Hi gang!

Great crowd at Friday night’s Slim N’ Shady show at Blue Turtle Tavern, including Deb, Ray, Jack, Ken, Chris, Daryl, Dave and Erika! Thanks also to Donna, Megan and Sarah for keeping our glasses and plates full!

On Saturday night, Shady Drive returned to Aces Bar and Grille. It was great to see Lisa, Joe, Sally, Andy, Vickie, Rob, Rita, Melissa, Mark, Sandy, Ken, Phyllis, Bob, Timea, Andy and Jerry all turn out for our show! What a fun time!!

Coming up this week…

TTim and Mike hos the Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam on Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30) along with Becky Boyd and Mike Dixon! The 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!

Join us for Berea Community Learning Farm’s “Love The Farm” fundraising event on Saturday, February 6 from 6.00 – 10.00 pm at the American Legion Hall, Post 91 (91 American Legion Parkway, Berea, OH 44017)
Tickets are $30.00 per adult and can be purchased by clicking here (http://www.bereacommunitylearningfarm.org/love-the-farm-benefit.html). KIDS 10 AND UNDER ARE FREE!
Shady Drive will be providing the live entertainment and there will also be food, drinks, a silent auction, a penny raffle, and good company!

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blue” at all of our live shows, on Amazon, 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)

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Hi gang!

Saturday night’s gig at the Fairview Tavern was totally off the hook. We had an amazing crowd and the fun lasted all night long! Props to Cayla, Anne, Tricia, Keith, Carrie, Erika, Chris, Daryl, Kate, Gerald, Rita, Laura, Gary, Holly, Ashley, Carol and the whole Tavern gang for coming out and partying with us, and to Holly and Carol for sitting in for a tune or two. :c)

Coming up this week…

Tim and Mike host the Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam this Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30) along with Brian Davidson! The jam is sponsored 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!

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

This Saturday will find Shady Drive heading back to Aces Bar and Grille (32650 Lorain Rd., North Ridgeville, 10pm) for a night of blues and rock n roll! Shady Drive won’t be the only thing rockin’ the house, because Aces’ food (the pizza is awesome) and service are out of this world. Come join us and see for yourself!!

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blue” at all of our live shows, on Amazon, 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)

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Hi gang!

This week got off to a very chilly start, but the Cleveland Music Club Jam Night heated it up! Big thanks to hosts Rob Hayes and Justin Butcher; jammers David Koler, Bob Laeng, Hichem Ferrah, Jaime Flores, Don Lydon, Rich Gross, Greg McGill, Dan Elliott, and Rick Blanchard and to Effie, the dancing Marilyns and the rest of the ‘Frog Faithful’ for hanging out with us! Thanks also to Dirty Town Guitar and Amps and Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe for all of their support week after week.

Coming up this week…

Mike hosts the Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam on Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30) along with guest hosts are ‘Furious’ George Hartwig and Gary ‘G Rock’ Stulak!! 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!

This Saturday night, Shady Drive returns to The Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9:30pm-1:30am). The food there is second to none (try the $10 strip steak special!), the drinks are cold and the service is top notch! Add to that an evening of your favorite blues and rock tunes by Shady Drive and it’s party time!! Come join us!!

As always, you can pick up a copy of our CD, “Darker Shade Of Blue” at all of our live shows or on Amazon, 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)

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Hi gang!

Saturday night’s Shady Drive appearance at the Parkview Nite Club was nothing short of fabulous! The place was rockin’ all night! Big thanks to Sandy, Ken, Jen, Ro, Ken, Vanessa, Martha, Mike, John and the rest of the Parkview gang for coming out and hanging with us! Thanks also to Norm and Mike for having us! We’re back there on May 7.

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 Rob ‘Shady’ Hayes and Justin Butcher!! 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!

Shady Drive is off this week, but we have some great news!!

Blues Music Fan Radio has just published their Top 20 Blues CDs of 2015 and Shady Drive’s “Darker Shade Of Blue” came in at #3!! All of us in Shady Drive would like to thank everyone at Blues Music Fan Radio for their support and kind words! We also owe all of YOU a debt of thanks for the unwavering support you’ve shown for us and our music over the past 10 years!

