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Blues Music in Atlanta

Explore Atlanta thriving Blues Music scene. We've got all the Northside Tavern, Blind Willie's and Fat Matt's Rib Shack events listings & coverage of the Blues.

Eddie Tigner At Northside Tavern 2010 (Photo By Vincent Tsang)
Photo credit: Vincent Tseng (CL Archives)
Eddie Tigner at Northside Tavern, 2010

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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...

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Wednesday December 4, 2019 05:43 pm EST
Michele Malone chills out with her annual Christmas show | more...

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Saturday November 2, 2019 11:16 am EDT
Atlanta’s Delta Moon shines for 17 years | more...

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Thursday October 31, 2019 12:49 pm EDT
Explore Atlanta thriving Blues Music scene. We've got all the Northside Tavern, Blind Willie's and Fat Matt's Rib Shack events listings & coverage of the Blues. | more...

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Tuesday October 22, 2019 11:09 am EDT
Explore these clubs and bars that showcase blues music along with the occasional smattering of jazz | more...

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Wednesday October 2, 2019 02:52 pm EDT
The trailblazing guitar slinger was 80 years old. | more...

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Tuesday September 3, 2019 11:22 am EDT
Tommy Talton reflects on Gregg Allman’s classic album and tour | more...

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Thursday August 15, 2019 03:23 pm EDT
The blues rock group talks about lyrics, inspiration, and genre blending | more...

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Saturday August 3, 2019 07:36 pm EDT
Getting the gang back together one last time | more...

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Thursday August 1, 2019 01:34 pm EDT
Reflections on Woodstock and the Atlanta International Pop Festival’s 50th anniversaries | more...

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Monday July 8, 2019 11:42 am EDT
The Atlanta blues legend whipped crowds into a frenzy | more...

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Monday July 1, 2019 04:20 pm EDT
The veteran publicist promotes roots and blues music the old school way | more...

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Wednesday June 5, 2019 04:31 pm EDT
Gypsy Rose brings roots music to historic Roswell | more...

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Thursday May 2, 2019 10:49 am EDT
Blues Dance ATL rallies the local music scene | more...

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Friday April 19, 2019 10:51 am EDT
The pianist and vocalist shared stages with Elmore James, the Ink Spots, and was a luminary for Atlanta’s blues music scene | more...

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Friday April 5, 2019 09:51 am EDT
At just 23, rising star Jontavious Willis is an old soul | more...

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Friday March 1, 2019 02:01 pm EST
ATL Collective and the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival join forces, help for Houserocker | more...

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Friday March 1, 2019 09:07 am EST
Atlanta mourns the loss of a musical legend | more...

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Monday February 18, 2019 11:23 pm EST
‘Voices of Mississippi’ and ‘Listen All Around’ illustrate similarities between the Deep South of the ’60s and East/Central Africa of the ’50s | more...

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Tuesday February 5, 2019 05:24 pm EST
Suburban blues and roots music fans get served, ABS raises donations | more...

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Thursday January 10, 2019 11:09 am EST
ABS scores, Blind Willie’s makes 'rebirth' changes | more...

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Sunday December 30, 2018 06:07 pm EST
From Migos to Misanthropic Aggression, 40 of the city's most essential listens of the past year | more...

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Friday December 28, 2018 01:04 pm EST
Proposed Margaritaville construction could erase music history | more...

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Thursday December 6, 2018 05:04 pm EST
WRFG shines a light on locals, Blind Willie’s seeks a rebirth | more...

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Thursday November 15, 2018 02:54 pm EST
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Thursday November 1, 2018 03:33 pm EDT
New releases from the Electromatics, Larkin Poe, Danny 'Mudcat' Dudeck, and more Atlanta blues music news | more...

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Friday October 5, 2018 12:46 pm EDT
A deeper look into this year’s Best of Atlanta blues winners | more...

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Thursday September 20, 2018 11:27 am EDT
The outlier artist and musician reckons with the 21st century | more...

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Thursday September 6, 2018 12:15 am EDT
Delta Moon, Maria Muldaur, and more of this month's essential blues happenings | more...

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Thursday August 9, 2018 01:00 am EDT
The 18th annual Southern food and music fest takes over downtown Oakhurst | more...

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Thursday August 9, 2018 12:31 am EDT
If the late Pinetop Perkins was banging the 88s until he passed away at 97 years old, with live dates still penciled in on his calendar, then piano legend and Northside Tavern regular Eddie Tigner, aka Mr. Route 66, has enough gas in his tank to keep his own blues/jazz hybrids of songs such as "Going Down Slow," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," and "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" alive for years... | more...

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Thursday June 7, 2018 12:39 pm EDT
The rising artist combines queer and black identity with pop excess | more...

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Wednesday May 30, 2018 12:23 pm EDT
The renowned folklorist host rare documentary screenings and a Q&A | more...

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Thursday May 24, 2018 04:24 pm EDT
It never hurts having a high profile rock ’n’ roll star in your corner, especially if you’re Robert Finley, a partially blind and long overlooked Louisiana soul singer. Enter producer and Black Keys guitarist and vocalist Dan Auerbach to raise Finley’s profile by co-writing, producing and releasing 2017’s Goin’ Platinum!, and adding him to the Easy Eye Sound Revue tour. Finley’s fiery vocals,... | more...

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Tuesday May 22, 2018 09:39 am EDT
The Ancients, the Roosters, and Peter Hook revisit the past | more...

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Friday May 18, 2018 05:00 am EDT
From Hedy West to R.E.M., the Superstratum Orchestra digs deep | more...

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Monday May 14, 2018 05:16 pm EDT
The group makes an Atlanta stop playing songs from 'Soulfire' and more | more...

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Thursday May 3, 2018 03:54 pm EDT
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Thursday May 3, 2018 12:00 am EDT
Sisters Leah and Chloe spread the Slow Music Movement | more...

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Tuesday April 24, 2018 10:52 am EDT
'Lonesome As A Shadow' comes straight from the streets | more...

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Monday April 9, 2018 05:00 am EDT
‘Find A Light’ diversifies Southern rock revivalism | more...
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