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Mara's Music Mix

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For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees from 2014 Daryl Hall and John Oates will perform in Atlanta on July 10.
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 Looking ahead at some of this weekend's concert offerings, we have an American Idol in Wolf Creek, a "tempting" R&B legendary group in Gainesville and a pop duo recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

WABE contributor Mara Davis joins "Morning Edition" host Steve Goss for this week’s Music Mix.

The Woody Pines
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In our weekly look-ahead at some of the upcoming concerts around Atlanta, we have a jazz bass prodigy, a tribute to the King of Pop, and fireworks, fireworks, and more fireworks for the holiday weekend.

WABE contributor Mara Davis joins our own "Morning Edition" host Steve Goss for this week’s Music Mix.

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys
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Looking ahead at some of this weekend's concert offerings, we have vintage heavy metal at Lakewood, the godfather of alt-country in Decatur and a Beach Boy at the Fox. WABE contributor Mara Davis joins "Morning Edition" host Steve Goss for this week’s Music Mix.

Weird Al Yankovic sings the Saga Begins at the HMV Forum London.
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Looking ahead at some of this weekend’s concerts, we have a country-rock triumvirate, vintage garage rockers and a truly weird concert hitting Chastain.

WABE contributor Mara Davis joins Morning Edition host Steve Goss for this week’s Music Mix.

British rock singer Morrissey, the former front man of the alternative rock group The Smiths, sings during his concert in Manila, Philippines on Sunday May 13, 2012. Morrissey recently sent a letter on behalf of Manila-based People for the Ethical Treatme
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Looking ahead at some of this weekend’s concerts, we have LOTS of selections, including a classic Americana duo in a garden, a trio of 90s throwbacks, and perhaps even the Pope of Mope will be making an appearance. Contributor Mara Davis joins Morning Edition host Steve Goss for this week’s Music Mix.

Mick Jagger, Chuck Leavell and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones perform at the United Center on Friday, May 31, 2013 in Chicago.
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Looking ahead at some of this weekend’s concerts, we have a genre-hopping act originally from Atlanta, the New Kids and some old Stones. WABE contributor Mara Davis joins Morning Edition host Steve Goss for this week’s Music Mix.

Dave Matthews of The Dave Matthews Band performs on stage at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Friday, June 28, 2013,
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Looking ahead at some of this weekend’s concerts, we have three music festivals taking over Candler Park, Suwanee and Woodstock, plus everything from Western Swing to the “Mozart of Guitar.” WABE contributor Mara Davis joins Morning Edition host Steve Goss for this week’s Music Mix.

U.S. singer Diana Ross performs at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo,Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. Artists from all over the world gathered at the Oslo Spektrum to help spread the message of peace and celebrate this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate. (AP P
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Looking ahead at concert picks: Electronic music takes over Kingston Downs; the Canadians are coming to Verizon, and a bona fide diva celebrates 50 years of R&B at Chastain. WABE contributor Mara Davis joins us for this week’s Music Mix.

Butch Walker arrives at the 5th Annual Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards held at Mack Sennett Studios on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Los Angeles.
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Looking ahead at this weekend’s concert calendar, country music shakes up Kennesaw, homegrown punk invades Atlanta and a trio performs a modern interpretation of Chopin.

Contributor Mara Davis joins Steve Goss for this week’s rocking Music Mix.

Zac Brown as Zac Brown Band performs during Music Midtown 2014 at Piedmont Park on Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014, in Atlanta.
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We’re getting shaky knees just looking ahead at this weekend’s concert calendar. There’s Milkmen at the Masquerade, a hometown hero at Verizon and, of course, that big party in Central Park. WABE contributor Mara Davis joins us for this week’s Music Mix.

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Looking ahead at this weekend’s concert calendar, we’ve got a classic rock history class at the Fox, a bossa nova party on Edgewood and Steve Goss coins a new phrase for Canadian Americana music. WABE contributor Mara Davis joins us for this week’s Music Mix.

Bob Dylan performs at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on Friday April 24.
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Looking ahead at this weekend’s concert calendar, we’ve got rockabilly at the Star Bar, indie rock royalty at the Fox, and the seemingly immortal Bob Dylan in Atlanta. WABE contributor Mara Davis joins Morning Edition host Steve Goss for this week’s Music Mix.

Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney break in their new album "No Cities To Love" at Atlanta's Tabernacle on April 21.
Robert Altman / Invision/Associated Press

This week in upcoming concerts, we have a homegrown music festival moving up to Centennial Park, a chance to reminisce about the Summer of ’69, a party at the High, riot grrrls at the Tabernacle and much more. WABE contributor Mara Davis joins Morning Edition host Steve Goss for this week’s Music Mix.

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This weekend’s concert calendar brings us the return of some indie-rock greats, a gospel brunch at Eddie’s, and an 80s pop-rock takeover at the Variety.

Contributor Mara Davis joins Steve Goss to talk about all the great music going on in the next five days.

Rhiannon Giddens playing in the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
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This weekend, Atlanta plays host to Americana historian Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a low country boil and blues fest and 500 of the greatest rock and roll songs of all time.

WABE contributor Mara Davis joins Morning Edition host Steve Goss for this week’s Music Mix.

