July 9

Hi gang!

Great gigs at The Oriole Cafe’, Bullfrog’s, Blue Turtle, Fairview Tavern and Shooters! Many thanks to Nicole, Joe, Eroc, Stacey, Heather, Mark, John, Bob, Mark, Bob, Tanya, Kathy, John, Deb, Tom, Carol, Dal, Dave, Carrie, Keith, Chris, Daryl, Laura, Gerald, Tom, Pat, Al, Denny, Heather, Lance, Dana, Michelle, Karen, Phil, Sandy, Ken, L.J., Kelly, Lola, Joe, Mark, Brian, Meg, Joe, Susan, Terri, Carmella, Nancy, Paul and everyone else who came out this weekend!

Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Tonight: Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week, Tim Hamman joins me as guest host! 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!

Tuesday:  Shady Drive plays a private event.

Friday: Shady Drive joins up with the North Coast Horns and Billy Brock on keys for Brookpark Home Days (17400 Holland Rd, Brook Park, 6-8pm) Come join us at this awesome yearly event produced by the City of Brook Park! Food, rides, games, a beer tent and of course, live music!!

Saturday: Shady Drive, North Coast Horns and Billy Brock on keys will appear at “40th Anniversary of Animal House”, a fundraiser for the Greater Cleveland Film Commission (2605 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 7:30-9:30pm)!


Tickets are on sale NOW for In Step (a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Friday, September 7 at Club Velvet at the Hard Rock Rocksino (10777 Northfield Rd, Northfield, 8pm) Purchase tickets online (Tickets) or at the Rocksino Box Office located next to Hard Rock Live.

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)

July 2

Hi gang!

Great gigs at Sly Fox, Park Tavern and Cleats – Marblehead! Many thanks to Sandy, Ken, Bennett, Gigi, Rocky, Karen, Brian, Monica and everyone else who came out this weekend!

Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Tonight: Cleveland Music Club Open Mic at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week, Sam Romano joins me as guest host! 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!

Tuesday: Hosting GRock Jam at Bullfrog’s (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30pm-12:30am)! I’ll join Jason Denney of Hard Drive Band and Scott Smith on bass, so come out, get your country on and then get up there and jam!!

Friday: Slim ‘N Shady hits the stage at Blue Turtle (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: Shady Drive rocks the Fairview Tavern(21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9pm-12am)! 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!

Sunday: Shady Drive joins up with the North Coast Horns and Billy Brock on keys for an evening at Shooters on the Water (1148 Main Ave., Cleveland, 5-9pm)! We’re back at your favorite waterfront venue! 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 on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

June 24

Hi gang!

Great gigs at Heritage Park (Thanks Molly and Alex!), Hard Rock and John O’s! It was great to see Dawn, Dan, Scott, Bob, Laura, Gary, Bob, Jeff, Karen, Peg, Rick, Eric, Lisa, Jimmy, Dawn, Erica, Mike, Kelly, Pam, the whole Green Acres Gang and Joan!

A shout out and huge thanks to Mr. Jon Darling for saving the day (and my ass!) at the Hard Rock gig!! I forgot the seat to my throne and Jon not only lent me one, but delivered it! :c)

Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday: Cleveland Music Club Open Mic night at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week, Brian Davidson joins me as guest host! 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 hits the stage at The 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 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 and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

June 18

Hi gang!

Great gig at The Oriole Cafe’! It was great to see Dawn, Dan, Mike, Kathy, Dave, Angela, Izzy, Priscilla, Bob, Lisa, Alaina, Kim, Wes and the Oriole gang!

Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday: Cleveland Music Club Open Mic night at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week, Dwayne Dickman joins me as guest host! 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!

Tuesday: Shady Drive plays Heritage Park in Bainbridge, 7-9pm! Rain or shine! C’mon out!

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: Shady Drive heads back to John O’s at Clay’s Park (13190 Patterson St NW, North Lawrence, Ohio, 8pm)! 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!

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)

June 10

Hi gang!

Great gig to a packed house at Fairview Tavern last night! It was great to see Sandy, Ken, Lisa, Joe, Pat, Wally, Steve, Carrie, Keith, L.J., Mary, Jennifer, Patrick, Gerald, David, Larry, Al, Denny, Mark and the whole Tavern gang!

Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday:   Cleveland Music Club Open Mic night at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week, Larry Ketola joins me as guest host! 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 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)

June 3

Hi gang!

Lots of fun at Sapori last Friday! It was great to see Deb, Tom, Kathy, John, Karen, Cindy and Sammy! Many thanks to Kelly and Joe for having us!

Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday:   We’re back with Cleveland Music Club Open Mic night at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week, Tim Hamman joins me as guest host! 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!

Tuesday:  I’ll be at the G Rock Jam at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30pm) joining Jason Denney and Gary ‘G Rock’ Stulak in the host band!

Saturday:   Shady Drive takes the stage 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)

May 30

Hi gang!

This just in!! On 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! RESERVATIONS ARE PREFERRED AND STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! When you call for reservations (440-933-4360) be sure to tell them to seat you in the band area.

Mike :c)

May 28

Hi gang!

Big fun last week at Blue Turtle, John O’s and Cleats! It was great to see Jeannie, Crystal, Carrie, Keith, L.J., Karen, Sandy, Ken, Chris, Daryl, Dawn, Steve, Pam, Kelly and the Green Acres Gang!

Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Tonight:   We’re back with Cleveland Music Club Open Mic night at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week, Tim Hamman joins me as guest host! 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!

Tuesday:  I’ll be at the G Rock Jam at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30pm) joining G.S. Harper and Gary ‘G Rock’ Stulak in the host band!

Saturday:   Shady Drive will make our first appearance at The Black Rose (500 W. Aurora Rd., #205, Sagamore Hills, 8pm)! This is our first show there, so c’mon out and let’s show them what a Shady Drive show is all about! We’ll be rockin’ the house from 8pm – 12am so don’t miss all the fun! 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 and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

May 20

Hi gang!

We’re back at it! Here’s what’s coming up this week…

Monday:   Due to the Cavs game, there will be no Cleveland Music Club Open Mic night at The Oriole Cafe’ this week. We’ll be back next Monday!

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 John O’s at Clay’s Park (13190 Patterson St NW, North Lawrence, Ohio, 8pm)! This is our first show there this season, so you can bet it’s gonna be a PARTY!! Mr. Bill March will be filling in for Blake on bass and we’ll be rockin’ the house from 8 – 11pm so don’t miss all the fun! C’mon out and join us!

Sunday:   Shady Drive appears at Cleats Marblehead (6801 E Harbor Rd, Marblehead, 7:30pm). Their food and service are outstanding and it’s always a party with the Cleats crowd! Bring your party attitude and 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 and on BluesMusicFan.com!

That’s all for now. We’ll talk soon…

Mike :c)

May 13

Hi gang!

Happy Mothers’ Day to all the Moms out there. :c)

Fun times this past week at the Hard Rock and Fairview Tavern! It was great to see Renee, Dana, Phil, Valerie, Rich, Tom, Karen, Al, Mary Beth, Peggy, Marilyn, John, Katy, John, Manda, Jason,  Carrie, Keith, L.J., Laura, Gerald and Pat!

Coming up this week…

Monday:   Cleveland Music Club Open Mic night at The Oriole Cafe’ (294 N. Rocky Dr., Berea, 7-10pm)! This week, Sam Romano joins me as guest host! 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 week, but next week we’re back at it again. We’ve got some exciting new things happening this year, so stay tuned!

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)