Bands

Past Present and Future look at the great musicians who’ve played at Darwin’s!

Flyers and dates on this page may represent past shows. Please check our Calendar Page for current schedule.

AJ Ghent
J Wunder is the new image of steel guitar for today’s generation and the ones to come. J Wunder sings, raps, writes, and produces all in addition to the steel guitar. J Wunder wants to impact the world with brilliance of “feel good dance music”.
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Andrew Black
Arriving on the blues scene in Atlanta in 1999 Andrew Black earned instant recognition with his release of the Luther Allison blues song “Cherry Red Wine’
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Andrew and the Disapyramids
Don’t expect a run-of-the-mill, cheesy cover band here. “The ‘Mids” are young, hungry, and love to incite a good party. These kids attack the music the right way; staying true to the period with garage-like intensity.
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Barry Richman Band
Please visit our official web site at: BarryRichman.com for more songs, videos, pictures, vintage guitars & info on shows.
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The Beau Show
“Of all the people in the room, I am my biggest fan” – Beau Hall.
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Beverly “Guitar” Watkins
Beverly “Guitar” Watkins (born c. 1940, Atlanta, Georgia) is an American black female blues guitarist. Sandra Pointer-Jones writes, “Beverly Watkins is a pyrotechnic guitar maven whose searing, ballistic attacks on the guitar have become allegorical tales within the blues community.
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Bill Sheffield
Everything about Bill Sheffield is authentic. It’s there in the intense, transcendent way he finger picks his guitar. It’s there in his songs that wrestle with earthly pleasure and the need for redemption.
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Bobby Messano
NASHVILLE based Touring Artist: Bobby Messano is an 8X 1st Round Grammy Nominated Contemporary Blues Artist who has played on over 50 Albums.
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Brandon Santini
MEMPHIS based Brandon Santini is undeniably a worthy player to keep an eye on as the next decade unfolds. With tasteful speed and licks, he combines his respect to traditional blues with a present colorful style of playing.
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The Breeze Kings
The Breeze Kings are the hottest blues band in Atlanta and blues clubs and live music fans all over Georgia are taking notice.
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Broken Arrow Blues Band
DETROIT based Electric Blues & Boogie Band that has come together in years out of a group of 4 stellar Musicians from the South Eastern part of Michigan. DETROIT Baby!! come on out and see us some time!!!
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The Cazanovas
2012 Charlotte Blues Challenge Winners
Darwin’s House Band: The Cazanovas are a butt-rockin’, in your face band ensconced in the blues with an edge that will keep you on your feet hungry for more.

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Chicago Joe Jones
WINNER OF 2006 ATLANTA BLUES CHALLENGE ELECTRIC BAND DIVISION WINNER 2008 ATLANTA BLUES CHALLENGE ELECTRIC BAND DIVISION This blues man grew up on the south side of Chicago, down the street from Muddy Waters.
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Chicago Matt and the Rosedale All-Stars
Chicago Matt & The Rosedale Allstars are a quartet of talented musicians and performers who share a love of the Blues and Roots genres that defined American music.
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Chris Duarte
Chris Duarte has been drawn towards the swinging dance blues. “Nothing says good times more than people out of their seats and packing the dance floors. It’s also a real energy booster for the band to watch all those bodies moving to the beat.”
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The Electromatics
Crown Royal, Dewars, Caddyshack, Blazing Saddles, Anything Amusing and or blues and r&b
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Eric Culberson
From SAVANNAH, hear echoes of funk, R&B, hard rock, Southern-Fried Jam and even early punk, all of which played a key roles in forming the talent and sound of The Eric Culberson Band
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Fedora Blues Band
Fred Meltzer and his hip-swinging Blues Band.
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Have Gun Will Travel
FLORIDA based HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL has been busy since the 2008 release of their debut full-length album.
Creative Loafing’s 2008 Best of the Bay Awards
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Heather “Possumdiva” Luttrell
Well, musicians don’t get much more home grown than Heather Luttrell, who grew up traveling the country with her father’s band. Music began as a vital part of her childhood; it eventually became an integral part of her soul.
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The Hollidays
Who doesn’t love The Hollidays? 3 Brothers; Art, Jake & Adam Holliday, and ‘honorary brother’ on the skins. Branching out of Atlanta, GA, where good music, soul and street crime reign. One could only describe their style as a modern take on classic 60’s Soul, Garage, Rock & Roll and obscure Blues.
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John Michael Rose
Born and raised in Georgia, lived some time in Texas. Played music for a living along with other side jobs. I now live back in Atlanta. I have a job in the day time and I play music at night.
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John Sosebee Band
An original 3 piece band out of Atlanta, with a very cool mix of Hill Country Blues, Hip-Hop, Rock, Jazz, and Old Time Appalachian music combined into an awesome, high energy show!
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JP Blues
John Pagano’s searing, soulful guitar gives hope to the rebirth of passion and soul in music!
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Little G Weevil
2013 IBC Best Solo Act
2013 IBC Best Solo Guitarist Winner

