Nov 15 2011

10.08.2011 – 10.12.2011: Darwin’s + Hijacking Festival + Nik’s

Little G Weevil - 10.08.2011 @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues. Little G is not just a musician, he’s an entertainer! G knows how to put on a good show and make sure everyone in the room is having a good time. Every week G has been bringing up a new guest, and this week we got 3! Ana Howells, Danny Vinson, and Beau Hall!


Ana and G Weevil @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Ana and G Weevil @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues

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Nov 6 2011

10.05.2011 Chomp & Stomp + The Bush Pilots

Chomp & Stomp Chili Cookoff: Mmmm…Chili cookoff… Along with a few thousand other Atlantians, I went to the Chomp & Stomp Chili Cookoff in Cabbagetown. Chili, Music, People, Artists, and lots and lots of waiting in lines.

I had a blast, and it was a fine day for standing around in a line in a park listening to Live Bluegrass. All the chili was great, what little of it I had…I waited in so many lines most of the chili was gone by the time I even got a quarter of the way through…and I was there early! I was jealous of seeing some folks walking around with a stack of 20+ cups, while I had less than 10. These were generally the drunken folks who push their way to the front..but it was all in good chili!

I met some awesome folks, saw some old friends, and made some new ones! All-in-all a good day. Afterwards, I had to go home and rest up for The Bush Pilots show!


Johnny Roquemore & The Apostles of Bluesgrass @ Chomp & Stomp Chili Cookoff


Johnny Roquemore & The Apostles of Bluesgrass @ Chomp & Stomp Chili Cookoff

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Nov 6 2011

10.04.2011 Stoney Brooks Band + Zydefunk

Stoney Brooks Band: My evening started off at Darwin’s with Stoney Brooks. I’d seen Stoney play at our Thursday Jam several times, and have always loved his Harmonica playing! But wow, he’s got a great voice! Stoney and his band were this year’s winners of the Atlanta Blues Competition! Using these awesome old acoustic instruments, these guys have an incredibly unique sound!


Stoney Brooks Band @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Stoney Brooks Band @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues

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Nov 3 2011

11.03.2011 – This Week!

I’ve had an incredibly busy week since my last post, filled with many many great photos. Between last week’s Blues Jam, Men in Blues, and our Halloween Grand Opening I’ve posted over 2 hundred images to Darwin’s Burgers and Blues blog. I’ll pick up where I left off from there:

Monday: Jim Ransone’s acoustic set. Mondays are pretty slow everywhere, I decided to save my gas and hang out with Jim.


Jim Ransone @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues

Tuesday: I had a blast hanging out with Little G and Michael Guy Tuesday! Buddy Guy’s nephew came by Darwin’s and hung out with us, what a treat!


Little G Weevil @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues

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Oct 25 2011

10.20.2011 – Current: Darwin’s, Darwin’s, and Darwin’s (Long Post)

Thursday - We’ve had such great acts at Darwin’s lately I’ve just been hanging around and soaking it up! Thursday was Darwin’s Blues Jam, and what a night… So many great musicians came out, we had 4 female singers come in this week and they ALL sounded amazing!


The Cazanovas @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues

Truett Lollis: We love Truett, and he will be opening for Little G at our Grand Opening on October 29th at 8pm! He was nice enough to come by the jam and play a few songs before he was whisked away to another gig at 11.


Truett Lollis @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues

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Oct 22 2011

10.19.2011 Americana in the Park + Ross Pead

Marshall Ruffin - Several weeks ago I met Tiffany Leigh of the band Waller who gave me a free pass to see her band at Park Tavern. It just so happens Marshall Ruffin was opening for them! Marshall was suggested to me by a few other folks and he put on a great two-piece set!


Marshall Ruffin @ Park Tavern


Marshall Ruffin @ Park Tavern

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Oct 19 2011

10.17.2011 Rod Hamdallah + Jam @ The Tavern

Rod Hamdallah - Rod filled in for Jim Ransone Monday and put on a great set! Rod is heavily influenced by other great 2-piece sets like The Black Keys and White Stripes. I can’t wait to see his two-piece set play this Saturday at Darwin’s!


Rod Hamdallah @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Rod Hamdallah @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues

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Oct 15 2011

10.14.2011 Rosedale All Stars + Heather Luttrell + Lola Guley

Darwin’s Burgers and Blues: My evening started out at Darwin’s where I devoured 2 HMS Beagles while checking out The Rosedale AllStars. These guys were phenomenal!


Rosedale All Stars @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Rosedale All Stars @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues

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Oct 13 2011

10.12.2011 Goblins and Ghoul-ash Grand Opening Flyer Design

I’ve taken a few days off from photography to work on some designs. This flyer went through many iterations before I came up with this idea, it’s a spoof on the original Friday the 13th poster.

October 29th: Darwin’s Goblins and Ghoul-ash Grand Opening featuring Little G Weevil and John McKnight! This will be our official Grand Opening Bash featuring Chef Akin’s SMOKED PULLED PORK as well as Little G’s homemade Hungarian Gulyash! We’ll be having a raffle with giveaway EVERY HOUR! Come out and win autographed merch. from the musicians, as well as Charly D Tshirts and pint glasses!


Goblins and Ghoulash Grand Opening Saturday, Oct. 29th @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Oct 11 2011

10.10.2011 Jim Ransone

Jim Ransone - I wanted a relaxing night last night. It was drizzling all night and I really didn’t want to drive anywhere. Good thing Darwin’s is right near my house! I went and hung out with the regulars, had some dinner, and watched Jim Ransone and Tamara Nicolai jam out on stage. It was pretty much the perfect way to wind down a Monday.


Jim Ransone Every Monday @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Jim Ransone Every Monday @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Tamara Nicolai Every Monday @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues

The Last Menu Item - I’ve tried everything on the menu thus far except for one thing: The Bleu Buffalo. I’m quite an avid hater of Bleu Cheese. I can’t stand the stuff. Several people have told me it’s the best burger on the menu, even if you don’t like Bleu Cheese…so I caved. Wow, I was damn surprised! Chef Akin puts only a dallop of Bleu Cheese to give it a creamy texture, not so much flavor. The Wing Sauce does most of the talking as far as flavor…WOW! I ate a Bleu Cheese burger and I LOVED it!


Bleu Buffalo Burger @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues

I took a promo shot last night during Jim’s set. Everyone kept asking, “Ooo, do we get to eat those when you’re done?” ABSOLUTELY! Within 60 seconds of announcing I was done shooting, all the wings were gone…and they were DELICIOUS!


$10 Wing Special Every Tuesday @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues