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Explosion 1: Pre-game  Special

$2 DOMESTICS

on Saturday September 20

We were

The

"PEOPLE'S CHOICE"

AWARD WINNERS

@

Whiskey Island Brew B-Q

with our

Thank You Thank YOU very much

 

WILBERTS IS OUTSTANDING!
Home of The
$2 DOMESTICS-$3 BOMBS
Labatts and Labatts Lite-the BIG BOYS - 16oz-Yea just 2 bucks too!
FireBalls are just $4  & so are  shots of Jameson.
Where everything is homemade Fresh and down right delicious!
1/2 Slab of Ribs with hand cut Fries and a Salad - JUST $9.99 (HH)
The BEST Homemade barbeque sauce- It's Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!!!
We pride ourselves on having the
Best Service
Best Food
at The Best Price in the neighborhood
+ Awesome Music! = Home of over 80+Grammy Winners!
So see us before during and after the tribe games.
In the Historic Caxton building just north of the stadium off Bolivar and east 9th;
WILBERTS-Bringing you over 120 years of Miller Hospitality to Cleveland!
OUTSTADNING!

 

Wilbert's Food & Music
812 Huron Avenue E.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216.902.4663

 

All shows are all ages. 

Weekend shows (Fri.&Sat.)

start at 9:00 p.m. and

weekday shows start at

8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted, with doors 2 hours

before show time. 

Dinner reservations are suggested. You can make

them by calling or texting me @ Text> 2163755966

If you leave a message make sure you leave your phone #, and we'll call you back with a reservation conformation, or better yet,-you can e-mail

us at

wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Dinner reservations must be made for at least an hour or more before show time. By 7pm week days and 8pm week ends

Thanks MM!

A website helping fans of concerts and events find hotels close to the
venues →

ConcertHotels.com

 

EVAN (my son)AND GATEMOUTH!

Great Place for

a Party!

We'll cater to all your wants & needs!

Special Menus,

Open Bar/Cash Bar

Holiday & Cocktail Parties,

Receptions & Rehearsal Dinners, wakes weddings

Retirements, Farewells, Etc…… We've done them

All (Jane Scott's 75 B-Party!)

Mike Millers

Cell 216.375.5966

e-mail wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Delta Zeta Formal →

Thank you so much for all

of your services on

Saturday night. Everyone

had a blast and said the

food was amazing!! This

was the perfect place to

have our fall formal. Everything you have done

is greatly appreciated. Hopefully we can hold another event there soon.

I will definitely keep in

touch with you

 

DRAFT beer

Founders

Red's Rye IPA

Rated 98=World Class!

Brewed with four varieties of Belgian caramel malts and 100% Amarillo hops.

 

Founders Breakfast Stout

Rated=100

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.

 

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Nosferatu

American Ale

ABV:8%

Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Company is an Irish-Style Red Ale. Great Lakes Brewing Company has given Nosferatu the following description: "Highly hopped imperial red ale rich with flavor, yet remarkably balanced.Like vampires (most especially, the notorious German vampire from the 1920s film era), this beer has a bit of a reputation as ?the Beer with the Bite.?"

 

Columbus Brewing Company

IPA


Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy amber color capped by a meringue of a head that leaves plenty of splashy lacing

Smell: Floral and fruity, with sugary citrus and tropical fruit aromatics

Taste: A hint of sugary malt and then the hops dominate, bringing pineapple and ruby red grapefruit tones; there is a hint of melon but this is all about the lively hop flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A great West Coast style IPA; this brewery knows their way around the hop farm

 

Dogfish Pumpkin Ale

Punkin' Ale is a full-bodied, spiced brown ale brewed with baked pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale is named after the annual Punkin' Chunkin Festival held near Lewes, Delaware the weekend after Halloween.

 

Left Hand

Milk Stout

Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America's great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. “Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment.” Udderly delightful.

 

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider

This crisp and refreshing cider mixes the sweetness of the apples with a subtle dryness for a balanced cider taste. The fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor make this cider hard to resist.

 

The Brew Kettle White Rajah IPA

A West Coast style IPA full of citrus-like and tropical fruit-like hop flavor and aroma with an assertive yet smooth bitter finish. .....malt, take a back seat please

 

Southern Tier 2x Milk Stout

Pours a completely opaque black with a short beige head that dissipates quickly, leaving fine rings of lace on the glass.

S: Wowee, milk chocolate, toffee, coffee, barley, malts, hickory smoke, has a very rich, roasted, aroma to it

T: Man this is good, I can really tastes those lactate sugars as mentioned on the bottle, makes me crave a herheys bar so bad. Rich, thick, roasted coffee flavor, hints of vanilla, it is quite sweet, has earthy, smoky tones to it, twang of hops at the finish

M: Rich, full body with ample amounts of carbonation and balances well with the flavor. Very rich, robust, complex, hoppy, bitter finish towards the end.

O: Overall this was what I was hoping for, the smell of it was astounding, love that early morning coffee smell. All around this was great and I recommend


Black box Cucumber Belgian White Wheat

One of the most unusual beers produced in Ohio back. Black Box Brewing Co. in Westlake hasl release the first new batch of Cucumber Belgian White Wheat in three

Leinenkugel SUMMER Shandy


I was surprised at how perfect this beer was.

It tasted amazing and had the nicest cloudy unfiltered wheat beer coloring.

Just the perfect consistency all around.

And the sugar content wasn't too heavy either. I know a lot of summer beers like to load up on the sugars and fruit additives, but this one is just perfect from the keg.

Had it from a bottle later on in the night and it just didn't taste the same.

If you can find this on draft, go for it. You won't be disappointed.

It's just a very smooth drinkable beer and it really packs a punch in the flavor department. I tasted cardamom, orange peel and some other unique spices.

Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company


Samuel Adams OctoberFest


A - Amber and copper color with an off white head
S - the smell is malty
T - I get mostly malts. noticing a good amount of sweetness and a a little bit of hops
M - Medium body and a little carbination. goes down smooth
O - The first seasonal Sam Adams in awhile, Its one of the better ones I have had.

 

Irish Setter Red

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company


A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. There was a huge, creamy, long-lasting head. Not much lacing.

S: A typically malty aroma with some traces of caramel.

T: Tasted of malt, caramel, and some hops in the finish. Not exactly what I'd call a groundbreaking flavor, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

M: A nice amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Overall, this is a solid, well made, drinkable beer.

Dales Pale Ale

One of the quintessential American hoppy Pale Ale of our time! beeradvocate.com

Top U.S. Pale Ale
New York Times

Gold Medal – 2010
World Beer Championships

World's Best Canned Beer
Details Magazine

Top Five American Pale Ales
Ratebeer.com, 2005-2009

Gold Medal
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival

 

Victory Summer Of Love

Appearance: Pours a clear golden with a modest head that leaves just a few dots behind
Smell: Slightly grainy with a hint of citrusy hops
Taste: A hint of bread up front with a developing grainy aspect; in the middle, a hint of citrus balances the malt flavors; surprisingly peppery on the finish
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation
Overall: For a Blonde, this is a tasty beer and would be a treat on a hot Summer day

 

Young's Double Chocolate Stout

The taste is a mix of Hershey/milk

chocolate, roasted

grain, light bitter coffee roast, and vanilla

 

Guinness

A classic. Mainly

roasted malt, with a

touch of cream and

milk to it

 

Labatt Blue


Light golden color. Head fizzes quickly, then dissipates with good lacing.

Not much of a smell going on here. Really can't pick up anything.

Taste is refreshingly mild. Not overly sweet, not bitter. And surprisingly not extra corn-filled. It is pleasant.

Mouthfeel is thin, with the proper amount of carbonation. Not overly bubbly, which is a good thing.

Overall, this is a quality Canadian Lager. Anyone who appreciates a simple, yet refreshing brew can appreciate this. No need at all to bash it, as it does indeed have its place in the beer world.

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The paradox of our

time in history is that

we have taller

buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways,but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less.

We buy more, but

enjoy less.

We have bigger

houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less

sense, more

knowledge, but

less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more

medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much,

spend too recklessly, laugh too little,drive

too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much,

and pray too seldom.

