pork Bellys – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Dominic DeSantis – Hard Rock Cafe
          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
          Open Mic hosted by Alexis Vear – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
Tuesday, September 23
          The Hollidays – Blind Willie’s
          Bill Sheffield Acoustic Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Burning Time – 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, September 24
          Electromatics – Blind Willie’s
          Experience Hendrix – Cobb Energy Centre
Together on one stage:  Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Rich Robinson, Doyle Bramhall II, Chris Layton, Eric Gales, and special guests to be announced.
          Open Mic Night, 7-9 pm – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          McKnight’s Pro Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Georgia Flood – 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
          Zydeco T – Pappadeaux, Norcross
          Americana Open Mic Spotlight – Red Light Café
          The Weeping Willows – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Lola Gulley – Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint
Thursday, September 25
          Open mic featuring Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Sweet Betty & The Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Carly Gibson, BJ Wilbands, & Spencer Durham – Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Dan Sheffield & Nathan Nelson, 1 pm; Blues Jam / Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Brandon Reeves – Johnnie MacCracken’s, Marietta
          Susannah Masarie & Doug Morton – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Nathan Nelson (acoustic) – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Mipso – Red Light Café
          Swami – Shorty’s Pizza, Tucker
          Dirty South Acoustic Lunch Hour - Ike Stubblefield – Steve’s, Sandy Springs
          Dyn-O-Mite (Randy Chapman, Kevin Thomas, Derryl Rivers) – Steve’s, Sandy Springs
          Bobby Swain and the Blues Generation, 12 noon-1pm - Voodoo Blues Express, Covington
Friday, September 26
           GABBAFest 2014:  In the Footsteps of Duane Allman
          The 567 Center for Renewal, Macon –
           Bands include Freddy’s Finest and the Decoys from Muscle Shoals

          Houserocker Johnson & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
           Marc Broussard – Center Stage Theatre
          Dive Bar Kings – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Delta Moon – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur
          The Tone Prophets – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          WHOZ ROLLING – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Brotherland – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Stoney Brooks – Northside Tavern
          The Bonaventure Quartet featuring Amy Pike – Red Light Café
          Open Belly Dance and Music Performance – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Matt Wauchope, 5 pm – Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint
          Chicago Joe’s Rock’n Blues Camp Student Jam – Tin Roof Cantina
Saturday, September 27
           GABBAFest 2014:  In the Footsteps of Duane Allman – The 567 Center, Macon
           Bands include Window Plane and the Jack Pearson Band
          John Nemeth – Blind Willie’s
          Jason Childs & Friends (free blues show) – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          Heather Luttrell – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Johnny Scales Trio – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Carly Gibson (full band) – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Diane Durrett & Soul Suga – Music on Main, Lilburn
          Space Goats – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Grant Green, Jr. – Northside Tavern
          Francine Reed– Red Clay Theatre, Duluth
          Isaac Bramblett Band – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
Sunday, September 28
          Willie Hill Jam Session – Club Sugar Bush, Jonesboro
          Billy George Duo Blues Brunch, noon-4 – Cypress Street Pint & Plate
          Bill Sheffield – The Family Dog
          Snake Legs – 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
          Last Pasties Standing:  Under the Covers – Red Light Café
          BVQ Instrumental Quartet Sunday Brunch, 12:30 pm; Claude Bourbon,          
          Medieval & Spanish Blues Guitar, 6 pm – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Atlanta Boogie, Blues Brunch, 11 am – Two Urban Licks

Saturday, October 4
          Gracie Curran and the High Falutin’ Band – Darwin’s, Marietta
Wednesday, October 8
          Davina & the Vagabonds – Smith’s Olde Bar
Friday, October 10
          Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials – Blind Willie’s
          Peter Case – Red Light Cafe
Thursday, October 16
          Mike Farris – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur
          Marcia Ball Band – Variety Playhouse
Saturday, October 18
            Brandon Santini – Darwin’s, Marietta
Friday, October 24
          Kelly Richey Band – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Boxerstock Festival – Jim Miller Park, Marietta
                   Featuring Larry Griffith, 2:40; JP Blues, 3:40
Saturday, October 25
          Grayson Blues & Brews Fest featuring Tinsley Ellis – Grayson, GA
          Paul Thorn Band – Variety Playhouse
Sunday, October 26
          Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet – Variety Playhouse
Thursday, November 6
            Robin Trower – Variety Playhouse
Saturday, November 8
          Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Buckhead Theatre
          Chris Smither. 7 pm; Randall Bramblett, 9:30 pm – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur
Friday, November 14
          EG Kight (solo) – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
Friday, November 15
          EG Kight (band) – Darwin’s Marietta
Saturday, November 22
          The Nighthawks – Blind Willie’s
Friday, November 28
            Biscuit Miller Band – Darwin’s, Marietta
Saturday, November 29
          The Chris Duarte Group, CD Release – Smith’s Olde Bar

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