Hi gang!

Last Friday, Slim N’ Shady appeared at the Valley City Street Fair and had a great time! It was great to see Sandy, Ken, Gabrielle, John, Erika, Chris, Daryl, Debbie, Darrin, Dave and Bob! Fun times! Thanks to Gandalf’s Pub for having us and to Samosky’s for providing a cool stage and electricity!! We’re back at Gandalf’s Pub on September 5.

Coming up this week…

Rob and Mike would like to welcome Tim Hamman to Shady Drive, filling the bass/vocal spot. Tim’s been doing an awesome job as a fill in and we’re glad to have him aboard!

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). This week’s guest hosts are Brian Davidson and Bill March!

This Friday, Shady Drive returns to The Brothers Lounge (11609 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 9:30-1:30). Joining Rob and Mike are Bill Kraker (bass/vocals) and Rick Matousek (keys/vocals). Brothers is a vintage establishment with great food, frosty cold drinks, house sound and lights and a remarkable atmosphere! We’ll appear in the Music Hall on the main stage. There is a $5 cover charge. We’ve not played Brothers since our CD release party last July, so we’re very excited to be heading back there this Friday. Come join us! A great time is guaranteed for all!

This Saturday’s Shady Drive show at Century Harley-Davidson has been canceled due to Century’s booking error.

On Saturday, Shady Drive returns to Sly Fox Lounge (4755 Great Northern Blvd., North Olmsted, 9:30-1:30). The ‘Fox’ has a great stage with house sound and lights and an ample dance floor, not to mention that the drinks are always frosty cold and delicious! Come out and spend your Saturday night with us and let’s rock the house!!

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

Rob, Mike and Tim :c)

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Hi gang!

Last Tuesday’s CMC Jam was a hit, thanks to hosts Rob Hayes and Justin Butcher, Papa J on keys, John Kerver, Bob Laeng, Doug, Angelo Ciu, Tom King, Dan Elliott, Greg Kern, Don Lydon, Benny, Bob DeVries… as well as Paul A. Fresty and Hichem Ferrah who had to leave before their turns. Thanks also to Vern, Phil, Kathy, Sue, the Dancing Marilyns and the rest of the ‘Frog Faithful’ for hanging with us tonight. As always, big thanks to our sponsor Dirty Town Guitar and Amps and to the staff and management of Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe for keeping us all jamming every Tuesday.

Friday night’s Slim N’ Shady gig at the Blue Turtle was big fun as always! Thanks to everyone who came out and joined in the fun. :c)

Saturday at the Park Tavern ended all too soon! We were all having a great time and all of a sudden it was 10pm and time to go home! Many thanks to Pat, Wally and the army they brought with them, Kat, Dave, Judy and John for coming out, Gil and Mikki for having us in, and to Samantha, Nikki and Tracy for taking such great care of us (and everyone else!) all evening! It was way cool and we can’t wait to play there again on October 7!

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).

Friday will find Slim N’ Shady playing the Valley City Street Fair outside of Gandalf’s Pub (6757 Center Rd., Valley City, 7pm-10pm). Gandalf’s has a great Irish-American menu (think boxties!!), a great selection of beers and all of your favorite wines and mixed drinks. Come join us!

On Saturday, Shady Drive plays a private event in Stow, Ohio.

Don’t forget to check out BluesMusicFan.com radio and look for Shady Drive’s CD on iTunes and CDBaby!

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Saturday found Shady Drive at the Fairview Tavern and another awesome crowd including Blanche, Jude, Eric, Tricia, Barb, Tony, Jen, Rita, Sandy and Ken! Huge thanks to Lani and Brittany behind the bar for keeping everyone fed and watered!

Coming up this week…

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

Friday marks the return of Slim N’ Shady 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!

Saturday will find Shady Drive making a debut appearance at Park Tavern (12897 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, 7pm – 10pm) featuring great food, frosty drinks and friendly service all on the patio, weather permitting. Make plans to come out and help us rock the house!

Don’t forget to check us out at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com/, where DJs Jordan, Ciani, Chris and Ben are busy spinning our CD “Darker Shade Of Blue”. You can find it on CDBaby and iTunes as well as at our live performances!

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Thursday’s Shady Drive show at Panini’s Solon was a gorgeous evening, despite the unfriendly yellow jackets. :cX We had a great time and hope you did too!

Friday night at Vosh it was great to see Amy, Alice, Alex and the whole gang that came out to see us! Fun night!

It was very cool to be back at Fat Little Buddies on Saturday night. Many thanks to Mary, Bob, Chris, Daryl, Erika, Tricia, Shelley, Dave, Louise, Carol, Rita and everyone else who came out! We had a blast!

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). This week’s guest hosts are Becky Boyd, Mike Dixon and Tim Hamman!

