Happy Thursday everyone! I must admit I am kind of excited because according to the Nashville weatherman, we are supposed to get snow today! Alas though I won’t be able to enjoy cause I am coming home to Atlanta this weekend! So as you are gearing up for your Thursday, I’ll be thinking about what amazing show to see this Saturday! Enjoy!
–“A King Celebration,” Atlanta’s annual community-unifying concert honoring the life and legacy of Civil Rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is being held tonight at the Woodruff Arts Center. Guest of the hour is the world famous Yo-Yo Ma, and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will narrate Joseph Schwantner’s “New Morning for the World,” based on King’s words.
-The ever so wonderfully talented San Fran singer/songwriter David Berkely will be serenading at Eddie’s Attic. Buy your tickets early, this show is likely to sell out.
-According to the Globe and Mail, Canada’s JW Jones is “One of this country’s top blues guitar stars.” Make that call for yourself tonight in the Atlanta Room at Smith’s Olde Bar.
–Jerry Joseph got his start in music in the 80’s when he led the reggae/rock band Little Women, based out of Boulder, Colorado, which ruled the Rocky Mountain club circuit for most of the 80’s and broke up in 1993. Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons have released four other albums as well. See his return upstairs at Smith’s Olde Bar.
-The ever so hipster crowd will most likely be at one of two places tonight. Half will be at The Earl, where the Long Shadows will be playing with Lucy Dreams.
-The other half of these cool kids will be at the Star Bar where Lightnin’ Ray Jackson from Washed Out is playing with his band the Mystics. A ton of other acts, including Jeffrey Bützer & Molly Harvey (of the Residents), Taylor Crowell & the Old Gold, and Imagination Head play upstairs. Emily Kempf (Back Pockets), Philip Frobos (Carnivores), Grace Bellury (Lille), and Clapperclaw play downstairs.