Monday – Jam with Lola at Northside Tavern
Monday – Open Jam with Barry Richman at the Dixie Tavern, Marietta
Tuesday – Acoustic Open Mic w/Bones – Nik’s Place, Marietta
Wednesday – Jake Jam at Moonshadow Tavern, Tucker (3rd Wednesday of each 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

This Week with Larry Griffith
Larry came to Atlanta, Georgia in the 1990s and discovered then quickly became immersed in the thriving Atlanta blues scene becoming one of the top drummers in the region. Then in the early 2000’s, he learned to play guitar and that allowed him to forge an alliance between his rich, eclectic song writing, story telling style, and his highly engaging live stage performance. He has been a staple in the Atlanta music scene ever since, playing solo, duo, and in bands.
Sat, Feb 15, Big Door Vineyards, White, 1-4pm
Sat, Feb 15, The Painted Duck, 9pm
Sun, Feb 16, Northside Tavern w/ Uncle Sugar, 9pm

Sunday, February 16, 3-6pm, Free:

ABS Feb Gathering & Jam & Annual Membership Renewal Meeting w/ The Cazanovas at Blind Willie's – Our February Gathering & Jam, which is also our Annual Renewal Membership Meeting will be on Sunday, February 16 at Blind Willie's from 3pm-6pm. Our host band will be the fabulous Cazanovas, so you know a good time will be going on. We will have an open jam so bring your instruments and/or voices and join in on the fun.We will have our regular raffle and will continue selling special raffle tickets to the upcoming Joe Bonamassa show at the Fox Theater, and will draw the winner for this.

Sunday, February 16, 8pm:
Touring Musician Alert! Jimbo Mathus' Incinerator w/ The Pinx at Smith's Olde Bar – The late Memphis producer Jim Dickinson once called Jimbo Mathus “the singing voice of Huck Finn.” Outside the South, Mathus is likely known as the ringleader of the hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers. In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, however, Mathus is the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone Southern music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. Think Delta highways, bowling-pin Budweisers and “innerplanetary honky-tonk” for the masses.

Sunday, February 16, 6:30pm, Free:
Jetback at Fat Matt's – Jetback is a trio of seasoned musicians that bring the best mix of blues, funk, rock, and soul to their audiences. Led by guitarist/vocalist Fernando Barreto, who also writes original songs and produces recordings in his studio. Combining covers and originals, they keep everybody engaged and participating in the shows. Real music drives this band and that will keep you asking for more.


Saturday, February 22, 2-5pm, Free!

Mardi Gras in Stone Mountain Village, Dance & Umbrella Parade, Street Party & Concert featuring the Nikki Hill Band w/ Laura Chavez & Matt Hill at Municipal Parking Lot, Saturday, February 22, 2-5pm, Free! Come be in one of the greatest Mardi Gras Parades in the metro area.

Bring your decorated umbrellas, Golf Carts, Wagons, Bicycles, Riding Lawn Mowers, just about anything. Decorate for Mardi Gras, Be Creative! No Entry fee but you must be registered to participate in the parade, contact Carmen at 404-626-7471 or SMVMardiGras@comcast.net Parade from 2-3pm, Street Party and Concert 3-5pm.

WHO… • HAS MORE #1 BLUES ALBUMS THAN ANYONE IN HISTORY? • HAS SOLD OVER 3 MILLION ALBUMS WORLDWIDE? • TOURS GLOBALLY OVER 200 DAYS A YEAR? • IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST LIVING GUITARISTS? Yep – you guessed it – JOE BONAMASSA! And wouldn’t you love to win TWO TICKETS TO SEE JOE BONAMASSA at the Fox Theatre on Friday, February 28th?  Yeah, we thought so! The Atlanta Blues Society is raffling off TWO SETS of TWO TICKETS so you can! Tickets are $15 each or five for $60 and all proceeds go to the Blue Flame Fund of the Atlanta Blues Society, earmarked to assist musicians in need. Get your raffle tickets in person at either the January meeting on Sunday, January 19, at Gypsy Rose Music, Roswell, 3pm -6pm, or on Sunday, February 16, at our annual renewal meeting at Blind Willie's, 3pm-6pm. The drawing will be held on February 16th at Blind Willie’s! You do NOT need to be present to win – and the drawing is limited to 300 tickets – so the odds are in your favor! If you are not the one of the lucky ones to win, please go out and buy tickets to the show from the Fox Theatre, good seats still available but won't be for long!

Get on out and listen to some live blues!

Sunday, February 16
ABS Membership Renewal Gathering with The Cazanovas, 3-6 pm – Blind Willie’s
• Jetback – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
• Rockin’ Roll-in Sundays w/ Duo-Ride, 2-6 pm – Full Throttle Roadhouse, Mableton
• Uncle Sugar – Northside Tavern
• Jimbo Mathus – Smith’s Olde Bar

Looking Ahead…

Thursday, February 13
• Dirty Dozen Brass Band – The Vista Room, Decatur

Saturday, February 15
• Webb Wilder w/ Tom Gray (of Delta Moon) – Smith’s Olde Bar

Sunday, February 16
• Jimbo Mathus – Smith’s Olde Bar

Wednesday – February 19
Ana Popovic – Terminal West

Saturday, February 22
• The Allman Betts Band with JD Simo & Jackson Stokes – Grand Opera House, Macon
Delbert McClinton – Variety Playhouse

Sunday, February 23
Francine Reed – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur

Monday, February 25
• Doyle Bramhall II – Eddie’s Attic

Friday, February 28, and Saturday, February 29
Joe Bonamassa – Fox Theatre

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