Hey everybody! Despite this week’s chilliness, spring is upon us! We will be back into the 60’s this weekend and there is a lot of fun stuff going on…
Tonight, Thursday, March 16, I’ll be playing with Wasted Potential Brass Band at Westside Market from 7-9. If you haven’t seen these guys yet, you are in for a treat! New Orleans roots with an Atlanta flair, this brass band is always getting the party started and subsequently keeping it going!
Friday, March 17, I will be celebrating St Paddy’s at Blind Willie’s with Mudcat. We’ll be kicking the weekend off with some high energy blues. There may even be a few Wasted Potential members there as well. Come on out and blow me a kiss; I’ll be the one wearing green. Music starts no later than 9:30.
photo credit Karas Cahill
Early afternoon on Saturday, 3/18, the St Paddy’s Day celebration continues with Wasted Potential at Steinbeck’s from 2-4 pm. Saturday is Family Day featuring live music, face painting, bouncy house, and food and drink specials! Steinbeck’s is home base for Wasted, so we’re looking to see a lot of familiar faces. Hopefully one of them will be you!
659 East Lake Dr, Decatur, GA 30030
Then, the event you’ve all been waiting for…. My favorite time of year….. CHICKEN RAID 2017!!!
The Chicken Raid is an annual music festival held at the NORTHSIDE TAVERN to honor the late beloved Atlanta bluesman Mr. Frank Edwards. There are performers all day and night on Saturday, March 18 as well as Sunday, March 19. I will be there playing with Mudcat and Wasted Potential on Saturday night — at one point we will all be taking the stage together!!! I will also be there early Sunday afternoon to participate in the gospel jam. Music starts at 2 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. This event is catered by Fat Matt’s BBQ (YUM!!)!! All proceeds go to benefit our elder musician mentors and Mr. Frank’s estate.
For more information and to see this year’s lineup visit Chicken Raid 2017.
1058 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Northside Tavern Website
Friday, March 24, Wasted Potential will be opening for the Charles Walker Band from my native land, Milwaukee, WI. We opened for these guys last year and they are so much fun! The party will be held at Venkman’s, which is quickly gaining notoriety for not only being a great dinner and brunch spot, but for its excellence as a music venue as well. I’ve been in touch with Charles and the crew since the last time we played, and they are always uplifting. Really looking forward to sharing the stage with them again. Show starts at 9:30.
EDIT: THE MARLAY HOUSE GIG HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE’LL SEE YOU THERE NEXT TIME!
Saturday afternoon, Wasted Potential will be playing at the Marlay House from 4-6. The Marlay House is an Irish owner operated Dublin style pub located in Decatur. Spring should be in full effect so we’ll be jamming out with you on the patio. I know you’re itching to get outside and enjoy some live music!Marlay House
426 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Marlay House Website
Also, remember the last weekend of the month is always a Mudcat party at Northside Tavern! March 24 & 25 look to bring the house down with Mudcat and the Atlanta Horns in our favorite spot!!!