October 11

Hey gang!

Starting tomorrow, Open Mic at the O is BACK! Can’t wait to see everyone!

Here’s what’s coming up…

Monday: Mike hosts the Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! He’ll provide the PA and a short host set, the rest is up to you! Come join us and show off your acoustic/vocal chops or just hang out and enjoy the music, great food and frosty cold drinks! Please bring your own microphone!

Saturday: Shady Drive will appear at the Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 8-10pm) The food there is second to none (try the $10 steak special!), the drinks are cold and the service is top notch! We’ll be playing your favorite blues and rock tunes all evening, so GET THERE and let’s party! Reservations are strongly recommended! Call (440) 799-4200!

On Wednesday, November 25,  Shady Drive joins with Tony Koussa on keys and the fabulous North Coast Horns to appear at Legends Sports Bar and Grill (8735 Day Drive, Parma, 8pm)! Great food, service, plenty of parking, house sound and lights and a huge dance floor all make Legends one of Cleveland’s top live music venues, so make plans now to join us!

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blue” at all of our live shows and on Amazon, CDBaby or iTunes! You can hear us often, along with other blues artists on WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now.  We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Paul & Mike :c)

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September 21

Hey gang!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Fairview Tavern, including Sandy, Ken, Marilyn #1, Marilyn #2, Mary Beth, Dee, Birdman, Michelle, Frank, Karen, Sandy, Randy, Gerald, Izzy, Priscilla, Jody, Chuck, Susie and Jim!

Here’s what’s coming up…

Monday, October 12: Mike will host the Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! He’ll provide the PA and a short host set, the rest is up to you! Come join us and show off your acoustic/vocal chops or just hang out and enjoy the music, great food and frosty cold drinks! Please bring your own microphone!

Remember to mark your calendars on October 17, when Shady Drive will appear at the Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 8-10pm) The food there is second to none (try the $10 steak special!), the drinks are cold and the service is top notch! We’ll be playing your favorite blues and rock tunes all evening, so GET THERE and let’s party! Reservations are strongly recommended! Call (440) 799-4200!

Also, on Wednesday, November 25!! Shady Drive joins with Tony Koussa on keys and the fabulous North Coast Horns to appear at Legends Sports Bar and Grill (8735 Day Drive, Parma, 8pm)! Great food, service, plenty of parking, house sound and lights and a huge dance floor all make Legends one of Cleveland’s top live music venues, so make plans now to join us!

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blue” at all of our live shows and on Amazon, CDBaby or iTunes! You can hear us often, along with other blues artists on WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now.  We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Paul & Mike :c)

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September 13

Hi gang!

Big thanks to everyone who came out to the Blue Turtle on Friday, including Meg, Chris, Daryl, Marilyn, Carrie, Keith, Sandy, Ken, L.J., Brian, Tammy & Mike!

Coming up this week…

Saturday:  Shady Drive heads back to The Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 7pm). The food there is second to none (try the $10 steak special!), the drinks are cold and the service is top notch! We’ll be playing your favorite blues and rock tunes all evening, so GET THERE and let’s party and welcome Paul Francis back to Shady Drive!

That’s all for now. We’ll talk soon!

Rob, Paul & Mike :c)

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September 7

Hi gang!

Happy Labor Day! We hope everyone is doing something fun and relaxing today! Speaking of fun, Slim ‘N Shady will be doing something fun this coming Friday, September 11! Here’s the scoop…

Friday: Slim ‘N Shady heads back to Blue Turtle Tavern (29352 Lorain Rd., N. Olmsted, 6-9pm). C’mon out and help us rock the house during the Turtle’s Happy Hour while we play your favorite classic rock, country and blues tunes! You can even sing along! It’s that kinda party!

Coming up next week, on September 19…

Saturday: Shady Drive heads back to The Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 7pm). The food there is second to none (try the $10 steak special!), the drinks are cold and the service is top notch! We’ll be playing your favorite blues and rock tunes all evening, so GET THERE and let’s party!

After three years in the bass chair with Shady Drive, Blake Kniola is leaving the band to pursue other musical interests. It’s been an amazingly fun time with Blake in the band, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors! We’ll miss you Blake!

And so, please welcome Paul Francis back to Shady Drive! Paul has continued to play with Rob and Mike in “In Step”, and is returning to Shady Drive. We’re looking forward to our first show with Paul back in the bass chair on September 19!

That’s all for now. We’ll talk soon!