We

have multiplied our possessions, but

reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate

too often. We've

learned how to make a living, but not a life.

We've added years

to life not life to years.

We've been all the

way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.

We conquered outer space but not inner space.

We've done larger

things, but not better things. We've cleaned

up the air, but polluted

the soul. We've conquered the atom,

but not our prejudice.

We write more, but

learn less. We plan

more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait.

We build more

computers to hold

more information, to produce more copies

than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These

are the days of two incomes but more

divorce, fancier

houses, but broken homes.

These are days of

quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway orality, one night

stands, overweight bodies, and pills that

do everything from

cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there

is much in the

showroom window and nothing in the

stockroom. A time

when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you

can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit 'delete'.

Remember, spend

some time with your

loved ones, because

they are not going to

be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone, who looks up to you in awe, because that little

person soon will grow

up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one

next to you, because

that is the only

treasure you can give

with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I

love you" to your

partner and your loved ones, but most of all

mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from

deep inside of you.Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday

that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak and give time to share the

precious thoughts in

your mind.

A Message by

George Carlin

Reminder

We're always  open

before all Indians/Cav's home  Games with $2-Domestics-Labatt blue,Budweise, .Bud

Light, Bud Select, Coors light MGD, Miller Lite,

Miller high life,Rolling

Rock, PBR

$3- Microbrews-Killian's Red, Michelob Ultra,

Bud Lime, Landshark, Great Lakes

Dortmunder,

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Blue Moon,

Samuel Adams

Cherry, Grape, Jagger, Orange Bombs $3

$4 Irish

Car

Bombs!

Right On!

-Tell your Friends!

 

Get It ToGo!!!

 

TONIGHT!

FRIDAY ROCKTOBER 31

Lake Erie Monsters vs. Texas Stars

Happy Hour

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!

Live on Our Stage

Prog Rock, Indie, Alternative from Vancouver, BC

JPNSGRLS

Press Quotes

"From start to finish, Circulation is everything one can want in a record. Kerr is locked-in, sincere and deeply absorbed in his songs; his lyrics are confessional, honest and provocative; and most importantly, the songs are engaging, anthemic and wholly riveting... Brisk, brilliant and bombastic, Circulation is easily one of the best rock albums of 2014." Absolute Punk

"In just the first four tracks of Circulation - the Vancouver quartet's full-length debut (released by Light OrganRecords on 15th July)  - JPNSGRLS (pronounced as “Japanese Girls”) clearly demarcate what makes them so special in this age of pristine pop hacks and artless copyists... Circulation is one of those albums, rock lovers can listen to all the way through – a rarity in itself in 2014. Bloody essential!" Power of Pop

"From the moment you press play on JPNSGRLS' debut LP, ‘Circulation,' the opening guitar riff tosses you into a set of songs that makes you want to listen from start to finish… From the frenetic sounds of ‘Smalls' and ‘Mushrooms' to headbangers like ‘Brandon' and ‘Brace Yourself,' JPNSGRLS provide listeners with a collection of songs that run a range of emotions and styles. In other words, there's something for just about everyone." Diffuser.fm

"This LP has a strong energy that just begs you to listen to it… full of fun, danceable songs that will get you up and moving in no time... Picture the Arctic Monkeys, but still jamming out in their garage." Performer Magazine

plus

alternative pop rock from AKRON

Morning In May

Morning In May originated as a solo act by Jake Bartolic. While trying to find members, he eventually landed drummer Dave Conti. The two of them made the decision to complete the group with longtime friend Ethan Lehman, and soon after picked up Joey McCullough to play guitar. Morning in May consists of an energetic pop punk sounding style. They decided to follow through with their childhood roots and play music influenced by All Time Low, blink-182, Marianas Trench, Hit the Lights, New Found Glory, and many more. With an EP in progress, Morning in May continues to challenge themselves to compose catchy upbeat tunes with lyrical value to help and or inspire people who share the same love for music

 

Saturday November 1

Lake Erie Monsters vs. Texas Stars

Happy Hour

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!

