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WILBERTS IS OUTSTANDING!
Home of The
$3 DOMESTICS-$3 BOMBS
Labatts and Labatts Lite-the BIG BOYS - 16oz-Yea just 3 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
at The Best Price in the neighborhood
+ Awesome Music! = Home of over 90-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!
Wilbert's Food & Music
812 Huron Avenue E.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
All shows are all ages. Start @ 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
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
Dinner reservations must be made for at least an hour or more before show time. By 7pm week days and 8pm week ends
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We'll cater to all your wants & needs!
Open Bar/Cash Bar
Holiday & Cocktail Parties,
Receptions & Rehearsal Dinners, Wakes & Weddings, Retirements, Farewells, Etc…… We've done themAll Such as...
(Jane Scott's 75 B-Party!)
Cell / Text # 216.375.5966
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
Optimizing the flavor of fresh raspberries, Rubaeus is Founders' way of celebrating the joys of summer year-round. This stunning berry-red masterpiece is the perfect blend of sweet, tart and refreshing. No question about it, this beer is 100% Founders.
FRUITS OF LABOR
Rubaeus defies subtlety and proves to be the perfect accompaniment to those long days, no matter the season, with a friend by your side and adventure out in front of you. Enjoy summer year-round with Rubaeus.
Great Lakes Christmas Ale
Be Back in July!
Christmas Ale's fresh honey, cinnamon, and ginger flavors.
FLAVOR A Yuletide's worth of holiday spices and sweet honey to keep you a-wassailing all season long.
It's Christmas Ale! You cannot rate. it 's like no another beer - it's designed for a purpose...to ring in the Holidays! The 2017 brew tastes a little more cinnamony than last year's, but maybe that's just me. I love this brew on tap...nothing rings in the Holiday's like GL Christmas Ale!
Great Lakes Turntable Pils
A: Clear golden color. Mild carbonation lazily floats to the surface. Two fingers bleached head. Nice retention.
S: Husked cereal grain. Mildly spicy hop aroma.
T: Tight husked grain. Slightly soapy. Spicy herbal essence. Lemon oil. Bitterness picks up in the end with a slightly astringent, chalky essence.
M: Light. Slightly rounded. Carbonation lightly scrubs the palate.
O: Good classic take on Czech pils
Harvest Patch Shandy
Crisp weiss beer with natural pumpkin spice flavor
Satisfy your thirst for autumn with our Leinenkugel’s® Harvest Patch® Shandy. It’s our traditional weiss beer with natural pumpkin spice flavor to give you notes of nutmeg, allspice and clove for a refreshing fall seasonal. It’s crisp and smooth, just like a perfect fall day on the Leinie Side.
Market Garden Festivus Ale
Smooth, spicy (allspice, ginger & cinnamon), malty with an elegant finish thanks to caramelized wort and a bit of brown sugar, this beer is sure to make the holidays better. According to the Seinfeld model, Festivus is celebrated each year on December 23rd. Those attending Festivus may also participate in the “Airing of Grievances,” which is an opportunity to tell others how they have disappointed you in the past year, followed by a Festivus dinner, and then completed by the “Feats of Strength” where the head of the household must be pinned.
Dundee's Honey Brown Amber Lager
Man first brewed with honey more than 2,000 years ago. Back then, fermented honey was proclaimed the drink of kings. We first brewed Original Honey Brown Lager nearly 20 years ago. And we like to think every batch is still fit for a king. In the years since, Honey Brown has been brewed with the same premium barley, hops and pure Manitoba White Clover Honey to produce a great-tasting, medium-bodied lager.
This isn’t your watered-down light beer from college. Nor is it a heavy craft beer. Honey Brown pours right smack dab in the middle. A delicious golden amber color, it’s a beer you can drink throughout the night while staying true to yourself and your evolving palate. Enjoy it with friends. Enjoy it with strangers. It doesn’t matter to us—just enjoy it.
Columbus INDIA PALE ALE
Pale orange, with grapefruit, pine, and tropical fruit aromas
India Pale Ales were originally brewed to withstand long ocean voyages by increasing the quantity of hops and malt used in their Pale Ale predecessors. Our take on IPA pours pale orange with a balanced malt presence and finishes with a combination of grapefruit, pine, and tropical fruit notes from Pacific Northwest grown hops.
Stella Artois Cidre
Crisp and refreshing belgian cider made with hand-picked apples
Market Garden Prosperity Wheat
Formerly known as Street Wheat! If you’ve ever spent time in a German Beer Garden, you know how much they love their wheat beer. Our Bavarian style Hefeweizen is a satisfying blend of sweet wheat and pale malts, clove and banana aromatics, and the zesty tang of wheat beer yeast.
