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December 10

Hi gang!

What a blast with Becky Boyd, Mike Dixon and Tim Hamman at the CMC Jam and with Rob Hayes and GS Harper at Fairview Tavern!! It was great to see Gerald, Sandy, Ken, Pat, L.J., Kelly, Lisa, Carrie, Keith and Robert!

Coming up this week…

Tuesday: 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 hosts are Drew Doman and Justin Butcher! Our sponsors each and every week are Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood) and Hamley Amplification (PO Box 222, Brunswick 216-704-0122)! 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: Slim N’ Shady returns to 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!

Saturday: Shady Drive heads back to Smedley’s Bar & Grille (17004 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, 10pm) We can’t wait to hit the stage again at this legendary Cleveland music venue!! Come join us and let’s PARTAYYYYYYYY!!! :c)

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)

 

December 4

Hi gang!

Another great weekend off, but it’s time to get back to the business of making music…

Coming up this week…

Tuesday: 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 hosts are Becky Boyd, Mike Dixon and Tim Hamman! Our sponsors each and every week are Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood) and Hamley Amplification (PO Box 222, Brunswick 216-704-0122)! 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!

Thursday: Shady Drive plays a private event.

Saturday: Shady Drive returns to the fabulous Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9:30pm) for our monthly show. This time, we’ll have special guest GS Harper 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! 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)

November 26

Hi gang!

Great gigs this past week at Bullfrog’s and The Oriole!! It was great to see Chris, Daryl, Erika, Sandy, Ken, Joy, Bob, Jess, Shaun, Savannah, Carrie, Keith, the Green Acres gang, the Dancing Marilyns, Deb, Tom, Kathy, Sharon, Joy, L.J., Kelly, Sue, Patricia, Dave, Hichem, Efrain, Andrea, Joe, Lisa, Jimmy, Kathy and John!

Coming up this week…

Tuesday: 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 hosts are Brian Davidson and Bill March! Our sponsors each and every week are Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood) and Hamley Amplification (PO Box 222, Brunswick 216-704-0122)! 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 weekend, but there’s plenty of live music to be found around town!

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 19

Hi gang!

Great gigs this past week at the Hard Rock with Shady Drive and CinDee’s Place with In Step! It was great to see Timea, Andy, Lisa, Joe, Sally, Andy, Angela, Tom, L.J., Dawn, Dan, Janet, Dave, Sharon, Bobby, the Green Acres gang, Phyllis, Bob, Cyndi and Dan!

Coming up this week…

Tuesday: 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 hosts are Furious George Hartwig, Gary G Rock Stulak and Jon Darling! Our sponsors each and every week are Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood) and Hamley Amplification (PO Box 222, Brunswick 216-704-0122)! 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!

Wednesday: It’s Thanksgiving Eve, time to party at Bullfrog’s with Shady Drive, the fabulous North Coast Horns, and Special All-Star guests Dave Frank on Sax/Flute and Tony Koussa, Jr on keys! Join us as we kick off the long holiday weekend with your favorite Funk, Soul, Rock & Blues tunes by: Chicago, The Blues Brothers, Skynyrd, Van Morrison, SRV and many others. Dust off those dancing shoes and come prepared to cut a serious rug!!

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)

November 12

Hi gang!

It was a nice weekend off, but it’s time to get back at it!

Coming up this week…

Tuesday: 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 hosts are Drew Doman and Justin Butcher! Our sponsors each and every week are Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood) and Hamley Amplification (PO Box 222, Brunswick 216-704-0122)! 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: Shady Drive returns to the Hard Rock Rocksino (10777 Northfield Rd., Northfield, 10pm-1am), where we’ll be playing your favorite rock and blues tunes! The Rocksino features a full bar and menu with an awesome staff! Come join us!

Saturday: In Step returns to Cin Dee’s Place (232 W. Smith Rd., Medina, 9pm)Join us as we celebrate the legacy of one of the most influential and identifiable Blues guitar players and bands of all time, 2015 Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble! Come out and experience the broad emotional spectrum of their musical catalog as you laugh, cry, dance, cheer and sing along to all of your favorite SRV 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 this week. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

November 5

Hi gang!

