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Explosion 1: Pre-game  Special

$2 DOMESTICS

on Saturday September 20

We were

The

Whiskey Island

"PEOPLE'S CHOICE"

AWARD WINNERS

@

Great Lakes 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

Great Lakes Christmas Ale


Eyes
A creamy light tan head sat on top of a rust-colored body. Decent head, left a good amount of soapy lace throughout.

Nose
Lots of spice. Cinnamon was very prominent. Good hit of nutmeg too. Very similar to warm cinnamon rolls… doughy and sweet.

Mouth
Very sweet notes right off the bat. Cinnamon and ginger really stood out well. A good malt base held the sweet flavours well. The taste is comparable to sweet rolls, coffee cake, etc… treats for a cold day. The alcohol is well-masked by the overall sweetness of this brew. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Overall
I am not the biggest fan of spiced beers, however this one is tastefully spiced (pun-intended). Everything was executed well. A warming welcome to the hectic holiday season.

 

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.?"

 

Breckenridge

Vanilla

Porter


Who would have thought deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Madagascar grew the perfect ingredient to build an extraordinary Porter in Colorado? An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure, real vanilla bean. Breckenridge Brewery's Vanilla Porter. A vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea.

 

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.

 

Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA

Uncivilized and aggressive this west coast styled IPA packs wicked hop flavors and aroma. Savage amounts of Simcoe, Columbus, and Cascade hops define this brews signature pine and citrus notes. Try with our smoked wings in the Killer sauce and run the risk of a shrunken head!

 

Labatt Prohibition Series Bourbon Barrel Ale

Introducing flavor that's too big to ban. Our new Prohibition Series is a nod to Labatt's role in keeping the beer flowing during America's “dry spell”. The two distinctively bold flavors, Bourbon Barrel Ale and Apple Harvest Ale, transport drinkers back to that exciting era of smugglers and speakeasies.

21st Amendment Black IPA

Back in Black is our newest year-round beer available now in six pack cans and on draft. Brewed like an American IPA but with the addition of rich, dark malts, this beer has all the flavor and hop character you expect with a smooth, mellow finish.

 

Jackie O

Chomolunga

honey nut brown ale


Chomolunga is Jackie O's honey nut brown ale, something akin to Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale. It smells just as you would imagine – sweet and nutty – and tastes much the same. The mouthfeel is creamy and slightly warming, and it's very easy to drink. This beer is much more interesting and tasty than Firefly Amber, and for that reason it's my go-to when I want something I can down a pitcher of.


Samuel Adams Winter Lager


Bold and rich, with a touch of holiday spice. The first thing one notices about a Samuel Adams® Winter Lager is the deep ruby color. Then comes the magical aroma which promises something special on the tongue. The cinnamon, ginger, and hint of citrus from the orange peel blend with the roasty sweetness of the malts to deliver a warming, spicy flavor. On the palate Samuel Adams Winter Lager is rich and full bodied, robust and warming, a wonderful way to enjoy the cold evenings that come with the season.

 

Bell's Oberon Ale

Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.

 

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

 

**********************

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

$5 Irish

Car

Bombs!

Right On!

-Tell your Friends!

 

Get It ToGo!!!

 

Friday January 30

Kings vs. THE King!

Pre Party!!!!!

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

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

 

Monday February 2

Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Pre Party!!!!!

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

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

 

 

Thursday February 5

Cavaliers vs. L.A. Clippers

Pre Party!!!!!

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

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

 

Friday and Saturday February 6 & 7

Lake Erie Monsters vs. Toronto Marlies

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

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

 

Sunday February 8

Openeing at 11am

Cavaliers vs. L.A. Lakers

Pre Party!!!!!

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

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

 

Wednesday February 18

HUGE

Fleetwood Mac

Pre Concert Party!

