Author Archives: mike

November 24

Hey gang!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Open Mic at The O, Blue Turtle and The Winchester including Sam, Wally, Taylor, Luke, Maury, Mark, Kevin, Sarah, Hope, McKenna, Dan, Lou, Freddie, Monica, Larry, Marilyn, John, George, Tom, Stu, Vicky, Chris, Daryl, Meg, Joe, Sue, Joe, Jill, Jim, L.J., Kelly, Deb, Patty, Bill, Susanne, Robert, LouAnn & Gary!

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)! 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!

Wednesday:  Shady Drive joins up with the fabulous North Coast Horns and Tony Koussa on keys at Legends Sports Bar and Grill (8735 Day Drive, Parma, 8pm)! Great food, service, plenty of parking, house sound and lights and a huge dance floor all make Legends one of Cleveland’s top live music venues! Bring those dancin’ shoes and join us as we kick off the Thanksgiving holiday weekend!

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)

November 17

Hey gang!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Open Mic at The O and Gandalf’s, including Erika, Jerry, John, George, Sean & Heather!

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)! 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!

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:  In Step – A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble will appear at The Winchester Music Tavern (12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 9pm) The Brakes open the show, followed by Blackcat Roberts. Doors open at 8pm and the music starts at 9pm. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door and are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blues-night-w-in-step-srv-tribute-and-blackcat-roberts-tickets  The Winchester has a great selection of beer, wine and liquor as well as awesome salads, sandwiches and a variety of vegan selections! You can find more information on their website at https://www.thewinchestermusictavern.com

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)

November 10

Hi gang!

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Oriole, including Sandra (Happy Birthday!), Lisa, Jimmy, John, Lisa, Grant, Heather, Mark, Jeni, Kevin, Mark, Terry, Nick, Caitlyn & Kat!

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)! 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!

Saturday:  Slim ‘N Shady appears at Gandalf’s Pub (6757 Center Rd., Valley City, 7:30pm)! The food is delicious, the service is fast and friendly and drinks are fabulous! C’mon and hang out with us! You can check out their menu here: https://www.gandalfspub.com/

November 23:  In Step – A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble will appear at The Winchester Music Tavern (12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 9pm) The Brakes open the show, followed by Blackcat Roberts. Doors open at 8pm and the music starts at 9pm. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door and are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blues-night-w-in-step-srv-tribute-and-blackcat-roberts-tickets  The Winchester has a great selection of beer, wine and liquor as well as awesome salads, sandwiches and a variety of vegan selections! You can find more information on their website at https://www.thewinchestermusictavern.com

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)

November 3

Hi gang!

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Oriole, Danny Mac’s and the Fairview Tavern including Joey, Ron, Stan, Chris, Ron, David, Jessica, Robert, Priscilla, Izzy, Kathy, Dan, ZoAnn, Amy, Sue, Joe, Sandy, Ken, Mark, L.J., Kelly, Cuqui, Laura, Gerald, Carey, Patricia, Dave, Patti, Danny & Katie!

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)! This week’s hosts are Sam Romano and Tony Koussa! 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: Slim ‘N Shady heads back to The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky River Dr., Berea, 9pm)! 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)

October 27

Hi gang!

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Oriole including Ron, Jerry, John, Marilyn K., Marilyn F., Wally, Lou, Maury, Kevin, Mark & Chris!

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)! 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!

Friday: Shady Drive appears at Danny Mac’s (4920 Pearl Rd. Cleveland, 8pm) to celebrate their 1-year anniversary! There will be complimentary food and we’ll be playing your favorite tunes! It’s gonna be one heck of a party, so stop on out!

Saturday: Shady Drive and special guest Colin Dussault appear at 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)

October 20

Hi gang!

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Oriole, Smedley’s and the Fairview Tavern including Erika, John, George, Lou, Dan, Jimmy, Marilyn, Cindie, Brian, Denny, Carmella, Linda and Gerald!
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)! 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!

Shady Drive is off this weekend!

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)

October 13

Hi gang!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Blue Turtle, including Erika, Chris, Daryl, Sandy, Ken, LJ, Karen, Deb and Meg!

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)! 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!

Friday: Shady Drive returns to Smedley’s Bar & Grille (17004 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, 10pm) There’s always a great crowd ready to rock at Smedley’s and we can’t wait to hit the stage again at this legendary Cleveland music venue!! The drinks are cold and the food is great! Come join us and let’s PARTAYYYYYYYY!!! :c)

Saturday: Shady Drive heads back 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)

October 6

Hi gang!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Open Mic at The O, Bullfrog’s and Post 703’s Taste of Parma, including Luke, Dave, John, Erika, Marilyn, Hichem, Maureen, Greg, Kathy, Dan, Izzy, Priscilla, Karen, Andrea, Joe, Renee, Phil, Anna, Jeff, Dawn, Dan, Dana, Gary, Mike, Debbie, Carl, Rob, George, Ronnie and Scott!

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 due to the Browns’ game. We’ll be back next week!

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!

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)

September 29

Hi gang!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Open Mic at The O and Kenisee Grand River Campground, including Bill, Dave, Wally, Tim, John, George, Karen, Lisa, Aaron, Trina, Brian and Margie!

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 returns to Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8pm) Bullfrog’s features a large dance floor, full menu and 30 beers on tap! We always have a great time playing there, so come join us!

Saturday: Shady Drive appears at American Legion Post 703 for their annual Taste of Parma event, which is SOLD 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)

September 22

Hi gang!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the American Legion Post 196 Muster, including Chris, Daryl, Erika, Linda, Keith, Lisa, Kevin, Karen, Mike, Debbie, Carl, Renee, Phil, Annie, Jim, Suann, Mike, Patty and Dave!
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 travels to Geneva to Kenisee Grand River Campground (4680 OH 307, Geneva, 8-11pm) This is our first time there, should be a blast!

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)