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September 15

Hi gang!

Thanks to Sam Romano and Brian Davidson for hosting Open Mic at The O on Monday, and to everyone who came out to the Fairview Tavern, including Laura, Gerald, Sandy, Ken, Karen, Sue, Joe and Pat!
Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday: The Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 7-10pm) is canceled this week due to the Browns game. We’ll be back next Monday!

Saturday: Shady Drive joins up with the North Coast Horns and Chris Hanna on keys for the American Legion Post 196 Muster! Post 196 is located at 7400 Chippewa Rd., Brecksville. The event happens rain or shine and runs from 3pm – 11pm with music from 5pm-10pm. Tickets are $20 each and cover food and entertainment! There will also be a Chinese auction, a 50/50 raffle and $1 beers! For more information or tickets, email ALRPOST196@GMAIL.COM

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 WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

September 8

Hi gang!

It’s hard to believe it’s already September! The summer went by so fast!
Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday: The Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 7-10pm) will be hosted by Sam Romano and Brian Davidson! We’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!

Saturday: Shady Drive returns to The Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9pm)! 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!
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 WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

September 1

Hi gang!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to Open Mic at The O, Blue Turtle and Legends including Jerry, Bill, John, Paul, Mark, George, Jimmy, Karen, Kelly, Sandy, Ken, Deb, Marilyn, Marilyn, Jody, Susie, Kelly & Dan!
Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday: The Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 7-10pm) is canceled this week due to the Labor Day holiday. Next week (September 9) will be hosted by Sam Romano! We’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!

Shady Drive is off this week!
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 WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

August 25

Hi gang!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to Open Mic at The O and North Royalton Home Days, including Jerry, Bill, John, Paul, Mark, George, Jimmy, Chey, Karen, Kathy & Dan!

Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday: I’ll host the Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week’s guest host is George Hartwig! We’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!

Wednesday: Shady Drive plays a private event at Pioneer Ridge in North Ridgeville!

Friday: Slim ‘N Shady returns to Blue Turtle Tavern (29352 Lorain Rd., N. Olmsted, 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: Shady Drive appears at Legends Sports Bar and Grill (8735 Day Drive, Parma, 9pm)! Great food, service, plenty of parking and house sound and lights all make Legends one of Cleveland’s top live music venues!

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 WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

Mike :c)

August 18

Hi gang!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to Open Mic at The O and the Valley City Street Fair, including John, George, Jimmy, Chris, Daryl, Kim, Keith, Kathy, Phil, Karen, Sue, Martin, Margie, Len, Debbie, Jen, Sam, Charlie &, Jimmy !

A big thank you to Bruce Kowalski (keys, vocals), Ed Michaels (sax) and Chris DeMarco (trumpet) for a super job filling in with us last night. Also, kudos to Eric Jacobson for a great job on sound and lights.

Huge thanks to Darrin Clark (trombone) who came in all the way from Indiana to play with us!

Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday: I’ll host the Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week’s guest host is Tim Hamman! We’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!

Friday: Shady Drive will appear at the North Royalton Home Days at the gazebo from 8:30-11:30pm!
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 WCSB FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

August 11

Hi gang!

Many thanks to Sam Romano and Tony Koussa for hosting Open Mic at The O for me last week while I was on vacation!

I took a motorcycle trip to Sturgis, South Dakota with eight other riders. From July 31 to August 9, we covered 3,513 miles and 7 states (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota & Wyoming) in 10 days. I was not overly impressed with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally itself, but the scenery was breathtaking. It was definitely an amazing experience. :c)

Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday: I’ll host the Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week’s guest host is Dwayne Dickman! We’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!

Saturday: Shady Drive and the North Coast Horns appear at the Valley City Street Fair from 7-11pm! 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 WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now.  We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

July 28

Hi gang!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to Open Mic at The O and Legends, including Richard, Larry, Buddy, Wally, Freddie, Dan, TJ, Michael, Jimmy, Mark, Maury, Chris, Mark, Raven, Phyllis, Bob, Sandy, Ken, Meg, Joe, Chris, Daryl, Erika, Erin, Bruce, Tom, Karen & Jim!

Very special thanks to Keith Chelm (keys), Ed Kline and Garrett Folger (trumpets) for an outstanding job filling in with us at Legends!!

Monday: I’ll host the Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week’s guest host is Sam Romano! We’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!

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 WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now.  We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

July 21

Hi gang!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to Open Mic at The O, Blue Turtle, John O’s and Mulligan’s, including Jay, John, Mark, Dave, Kim, Brian, Kevin, George, Karen, Wally, Lisa, Jimmy, Sandy, Ken, Meg, Joe, Carole, Dal, Deb, Chris, Daryl, Erika, Pam, Kelly, Steve, Dan, Kelly, Kevin, Denise & John! Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday: I’ll host the Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week’s guest host is Brian Davidson! We’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!

Saturday: Shady Drive joins up with the fabulous North Coast Horns and Keith Chelm on keys at Legends Sports Bar and Grill (8735 Day Drive, Parma, 8pm)! Great food, service, plenty of parking and house sound and lights all make Legends one of Cleveland’s top live music venues! 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 WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now.  We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

July 14

Hi gang!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to Open Mic at The O, The Neon Room and Fairview Tavern, including Larry, Jimmy, Mike, John, Marilyns #1 & #2, Karen, Mark, L.J., Kelly, Sandy, Ken, Lanita, Tracy, LeAndre, Ray, Chris, Terry, Kathy, John, Charlie, Gerald, Al & Leonard!

Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday: I’ll host the Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week’s guest host is Furious George Hartwig! We’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!

Friday: Slim ‘N Shady returns to Blue Turtle Tavern (29352 Lorain Rd., N. Olmsted, 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: Shady Drive travels back to John O’s at Clay’s Park (13190 Patterson St NW, North Lawrence, Ohio, 8pm)! You can bet it’s gonna be a PARTY!! We’ll be rockin’ the house from 8 – 11pm so don’t miss all the fun! C’mon out and join us!

Sunday: Slim ‘N Shady takes the stage at Mulligan’s Pub (38244 Colorado Ave., Avon, 2-6pm). C’mon out and help us rock the house while we play your favorite classic rock and blues tunes! This show coincides with the 3rd Annual “Rachel’s Run” poker run that starts and ends at Mulligan’s. All proceeds from the run go to the Rachel Juszkiewicz Scholarship Fund.

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 WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now.  We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

July 7

Hi gang!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to Open Mic at The O and Glenwillow, including Larry, Wally, Tim, John, Karen, Cindy, Kevin, Maury, Mark, L.J., Dan, Lisa & Jimmy!

Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday: I’ll host the Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week’s guest host is Tim Hamman! We’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!

Friday: In Step – A tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble will appear at the MGM Neon Room (10777 Northfield Rd, Northfield, 8pm) There are still a few tickets remaining! Get yours here: In Step @ Neon Room July 12 Tickets

Saturday: Shady Drive  returns to The Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9pm)! 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! 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 WCSB-FM Mondays at 9pm and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now.  We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)