Featuring
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-Smoky-Spicy

 

Friday February 20

Brent & Co

the appealing, up-and-coming, folk-rock-country-pop outfit from Washington, DC - are earning their success the old-fashioned way: gigs, gigs and more gigs. The band played [over 200] shows last year and it [shows]." - On Tap Magazine
"Exactly the kind of happy-go-lucky acoustic rock that is a great fit!" -
Washington Post

Brent & Co is a Washington, D.C.-based  musical project w ith musical leanings ranging from reggae and blue-eyed soul to country and funk - successfully straddling multiple genres without losing sight of its acoustic rock beginnings.

The past two years have been busy for Brent & Co., with 250+ full band and acoustic performances a year throughout the eastern half of the United States with a growing presence in the college market. Having already been selected to perform at four regional college market (NACA) conferences Brent & Co. was recently selected to showcase at the 2015 NACA National conference, one of only three independent acts out of eighty selectees. It is this relentless, DIY spirit that has enabled Brent & Co. to sell thousands of their latest EP, "Not How We Dream"  the old fashioned way: directly to fans from the side of the stage.

Recorded in lead singer and rhythm guitarist Brent Peterson's adopted hometown of Washington, the EP taps into the deep talent pool in the nation's capital. Produced by Jarrett Nicolay (Virginia Coalition), “Not How We Dream” spans genres without losing sight of the band's signature groove-based acoustic rock sensibilities. The rhythm section, comprised of Dominic Fragman on drums and Joey Mitchell (Swamp Candy) on bass, provides much of the album's strong foundation, and Frank Mitchell & Dave Finnell (Thievery Corporation) bring the complementary horn work. The soulful fiddle playing by Pat McAvinue (candidate for the IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year) ensures that even the group's expansion into a country sound remains authentic. With this EP, Brent & Co. has found its voice.

Having cut their teeth performing in bars, restaurants, colleges and occasional European tours, Brent & Co. looks forward to further expanding their geographic reach, and to bringing their energetic show to new audiences.

 

 

Friday February 27

A Motion to the Stars

Richie Heussner

Folk POP from TX.

The musical industry is full of meaningless lyrics, synthesized instrumentals, and heavily produced tracks- all designed to make money. The lyrical messages and the purpose of music is often lost in the business, and often we find ourselves not identifying with the artists themselves anymore. A motion to the stars' goal is to counter this with fresh, honest lyrics, and a focus on the difference an artist can make with the right intentions. Lightly produced, and with a heavy focus on vocals, a motion to the stars wants nothing to distract from the messages and lyrics of the songs. Whether a track is about a serious spiritual matter, or just a downer beak-up song, I hope listeners can identify with my lyrics and can get to know me through my music. I won't write any details about "The Other Half"; you gotta listen for yourself! Thanks for the support, my friends. I love you all!

 

Wednesday March 4

Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter

from London, Canada

Bryce Jardine

Sounds Like: Steve Earle, Arcade Fire, Tom Waits, Bon Iver, Neil Young

A newcomer to the Toronto scene, Bryce Jardine brings forth a stunning brand of roots/rock songwriting, with a unique and beautiful voice. His debut album features members of The Beauties, City And Colour and Serena Ryder Description A letter from my producer Derek Downham regarding the forthcoming album:

I met Bryce Jardine in person for the first time in summer of 2011. He had previously contacted me through my own website about wanting to make a record. Upon hearing his demos, there was no question that there was an undeniably unique voice and passionate songwriter within this young artist. From the get-go of our first enc ... ounter, we discussed the direction of his music and the influences. Very few people I've met at Bryce's age would know who Townes Van Zant was, let alone hold him as one of their personal heroes. His knowledge of quality modern music also piqued my interest.
We decided that our ego's seemed to be in sync enough to work together, and within the month, we had started playing together, hashing out arrangements. We then entered The Lincoln County Social Club recording studio in Toronto with John Dinsmore (NQ Arbuckle, Kathleen Edwards) engineering. Bryce and I covered most of the instruments, with special guests like Aaron Goldstien (pedal steel, City and Colour, Cowboy Junkies), Michael O'Grady (tin whistle, The Mahones) and Serena Ryder (EMI recording artist, Juno Award winning vocalist) adding their special talents to Bryce's unique songs.
What came out of those sessions is a dynamic album filled with grace, hope and redemption. I believe we achieved the record we wanted to complete: A solid, roots/rock record, steeped in the past and the future. This is not a throwback record. This is NOW.
Enjoy. Derek Downham (The Beauties/Six Shooter records)

 

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."