Live on Our Stage

EMOTIVE AND SOULFUL gives proof that with a "gritty Hendrix-like voice...The blues seldom sound so sweet" (Boston Herald)

Tim Gartland

"The Boston-based bluesman is a true triple-threat performer: equally accomplished as emotive vocalist, eloquent harmonica player, and evocative songwriter."  - Boston Globe

Original Contemporary: Americana Urban Blues

It was a life changing experience when 14 year old Tim Gartland attended a Muddy Waters and James Cotton concert near his hometown of Warren, Ohio. Not only did Tim fall in love with the blues that night, he vowed his undying devotion to the music.

The ‘triple threat' (harmonica player, vocalist & songwriter) contemporary blues man, Tim Gartland's history of musical growth and development has ... been guided by the blues. He has been deeply influenced by the “greats” – Little Walter for his harp playing, Ray Charles for his interpretation of a song, and Willie Dixon for his song writing.

Born into a large musical family, his three brothers played guitar, Tim chose the harmonica at an early age, so he could bring something different to the nightly jam sessions. During his teen years, he attended every large and small blues concert that passed through the Warren area on the way to the blues mecca of Chicago. After graduating from Kent State University, Tim moved to Chicago to begin his business career. While there, he immersed himself in the Chicago blues scene. He studied with famed harmonica player, Jerry Portnoy (Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton) and played with such greats as Bo Diddley, Carey Bell, Big Jack Johnson and Pinetop Perkins.

As Tim gained a more in-depth knowledge of blues songwriting, he came to understand that if the blues was going to stay relevant in today's world, songs had to tackle the problems of society today and not just rely on traditional themes involving sex, drugs and alcohol. Tim's contemporary blues, in addition to telling traditional stories, also address modern themes such as Wall Street greed and cell phone technology.

Tim moved to Boston in 1991 and furthered his career in business. Never leaving his passion for music, Tim became a key player in the Boston blues circuit. In 1998 he was a finalist in the Boston Blues Challenge Competition. Shortly after his move to Boston, Tim became a founding member, lead vocalist and harmonica player for the popular group The Porch Rockers, which released three CDs.

After 25 years as a successful businessman, Tim decided to transition his passion for music into a full time career. In the last three years, he has written and published an instructional book for the harmonica entitled, “The Talking Harmonica”, launched a teaching career, and is embarking on a solo recording career with the release of his new CD entitled, Looking Into The Sun, on Taste Good Music in September, 2011.

Tim currently teaches harmonica at the prestigious Winchester Community Music School in Boston. Having been active in the school's expansive movement into a diversity of musical styles, he became their first harmonica instructor. His goal in teaching is to “create musicians” that happen to play harmonica. Tim's teaching philosophy is “…to teach a student tools and techniques, allowing them to embark on a musical journey with the instrument, and learn to play music with others.” He also teaches the art of performing.

He is very passionate about teaching, playing and preserving the harmonica. He volunteers with the Council on Aging and teaches harmonica to the elderly. Research has shown that harmonica playing increases the size and lung capacity, and is used in certain treatments of COPD. Tim is happy to share his gift and to give back to his community.
To learn more about Tim, please visit www.timgartland.com
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The Anthony Lovano Supernatural Band

Rythm/Blues, Classic Rock, Jazz, all kinds if music as long

 

Sunday November 2

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cleveland Browns

Opening at 9:30AM

Browns Party

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

Starting with

$3 Mimosa's

$4 Award Winning Bloody's

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99

Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!

award - winning(I might add!)

PLUS Crème Brûlée French Toast

Also

Breakfast Burrito w/ Chorizo & Egg

 