Their comments regarding our CD are below, but you can view the entire list at www.bluesmusicfan.com

[#3 ] – DARKER SHADE OF BLUE – SHADY DRIVE

Who?

OK we know that question is going to be asked a lot. This Cleveland trio proves that Cleveland really does rock … the blues! The album is full of blues originals, and one audacious cover of “Folsom Prison Blues”. Independently produced and a cut above the others, our own DJ Siani (in New Zealand!) stumbled across this album from an Ohio band, and told the rest of us about it – and we were pretty much all hooked and big fans – and we want more!

Chris Allen: These guys are the definition of a working man’s blues band. A rocking self-owned sound and true passion for what they do.


That’s all for this week! We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Tim and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Happy New Year!

Coming up this week…

Tim and Mike host the Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam on Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30) along with Becky Boyd and Mike Dixon!

This Saturday night, Shady Drive returns to The Parkview Nite Club (1261 W. 58th St., Cleveland, 9:30pm) for a night of blues and yep, we’ll sneak a little rock n roll in there. :c) The Parkview is a great place to catch our show. The food is amazing, drinks are frosty cold and you can’t find a better atmosphere for blues in the city of Cleveland. Always an awesome crowd and a fun gig, c’mon out and party with us this Saturday night!

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blue” at all of our live shows, on Amazon, 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)

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Hi gang!

The CMC Holiday Jam 2015 was a remarkable evening! Thanks to hosts Brian Davidson and Bill March and jammers Jim Belanger, John Horvath, AJ Hamley, John Hamley, Bob Laeng, Frank, John Kerver, Jimmy Deamiches, Jason Clark, Tim Hamman, Greg McGill, Don Lydon, Greg Kern, Bob Hetzel, Jerry Kromer, Charlita Anderson, Jmy T. and Kaylee Cottom. Big thanks also to George, Ken ,Sandy, Vern, Patty, Mary Beth, Effie, Vicki, Terri, Dave, Lisa, Dawn, Vanessa, Margot, Wes, Keith, Sue, the dancing Marilyns and the rest of the ‘Frog Faithful’ for the gift of your support of our jammers and your damned good company. Dirty Town Guitar and Amps, thank you for helping CMC get enough presents under the tree for our jammers and for your continued support all year round. Management and staff of Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe, thank you for giving us a great home.

Shady Drive’s debut at Union House on Saturday night was a smash hit! Huge thanks to Stacey, Chris, Daryl, Phyllis, Bob, Sue, Dave, Rita, Nate, Sandy, Ken, Kevin, Steve, Jim, Fred, David and all of the Union House gang for coming out to support us, to Micki and Lynette who kept our glasses full and to Doug and Debbie for having us out!

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 John Kerver and Justin Butcher! 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!

Shady Drive is off this week, but you can always head down to the House of Blues on Saturday for the annual Wish You Were Here holiday show. If you haven’t seen them, you’re missing a great treat!

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)

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Hi gang!

This week’s Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam featured the musical antics of guest hosts “Furious” George Hartwig and Gary “G Rock Stulak”. Thanks for “War Pigs” and for just being generally awesome! We can’t talk about awesome without including a big thanks to this week’s jam crew: Bob Laeng, Tony Kelch, John Kerver, John Hamley, Ralph, Dan Elliott, Don Lydon, Greg Kern, Joe, Gary, Jerry Kromer, Charlita Anderson, Bob DeVries, Guido, and “Lazy Ted” (Dave Cooley, Tom Walsh, Marty V., Mike ‘Chron’, Denise Toil, John Hall.) The fun was dialed all the way up on Tuesday night! We also had some fun folks hanging out with us, including: Mike1., Mike2., Pamela, Effie, Gregory, Vern, Patty, Frank, Vicki, Mary Beth, the Dancing Marilyns and the rest of the ‘frog faithful.’ Thanks for sharing in our evening of musical madness. Finally, as always, big thanks to our sponsor Dirty Town Guitar and Amps and the management and staff of Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe for making our weekly fun possible.