 

Sunday March 15

Rock From Barcelona

Jarabe de Palo

Jarabe de Palo is unquestionably one of the biggest bands on the Hispano-American music scene in the last two decades. However, Spain is currently embracing three big music genres: Latin, African and Anglo-Saxon (not forgetting its own flamenco, of course). This wealth of musical influences has helped to shape their music and given it its unique character.

Rock, funk, jazz and blues in a fusion with flamenco, Afro-Caribbean, Cuban and Brazilian music. Influences with a definite Latin feel intermeshed with other very strong musical influences from the Anglo-Saxon world. The result: pure fusion rock.

•Origin: Spain
•Year formed: 1996
•Genre: Fusion Rock
•Number of original albums: 9
•Number of copies sold: 5 million
•Number of concerts 1996-2014:
Spain: 1,800
Europe: 460
America: 300

Jarabe de Palo was born in Barcelona (Spain) in the mid-1990s. The band's first album, La Flaca (1996), opened up a new chapter in the fusion music scene of that time. In a very short space of time they became one of the most high-profile Spanish groups on the Latin-American music scene. Their unique way of understanding and mixing different styles made them one of the landmark bands in their genre. After La Flaca came Depende (1998), then De Vuelta y Vuelta(2001), Bonito (2003) and so on up to eight original albums and the same number of compilations, all published over the course of just 18 years.

12 nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards and collaborations with artists of the stature of Celia Cruz, Compay Segundo, Pavarotti, Alanis Morrissette, Chrissy Hynde (The Pretenders), endorse the quality, credibility and stature of the band.
In 2014, Jarabe de Palo is embarking on a major new project: "SOMOS".

SOMOS is the band's new album. A rock funk album. As always, "handmade". Serious and high quality work. 12 powerful songs with a high-voltage message, with meticulous arrangements and exceptional lyrics. Some outstanding collaborations: two Latin-American and two Spanish artists.

SOMOS will be launched in Spain, America and Europe in early 2014. And with a new album comes a new tour. Jarabe de Palo Somos World Tour kicked off in March: first the Americas and then Spain and the rest of Europe. Things are looking good for Jarabe in 2014. Don't stop the music!

 

 

Friday March 20

Won"Best Harmonica Player" Blues Music Awards, arguably the best modern harmonica player today!

Jason Ricci

&

The Bad Kind

“...is one of the best harmonica players of his generation."
Adam Gussow, Blues Access Magazine

Jason Ricci has toured, recorded and performed under his own name and with some of the most popular blues artists in the world including: Walter Trout, RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, David Kimbrough, Mark Hummel, Susan Tedeschi, Big Al and the Heavy Weights, Ana Popovic, Keith B. Brown, Nick Moss and the Flip Tops, Otis Taylor, Tab Benoit, Cyrill Neville, John Lisi, Nick Curran, Enrico Crivellaro and many more. Ricci was the winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award for best harmonica player. 

From 2002-2011: Jason Ricci toured worldwide with his own band "Jason Ricci & New Blood" playing over 300 dates a year on average.  In 2005, Ricci was honored with the Muddy Waters Award. In 2007 Ricci and New Blood were signed to Eclecto Groove a subdivision of Delta Groove Productions. His first album with the label, titled  Rocket Number Nine,  was released October 23, 2007 and was produced by John Porter. Later in 2009 the band recorded "Done With The Devil" for the same Label. The band as a whole has been nominated for "Blues Band of the Year" three times by Blues Wax magazine. Ricci won the Blues Critic Award for "Harmonica Player of the Year" (2008) and was nominated for a Blues Music Award for "Harmonica Player of the Year" in 2009 and 2010. By January 2011, Ricci had relocated to New Orleans, and assembled a new band, Approved By Snakes, with guitarist John Lisi.

