Monthly Meeting & Jam February 18th 
Come out and celebrate (and renew!) your membership in the Atlanta Blues Society We'll get right down to the music of our host band, then have a brief business meeting, and then on to the jam!
The Garrett Collins Project is our host band and is a collaboration of awesome musicians who have a common love for Blues & Southern Rock. As Garrett has traveled around the local circuit doing solo gigs, he's come in contact with some amazing musicians along the way. It is from those encounters that The Garrett Collins Project was born! You NEVER know who may show up and sit in with the band! 
For the raffle, we're very excited to announce that we'll be Drawing Winners For  TWO sets of TWO tickets for Tab Benoit's Whiskey Bayou Records Revue, featuring Jeff McCarty and Eric Johanson on March 2nd at City Winery! This show is SOLD OUT! If you want to go -- we're your best bet!  (And, of course, there'll also be Cathead Vodka and CD’s!).

Congratulations to Jontavious Willis! for winning the Best Self-Produced CD award from the Blues Foundation for his CD Blue Metamorphosis.  We are very proud.

Congratulations to the Blues Grammy winners:

Best Traditional Blues Album
• Blue & Lonesome Winner: The Rolling Stones

Best Contemporary Blues Album
• TajMo Winner: Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo'

Best American Roots Performance
• Killer Diller Blues Winner: Alabama Shakes

IBC Recap from our band entry, ThunderGypsy:

We survived our very first IBC week in Memphis, TN and what a week it was!! 
Unfortunately, we did not advance after the Quarterfinals, BUT we got to play BOTH Wednesday and Thursday on the stage of the Original B.B. King's Blues Club!  Both nights we played to a packed house and received GREAT response from each night!  

In addition, during the afternoons, we were able to meet and talk with other musicians, industry professionals and really soak in all the heart and soul of Memphis!!  It was truly a wonderful experience!!  Videos and photos will be on our FB page as well as on our website, so be on the lookout!

We want to again Thank all of you that helped us get to Memphis.  Your donations, encouragement, good vibes and prayers really enabled us to embrace this experience and we are truly grateful!  Now... if Mother Nature could have given us a break....

IBC Winners:
Band - The Keeshea Pratt Band, Houston Blues Society
2nd Place- Fuzzy Jeffries & the Kings of Memphis, Memphis Blues Society
3rd Place - Artur Menezes - Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society
Solo/Duo - Kevin B.F. Burt, Central Iowa Blues Society
2nd Place- Daniel Eriksen, Olso Bluesklubb (Norway)
Guitar winner - Artur Menezes
Harmonica - Kevin B.F. Burt
Cigar Box - Kevin B.F. Burt 

Frank Hamilton School's new term starts Monday, January 8, 2018.  They are offering classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights w/ an option to register just for the 'Second Half' jams and options for continuing classes.  Click below to to find out all about class options, teachers, and most importantly how you can join in on the fun of playing music with other folks.

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The Atlanta Blues Society
P.O. Box 146
Tucker, GA 30085-0146
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