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BY JORDAN GREEN Coming in March: Texas blues guitarist Johnny Winter melts your face off at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro. And in February Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel grace War Memorial Auditorium. More immediately, the Wednesday blues jam hosted by Shiela Klinefelter and Tim Buffington takes place at the Clubhouse in Greensboro, while the Thursday blues jam hosted by Stan Atwell, Mike Thomas and Terry VunCannon goes down on Thanksgiving at the Flatiron. Speaking of Thanksgiving and the blues, I guess you can consider America’s original music form to be a kind of comfort food. When the Tryptophan kicks in and you need to revive, the blues is probably the best antidote. One of the best practitioners, Tim Betts, leads his band at the Blind Tiger for a post-turkey bachanal. Fair Warning plays Riders in the Country in Greensboro from Thursday through Saturday. Possum Jenkins and the Rough Band play the Garage in Winston-Salem on Friday. A donation of canned goods — proceeds go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina — gets you a 50percent discount at the door. The Blue Turkey Ball, featuring Sophisticated Blues, Blues World Order, the Rob Massengale Band and Jody Lee Petty, takes place at the Regency Room in downtown Greensboro on Friday. Please Welcome and Down on Luck pair off at Greene Street in Greensboro on Friday, while 3 Quarters Dead, a Light Divided, Bloodline Severed, Deathproof, Icarus and the Vaughn Street Glee Club scorch Somewhere Else Tavern. Kristin Leigh appears at the Coffee Break on the same night. Old Stone Revue presides at Club Oasis in Winston- Salem on Saturday, while members of Absolute 80s, the Plaids, the Mediocre Bad Guys and the Vagabond Saints Society play covers at the Garage, and Doco works Elliott’s Revue. A Kiss for Jersey (Christian prog-metal from Pilot Mountain) appears at Confluence Coffee in Winston- Salem on Saturday. The next night the band teams up with Yearling for a show at Club Oasis. Dr. Acula, Dance Club Massacre, a Stained Glass Romance and Woodhaven throw down for the kids at Club Rain on Sunday, Nov. 30, while Shiela Klinefelter, Chuck Cotton and Terry VunCannon host the Sunday blues jam at Zion Bar & Grille. The Boston Pops Orchestra with conductor Keith Lockhart and the Furman University Singers performs a holiday concert at the Joel Coliseum Theatre in Winston-Salem on Dec. 1. The Monday blues jam hosted by Bubba Klinefelter and Tim Buffington takes place at the Red Lion in High Point on Dec. 1. The Greensboro College Jazz Ensemble gives a free concert at the Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center on Dec. 2. For more information, call 336.272.7102 ext. 456. Blues merchants Tim Betts and Chris Carroll show up for their standing Tuesday-night gig at the Blind Tiger on Dec. 2, and Psychostick appears at Club Oasis. Gaurang Doshi and Anusha Doshi perform Indian classical music at the Central Library Auditorium on Dec. 2. Gaurang plays the sarod, while Anusha handles the sitar.

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