This Saturday night, Shady Drive returns to the Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9:30pm-1:30am) with Tim Hamman joining us on bass. 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!!

Don’t forget to check us out on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com/, an awesome Internet radio station! Also, our CD “Darker Shade Of Blue” is now available on iTunes and CDBaby!

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Big news! Shady Drive’s CD “Darker Shade Of Blue” has been getting some airplay on BluesMusicFan.com, so stop by and check them out! They also have a chat room, so pop in and say hi and tell them Shady Drive sent ya!

Friday’s show at John O’s was played to a packed house as usual. Many thanks to Stephanie and the John O’s staff, and our friends the “Green Acres” gang for hanging out with us!

Coming up this week…

On Thursday, Shady Drive will appear at Panini’s – Solon (6150 SOM Center Rd., 7-10pm). Great food, great drinks and a fun atmosphere are features of this awesome nightspot. Justin Butcher will join us on bass, so c’mon out and let’s PARTY! :c)

This Friday, Shady Drive will appear at Vosh (1414 Riverside Dr., Lakewood, 9pm – 1am) with Tim Hamman joining us on bass. Make plans now to come out and party with us as we light up the dance floor at Vosh!

On Saturday, Shady Drive returns to Fat Little Buddies Tavern (26906 Cook Rd, Olmsted, 8-Midnight) with Tim Hamman joining us on bass. A great nightspot with frosty cold drinks, good food and lots of room to party! Come join us!

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

This week’s Cleveland Music Club – CMC was overflowing with musical goodness. Fantastic host set by this week’s guest hosts Rob Hayes and Eroc Sosinski followed by some cool jamming by: Tom King, Greg Kern, Eddie Santos, Don Lydon, Pete Telari, Bob Laeng, Jay Willis, John Kerver, Pedro, Nelson, Doug, Paul A. Frosty, Robert A. DeVries and “Grav” (Steve, Clay Craigo, Josh B., Josh S.) Thank you all for the great tunes. Thanks also to Joe, Bob S., Pamela, Gregory, the Dancing Marilyns and the rest of the ‘Frog Faithful’ for hanging out! As always, thank you to Dirty Town Guitar and Amps and to the staff and management of Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe for making the party possible each week.

Wednesday’s Shady Drive show at The Grille was another great night! Thanks to everyone who came out to party with us including our good friends Jess, Kathy, Jim and Skip!

Friday’s Shady Drive appearance at Cleats Marblehead was a fun night! It was cool to see all of our Cleats pals! Many thanks to Margo, Jen, Rachel and the rest of the Cleats staff!!

Saturday’s Slim N’ Shady show at Gandalf’s Pub was awesome! Thanks to Kathy, Phil, Chris, Erin, Daryl, Shelley and her gang, Dave, Terri, Ken and everyone else who stopped by to sing along with us!

Coming up this week…

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

Shady Drive will not be at The Grille on Wednesday, as Mike will be filling in for Tommy Amato hosting the Aces Rock Show Jam (6849 Pearl Rd., Middleburg Heights, 8pm – 12am) with Tom Brady, Joey Samide and Gary ‘G Rock’ Stulak.

This Friday night, Shady Drive returns to John O’s @ Clay’s Park (13190 Patterson St NW, North Lawrence, Ohio, 8pm)! We’ll be rockin’ the house with Justin Butcher on bass. Don’t miss all the fun! C’mon out and join us!

Saturday night’s Shady Drive show at Fat Little Buddies has been moved to August 1.

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Wednesday’s Shady Drive gig at The Grille was another awesome night on the patio! Thanks to everyone who came out. We’re back this week, weather permitting.

Shady Drive teamed up with the North Coast Horns and Rick Matousek on keys (awesome job, Rick!) for Friday night’s performance at Brook Park Home Days. We had a great time playing for a very enthusiastic crowd that included John, Ted, Shelly, Gene and Sharon, to name a few. Many thanks to Mayor Tom Coyne for having us out, and to “IronMan” Mike Horvath for an amazing job on the sound board!

On Saturday night, Shady Drive and the North Coast Horns were at it again, with the one and only Chris Hanna on keys, this time at the Fairview Park Summerfest! It was an absolutely remarkable evening with a super crowd (we saw Chris, Daryl, Erika, Keith and his gang, the Dancing Marilyns, Gabrielle, Stephan, Alexa and quite a few others!) Huge thanks to Judy Nicoloff and the Summerfest Committee for having us back this year and to the Fairview Park Service Dept. for a great job getting us and our gear to and from the stage!

Coming up this week…

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

On Wednesday, Shady Drive will appear at The Grille (1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 7-10pm) which features an amazing patio, with food to match (their gyros are THE BEST!) and lots of frosty cold beverages! Justin Butcher will join us on bass, so come on out and let’s rock the house!

