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Best Local Blues Act

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The best blues bands/acts in Atlanta.

Best local blues act BOA Award Winner

2016 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Barrel House

Best local blues act BOA Award Winner

2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
The Breeze Kings

Best local blues act BOA Award Winner

2017 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Men in Blues

Best Local Blues Act BOA Award Winner

2005 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
The Breeze Kings

Best Local Blues Act BOA Award Winner

2006 » After Dark » Critics Pick
The Wood Brothers
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Oliver Wood enjoys a sizable following for his heavy blues band, King Johnson. So it’s no surprise that Ways Not to Lose, his album with younger brother Chris Wood (bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood), turned out to be an engaging and incisive folk-blues delight.more...

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Oliver Wood enjoys a sizable following for his heavy blues band, King Johnson. So it’s no surprise that Ways Not to Lose, his album with younger brother Chris Wood (bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood), turned out to be an engaging and incisive folk-blues delight. THE WOOD BROTHERS strip Oliver’s songs down to the chords, with nothing but the two strumming away on their instruments. The numbers are piercing and stark, unveiling a lifetime of hard-won victories and hard-earned lessons.
www.thewoodbrothers.com.

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Best Local Blues Act BOA Award Winner

2006 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Breeze Kings

Timeless: Best Local Blues Act BOA Award Winner

2007 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Danny "Mudcat" Dudeck
The blues is a universal feeling that transcends languages, social status and the constraints of musical genre. DANNY “MUDCAT” DUDECK knows that feeling intimately. He travels the globe spreading his version of the blues gospel and regularly works with a number of international blues-preservationmore...

The blues is a universal feeling that transcends languages, social status and the constraints of musical genre. DANNY “MUDCAT” DUDECK knows that feeling intimately. He travels the globe spreading his version of the blues gospel and regularly works with a number of international blues-preservation organizations. Lucky for us, he gets back to town most weeks to play the tiny Northside Tavern. Whether performing solo, leading a smokin’ band or a tight, one-off jam session with a founding father or a group of novices, his soulful and emotive delivery evokes images of the hard times that fed the early blues pioneers. And Mudcat’s Bayou-baked, chicken-party revues can make even the most jaded music fan happy to be blue.


www.mudcatblues.com

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Best Local Blues Act BOA Award Winner

2007 » After Dark » Readers Pick
The Breeze Kings

Best Local Blues Act BOA Award Winner

2008 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Mudcat

Best Local Blues Act BOA Award Winner

2008 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Breeze Kings

Best local blues act BOA Award Winner

2009 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Mudcat

www.mudcatblues.com


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Breeze Kings
www.breezekings.com

Best local blues act BOA Award Winner

2011 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Rod Hamdallah
An Atlanta guitar slinger with a swooping pompadour, Rod Hamdallah has swiftly risen through the ranks of Atlanta's die-hard blues scene by taking cues from such hometown icons as the late Sean Costello and Donnie McCormick. With a blend of delta blues, electric roots and garage rock girth, Hamdallahmore...

An Atlanta guitar slinger with a swooping pompadour, Rod Hamdallah has swiftly risen through the ranks of Atlanta's die-hard blues scene by taking cues from such hometown icons as the late Sean Costello and Donnie McCormick. With a blend of delta blues, electric roots and garage rock girth, Hamdallah has tricked out a sultry sound and presence that's recharging the blues. He's what the old heads who lurk in the shadows at the back of the bar refer to as the real deal, and they ain't lyin'. reverbnation.com/rodhamdallah.


Listen: Rod Hamdallah "Think About It"

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Best local blues act BOA Award Winner

2011 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Joe McGuinness

Best local blues act BOA Award Winner

2012 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Joe McGuinness

Best local blues act BOA Award Winner

2013 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Men in Blues

2018 Critics Pick: Best Local Blues Act BOA Award Winner

2018 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Delta Moon
Frontmen co-founders, dueling guitarists and songwriters Tom Gray and Mark Johnson have kept the blues faith for two decades, slinging out swampy, twin guitar goodness with several terrific albums. Babylon is Falling, the band's 10th and most recent release, is another winner that illustrates just howmore...
Frontmen co-founders, dueling guitarists and songwriters Tom Gray and Mark Johnson have kept the blues faith for two decades, slinging out swampy, twin guitar goodness with several terrific albums. Babylon is Falling, the band's 10th and most recent release, is another winner that illustrates just how strong and focused the group has become throughout the years. Gray's grainy voice is instantly recognizable, and a health scare a few years back seems to have reinforced his commitment to the dark, often eerie blues exemplified by hard-hitting originals Long Way to Go and the slinky/sexy Little Pink Pistol mixed with covers of songs by legendary Delta bluesmen R.L. Burnside and Howlin' Wolf, and there's even a cover of Louisiana Rain dating back to Tom Petty?s Mudcrutch days. less...

2018 Readers Pick: Best Local Blues Act BOA Award Winner

2018 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Michelle Malone

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