Working Class Brewery Brick Layer Brown Ale
An ale like this will make
you lay bricks all the live long day
Platform Amarillo Fog DBL IPA
This is an outstanding beer that has just a bit of "east coast" yeasty kick, but is not nearly as juicy or biting as many. More like an Unfiltered Enjoy By than a Heady Topper.
It is a very hazy, vibrant burnt orange-gold. It has an egg shell white, massive pillowy head.
It smells fairly malty and musty with an almost pilsner like grain aroma. There is also some fruity esters, pine, and some noticeable yeast.
The flavors really pop compared to the aroma. It has a lot of musty/earhty grapefruit, pineapple, and a touch of peach. Not really sweet at all. There is a bit of a floral hop flavor, followed by a solid bitter pine. It finishes with a little bit of a yeast bite.
The body is definitely on the heavier side, but smooth with no real noticeable alcohol
Royal Docks Pendragon RareWit
According to legend, King Arthur's father, Uther Pendragon, was possessed of two magical ales. Pendragon RareWit is our homage to the first of those beers - magically ‘wrought in Avalon' to refresh knights after battle and imbue them with the ‘courage of the Red Dragon'. Rather than hops, Pendragon RareWit relies on a pantheon of herbs and spices - many native to the Welsh Countryside - to provide a refreshing citrusy floral balance to the sweetness of barley malt and unmalted wheat.
Hop Nosh IPA
Formerly known as Hop Notch. Wonderful complex flavos, like no other, simply a great tasting IPA. It's balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.
North High Brewing Honey Wheat Lager
Light body, orange hues and a smooth finish develop from brewing with a special honey malt and orange blossom honey.
Slightly hazy gold with
Sweet malt aroma, with clove and citrus. Smells remarkably like Blue Moon, but stronger.
Sweet, malty and honeyed arrival, followed by a citrusy tang and mild banana clove esters.
Heavier side of mid weight; little carbonation, slick and smooth. Appropriate for the style
Tastes pretty much like a sweeter, bolder, less carbonated Blue Moon. Surprised this is a lager; would almost think its a Hefeweizen!.
Young's Double Chocolate Stout
The taste is a mix of Hershey/milk
grain, light bitter coffee roast, and vanilla
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
We have bigger
houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less
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.
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
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'.
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
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"When I went to school, they askedme what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."
Saturday April 21
Opening @ 3pm
CLE ABC - Over Flow!
→With The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!←
$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS
$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson
1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99
Live on our stage at 8pm
Blues Rock Singer/songwriter Jamband Jazz Funk from Boca Raton, FL
Jeffrey Lynn Fulks Jr. now known as JL Fulks was born in Fountain Inn, South Carolina in 1990. At age 13, he began playing guitar, after being inspired by his f ather's love for the blues. JL's immediate prowess with the instrument led to him joining The Praise Band at Pleasant Grove Christian Academy. When his father noticed his son's abilities, he gave him the Stevie Ray Vaughan album "Texas Flood" and told him, "If you're going to play guitar, play it like that.”
This was the first of many musical inspirations as he honed his skills in The Praise Band. Performances both inside and outside of school led to shows with other bands and playing in diverse venues before bigger audiences, some as large as 5000 people. Playing in The Praise Band taught young JL a lot about music and he soon joined a rock group in high school. The group ended up winning his high school's “Battle of the Bands.”
In 2009, JL formed a rock band called Until Next Time, with three musicians from the local music scene. The band was very popular in the Greenville, South Carolina region and eventually won a "Battle of the Bands" competition, sponsored by Gorilla Productions -- a local independent label. The band parlayed their success by winning the finals at a club called The Handlebar. They were subsequently voted Greenville's best rock band and were awarded free recording time at Sit-n-Spin Studios, as well as a headline opportunity at The Handlebar. Things were looking up for the popular band as several independent labels were interested in signing them, but creative differences among the members led to the band breaking up before any success could be achieved.
When his family moved to South Florida in 2011, JL continued his musical education by enrolling with Berklee College of Music's online extension program. This afforded him the opportunity to study with some of the world's best guitar and music instructors. While studying with Berklee, JL began making a name for himself in South Florida by performing every night. JL began performing with a local cover band called "The Flyers" and recorded his first EP "Dixie Highway" with Patrick Farinas.
It wasn't long before his abilities were recognized and JL was being asked to sit in with many successful and talented musicians. He has shared the stage with such names as Matt Schofield, Chris Duarte, JP Soars and the Red Hots, Rickey Godfrey, Mac Arnold and the Plate Full of Blues Band, Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots, Damon Fowler, Southern Hospitality, Brandon Santini and his Band, Muggie Doo (Buddy Miles Express), Tom Holland (James Cotton Band), Boo Boo Davis, David Shelley and Bluestone, Bob Corritore, John Nemeth, Terry Hanck, Jeff Prine, and Patrick Farinas.
