August 8

Hi gang!

Great times last week at John O’s, Mantua Corners and Halloran Park!! Great to see Pam, Kathy, James, The Green Acres Gang, Erica, Dawn, Phyllis, Bob, Karen, Michelle, Grub, Shawn, Savannah, Carrie, Keith, Jackie, Bob 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 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!

Join In Step this Friday night at Cin Dee’s Place (232 W Smith Rd., Medina 9pm-1am) 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.

This Saturday, Shady Drive heads to The Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9:30pm-1:30am). As a special treat, Mr. Matt Riddle will join us on keys for the evening!! 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!

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

July 30

Hi gang!

Fun times last week at Jam Night and Sapori Italian Grille! Thanks to everyone who came out and to Kelly and Joe for having us at Sapori!

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 @ Clay’s Park (13190 Patterson St NW, North Lawrence, Ohio, 8pm)! We’ll be rockin’ the house from 8 – 11pm so don’t miss all the fun! C’mon out and join us!

This Saturday, Shady Drive debuts at Mantua Corners Bar & Grille (11697 State Route 44, Mantua, OH, 5-9pm) to cap off their 2017 Bike Run!! Great food, drinks and an awesome patio await you, as well as a night of live blues and classic rock by Shady Drive! C’mon out!

This Sunday, Shady Drive, Matt Riddle and the North Coast Horns will be playing at Halloran Park! (3600 W 117th St, Cleveland, OH 44111) This is a great family friendly outdoor setting for a Sunday evening show. Come join us as we play your favorite Blues Brothers, Chicago, SRV, Van Morrison, Funk, Soul & Dance tunes from 6-8pm. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes!

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)

July 24

Hi gang!

Another marathon week with gigs on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Thanks to everyone who came out to support us including Lisa, Norm, John, Carrie, Keith, LJ, Deb, Ray, Ken, Laura and Gerald!

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 (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) and Bill March (Beau Coup, Jonah Koslen)! 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, Shady Drive returns 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! When you call for reservations (440-933-4360) be sure to tell 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 it for this week. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

July 16

Hi gang!

Busy week! Gigs on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Big thanks to everyone who came out to party with us, including Steve, Dawn, Erica, the Green Acres gang, Denny, Kathy, Priscilla, Chris, Daryl, Erika, Lisa, Jimmy, Mike, Jeffrey, Sandy, Ken, Christina and David!

Coming up this week…

Shady Drive plays a private gig on Monday.

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 and Gary G Rock Stulak! 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 at Main St. (Route 60) by the railroad tracks (Location #38)!

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, Slim ‘N Shady 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! Come join us for dinner and drinks while we play your favorite songs!

Shady Drive plays a private gig 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 it for this week. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

July 10

Hi gang!

Great week! Smedley’s on Friday and Brookpark Home Days on Saturday were awesome! Thanks to everyone who came out including John, Chris, Daryl, LJ, Brenda, John, Chris, Sharon, Bobby and Silas!

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 w/ The North Coast Horns will play a private event at Catawba Island Club on Thursday evening.

This Friday night, Shady Drive returns to John O’s @ Clay’s Park (13190 Patterson St NW, North Lawrence, Ohio, 8pm)! We’ll be rockin’ the house from 8 – 11pm so don’t miss all the fun! C’mon out and join us!

On 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! 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!

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

Mike :c)

July 3

Hi gang!

Great times last week at Sapori Italian Grille and Bullfrog’s with Slim ‘N Shady! Thanks to everyone who came out, including Marilyn (x4), Terri, Mike, Kathy, John, Deb, Tom, Carrie, Keith, L.J. and Kelly!

Coming up this week…

Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe’ is closed for the holiday on July 4th, so there is no Cleveland Music Club Jam this week. We will return on July 11th!

This Friday 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)

On Saturday, Shady Drive joins up with the fabulous North Coast Horns and Matt Riddle on keys to appear at the Brookpark Home Days Festival from 9-11pm! Mike Horvath of Audio One will provide the sound and light wizardry! We’ll be playing your favorites by James Brown, Chicago, The Blues Brothers, Stevie Wonder and many more! It’ll be a rockin’ good time, so bring your dancin’ shoes and c’mon out and join the 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 it for this week. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

June 26

Hi gang!

Great times last week at Cleats Marblehead (Thank you Colin and Margaux!) and the private party we played on Saturday night! (Thank you Jim and Sara!)

We placed #11 in the Cleveland Hot List of Best Local Bands! HUGE thanks to everyone who took the time to vote for 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!

This coming 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.

This Saturday, Slim ‘N Shady debuts at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, 9pm-12am). The food, drinks and service are great! 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 it for this week. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

June 19

Hi gang!

Fun gigs last week! It was great to see Martha, Mike, Patty, Bill, Laura, Gerald, Sandy, Ken, Heather, Eric, Nora, Skip, Carrie, Keith, Dennis, Mary Beth, Tina, Darrell and Bob!

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 and Gary G Rock Stulak! 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, Shady Drive returns to Cleats Marblehead (6801 E Harbor Rd, Marblehead, 7pm-10pm). Their food and service are outstanding and it’s always a party with the Cleats crowd! Bring your party attitude and come join us!

On Saturday, Shady Drive will play a private event in Fremont, Ohio.

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 http://www.bluesmusicfan.com

That’s it for this week! We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

June 13

Hi gang!

Fun times last week at John O’s and the wedding we played on Saturday! Big thanks to Caitlin and Ian for allowing us to be a part of their big day and to Dawn and Erica for rockin’ their Shady Drive T-shirts 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!

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, 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, along with Matt Riddle on keys and the fabulous North Coast Horns are back this year at your favorite waterfront venue, Shooters on the Water (1148 Main Ave., Cleveland, 5-9pm)! Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a fun day of music, sunshine, and good friends.

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 http://www.bluesmusicfan.com

That’s it for this week! We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

June 4

Hi gang!

Fabulous gigs last week at Brothers Lounge and Roundup Lake! Big thanks to everyone who came out including Kim, Mokey, Kathy, Priscilla, Izzy, Sandy, Ken, Laura, Amber, Brian, Bob, Dave, Nora, Skip, Carrie, Keith, L.J., Dennis, Phyllis, Bob, Barb and Curt!

We’re still in the running for Best Local Band on the Cleveland Hot List, but we’re at #10 and time is running out! You can help us get to #1 by voting at Shady Drive on Cleveland Hot List 2017

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 @ Clay’s Park (13190 Patterson St NW, North Lawrence, Ohio, 8pm)! We’ll be rockin’ the house from 8 – 11pm so don’t miss all the fun! C’mon out and join us! Get ready, Dawn!! :c)

On Saturday, Shady Drive will play a private event with Tim Hamman on guitar and keyboards.

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 http://www.bluesmusicfan.com

That’s it for this week! We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)