Guitarist, singer, songwriter Little G Weevil is one of the most unique entertainers on the scene today. His approach to the American Roots and Blues Music makes him one of a kind. This high energy and very laid back performer sings his heart out, picks his guitar like he just got “struck by lightning” and tells his real life stories in a way that is really hard to forget.
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Lola
Lola (just Lola) is a dynamic blues and R&B singer/keyboard player who has been igniting stages in the Atlanta area. Blessed with a deep soul voice, a funkified keyboard style and an intense, high energy stage presence, Lola combines traditional blues with hard-edged R&B to create her own brand of contemporary, tough music.
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Marshall Ruffin
Soulful Blues Meets Stimulating Grunge
Nominated for 2009 IMA Blues Album of the Year
“Ruffin plays guitar and sings with a prowess that most roots & blues artists develop only after many weary years on the road, yet he’s only 24!”
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Marty Manous
Marty Manous considered to be A guitar virtuoso at an Early age of 16. Now Marty is the Lead guitarist, Front man and composer for his band The Marty Manous Band. Marty”s Music is remarked as being Soulful,dark and powerful with great songs and killer guitar.
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Mary Raindrop
Sassy-Sweet Southern Girl Miss Mary Raindrop, born and raised in Atlanta Georgia. Mary’s passion for music began in her grandmothers attic with her mothers old box record player and 45’s. Singing along to Patsy Cline while her grandparents danced, Mary developed her love of music.
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Melanie Denard
Melanie Denard has been entertaining audiences around the country since 2002 with her soulful stylings of “edgy” country, slammin’ rockabilly, scorchin’ southern rock, and steamy delta blues. Known by her fans for her abiding love of all things rustic and”down home”.
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Mike Delaney
Mike Delaney Blues is a touring band based in Atlanta, GA. Starting with a recipe of traditional blues, Mike mixes in some rock, funk, and soul to serve up a performance of “blues with an attitude.”
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Mike Lowry
Lowry is showcasing the maturity he has gained in his years as a working musician. Songs are built up layer by layer with careful attention paid to texture and the aural experience as a whole.
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Mike Watson
Mike has been performing music virtually his entire life, from his hometown in Bowdon, Georgia and the Atlanta area, covering thousands of miles over the years throughout the United States.
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Mile Train
Mile Train has been mesmerizing and captivating audiences all over the southeast for years now. The Mile Train family has grown to an unexpected size that spans the world. Their special home brew of Blues Rock and Jazz has allowed them to reach a wide demographic of listeners. From college crowds to the die hard blues fans that frequent the smoky, rustic music halls, Mile Train has had some wonderful success.
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Mo’ Blues
ARGENTINA based Mo’ Blues first came to the U.S. in 2000, playing exclusively in Spanish MOST. Returning every year They Increased their fan base. As Sebastian puts it, “Music is the international language and we are the living proof of it.”
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Mojo Dojo
A native of Atlanta Georgia, bandleader, bassist/vocalist and ace sideman Scott Glazer learned music early at home from a singing mom, a coronet playing dad and old country grandparents who listened to music of the world including Italian, Hungarian, Yiddish, classical and cantorial recordings.
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Motor City Josh
Josh is a straight up singin’, guitar slingin’, songwriting, crowd-pleasing Blues man. Son of a preacher man and woman, at 35 Josh has achieved incredible success and proves to be one of the most skillful yet animated Blues performers around.
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Mudcat
“Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck is an internationally known gospel and bluesman. Mudcat continues the traditions of the early blues pioneers while adding his own Mudcat edge, resulting in one of Atlanta’s greatest treasures.”
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New Yankee AllStars
The New Yankee Allstars return!! Mike Martin + John McKnight + Jon Schwenke
Blues, Jazz, Southern-Jam, Funk Fusion!
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The Psycho-DeVilles
Atlanta’s Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho DeVilles are a super-charged, high-energy rockabilly show singing tunes about hot rod cars, mean women, and having a good ol’ time.
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The Rockaholics
With decades of experience the Rockaholics continue to pay their dues while performing live homage to blues, rock and soul artists of yesterday and today!
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Rod Hamdallah
Rod’s original musical elements are rooted in Blues, Garage Rock and Early Country. Low-fidelity, dark storytelling and Eerie American Folk Music make up the songwriting process.
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The Rhythm Yard
John “Mighty” McKnight has a gift that he loves to share! After numerous years of being a side man, he has decided to organize his own band and get out there and spread some joy.
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Run With Bulls
NASHVILLE based Run With Bulls is hard to define but the groove is dead-on, with strains of country, blues, modern rock and R&B coalescing in a style uniquely Run With Bulls, and it ignites both on stage and in the studio.
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Sal’s Soulful Sinners
Hey Ya`ll,welcome to SalLand.
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Sauce Boss
The Sauce Boss has cooked gumbo on stage for over 180,000 for free. He mixes his spicy slide guitar with his Liquid Summer Hot Sauce right into every night’s performance of his own gumbo recipe. It’s a multi-sensory soul shouting picnic of rock and roll brotherhood. And at the end of the night, everybody eats.
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Thomas Wynn & the Believers
A combination of blistering rock and southern soul. this tight six-piece, fiery ensemble has been playing the Orlando original music circuit for the last three plus years and have quickly garnered local celebrity press status and fan buzz.
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The Truett Lollis Trio
Marietta GA’s premier blues band! Road tested funky rhythm section w/ young guitar prodigy out to rock the roadhouse! Old-school style rendered with youthful fervor served up w/ some soulful originals!
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Uncle Sugar
Atlanta based Uncle Sugar is: Ross Pead, Jon Schwenke, Eddie Tigner, Terrence Prather and Stephen Talkovich.
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