Jinkx Monsoon performs in Atlanta during last year's RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons.
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This week on the music mix, WABE contributor Mara Davis brings us the blues, takes us to a drag race and croons some Al Stewart to bring us her upcoming concert calendar.

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This week on Mara's Music Mix, we have Special Sauce, a pair of bluegrass legends, a punk/jazz guitarist at Eddie's Attic, and WABE contributor Mara Davis is aghast that Steve Goss has never seen "Pitch Perfect." 

John Mellencamp performs at the Fox Theater in Atlanta on Friday March 13
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This weekend sees "Take Me To Church" sensation Hozier return, yet again, to Atlanta's stages, while John Mellencamp gets gritty at the Fox, and part of the Arcade brings the Fire to the EARL. All that and much, much more as WABE contributor Mara Davis brings us her music mix.

Michelle Malone performs at Shawn Mullins' four-night stand birthday bash at the Red Clay Theater in Buford, March 5-8.
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This week on the Music Mix, WABE contributor Mara Davis brings us a singer-songwriter's birthday week, a pun-happy tribute act and Mara's pick for artist of the year, Hozier, takes us to church ... or at least The Tabernacle. 

Willie Nelson will appear on the Tabernacle stage with his trusty guitar, Trigger, on February 27.
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This week, everyone's favorite ponytailed country legend Willie Nelson continues to wear a hole in his trusty guitar and an Athens country rule-breaker takes the Tabernacle stage. Plus, an indie rocker brings a new kind of grit to the EARL, and Piano Man Billy Joel plays the hits at Phillips. 

WABE contributor Mara Davis brings this weekend in concert picks.

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This week, a jazz bass legend hits the Variety Playhouse, an unsung hero of blues and country comes to town, and a deep cut from Atlanta's supper club past leads a sing-along. WABE contributor Mara Davis covers all that and more in this week's Music Mix.

Harry Connick Jr. arrives at the Fox Winter TCA All Star Party on  Jan. 17, 2015, in Pasadena, California.
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This week, WABE contributor Mara Davis gushes over Red Barat and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a bill she calls a mix of curry and gumbo, which hits the Rialto stage on Saturday.

While WABE's Steve Goss finds his life lacking in comparison to a certain jazz crooner. That's all in this week's Music Mix. 

Guster at the Tabernacle; Friday, Feb. 13

Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the Variety Playhouse; Friday, Feb. 13

Occasionally rambunctious jazz pianist and singer Jamie Cullum performs at Atlanta Symphony Hall on Sunday, February 8.
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The musical trivia dream team of WABE contributor Mara Davis and Steve Goss lay out a full weekend of concert picks, including electronic funk, fast-pickin' bluegrass and a not-too-mellow jazz singer at Symphony Hall.

Yonder Mountain String Band at the Variety Playhouse; Friday, Feb. 6

Jerry Seinfeld at the Fox Theater; Friday, Feb. 6

Zoso, the Led Zeppelin Experience stage a two-night, seven-album stand at the Variety Playhouse January 30 & 31.
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This week, WABE contributor Mara Davis helps us get the Led out with a look ahead at a throwback folkie, a surprising number of bands pretending to be other bands, and a few classics playing their classics in Atlanta.

John McCutcheon at Eddie’s Attic; Friday, Jan. 30

Griffin House at Eddie’s Attic; Friday, Jan. 30

Leon Russell
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The Santa Claus of rock helms a two-night stand, and seemingly thousands of bands are set to descend on the city in May for all manner of Shaky festivals. WABE's Steve Goss and WABE contributor Mara Davis weigh in on their picks for upcoming concerts.

Phil Maderia at Red Clay Theater; Friday, Jan. 23

Leon Russell at Terminal West; Monday and Tuesday Jan. 26-27

Clashinista onstage at the EARL
Angela Fox / special to WABE

Atlanta's only Clash cover band slams the Jail Guitar Doors on 529, the man behind a notorious '80s Christmas song, and everyone's best bud are all covered in this week's look at the city's concert offerings with WABE contributor Mara Davis.

Clashinista at 529; Saturday January 17

Midge Ure at Eddie’s Attic; Saturday January 17

Sam Smith
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The artist behind Mara's pick for Song of the Year comes to the Fox, and a genuine Concrete Blonde hits the Attic. WABE's Steve Goss talks to Atlanta radio veteran Mara Davis about her picks for upcoming concerts.

Billy Joel
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The Piano Man goes solo at Philips Arena and Bette Midler provides the wind beneath the wings of this week's look ahead at contributor Mara Davis' picks of concerts to mark on your calendar in 2015.

Indigo Girls at Terminal West; Saturday January 3 [SOLD OUT]

30A Songwriters Festival in South Walton, Florida; January 16-18

Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman makes his fifth trip to Atlanta to close out 2014, and WABE's Steve Goss and contributor Mara Davis go over a concert calendar full of blue-eyed soul, New Jersey bluegrass, and one of Atlanta's own powerhouse frontwomen. 

St. Paul and Broken Bones at the Fox’s Egyptian Ballroom; Saturday December 27

Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics at the EARL; Saturday December 27

Mara's Music Mix: Dec. 19 & 20

Dec 19, 2014
Mara's Music Mix hosts Steve Goss and Mara Davis
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For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for Dec. 19 & 20:

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