Much fun at Halloween jam night! Congrats to Mike Cottom, who won the $75 costume prize as a pirate and Carmella Rego who was the $25 runner up as Elvira! Also good times at Slim ‘N Shady at Blue Turtle and Shady Drive’s Johnny Malloy’s – Medina debut! It was great to see everyone, including Kathy, John, Carrie, Keith, Sarah, Jim, Helen, Scott, Janet, Sandy, Ken, Phyllis and Bob! :c)

Coming up this week…

Tuesday: 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 hosts are Becky Boyd, Mike Dixon and Tim Hamman! Our sponsors each and every week are Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood) and Hamley Amplification (PO Box 222, Brunswick 216-704-0122)! 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 weekend, but there’s plenty of live music around! I’ll be at The Oriole Cafe’ on Saturday night, catching Not Quite Right starting at 9pm. Come join me! :c)

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 this week. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

October 29

Hi gang!

Great times last week at jam night and the Slim ‘N Shady debut at Danny Boy’s! Great to see everyone, especially our new fans from the Danny Boy’s show. :c)

Coming up this week…

Tuesday: The Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam happens every Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30). But THIS Tuesday is Halloween so we’re having a costume contest in addition to our regular festivities! Bullfrog’s will award a $75 prize for the best costume and a $25 prize to the runner up. This week’s hosts are Chase Ockuly and Blake Kniola! Our sponsors each and every week are Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood) and Hamley Amplification (PO Box 222, Brunswick 216-704-0122)! 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: Slim N’ Shady returns to Blue Turtle Tavern (29352 Lorain Rd., N. Olmsted). 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 debuts at Johnny Malloy’s – Medina (1038 N Court St, Medina, 8-11pm)! Great food, fast service and frosty beverages abound and Shady Drive will be playing your classic rock and blues 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 this week. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

October 23

Hi gang!

Great times last week at Jam night, Family Tavern and The Oriole! Special thanks to Sandy, Ken, Kathy, Priscilla, Bob, Lisa, Kaylee, Sarah, Jimmy, Mike, Dan, Bob and everyone else who came out to see us!

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 hosts are Brian Davidson and Bill March! Our sponsors each and every week are Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood) and Hamley Amplification (PO Box 222, Brunswick 216-704-0122)! 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!

Come on out this Friday as Slim ‘N Shady makes their debut at Danny Boy’s (8158 Broadview Rd., Broadview Heights, 7pm -10pm) Let’s rock the house!

We are off this Saturday.

Mark your calendars now to attend the CMC Halloween Jam at Bullfrog’s on October 31!! Our hosts will be Chase Ockuly and Blake Kniola, and Bullfrog’s will give away $75 for the best costume and $25 for the second best costume!!

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 this week. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

October 15

Hi gang!

It was a nice weekend off, but now back to work!

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 hosts are Furious George Hartwig, Gary G Rock Stulak and Jon Darling! Our sponsors each and every week are Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood) and Hamley Amplification (PO Box 222, Brunswick 216-704-0122)! 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 Friday night, Shady Drive returns to Family Tavern (1868 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 8pm) Come on out and catch us on their great outdoor pavilion stage and let’s PARTY!!

Come join Slim ‘N Shady this Saturday October 21 as we return 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 this week. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

October 8

Hi gang!

Great times last week at jam night, John O’s and our private at Olde River Yacht Club! Thanks to Dawn, Erica, Steve and the whole Green Acres gang for coming out! What a great way to close the season at John O’s!

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 hosts are Drew Doman and Justin Butcher! Our sponsors each and every week are Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood) and Hamley Amplification (PO Box 222, Brunswick 216-704-0122)! 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 weekend, but there’s plenty of live music out there! I’ll be at The Tavern on Biddulph on Friday, catching Not Quite Right from 9pm-Midnight! Come join me!

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 this week. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)