This week: Indie blues all around Atlanta Sept 11-17

It’s a great blues week, with a big festival, the ABS Meeting and Lazer Lloyd in town. I can’t go see Lazer Lloyd because Smith’s Olde Bar is not handicap-accessible, but I strongly recommend that you go if you can. He is amazing!

Here’s the long list!


Matt Pendrick is at Blind Willie’s and The Pork Bellys are at Fat Matts’s. Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco’s in Alpharetta and Lola is the host for the jam at Northside Tavern.


Poverty Level is at Darwins and The Real Deal Blues Band is at Blind Willies’s. Gray and the Bad Boys entertain at Fat Matt’s and Ross Pead & Friends are at Front Page News in Little 5 Points. Swami Gone Bananas is at Northside Tavern and there is an acoustic open mic with Bones at Nik’s Place in Marietta. There is also a blues jam hosted by Frankie’s Blues Mission at Montie’s Public House.The Larry Griffith Band i at Two Urban Licks.


The Bob Page Ensemble is at Blind Willie’s and Darwin’s has the blues jam with The Cazanovas. Art Holliday, Inc. visits Fat Matt’s and Mudcat is at Northside Tavern. The S.O.L. Acoustic Open Mic takes place at MoonShadow Tavern and Zaib Kahn hosts the open blues jam at Nik’s Place. There is a Blues Jam with Nick Edelstein & Friends at Cabbage Pie and Wednesday Blues with Roger “Hurricane” Wilson takes place at Hard Rock Cafe.


The Mojo Dojo Band is at Blind Willie’s and Cody Matlock & Friends are at Darwin’s. Chickenshack is at Fat Matt’s and Nathan Nelson is acoustic at Nik’s Place. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. Lady D has the Eastside Thursday Rocking Open Mic Jam at Vibes Nite Club in Decatur. Yonrico Scott Band is at the Vista Room in Decatur. A.J. Croce is at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur.


Bush League is at Darwin’s and Big Bill Morganfield is at Blind Willie’s. The Jason Pastras Trio visits Fat Matt’s and The Donna Hopkins Band Phamily Affair is at MoonShadow Tavern. Zydefunk is at Northside Tavern and Papa J Sez is at The Vista Room.


The Atlanta Blues & International Music Festival takes place at Woodruff Park. Biscuit Miller & the Mix is at Darwin’s. Houserocker Johnson and the Shadows are at Blind Willie’s and Mr.Chapman’s Quarterly Revue comes to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack. The Way Back Band is at Buckeye’s Getaway and Delta Moon is at Eddie’s Attic. The Barry Richman Band is at El Don in Alpharetta and The Alzheimer’s Music Fest takes place at MadLife Stage and Studios in Woodstock. Stiff Kitty visits MoonShadow Tavern and Zydefunk is at Northside Tavern. The Larry Griffith Band is at Taco Cowboy and Ike Stubblefield & Friends are at The Vista.


The Atlanta Blues & International Music Festival continues at Woodruff Park and Lazer Lloyd is at Smith’s Olde Bar.The ABS Monthly Gathering and Jam with host band Fatback Deluxe is at anatics Sports Bar in Mableton. The Gospel Lunch with the D-Notes takes place at at Darwin’s and 10,000 Pontiacs is at Fat Matt’s. Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern.

That’s it! Have fun and keep on bluesin’!