Wednesday November 5

Experience the

Usher

Happy Hour

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

and

Pop Rock Country from Boston, MA

Skyler

Third grade. Recess. As most kids wait anxiously for their turn on the slide, Skyler is performing on the playground. 6th grade. Skyler masters guitar, drums, bass, and piano. 7th grade. He owns his own bedroom recording studio. 9th grade. Skyler releases his first full-length, all original CD. Before the end of high school, Skyler releases four more original CDs, performs over 400 shows and 20 professional and repertory theatre productions, and attends Berklee College of Music. Today. Age 22. Raving reviews are in. Big-league music industry executives are on board. Fans are lining up. Skyler owns the playground.
With the release of his two latest EPs, Long Gone and Take You Away, Skyler has grabbed the attention of industry insiders in radio, TV, management, booking, promotions, and development, creating an executive team passionate about his music. Radio stations that have gotten hooked on Skylers emotionally addictive songs include WXRV in Boston, WOKQ in New Hampshire, WTHT in Maine, The Point and WGDR in Vermont, and WMFO and WCHC in Massachusetts.
As with any good artist, it begins and ends with the song. Skylers known that since he began writing at the tender age of nine. Recent pairings with other songwriters have only increased his prolific output. He is recording and writing in Nashville with Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Eric Paslay) and Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean, Thompson Square), as well as recording and writing in LA with Jeff Ballard (Nettwerk Records, Passenger, Family of the Year) and Curt Cuomo (Kiss, Eddie Money).

Cumulus Media Corporate Program Director, Greg Frey, has said that Skylers songs are "nothing but top notch." Reviewers agree. "If there is any justice in the world of music, Skyler will be the breakout artist of 2010/2011." Even Absolute Punk agrees, "I think I just fell in love. This is Taylor Swift in guy form."

- 2014 Campus Activities Magazine "Best Small Venue Act"

- 2013 East Coast tour with Rookie of the Year

- 2012 SuperCuts artist ambassador (song used in national radio ad campaign)

- 2012 X Factor appearance (contestant)

- 2012 All State Insurance/Channel One News spokesperson for Safe Teen Driving (national TV ad campaign)

- 2012 NACA South Showcase Alternate (Roving Artist)

- 2012 NACA Mid Atlantic Showcase Alternate (Sampler Showcase)

- Opened for Goo Goo Dolls, Band Perry, Daughtry, Plain White Ts, Matt Nathanson, Parachute, Cassadee Pope, and Ryan Cabrera

- Performed over 500 shows

- Featured on major TV networks, such as, NBC, FOX, CBS, Channel One News, NECN, and WCAX

- Streaming online on Spotify, Artists on Demand, Nashville.com

- Acoustic pop music with a live band made up of vocals, guitar, piano, bass, percussion, and drums

 

Thursday November 6

From The Honeydogs

An Special Accoustic Show

Adam Levy

pair Gram Parsons-style songwriting with an alternative-rock crunch

Special Acoustic Show

Adam Levy is regarded by many to be one of the great American songwriters of his era. He newest solo endeavor might be his best and most original work to date. Levy is probably best known for his nearly 20 year work as lead singer-songwriter for The Honeydogs. Levy's songwriting has always been musically expansive, exploring styles as diverse as American roots music, psychedelia, soul, world, jazz , and classical music. His lyrics have always been thoughtful, literary and provocative, and has garnered him international critical accolades and fans. Adam's wry wit and incisive lyrics are wrapped inside layers of deceptively beautiful melodies and hooks and come to life with his signature great guitar work. Paste Magazine once said Levy's songwriting captured "the zeitgeist of our time." 

One Of my Favorite Artists MM

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Anthony Doran Think "if Graham Parker was from Cleveland!"

@ DoranMusic

 

Friday November 7

Lake Erie Monsters vs. Utica Comets

 

 

Thursday December 11

The Eric Gales Trio

Rock Blues Soul Funk guitarist from Memphis

•Throughout the show, Gales played more to the spirit of Hendrix rather than a tribute to the radio music that has cemented his legend all these years. Every song was a jam, and with Gales singing in a much calmer, lower key than Jimi’s vocal roars, the frontman essentially reinterpreted each track as he saw fit. Backed by bassist David Pastorius and guest guitarist Tomo Fujita, the band took their sweet time playing their hearts out on each and every tune, with Fujita’s soft, jazzy leads contrasting with Gales’s thick, frenetic chickin' pickin'. Gales was virtually exuberant the entire show, the delight obvious on his face as he played, and he frequently expressed his joy at playing in the heart of New York City. His face would contort with intensity as he frantically ripped through his fretbroad during solos, at one point even pouring beer over his guitar and then continuing to play through a towel to clean it off- - Elliot Levin, New York Examiner (Feb 23, 2011)