This Friday night, Shady Drive returns to Cleats – Marblehead (6801 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead, 7:30pm – 10:30pm) to rock the house! The weather’s warm, the drinks are frosty and it’s time to party! Come join us!

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 (amazing boxties!!), a great selection of beers and all of your favorite wines and mixed drinks. If weather permits, we’ll be out on the patio, so come join us on a Saturday night!

That’s it for this week. We’ll talk soon…

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Wednesday’s Rock Show Jam at Aces Middleburg was awesome! It was great to see Sandy, Ken, Lisa, Katyana, Ron and all of the Aces gang. Thanks to Gary Stulak for having Rob and I out to host! We had a blast!

Friday’s Slim N’ Shady happy hour show at Blue Turtle was a ton of fun as always! Many thanks to Sandy, Ken, Erika, Chris, Daryl, Karen, Louise, Tricia and Pam for coming out!

Saturday night’s Slim N’ Shady appearance at the Fairview Tavern was rather disappointing attendance-wise. We called it a night after one set. We were hoping to get some post-fireworks folks but it didn’t happen.

Coming up this week…

This Tuesday, Mike hosts the Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30)

On Wednesday, Shady Drive will appear at The Grille (1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 7-10pm) which features an amazing patio, with food to match (their gyros are THE BEST!) and lots of frosty cold beverages! Justin Butcher will join us on bass, so come on out and let’s rock the house!

on Thursday, join Mike, Brian Davidson and Bill Kraker as Cleveland Music Club plays Panini’s – Solon (6150 SOM Center Rd., 7-10pm).

Friday night finds Shady Drive teaming up with the North Coast Horns to play the Brookpark Home Days Festival (Brookpark Recreation Center, 17400 Holland Rd. Brookpark, 9pm – 11pm). Rick Matousek joins us on keyboards. This should be a great show, so make plans now to join us!

On Saturday, Shady Drive and the North Coast Horns return to headline the Fairview Park Summerfest (Bohlken Park, 7-11pm). Last year’s show was a blast, and this year should be even better, as we’ll stop the show briefly at dusk to watch the fireworks, and then we’ll go back to making music until 11pm!

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Wednesday night’s Shady Drive performance at The Grille was another beautiful night! Many thanks to Artie and Gigi for having us out and to all of The Grille gang for coming out to hang with us and enjoy the evening! We’re back there next on July 8.

Unfortunately, our Saturday night appearance at The Grill was canceled due to weather. Rain, patios and band gear don’t mix very well. :c)

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)

On Wednesday, Rob and Mike guest host the Aces Middleburg Rock Show Jam Night (6849 Pearl Rd., Middleburg, 8pm – Midnight). Great food, frosty drinks, great service and a huge dance floor complete with awesome in-house sound and light system. C’mon out and jam with us!

This Friday Slim N’ Shady return 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!

Saturday marks the debut of Slim N’ Shady at the Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9pm – Midnight). The food at the Tavern is amazing (try the $10 strip steak special), the drinks are cold and the service is fast and friendly. Add an evening of your favorite tunes by Slim ‘N Shady and you’ve got a GREAT Saturday night! Let’s rock!

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Happy Fathers’ Day to all the Dads out there. :c)

Wednesday’s Shady Drive appearance at The Grille for the Century Harley Davidson Bike Night was a remarkable evening! It was great to see Joy, Jess, Erika, John, Beth, Keith, A.J. and everyone else who packed into the Grille’s awesome patio! Big thanks to Artie, Gigi and the folks at Century Harley for having us and to Caroline and Jess for taking such good care of us! We’ll appear there every Wednesday night throughout the summer. :c)

Friday night’s Slim N’ Shady show at Gandalf’s Pub was awesome! We had a great time on the patio with Erika, Marilyn, Chris, Daryl, Marilyn, Jerry, Kelly and Paul and the Gandalf’s gang! Kudos to Lindsey, Jess, Kat and Sarah for the great service and many thanks to Sean and Michelle for having us out! We’ll see you there next on July 18!

On Saturday, Shady Drive made the trip to Andover, Ohio and the Bay Shore Campground where we had an extremely fun time partying with Lisa, Joe, Lisa’s folks, Sally, Andy, Jennifer, Kristen, Kathleen, little Mackenzie and the rest of the Bay Shore gang! Playing there is always a great time!

Coming up this week…

Mike hosts the CMC Jam Night at Bullfrog’s on Tuesday night.

On Wednesday, Shady Drive will appear at The Grille (1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 6-9pm) The Grille features an amazing patio, with food to match (their gyros are THE BEST!) and lots of frosty cold beverages! Justin Butcher will join us on bass, so come on out and let’s rock the house!

We’ll be back at The Grille (1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 9pm-1am) on Saturday night. Come join us! :c)

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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