While staying at a backwoods motel in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Larry Griffith, who previously had no designs on or inclinations toward guitar, experienced the same dream three nights in a row. In “the dream”, he was onstage ripping it up on guitar like a man possessed, working the deep delta juke joint crowd into a sweet, sweaty frenzy. Fully awakened, Larry came back to Atlanta and told his friend and bandmate, Chicago Joe Jones, of his strange dream. It was Joe who then gave Larry his first guitar, a no-name something or other that he had found at a garage sale for $1. From these humble beginnings and equipped with the visual of the Mississippi delta dream, Larry strapped on, plugged in, turned up and began chipping away.
Even though he was already of the top drummers on the blues scene, having been a durable side man for Taj Mahal, Sean Costello, Susan Tedeschi, Chick Willis, Bob Margolin and countless others, “the dream” had dared him to forge an alliance between his rich, eclectic song writing story telling style which included elements of blues, country, soul and rock with his gumbo approach to guitar and his highly engaging live stage performance. The result? You’ll have to check that out for yourself.
Doors at 7pm. Dinner and drinks before the show.
Live Music at 8:30.
21+, $5 cash, non-smoking inside.
About Blind Willie's Blues Club
Housed in a historic 1920's era building, Blind Willie's Blues Club has hosted nearly 10,000 nights of live music in Atlanta. Tonight is a good time to go, plus there is a live performance six nights a week (Tue-Sun). National touring acts appear regularly along with the best of local & regional acts. Your favorite blues musician or band from the last 30 years likely played a concert here. The focus is blues, but at some events you may also hear jazz, early R&B, soul, and roots music.
Looking for restaurants with live music in Atlanta? Blind Willie's has a dinner menu and full bar to accompany the entertainment. Start the show with food and drinks, progress to drinks and dancing. The club is small, cozy and intimate, so you can relax and enjoy good music and shared experiences. Visit soon.