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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)

October 1

Hi gang!

It doesn’t seem possible that it’s October already, yet here we are. It’s been a great summer! Shady Drive joined up with Matt Riddle on keys and the fabulous North Coast Horns for shows at Brothers’ Lounge, Shooters on the Water, Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe’, Brookpark Home Days, Halloran Park, Catawba Island Club and Family Tavern. We’re looking forward to joining with the North Coast Horns again for our annual Thanksgiving Eve show at Bullfrog’s, along with Tony Koussa Jr. on keys! Make plans now to be there!

Fun times this past week also at the CMC Jam and last night at Park Tavern! It was definitely not a warm summer evening, but with the help of several patio heaters and fireplaces and some very dedicated fans, we were able to heat things up! Big thanks go out to Lisa, Karen, Chris, Daryl, Amy, Dino, George, Chris, Dawn and Dan for braving the chill to join us on the patio! We had a blast!

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 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!

This Friday night, Shady Drive returns to John O’s at Clay’s Park (13190 Patterson St NW, North Lawrence, Ohio, 8pm)! This is our last show there this season, so 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!

On Saturday, Shady Drive plays a private event.

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)

September 25

Hi gang!

Fun times at Hard Rock Cafe’ and Fairview Tavern last week! Thanks to Tom, Karen, Susan, Ray, L.J., Lisa, Jess and everyone else who came out!

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 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!

This Saturday Shady Drive rocks the patio at Park Tavern (12897 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, 7pm – 10pm). Great food, drinks and service are staples of the Park Tavern. Add in Shady Drive playing your favorite rock and blues tunes and you’ve got a party! Come join us!

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!

That’s all for this week. We’ll talk soon…
Mike :c)

September 18

Hi gang!

Great fun last week at Blue Turtle and Smedley’s!! Thanks to everyone who came out, including Becky, Chase, Laura, Gerald, David, Meg, Chris, Daryl, Erika, Ray, Sandy, Ken, Carmella, Phyllis, Bob, Jim, L.J. and Patti!!

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, 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 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!

This Saturday, Slim ‘N Shady heads to The Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9pm-12am). The food there is second to none (try the $10 strip steak special!), the drinks are cold and the service is top notch! C’mon out and have dinner and some drinks while we play your favorite songs!

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!

That’s all for this week. We’ll talk soon…
Mike :c)

September 11

Hi gang!

Great times last week at the Tuesday jam night, Family Tavern and the Post 703 event! Thanks to everyone who came out including Kim, Keith, Angie, John and Jess!

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 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!

On 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!

This 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!

That’s all for this week. We’ll talk soon…
Mike :c)

September 4

Hi gang!

Great times last week at CMC Jam and Fairview Tavern!! It was so good to see Tischa, Chris, Kristen, Kim, LJ, Kelly, Lisa, Linda, Randi, Tracy, Carrie, Keith, Gerald and all of the Bullfrog’s and Fairview Tavern gang!

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 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 plays a private event on Wednesday.

This Friday night, Shady Drive joins up with the North Coast Horns and Billy Brock on keys for our debut at Family Tavern (1868 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 8pm) Come on out and catch us on Family Tavern’s great outdoor pavilion stage and let’s PARTY!!

Shady Drive plays a private event on Saturday.

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!

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

Mike :c)

August 27

Hi gang!

Great fun at last week’s gigs! It was great to see Joy, Bob, Meg, Joe, Kathy, John, Sandy, Ken and everyone else who came out!

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 Chase Ockuly and Blake Kniola!!! The jam is sponsored each and every week by 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 Saturday, Shady Drive heads to The Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9:30pm-1:30am). 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!

Shady Drive plays a private event on Sunday.

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!

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

Mike :c)

August 21

Hi gang!

Fun gigs last week! Here’s what’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 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!

On 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!

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!

That’s all for this week. We’ll talk soon…
Mike :c)

August 13

Hi gang!

Great gigs last week with In Step at Cin Dee’s Place and Shady Drive at Fairview Tavern! Thanks to all who came out including Nora, Skip, Charlie, Kathy, Dave, Sherry, Carrie, Keith, Vince and Mark!

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 Thursday evening, Erika and I team up again and take our acoustic act, Not Quite Shady to Vermilion’s Third Thursday, which features multiple music groups playing simultaneously throughout downtown Vermilion for your listening pleasure from 6:30pm until sunset! We’ll be located on Main St. (Route 60) by the railroad tracks (Location #38)!

On Friday, Slim N’ Shady will return 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, blues and country tunes! When you call for reservations (440-933-4360), be sure to ask them to seat you in the band area.

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!

That’s all for this week. We’ll talk soon…
Mike :c)