From 2011 till now Ricci has been teaching harmonica, recording recently with Johnny Winter and touring select venues.

IN THE STUDIO

Some nationally released recordings featuring Jason Ricci as a sideman include these names : Johnny Winter, Nick Curran, Cedric Burnside, Walter Trout, Ana Popovic, Keith Brown, Motor City Josh, Jon Justice, Rue Davis and many more.

IN OTHER'S WORDS

"Ricci links the jazz mastery of Howard Levy, with the blues precision of Jerry Portnoy,

and hits speeds that make John Popper look like he's standing still." Brad Kava , Mercury News

"Any up-and-coming blues artists you keep an eye on?"  Answer: "Jason Ricci. He's a harmonica player, and he's real good." Johnny Winter , Las Vegas weekly

"Jason Ricci has taken the harmonica to a new place. It's like listening to John Coltrane or something, he's really pushing the boundaries to an incredible degree. …He's an astounding live performer and he's unique, nobody plays like this guy. I mean technically - and I'm a harp player too - I know what he's pulling off on that instrument; he's really great." Walter Trout

"This is what originality, technical mastery, and soulfulness look like on the rock-flavored leading edge in our post-9/11 era.  If you're an ambitious young cat looking to make your mark on the blues harmonica world, be forewarned:  JR's fireworks will put your ego in check." Adam Gussow

"He's paid some serious dues. He's got the gift, watch him shine.” Paul Delay

OPENING

Code Blue

Code Blue is Ohio's Critical Blues Band. St. Rick on Harmonica, PC on Bass, Billy Lippit on keys, Danny Mazza on drums, and Ian Jones on guitar.

 

 

THURSDAY APRIL 2

Joe Moorhead Band

Think Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Jimmy Buffett from Cleveland

Like a Rum Soaked Cool Breeze Off An Island Shore, Joe Moorhead, offers a musical escape from the daily grind.

“Life Is A Beach” for the band Joe Moorhead. Born in the most unlikely of places, the gritty urban jungle of Cleveland, Ohio, the band took their laid back attitude and tropical party mentality on the road playing college campuses, music festivals and venues throughout the Americas. Gathering up fans and building momentum along the way like a whipping island breeze about to transform into a tropical storm. An ever growing fan base of loyal fans already know the magic in the music of Joe Moorhead. And so should you.

Like Jack Johnson, Sublime and the Dave Mathews Band before them, Joe Moorhead creates a laid back groove with insightful lyrics about love and life from a wholly original sound that provides an escape from today's tough times. Not taking themselves too seriously (No Sting like attitude here) the band's shows are fun and original celebrations designed around escaping from the pains and horrors of the real world.

Ready for a musical trip? An around the world escape that is sure to free your mind and move your body? Then you're ready for Joe Moorhead.

 

Friday The 10 of April

Indians Home Opener Party!

 

Saturday April 11

Hank Mowery

& The Hawktones

Americana / ROOTS / Blues

 

 

Friday April 24

Tony Ramey

From Greenville, TX

Americana / Soul / Alternative

Tony Ramey fans have always enjoyed eclectic elements in his music and songs, but his latest effort (slated to be released this summer) shows him evolving into an artist who defies classification. While he is composing songs that still explore country and country and western motifs (as in his Willie Nelson duet “The Bible, the Bottle, and the Gun”), soul, blues, and contemporary folk elements have begun to eclipse a style of music that most critics have labeled “traditional” (or “Throwback,” as Tony called his latest acoustic album) country.

His relocation out of Nashville finds Tony drawing from his earliest influences far more obviously than he has in past albums, which were (with the exception of Places and Throwback) more snapshots of where he was as a songwriter, rather than an accurate record of his artistic journey. His early memories of music that “struck a chord,” as Tony says, recall Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Bill Withers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jackson Brown, Ray Price, Charlie Rich, Aretha Franklin, along with a hodge podge of mainstream country artists who put forth elements of folk and blues in their songs as well: “Everybody thinks of Haggard as a country artist, and I can't disagree with that, but there's nothin' swampier or more R&B than the horn section on Haggard's ‘Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink.'” Tony's newest compositions reflect his principal belief about ‘American Music:' It isn't confined to a certain production, theme, type of voice, etc.; rather, it is an organic, constantly morphing phenomenon that resists mass market, trendy merchandising, and influence from corporations always vying for shelf space at a local retailer or “sounds like” lists of artists on a digital download store.