•Gales has always preferred his blues on the rocks, but he’s never sounded heavier than with his new supergroup, Pinnick Gales Pridgen, featuring King’s X bassist and vocalist dUg Pinnick and former Mars Volta member Thomas Pridgen on drums. If you imagine that would sound like a classic blues-rock power trio pumped up on progressive metal—you’re right. - Guitar Player Magazine (Jun 4, 2013)

One of the best if not the best guitarist in the world today.-Joe Bonamassa (@JBONAMASSA) Oct 28, 2013

Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric’s brother Eugene Gales who played bass in the Eric Gales Band and his brother Little Jimmy King who had a thriving career as a blues artist before his untimely death. Eric released his first record at Age 16 for Elektra records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. Guitar World Magazine’s Reader’s Poll named Eric as Best New Talent, in 1991. After recording a second record for Elektra, all three brothers teamed up for The Gales Bros. Left Hand Brand which was recorded for the House of Blues label in 1996.

Through the years, it would not be unusual to look out in the audience and see artists like Carlos Santana, Eric Johnson, Keith Richards, B. B. King, and Eric Clapton, looking on with interest as Eric took his God-given talent and worked crowd after crowd into a frenzy. The new Millennium presented new opportunities for Eric and he was signed to a deal with Nightbird Records which was affiliated with the Hendrix family and distributed through MCA/Universal. Under this deal, Eric recorded the critically acclaimed record "That’s What I Am" in 2001 and hit the road, mesmerizing fans around the world with his uncanny connection to his guitar. In 2006 Eric recorded the critically acclaimed CD Crystal Vision for Shrapnel Records and set the stage for his incredible Blues Bureau Division follow-up, “The Psychedelic Underground.” in 2007. In 2010 Eric hit a new stride altogether with the incredibly successful album "Relentless". In 2013 Eric, dUg Pinnick (King’s X) and Thomas Pridgen (formerly of the Mars Volta) released the first critically acclaimed record PGP on Magna Carta Records. The same year Eric released his first instrumental album “Ghost Notes” under the new banner The Eric Gales Trio.
As both an African-American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to Hendrix but Eric has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Eric Johnson. A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre.

 

Wednesday December 17

Members of legendary drummer Carl Palmer's touring band

PAUL BIELATOWICZ & SIMON FITZPATRICK

A roller coaster evening of classical showpieces and more!

Guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick are two of the UK's finest virtuosos. Aside from their own solo work, they have been members of legendary drummer Carl Palmer's touring band for several years and have performed over 500 gigs in 30-plus countries around the world. Individually, they have also performed and toured with such musicians as Dream Theater, Neal Morse (of Spock's Beard), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Kee Marcello (of Europe) and Les Paul. For this special show, Bielatowicz and Fitzpatrick will take you on a roller coaster ride of the most challenging classical virtuoso showpieces – all played as you've never heard them before!

ABOUT PAUL BIELATOWICZ
UK guitarist Paul Bielatowicz is best known for his virtuoso work with some of the biggest names in progressive rock. He's played, recorded and toured the world with the likes of Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Asia), Neal Morse (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) and Les Paul…to name just a few. His 2014 debut solo album, Preludes & Etudes, saw him stripping the electric guitar back to basics, presenting it as a classical instrument – no overdubs, effects or studio tricks: just a guitar, an old amp and raw virtuosity.

“One of our greatest rock guitarists.” - Guitar Techniques Magazine
“One of the most amazing players around.” - Neal Morse (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic)
“Totally mind blowing!” - Pat Badger (Extreme)

ABOUT SIMON FITZPATRICK

UK bassist Simon Fitzpatrick has toured and recorded with Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Asia), Joe Lynn-Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), Kee Marcello (Europe) and Michael Hill (B.B. King) among others. Not content with simply being in the background, Fitzpatrick has always tried to take bass guitar playing as far as possible. Using all six strings of his extended range instrument, he performs as a lead player, a soloist or polyphonic accompanist. He has recently released his debut solo bass guitar album, Reflections, in which he uses his virtuoso technique to recreate a wide variety of pieces and styles, ranging from classical to classic rock, on one single instrument. You've never seen a bass guitar played like this before.

