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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…


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.

The Breeze Kings are happy to be performing at the "Brew-B-Que 2: Pints for Pets" fundraiser for the Atlanta Humane Society on Saturday November 8th. The event will be at Monday Night Brewing in Atlanta and will feature live music from the Tip Jar Miners at 6:30pm and The Breeze Kings at 8pm. More info to come.
 

 
YOUNG BLUES SENSATION JAREKUS SINGLETON
CELEBRATES NEW ALBUM WITH PERFORMANCE IN ATLANTA!

"Stinging blues guitar and potent, original songs herald the emergence of a major new talent."
– USA Today

"Jarekus Singleton is an exciting new young blues guitarist with melody, hooks, swagger and a strong, original voice. His lyrics are modern, personal, acutely poetic and deeply mature."
– Washington Post

Musical trailblazer Jarekus Singleton, currently celebrating the release of his Alligator Records debut, REFUSE TO LOSE, will perform at Blind Willie's in Atlanta on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Singleton melds hip-hop wordplay, rock energy and R&B grooves with contemporary and traditional blues, turning audiences of all ages into devoted fans. With his untamed guitar licks and strong, soulful voice effortlessly moving from ferocious and funky to slow and steamy to smoking hot, Singleton is a fresh, electrifying bluesman with a bold vision for the future of the blues. Concert information is as follows:

Saturday, November 15, 2014 – Showtime: 9:30pm
Blind Willie's, 828 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA
Ticket price: $12
Website: www.blindwilliesblues.com



GO OUT AND SUPPORT LIVE BLUES!


Please call to confirm dates and times…

 
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
          Open the Sky – The Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Francine Reed & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Voodoo Swamp Stomp featuring Hey! Alligator with Juju Guru & Nathan Nelson – 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
          Halloween Americana Bash w/ Dear Mr. Peasant, Sans Abri, and Rye Baby – Red Light Café
          The Rainmen, Halloween Costume Ball & Dance - 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
          Lou Van Dora – The Arena Tavern, Duluth
           Sandra Hall & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Randall Bramblett with Eliot Bronson – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Afternoon Open Mic w/ Katie Martin, 1-5pm; Rebel City Rockers – Darwin’s, Marietta
          The Jumpin’ Jukes – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          The Breeze Kings – Loco’s Deli & Pub, Alpharetta
          Brandon Reeves – Mello Mushroom, Kennesaw
          Turnstile Atlanta – Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker
          Mojo Hand – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Lola – Northside Tavern
          Lexi Street w/ Brooke Taylor & special guests – 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, The Cazanovas, The Breeze Kings,
                   Bob Page, Francine Reed, Sandra Hall, and more special surprise guests…
          Willie Hill Jam Session – Club Sugar Bush, Jonesboro
          Boomers Gone Wild – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Billy George Duo Blues Brunch, noon-4 – Cypress Street Pint & Plate
          Tony Bryant – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Bluegrass Sunday w/ Open Jam – Greater Good Barbecue, Tucker
          Gwinnett School of Rock Fall Concert, 2:30 pm – Hard Rock Café
          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
          The Georgia R&B and Blues Revue – West Side Cultural Arts Center
 
Monday, November 3
          Brandon Reeves – Blind Willie’s
          Open Jam with Dan Sheffield and Art Holliday – Bone Lick BBQ
          Truett Lollis – Darwin’s, Marietta
          The Pork Bellys – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Jam w/ Mike Watson & Friends - Loco's Grill & Pub, Alpharetta
          Marshall Ruffin – 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, November 4
          Blues Station – Blind Willie’s
          Bill Sheffield Acoustic Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Crosstown Allstars – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Acoustic Open Mic with Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers – Northside Tavern
          Carmen Ledesma and Jose Mendez – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Larry Griffith Band Unplugged – Two Urban Licks
 
