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Blues Music Scene in Atlanta

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Friday September 4, 2020 02:16 pm EDT
Places and names to know to hip your blues cred | more...

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Wednesday September 2, 2020 01:22 pm EDT
Even this pandemic can’t stop WRFG’s annual Labor Day Blues throwdown | more...

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Wednesday August 5, 2020 06:19 pm EDT
Sandra Hall’s triumphant half century singing blues and soul | more...

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Tuesday June 30, 2020 01:34 pm EDT
EG Kight’s ‘Trio Sessions’ keeps her diverse sound lean, never mean | more...

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Wednesday June 3, 2020 06:00 pm EDT
Now everyone has the blues | more...

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Friday May 1, 2020 12:19 am EDT
Atlanta’s Eddie 9-Volt plugs into his influences on an impressive debut | more...

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Monday April 6, 2020 02:04 pm EDT
Atlanta Blues Challenge champ Mandi Strachota releases an eclectic new album | more...

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Monday March 2, 2020 05:12 pm EST
Mudcat’s long-running Chicken Raid weekend returns  | more...

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Tuesday February 4, 2020 12:05 pm EST
Blues journeyman Tinsley Ellis gears up for more roadwork in support of a new album | more...

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Friday January 3, 2020 01:10 pm EST
Atlanta guitar icon Sean Costello gets a belated tribute, Willis goes big time | more...


Venues

Live Music Club

A local blues, jazz, and roots institution that's been around for more than 25 years. The North Highland Avenue storefront, with its signature guitar-wielding neon alligator, has persevered through an unpredictable economy on the strength of the roots-based music that regularly fills the dimly lit r... | more...

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UPDATE: This business has been listed as Permanently Closed. The legendary bar attracts patrons with live music coming from fresh talent in the blues community. Chef Akin heads the kitchen, which serves tasty burgers and wings for lunch and dinner. Weekdays mostly feature Darwin's alumni musicians a... | more...

Bar or Pub

This tiny bar in a lovingly renovated old building in Downtown's Castleberry Hill boasts an authentic neighborhood vibe. Downstairs hosts a variety of low-key jazz, open mic jams, and experimental music nights for the sonically adventurous. | more...

Barbecue

Live blues and the love of good barbecue bring people from all over town to the small, boxy barbecue joint. An Atlanta landmark, Fat Matt's turns out ribs, chopped-pork barbecue sandwiches and chickens by the score. With classic sides like a creamy coleslaw, "rum" baked beans and Brunswick stew, thi... | more...

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Live Music Club

This legendary dive bar in West Midtown is Atlanta's home for live blues. The weekly lineup includes a Monday night jam and a regular Wednesday night slot held down by Danny "Mudcat" Dudeck, who helped make the club a blues hot spot in the 1980s. Weekends bring a grab bag of local and touring acts. | more...

Live Music Club

The bohemian living room serves as the city's center of bluegrass and Americana. The venue hosts a variety of other musical performers as well, plus diverse events. Food and drink available. | more...