“Simon Fitzpatrick is a guy who constantly pushes himself to see what can be done on bass.” - Kevin Johnson (No Treble)
“I had a blast playing with my ridiculously talented band featuring Simon Fitzpatrick.” - Jennifer
Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck)

Paul Bielatowicz
http://paulbielatowicz.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Bielatowicz/68797071299

Simon Fitzpatrick
http://www.simon-fitzpatrick.com
https://www.facebook.com/simonfitzpatrickmusic

FRIDAY MARCH 6

Cash Box Kings

Hailing from the 'Windy City,' Blind Pig recording artists the Cash Box Kings are keeping REAL DEAL, old-school Chicago blues alive and thriving. The band is dedicated to carrying on the spirit of the 1940's and 50's post-war Chicago blues sound as well as the Delta blues music of the 20's and 30's.  But these illustrious torch bearers also add a bravado, energy and freshness to the mix that results in a distinctive musical experience and a high-energy stage show.  With a focus on the raw, stripped-down, ensemble playing that was the hallmark of the post-war sound, the band showcases the music of Chess Records and Sun Records while adding a healthy dose of original music that captures the essence of the Memphis and Chicago blues sounds of the 40's and 50's. Front man Oscar Wilson is a throw back to the front men of the heyday of the Chicago blues scene. Standing 6'3" and weighing in at over three hundred lbs., he's part Muddy Waters and part Cedric the Entertainer.  The band also plays a lot of jump blues and a musical style they call 'bluesabilly'--a hybrid of Sun Records blues sounds (Howlin' Wolf/Joe Hill Louis/Roscoe Gordon) with Sun Records country/roots sounds (Charlie Feathers/Billy Lee Riley). 

The CBKs were awarded the 2010 Blues Blast Music Magazine "Sean Costello Rising Star" Award and are regular headliners at Chicago venues like Buddy Guy's, Rosa's Lounge, Nick's and the Smoke Daddy. They have played several successful European tours and have headlined Euro festivals like the Lucerne Blues Festival and the Hondarribia Blues Festival.  They have also performed several times at the Chicago Blues Festival. Their 2013 release Blind Pig Back Toppin'  album won the 2013 Blues Blast Music award for 'Traditional Blues Album of the Year' and has also been nominated for a Blues Music Award in the same category. The CBKs have performed and collaborated with Chicago blues giants like Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy, Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith, Billy Boy Arnold, and Lurrie Bell.  Described as the "Young Turks" of the Chicago blues scene, the Cash Box Kings' recordings and live performances have earned them rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.

Although the lineup has changed over the last ten years, the Cash Box Kings are still anchored by Joe Nosek, Oscar Wilson, and Kenny 'Beedy Eyes' Smith. Son of the legendary Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (Muddy Waters' drummer from 1968-1981). The band is now joined by a rotating cast of newly crowned Kings including Billy Flynn (guitar, mandolin, vocals, harmonica), Joel Paterson (guitar and vocals), Brad Ber (upright bass), Beau Sample (upright bass and vocals), Chris "CB" Boeger (bass) and Mark Haines (drums). Barrelhouse Chuck, piano and vocals, also regularly performs with the group.

No Depression Magazine says: "The ghosts of Muddy Waters, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins and Little Walter must be smiling as they listen to the purposefully distorted over amplified vocals, guitar and harmonica which add a gritty retro authenticity that will leave you wondering if these might be some great lost tracks from Chess Records.   Black Toppin' might be the best blues album you'll hear this year.  

Highly recommended." Living Blues Magazine says: "Any of these musicians could have played with the great bands of the golden blues era.  Together they keep a sound alive that many thought was no more.  A great record by one of the best blues bands in the land, Black Toppin' is a dancing and listening pleasure."

Blues legend Charlie Musslewhite says: "The Cash Box Kings play with taste and feel and it was faith restoring to know there's guys out there that still know and appreciate real blues."

 

FYI-All shows are all ages and the kitchen is open until I go home!

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