Tuesday’s CMC Jam was another great night, thanks to everyone who came out, hosts, jammers and spectators alike, including (but not limited to!): Brian Davidson, Bill March, Doug, Fred, Tom, Don Lydon, Gregory McGill, Skip Werke, Jmy T., “Dale Hartmann and Friends”(Dale Hartmann, Ted Bahas, Alexis Bahas, Roger Busser, Charlie Merit) “The Sexplosions” John Kerver, Jimmy Deamiches, Bob Laeng, Charlita Anderson, Erika Starcher, and myself), Jerry, Robert A. DeVries, Patricia Reiter… Pam, Vern, Patty, Sue, Mary Beth, David, Schyler, Bethany, Dawn, Vicki, the Dancing Marilyns and the rest of the ‘Frog Faithful. And, as always, thank you to our sponsor Dirty Town Guitar and Amps and to Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe for their continued support!
Wednesday at Bullfrog’s was an absolutely epic night! It was literally standing room only when we hit the stage at 8:30 and the house just rocked all night long. Huge thanks to Darrin Clark, Al Widmer, Mark Rasnick and Rick Matousek for an amazing performance! Big thanks also to Debbie, Erika, Chris, Daryl, Dave, Jess, Bob, Mary, Ed, Kathy, Joy, Tom, Wilma and her clan, Effie, Don, Doug, the Dancing Marilyns, Karen, Patty, Vern, Tony, Efrain and all of the folks who came out that I am sure I’ve missed because there were people EVERYWHERE! lol Much gratitude to Meg and Katie behind the bar, Malory, Mira and Darian in the dining room and to Russell and Angela for having us!
Friday at Erie Social Shuffleboard Club and Bar was another home run. The crowd there was stellar as usual and included our friends Cindy, Woody, Patty and Jerry! Thanks to all who came out and to Jim and his staff for having us! See you back there again soon!
Saturday’s In Step show at 42 Eighty was not quite a packed house, but a great turnout nonetheless. Many thanks to Jane, John, Erika, Jess, Sandy, Ken, Cindy, Andy, Cindy, Dave, Nate and all of the 42 Eighty gang for coming out and to Anne and Melissa, who did an awesome job keeping us all fed and watered! Huge thanks to Ernie for all of his help promoting the show and getting the word out, and to Robert and Jess Valore for giving us a great venue to debut In Step!
Coming up this week…
The Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam happens every Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30). This week’s guest hosts are Becky Boyd, Mike Dixon and Tim Hamman! Our sponsor each and every week is Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood)! Full backline (two guitar amps, bass amp, SONOR DRUMS and PA) is provided, so bring your favorite axe, sticks or just your party attitude and dancin’ shoes and come join the fun!
Saturday will find Slim N’ Shady at Gandalf’s Pub (6757 Center Rd., Valley City, 8pm-11pm). Gandalf’s has a great Irish-American menu (think boxties!!), a great selection of beers and all of your favorite wines and mixed drinks, so come join us on a Saturday night!
As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blue” at our live shows or on CDBaby or iTunes! You can hear us often, along with other blues artists on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com
That’s all for this week. We’ll talk soon…
Rob, Tim and Mike :c)