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    What a week! There’s so much to see and do! Frankly, Jeff Jensen at Darwin’s is always the event I do not want to miss, but there’s also the Sweetwater 4...
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      What a blues weekend! It include the Sean Costello Celebration, the ABS meeting and jam, a couple of festivals, Jarekus Singleton, Voo Davis, Brandon Santini and a ...
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    There are a lot of fun options in the blues this week in Metro.  Rather than try to point them all out, let me just point out the Atlanta Blues Society meeting on Sunday i...
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    So much is going on in the blues scene in and around Atlanta this week!  Darwin’s shakes up its schedule during the week and offers us Eliza Neals on the weekend, Be...