Persistence paid off when JL was approached by Brandon Santini in the fall of 2013. After seeing JL perform at the Funky Biscuit one night with David Shelley and Bluestone, Santini asked JL to play guitar for his band. JL relocated to Memphis, Tennessee in December of 2013, after three successful tours to play full-time in Brandon Santini's band.
JL worked as Brandon's right hand man for eight months where he opened the show for Brandon and drove the band as his lead guitarist and vocalist at every show. He toured the country and headlined with Brandon at many great blues clubs such as Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago, Bradfordville Blues Club, Boston's on The Beach, The Slippery Noodle, The Rum Boogie Cafe, The Blues Hall and many others. Larger showcases became the norm as the band performed at some great blues festivals such as The Daytona Blues Festival, The Springing the Blues Festival, and the Southwest Florida Blues Festival where they opened for legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter. It didn't take long before JL's guitar playing was noticed by blues editors, writers, and legendary musicians.
After JL's performance at The Southwest Florida Blues Festival, he was told by Johnny Winter's manager that Johnny was impressed by his guitar playing and that he insisted that she come find him immediately bring him backstage to meet with him. The Blues legend and the young guitar phenom had an encouraging conversation about music and life -- quite an endorsement for young JL Fulks. That night lives on every night he plays his Gibson ES-335 that Johnny Winter signed. Although now, to honor Johnny and to preserve the valued instrument, JL mostly plays a new, Custom Shop Gibson ES-339.
After eight great months of touring and performing frequently on world famous Beale Street and gaining invaluable road experience, JL felt it was time to move on to projects of his own and begin work on his new EP. He returned to his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina to begin writing and planning a launch of his own band.
Now, at 24 years old, JL Fulks has already lived the dream that most musicians work their whole lives to achieve. JL has relocated to South Florida and started fronting his own trio again performing at the best clubs in South Florida. JL continues to collaborate with many artists and plays as a part-time sideman for some legendary blues musicians. He is also a substitute teacher at the school of rock and is asked frequently to record on many artists records. A new EP being produced by David Shelley is in store as well as more touring. JL recently opened for Tab Benoit at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and is in booked for more openings in the future. Catch this rising star at a venue near you!
Tuesday April 24
→80s New Wave band after the game←
THE SKINNEE TIES
Wednesday April 25
Cav's Playoff Party!
Happy Hour w/
Pop Rock Ecclectic Singer/Songwriter from Kitchener, Ontario
Solo Acoustic Artist from Ontario, Canada -- Songwriter, Cover Artist, Entertainer and Musician...Established 2003. 11 Years Entertaining in Ontario and Currently Performing on Carnival Cruise Lines. New Album coming soon from the Tim Lucas Band
AFTER THE GAME
Guitarist, singer and bandleader Bobby Messano has many years experience of working with rock artists like Steve Winwood and country artists like Jimmy Wayne and Rodney Atkins. Yet in his own right he is known as a contemporary blues artist, and certainly the first few tracks here point to him as an accomplished blues-rocker, with an influence from the British blues-boomers of the late 60s, and Jimi Hendrix (try ‘Why Water A Dead Rose' for the latter). The vast majority of this album's fifteen songs are written by Bobby and Jon Tiven together – and Jon's name is an assurance of quality in itself these days. Elsewhere Bobby builds on the Mississippi hill country sound (‘Road To Oblivion') and brings the Bo Diddley beat into the 21st century on ‘If The Phone Ain't Ringing, It's Me Not Callin''. Contemporary country crops up with the beautiful acoustic based duet with Alecia Elliott from Muscle Shoals, an observation on the current political scene, whilst their other collaboration, ‘You Left Me No Choice', is a reggae flavoured number. ‘The Girl That Got Away' is moody and thoughtful, ‘We Need A Blessing' is a pleas for a more equal society, and the set closes out optimistically with the Springsteen-esque rock anthem that is ‘American Spring'. Give it a listen!
2017 Hollywood Music In Media Award for Blues
BLUES HALL OF FAME 2012 INDUCTEE
Blues Blast Nominee 2015 Best Blues/Rock Album
#1 Billboard Blues Album August 8.2015-Love & Money
Thursday April 26
Happy Hour w/
Greenville, South Carolina
Brother Oliver is a South Carolina-based musical project formed by two brothers, Andrew & Stephen Oliver. The brothers deliver high-energy performances through the lens of a folk-rock / psych-rock aesthetic—a genre they've officially coined as "psychedelic folk-rock." The band's explorative approach to music strikes a chord with any audience and has rapidly gained recognition in the Southeast and abroad.