Tony's live performances have taken him from the Texas and Midwest Honky Tonks where people are two-stepping and raising their bottles, to where he says he is starting to feel even more at home–in the two-hundred-and-fifty to one-thousand seat theaters, where people come to listen to a storyteller at work. Audiences in the theaters at Tony's performances are compelled to listen–to go down the same road together, on the same journey, wherever the song takes them. That journey ends up above the production and sonic value of a pounding track: “I want people to dance and have a good time, but there's a romantic part of me that wants to believe it's all derived from an honesty and passion in music that has substance and meaning, not just a loop or hip-hop beat and words that rhyme.'”

With gold and platinum records on artists like Trisha Yearwood, John Michael Montgomery, George Strait, and a host of others who have covered Tony's material, and with BMI awards and more than fifteen years of professional writing behind him, Tony has proven himself as a songwriter, but the best is yet to come for those watching and listening to Tony as he is proving himself as an artist…It will be a journey worth taking–wherever he goes.

 

 

Friday June 12

Maple Blues Award-Nominated Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter

Chris Antonik

In 2010, Toronto-based blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Chris Antonik arrived onto the National and International blues scene with his self-titled debut album which received widespread critical acclaim, placed in the Roots Music Report Top 100 charts for over a year, and garnered Antonik a nomination for Best New Artist of the Year at Canada's national Maple Blues Awards. 

In 2010, in its year-end review, British Columbia's Blues Underground Network deemed Chris ‘The Future of the Blues.'  After extensive touring and major blues festival appearances in Canada in 2011 and 2012, Chris returned with his highly anticipated and critically-acclaimed follow-up Better For You in March 2013. 

With Antonik on the majority of lead vocals, guest vocalists on Better For You include: two-time Grammy award-winner Mike Mattison (The Derek Trucks Band, The Tedeschi-Trucks Band) and American Blues Music award-nominee Shakura S'Aida.  Other guest artists include blues Juno-winners Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk) and Julian Fauth, as well as Canadian music veterans Suzie Vinnick and Richard Underhill.

Since its release, Better For You has solidified Chris' reputation as one of Canada's hottest young blues artists: the album spent three weeks at #1 on DAWG 101.9 FM's weekly album chart (Canada's only all blues-rock FM station), has continued charting on the Roots Music Report, and has attained significant airplay in Canada, the US and Europe, including regular play on Sirius XM (B.B. King's Bluesville), the BBC, Jazz FM, CBC, Galaxie, and more. 

Critics and blues music industry experts in North America and Europe agree that Better For You was one of the best releases of 2013.  Here is what some had to say:

“One of the finest releases from the Great White North in many a year.......a living and breathing masterpiece. Antonik is a blues star rising.”- Cascade Blues Association, Oregon

"The best Canadian blues-rock album of 2013....outstandingly good.....the best sophomore release I have listened to in recent memory." - Blues Underground Network

“A salient reference point is Eric Clapton, especially in Antonik's warm, thick guitar sound, which often sounds in both tone and note selection like mid-to-late 1980s Clapton, around the time of Journeyman.“ - Blues Blast Magazine

“'Better For You' is the sound of someone taking the blues to a new place......[the song] ‘Nothing I Can Do' features a truly spectacular guitar solo that has shades of Buddy Guy and Hendrix" - American Blues Scene

“A superb album....[Turn To Shine] features a superb guitar solo that could easily have been Derek Trucks.” - Blues in Britain

To live up to these accolades on stage, Chris delivers an unbridled and passionate live performance that gives audiences more than their money's worth and leaves them wanting more.   An exceptional guitarist who has been compared to Clapton, a soulful singer and an inventive songwriter, Chris is the real deal.

 

 

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