Friday Jan 25
MaMa T at Grants Lounge
Grants Lounge has gotten a reboot. So far, everything seems to be coming together and weve been hearing that people are having a good time. Having regular gigs again at this historic bar is a big plus to downtown. Friday night, they play host to MaMa T, a Middle Georgia blues favorite. She brings along Stan Martin, Greg Shellnut and Dave McArel. If youre looking for a bit of nostalgia with your good time, then it gets no better than down home blues at Grants Lounge. 21 and up. 9 p.m. $5.
Ben Wells at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
Ben Wells started playing music at a little church just outside of Valdosta. Lately, hes playing his brand of country rock all across Georgia and the Southeast. His debut, self-titled album reached No. 26 on the iTunes country charts and his YouTube page has received more than a million hits. Now, hes bringing his good time country to downtown Macon. Dont miss this high-energy country rocking show. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.
Saturday Jan 26
Paleface at the Rookery
Paleface is an interesting story in music. He was always around the right people and yet he is only known by a few hardcore music fans. For example, he lived with Beck early in his career. Beck even calls him a huge influence on his early work. He learned to play music from Daniel Johnston and was discovered by Danny Fields, who managed the Stooges and the Ramones. Paleface is now touring in support of a new album. He celebrated the release of this album by playing a show with the Avett Brothers at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Now, he is bringing his new music to Macon. 21 and up. 10 p.m. Free.
Sunday Jan 27
Abby Owens, Vic Stanley and Louise Warren at Macon Music on Ingleside Avenue
Macon Music is a music store that handles all the needs of Middle Georgias musicians. Every once in a while, they open their doors and invite some of those musicians to come in and show their talents. This time they have collected a very talented group of music lovers who double as players to honor one of the great understated song writers of our time, John Hiatt. Hiatts songs have been covered by greats such as Bob Dylan, Chaka Khan, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Keith Urban and many more. All ages welcome. 7 p.m. $5.
Tuesday Jan 29
Ian Altman at Mercer Universitys Fickling Hall
Ian Altman is an associate professor of music at the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University. Tuesday, he will perform a solo piano recital that sways between the classical and romantic periods. Considered a scholar in 19th century romanticism, Altman will perform pieces by Beethoven, Chopin and Stravinsky. All ages welcome. 7:30 p.m. Free.