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By Rhetta
In INDIE Blues Scene
Aug 18th, 2017
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What a fantastic weekend for blues fans in Atlanta! There’s the Atlanta Blues Challenge, with a chance to hear some of the best acts in Atlanta compete to represent us in the International  Blues Challenge. There’s the important opportunity to support one of our own in the blues community...
By Rhetta
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Aug 16th, 2017
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By Rhetta Akamatsu Photos by Takesi Ken Akamatsu Saturday morning on a whim we decided to go to Macon, GA,about 2 hours from our house. We were mainly on the trail of Allman Brothers sites, and specifically wanting to see the graves of Duane. Berry Oakley, and Gregg.  We stopped at the nearest rest s...
By Richard L'Hommedieu
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Aug 15th, 2017
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Here they are! The Winners of the Independent Blues Awards! This year we had a record number of votes for our nominees! Our total number of “Completed” votes was 2,226 over 1,000 more than last year. If you want to see the actual totals for each nominee in each category you can view the t...
By Rhetta
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Aug 14th, 2017
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Seeing Bobby Messano at Darwin’s is like seeing an old friend. In fact, my husband and I are old friends of Bobby’s so I am far from unbiased.  But I think everyone who sees him feels that warmth and connection and walks away feeling they have seen a very talented friend. Part of it is [&...
By Rhetta
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Aug 14th, 2017
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It’s a big blues weekend in and around Atlanta again, with the benefit for Chatman my favored event. John Paul Chatfield Jr known as Chatman, is a popular musician in Atlanta who suffered an arm injury which prevents him from being able to work, so the benefit is to help him out. Plus it;s goin...
By Rhetta
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Aug 11th, 2017
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This weekend I’m celebrating the blues . . . first because it is the amazing Eddie Tigner’s 9st birthday! Happy birthday. Eddie! And then because our friend Bobby Messano is coming to Darwin’s which always makes me happy! Other reasons to celebrate include the Decatur  BBQ Blues &am...
By Rhetta
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Aug 7th, 2017
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By Rhetta Akamatsu Photos by Takesi Ken Akamatsu Joel DaSilva crouches over his guitar onstage, ready to unleash a flood of sound. The drummer is poised and the bass player stands tall as the audience waits with anticipation.  The song begins, and it is immediately obvious that we’re in for an ...
By Rhetta
In INDIE Blues Scene
Aug 4th, 2017
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It’s an exciting weekend with a tribute to Gregg Allman, Tinsley Ellis and Blues is Dead and Gov’t Mule. There’s a lot of great stuff too, so get ready to have fun! Friday Tinsley Ellis and Blues is Dead are at Terminal West.  Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl are at Darwin’s...
By Rhetta
In INDIE Blues Scene
Jul 28th, 2017
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Friday The Michael Preston Band is at Darwin’s and Houserocker Johnson & The Shadows are at Blind Willie’s. Courtney Daly is at Fat Matt’s and Turnstile is at Niks Place. Across the Wide is at MoonShadow Tavern and Mudcat with the Atlanta Horns are at Northside Tavern. The Larry Griffith Ba...
By Rick Eberle
In INDIE Blues Scene
Jul 21st, 2017
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Phil Varca & The SlamJammers Set to Rock NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club Sunday, August 6th Opening for INDIGENOUS Together for Nearly Three Decades, The Band Recently Signed with The Wing Agency and Re-Released Songs Off Their 1996 Album “Ready, Willing & Able” On Sunday, August 6th at 7:30PM Phi...
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