Rob, Paul & Mike :c)

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July 19

Hi gang!

We hope everyone is well! Currently we are scheduled to resume performing in September. Providing the current level of restriction doesn’t increase, Slim ‘N Shady will resume at Blue Turtle Tavern on Friday, September 11, 6-9pm. Shady Drive will resume at Fairview Tavern on Saturday, September 19, 9pm – midnight.

Hope to see you there! Stay safe!

Rob, Blake & Mike :c)

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May 26

Hi gang!

Due to some personal and family health concerns, Shady Drive/Slim ‘N Shady/In Step will be taking a short break from performing. The current lockdown and ban on entertainment seemed like an appropriate time for us to do so.

Stay well. We will see you all on the other side of this.

Rob, Blake & Mike :c)

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May 17

Hi gang,

Currently, all of our live shows are canceled until bars and restaurants open again. We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Many venues are staying open for carry out and delivery. They need our support to stay afloat until this crisis passes and we can get back to some semblance of normalcy.

Restaurants with outdoor seating opened on May 15, bars and indoor restaurants may open on May 21, provided they meet the social distancing guidelines. However, there was some language about dancing and entertainment areas remaining closed for the time being. We’re still not optimistic for the month of May. We’ll continue to post on Sunday to keep in touch and keep you all informed.

In the meantime, grab some take out from your favorite venue occasionally. Two of our favorites are:

The Fairview Tavern – 21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park – (440) 799-4200, carry out, delivery

The Oriole Cafe – 294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea – (440) 243-8809, carry out, delivery

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blue” at all of our live shows (when they resume) and on Amazon, CDBaby or iTunes! You can hear us often, along with other blues artists on WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

Stay well, stay home and help each other however you are able. Thank you.

We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Blake & Mike :c)

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May 10

Hi gang,

Currently, all of our live shows are canceled until bars and restaurants open again. We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Many venues are staying open for carry out and delivery. They need our support to stay afloat until this crisis passes and we can get back to some semblance of normalcy.

This past Thursday, Governor DeWine announced that restaurants with outdoor seating are permitted to open on May 15, bars and indoor restaurants on May 21, provided they meet the social distancing guidelines. However, there was some language about dancing and entertainment areas remaining closed for the time being, so we’re still not optimistic for the month of May. We’ll continue to post on Sunday to keep in touch and keep you all informed.

In the meantime, grab some take out from your favorite venue occasionally. Two of our favorites are:

The Fairview Tavern – 21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park – (440) 799-4200, carry out, delivery

The Oriole Cafe – 294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea – (440) 243-8809, carry out, delivery

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blue” at all of our live shows (when they resume) and on Amazon, CDBaby or iTunes! You can hear us often, along with other blues artists on WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

Stay well, stay home and help each other however you are able. Thank you.

We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Blake & Mike :c)

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May 3

Hi gang,

Currently, all of our live shows are canceled until bars and restaurants open again. We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Many venues are staying open for carry out and delivery. They need our support to stay afloat until this crisis passes and we can get back to some semblance of normalcy. We’re not optimistic about the month of May. We will continue to post on Sunday to keep in touch and keep you all informed.

In the meantime, grab some take out from your favorite venue occasionally. Two of our favorites are:

The Fairview Tavern – 21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park – (440) 799-4200, carry out, delivery

The Oriole Cafe – 294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea – (440) 243-8809, carry out, delivery

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blue” at all of our live shows (when they resume) and on Amazon, CDBaby or iTunes! You can hear us often, along with other blues artists on WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

Stay well, stay home and help each other however you are able. Thank you.

We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Blake & Mike :c)

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April 26

Hi gang,

Currently, all of our live shows are canceled until bars and restaurants open again. We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Many venues are staying open for carry out and delivery. They need our support to stay afloat until this crisis passes and we can get back to some semblance of normalcy. We will continue to post on Sunday to keep in touch and keep you all informed.

In the meantime, grab some take out from your favorite venue occasionally. Two of our favorites are:

The Fairview Tavern – 21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park – (440) 799-4200, carry out, delivery

The Oriole Cafe – 294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea – (440) 243-8809, carry out, delivery

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blue” at all of our live shows (when they resume) and on Amazon, CDBaby or iTunes! You can hear us often, along with other blues artists on WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

Stay well, stay home and help each other however you are able. Thank you.

We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Blake & Mike :c)

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