Wednesday, November 5
          Andrew Black – Blind Willie’s
          Open Mic Night, 7-9 pm – Crimson Moon Café, Dahlonega
          McKnight’s Pro Jam – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Frankie’s Blues Mission – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Open mic/jam with Alexis Vear – Hottie Hawgs
          Open Mic with Jonathan Paul Moore – MoonShadow Tavern, Tucker
          Karlos’ Pick – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck – Northside Tavern
          Americana Open Mic Spotlight – Red Light Café
          Maria Muldaur with very special guest Francine Reed – Smith’s Olde Bar
          Tu Kute Presents Comedy Concoction Launch Party, 7 pm – Steves’s, Sandy Springs
          The Breeze Kings – Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint
 
Thursday, November 6
          Open mic featuring Paul Sanner – Arena Tavern, Duluth
          Heather Luttrell - Blind Willie’s
          The Georgia Flood – Buffington’s, Milledgeville
          Matuto – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Dan Sheffield & Nathan Nelson, 1 pm; Blues Jam hosted by Cazanovas – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Chickenshack – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Open Mic Ukes w/ Woven Pines – Greater Good BBQ, Tucker
          Brandon Reeves – MacCracken’s, Marietta
          Nathan Nelson Open Jam – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          The Breeze Kings – Northside Tavern
          Swami – Shorty’s Pizza, Tucker
          A Benefit for the Strand, an Acoustic Evening with Roger “Hurricane” Wilson
                    The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta
          Kate Callahan, 7 pm; Honeywood, 8 pm – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
          Robin Trower – Variety Playhouse
 
Friday, November 7
          Delta Moon – Blind Willie’s
          Snake Legs – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Jon Sosobee – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          The Rockaholics – Hottie Hawgs BBQ
          The Barry Richman Band – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Tribute, a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band – Northside Tavern
          Gareth Asher & the Earthlings, Josh Harty opens – Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
 
Saturday, November 8
          Brandon Reeves – Avacados, Gainesville
          Francine Reed & the Shadows – Blind Willie’s
          Seth Walker – Bosch Experience Center, Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills
          Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Buckhead Theatre
          Clay Coley with Lance King – The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega
          Afternoon Open Mic w/ Katie Martin, 1-5pm; Billy Thompson Band – Darwin’s, Marietta
          Chris Smither. 7 pm; Randall Bramblett, 9:30 pm – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur
          The Stooge Brothers – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Funky Bluester – 10th Annual Grayson Chili Cook Off, Grayson
          Hemlock Festival - Dahlonega
                    Featuring Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express, and Donna Hopkins,
                   Ralph Roddenbery, & Diane Durrett, and many more…
          Brew-B-Que 2:  Pints for Pets, Fundraiser for the Atlanta Humane Society –
                   Monday Night Brewing, Featuring the Tip Jar Miners, 6:30 pm; The Breeze Kings, 8 pm
          V8 Rickshaw – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Cazanovas – North River Tavern, Sandy Springs
          Ike Stubblefield – Northside Tavern
          Spottiswoode & His Enemies – Red Light Café
          Jamie Laval, Celtic Session, 3 pm; Jim Malcolm, 5 pm– Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs
 
Sunday, November 9
          Brandon Reeves – Bethelview UMC, Cumming
          Willie Hill Jam Session – Club Sugar Bush, Jonesboro
          Billy George Duo Blues Brunch, noon-4 – Cypress Street Pint & Plate
          Tony Bryant – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
          Bluegrass Sunday w/ Open Jam – Greater Good Barbecue, Tucker
          Locals Sunday Night Jam – Locals Bar & Grill, Acworth
          Little G Weevil (solo) – Nik’s Place, Marietta
          Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
          Ben Farmer’s Music Student Open Mic featuring Freezing Fire, 5 pm – Red Light Café
          Larry Griffith Band at Blues Brunch, 11 am-3pm – Two Urban Licks
          The Georgia R&B and Blues Revue – West Side Cultural Arts Center

Upcoming:
 

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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