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February 18

Hi gang!

Great times last week at Aces Grille and The Oriole Cafe’! Thanks to Lisa, Karen, John, Gerald, Kathy, Bob, Leslie, Deb, Ray, Lisa, Joe, Shannon, Steve, David, Erika, Chris, Erin, Daryl and Rick for hanging out with us!

Coming up this week…

Friday Shady Drive returns to the Hard Rock Rocksino (10777 Northfield Rd., Northfield, 10pm) this Friday night! C’mon out and join us while we play your favorite blues and classic rock tunes!

Saturday: Come join Slim ‘N Shady at In The Drink (19367 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 7pm) as we make our debut appearance at this cozy little night spot! The food, service and drinks are all top notch and it’s perfect for a night out and some good music! C’mon! It’ll be fun!

Beginning Monday March 5, Cleveland Music Club kicks off a new acoustic open mic night! It happens at The Oriole Cafe’ every Monday from 7-10pm! Stay tuned for more details!!

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blueat 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)

February 11

Hi gang!

Great times last week at Stubby’s and Fairview Tavern! Thanks to Kathy, Devin, Laura, Gary, Merle, Tom, Larry, Gerald, Tim, Holly, Ashley, Pat and Rick for hanging out with us!

Coming up this week…

Friday Shady Drive returns to Aces Grille (32650 Lorain Rd., North Ridgeville, 10pm) for a night of blues and rock n roll! Justin Butcher (Alan Greene Band) will be filling in for Blake on bass. 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!!

Saturday: Slim ‘N Shady  heads back to The Oriole Cafe’(294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 9pm – 12am)! The food, service and drinks are fabulous and it’s always a fun crowd! Add in Slim ‘N Shady playing your favorite tunes and you’ve got a party!

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blueat 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)

February 4

Hi gang!

I had a blast at Johnny Malloy’s with Brian Davidson and Tony Koussa! Thanks to Diane, Gordy, Frank, Pat, Phyllis, Bob, Lisa, Marty and Thad for hanging out with us!

Coming up this week…

Tuesday: I’m on drums behind Becky Boyd, Mike Dixon and Gary G Rock Stulak as we host the G Rock Jam at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30pm). Bring your favorite axe, sticks, sax, dulcimer, viola, harp…or whatever you play and come jam with us!

Friday: Slim ‘N Shady heads back to Stubby’s Pub & Grub (114 Antioch Dr., Elyria, 7pm). Great food, drinks and service are Stubby’s specialty! C’mon out and have dinner and some drinks while we play your favorite songs!

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 Blueat 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)

January 28

Hi gang!

Last week’s Blue Turtle show was loads of fun! Many thanks to Deb, Ray, Meg, Chris, Daryl, Carrie, Keith, Julie, Randy, Larry, Jess, Kelly, L.J. and Paul the dancin’ guy for coming out to see us!

Coming up this week…

Saturday:  I’ll hit the stage with Brian Davidson and Tony Koussa as Cleveland Music Club appears at Johnny Malloy’s – Medina (1038 N Court St, Medina, 9pm-12am)! Great food, fast service and frosty beverages abound and we’ll be playing your classic rock favorites! C’mon out!

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blueat 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)

January 21

Hi gang!

Last week’s Sapori and Oriole shows were great fun! Many thanks to Debbie, Al, Shelley, Dave, Kathy, John, Tom, Deb, Laura, Gerald, Sharon, Bobby, Sandy, Ken, Chris, Daryl, Tiffany, Jim, Jen and David for coming out to see us!

Coming up this week…

Friday: Slim ‘N Shady will appear at Blue Turtle Tavern (29352 Lorain Rd., N. Olmsted, 6pm). 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!

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blueat 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)

January 14

Hi gang!

Last week’s Sly Fox show was canceled due to the weather, but we made up for it on Saturday at the Fairview Tavern! It was great to see Maureen, Greg, Chase, Efrain, Carrie, Keith, Denise, John, Deb, Ray, L.J., Kelly, Jess, Lisa, Mary Beth and Gerald!

Coming up this week…

Friday: Shady Drive heads back to Sapori Italian Grille (33481 Lake Rd., Avon Lake, 7-10pm). The food, service and atmosphere are second to none. Sapori also features a full bar and great wine selection. Come hang out with us for an evening and enjoy dinner and drinks while we play your favorite classic rock and blues tunes! Reservations are preferred and highly recommended! When you call (440-933-4360) be sure to tell them to seat you in the band area.

Saturday: Slim ‘N Shady returns to The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 9pm – 12am)! The food, service and drinks are fabulous! Add in Slim ‘N Shady playing your favorite tunes and you’ve got a fun evening!

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blueat 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)

January 12

Tonight’s show at Sly Fox is canceled due to weather. We’ll see you tomorrow night at Fairview Tavern!!

Mike :c)

January 7

Hi gang!

Last week’s Hard Rock Rocksino show was a great way to kick off 2018 and welcome Blake aboard as the newest member of Shady Drive!! It was great to see Beth, John, Kim, Keith, Lanita (and her army!), Sandy, Ken, L.J., Kelly, Jess and Bob!

Coming up this week…

Friday: Shady Drive hits the stage at Sly Fox (4755 Great Northern Blvd, N. Olmsted, 9pm)! The Fox features a great bar staff serving up those awesome cocktails, plus house sound and lights! C’mon out and join us while we play your favorite blues and classic rock tunes!

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 Blueat 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)

January 2

Hi gang,

I’m happy to announce that Blake Kniola will take over the bass/vocal spot with Shady Drive! You can catch his first gig with us this Friday at the Hard Rock Rocksino at 10pm!

Come out and welcome Blake aboard as the newest member of Shady Drive!

Mike :c)

January 1

Hi gang!

Happy New Year! We had lots of fun closing out the year at Hard Rock Rocksino and at Stubby’s Pub & Grub!! It was great to see Stacy, Jim, Chelsea, Chris and Daryl!

Coming up this week…

Tuesday: I’m rounding out the host band on drums with Becky Boyd, Mike Dixon and Gary GRock Stulak at Bullfrog’s Jam Night (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30)! 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!

Friday: For Shady Drive’s first gig of 2018 we head back to the Hard Rock Rocksino (10777 Northfield Rd, Northfield, 10pm) this Friday night! C’mon out and join us while we play your favorite blues and classic rock tunes!

As always, you can pick up a copy of Shady Drive’s CD, “Darker Shade Of Blueat 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)