Friday night’s Slim N’ Shady gig at Blue Turtle Tavern was a great time as always! Seeing Ken, Deb, Ray, Chris, Daryl, Erika, Melissa, Dave and the Turtle crew made it even more fun! Big thanks to Melissa, Sara, Courtney and Donna for a great job keeping us all fed and watered! We’re back there on January 29.

Saturday’s Shady Drive show at Fairview Tavern was loads of fun! It was great to see Vicky, Frank, Lisa, Joe, Andy, Sally, Laura, Gerald, Robert, Jess, Becky and all of the Tavern gang who came out to make it an awesome night! Thanks also to Lisa, Heather, Brittany and Emily for keeping our plates and glasses full all night!

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 is our Holiday Jam and our guest hosts are Brian Davidson and Bill March! This week, my can gets a much needed rest and EVERY jammer gets a prize!! 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!

This Saturday, Shady Drive will debut at Union House Bar and Restaurant (2713 Brookpark Rd., Parma, 9pm – 1am). They have a great menu, so come early for dinner (try the pierogis!) and stay for the music! This is our last show for 2015, so c’mon out and let’s show the Union House what a Shady Drive party is all about!

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)

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Hi gang!

Tuesday’s jam was a great night, starting with a fabulous host set. Thank you, Drew Doman and Eric Sosinski. Then some spectacular jams. Thank you: ‘GraV’ (Josh, Josh, Clay Craigo and Steve), Dale Bally, Jimmy Deamiches, Doug, Bob Laeng, John Kerver, Jim Monica, David Lewicki, Frank, Mike Cottom, Justin Butcher, Don Lydon, Dan Elliott, Greg Kern, Marc Alu, Mike Cottom, Ron Jackson, Jerry Kromer, Charlita Anderson, Bob DeVries, and Kaylee Cottom. Thanks also to everyone else who came out this week to support the jam including: Dave K., Hichem, Sue, Lisa, Wes, Eddie, Vern, Patty, Effie, ‘the Dancing Marilyns’ and the rest of the ‘Frog Faithful.’ Finally, big thanks as always to our sponsor Dirty Town Guitar and Amps and to the staff and management of Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe!

Big fun at Rico’s on Saturday night. Great to see Chris, Daryl, Sandy, Ken and Chase. Many thanks to Rico and his staff and to everyone who came out! Props also to Blake Kniola for an outstanding performance filling in for Tim!

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 ‘Furious’ George Hartwig and Gary ‘G Rock’ Stulak! 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!

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

This Saturday night, Shady Drive returns to the Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9:30pm-1:30am). The food there is second to none (try the $10 strip steak special!), the drinks are cold and the service is top notch! Add to that an evening of your favorite blues and rock tunes by Shady Drive and it’s party time!! Come join us!!

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)

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Hi gang!

Big thanks to Becky Boyd, Mike Dixon and Tim Hamman for a great host set at Tuesday’s CMC Jam! Thanks also to John Hamley, Gary Martin, Doug, Bob Laeng, John Kerver, Frank, Jerry Zsigo, Don Lydon, Greg McGill, Greg Kern, Cedric Ridgeway, Bob DeVries, Charlita Anderson, Jmy T., and Jerry Kromer for those awesome jam sets! Thank you George, Effie, Phil, Kathy, Vern, Patty, Ted, the Dancing Marilyns and the rest of the ‘Frog Faithful’ for hanging out and giving all of those cool people a listen. Much gratitude also to Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe for giving us a home every Tuesday night and to Dirty Town Guitar and Amps for their continued support!

Saturday at Gandalf’s Pub was a light turnout, but fun nonetheless! Big thanks to Chris, Daryl, Erika and all of the Gandalf’s gang that came out, to Sean and Michelle for having us and to Jay behind the bar!

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 Drew Doman and Eroc Sosinski! 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!

This Thursday, Shady Drive plays a private event.

On Saturday, Shady Drive returns to Rico’s Bar and Grill (2175 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 9pm – 1am)! Blake Kniola will be joining us on bass! C’mon out and let’s rock the house at Rico’s!

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)

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Hi gang!

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)

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