CLE’s new stew of everything from Gypsy Jazz to Hillbilly music
SM plays original acoustic live music inspired by life in the ditches of Oklahoma. Leaning strongly on four part vocal harmonies, rub board rhythms and hot solos, the musical style is a stew of everything from Gypsy Jazz to Hillbilly music. Come on down and get edified!
Friday April 27
Happy Hour w/
The Premier Tom Waits Tribute Band
~ Dedicated to performing the jazz-influenced music of Tom Waits
Pop/Rock • R&B • Funk • Steampunk from Sandusky btway of LA
& The Visitors
MASTER T.C. & THE VISITORS are an American Pop/Rock band consisting of Singer/Songwriter Master T.C., Vocalist Madam Deserae Monique, Synth Player Rubix-Cube, Bassist Johnny Tsunami, Drummer Timbuktu, Rhythm Guitar Player Boom-Boom and Lead Guitarist Sailor Jerry.
Saturday April 28
pre game ~2-4pm
acoustic Indie / Pop Massillon, OH
My name is Ethan Peterson. I’m 21 years old and I’m a singer-songwriter from Canton, Ohio. One of my biggest reasons for writing music is because I believe a lot of music today is void of any personal or social meaning. I don’t like to write about anything that does not have a message, story, or meaning that someone can relate to. I believe music is an emotional language and should be written as such. Not every song I write carries the same amount of gravity as each other in terms of its message, but there is a reason behind each song.
Post Game around 6:30/7pm
Country (Contemporary & Classic), Tex-Mex (The Mavricks, Texas Tornadoes, Los Lobos), Texas Swing, Southern Rock Band from Cleveland
serves up authentic American music, infused with southwestern spice. These six seasoned musicians individually honed their craft on the beer-soaked stages of honky-tonks and dance halls from Texas to Massachusetts, and in smoky bar rooms and concert clubs from Cleveland to Nashville. Whether performing their unique, or reverent, renditions of lesser-known works by great American masters, or their own lively and engaging originals, GRINGO STEW insists on one critical ingredient that sets them apart: authenticity; songs about real life and honest emotions.
Sunday April 29
opening at 9:30am
Start Your Game day......
→With The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!←
$4 Bloody Marys / $4 Mimosa
$3 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS
$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson
1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad = $9.99
After the game
Baseball and Blues:
Blues and Classic Rock from CLEVELAND
Dust My Broom has been rocking local watering holes and private events and parties for over six years. We play an eclectic mix of blues, British rock, southern rock, rock-a-billy, country, soul music, and good old fashioned rock and roll!
Monday April 30
Austin rock and roll band CD release party after the game!
FAIR CITY FIRE
Formed in 2014, Fair City Fire is a groove-oriented, in-your-face Rock and Roll band out of Austin, TX. Their sound is marked by tasteful guitar work, driving rhythm section, and powerhouse vocals that command attention. The band has a history of successful local performances, including such at Austin staples as Antone's, Stubbs, Mohawk and Empire Control Room. In March of 2015, FCF released the “Say It Loud” EP. In support of it, they hit the road for an East Coast/Midwest tour, traveling to New York and back. In 2016, they followed up with their first full length album “The Simple Truth”. The supporting tour lead them to an expanded list of cities including Dallas, Nashville, Indianapolis, Chicago, Columbus, Cleveland, Binghamton, NYC, Charlotte, Atlanta and Houston. 2016, also found them the recipient of the Austin Music Foundation's Artist of the Month for August. Fair City Fire has seen their sound and fan base grow more than ever in 2017. The expansive “Radio Attack Tour” put the band in cities both familiar and new in support of their single “Attack”. The second annual “Too Damn Hot Affair”, a charity concert event created and hosted by the band, put them in front of an impressive crowd at the legendary Antone's in August 2017. The recent release of their newest single, “No Promises”, caps off what has been a busy summer. FCF also features interviews of some of the best Austin musicians on their very own “Say It Loud Podcast” a few times a month. They are gearing up for the release of their second full length album, Shake Your Bones, to be released April 13, 2018 with an ensuing national tour performing in 17 cities all over the US.
Tuesday May 1
Rock, Blues, Americana, Roots
Blues Blast Music Awards Nomination -Best Blues Rock Album-Blue Heart
BMA Nomination -Best Rock Blues Album
Washington Blues Society-Hall of Fame
Washington Blues Society-Lifetime Achievement Award
Cascade Blues Association-Hall of Fame
11 time winner Best Band-Cascade Blues Society
Best Album,Best Slide Guitarist
Inland Empire Blues Association-Hall of Fame, Best Band,Best Guitarist,Best Album,Best Slide Guitarist!
Friday May 4
“ Robinson places near the top of the list of finest living singers of soul blues. ” — Downbeat Magazine
IS THE MODERN VOICE OF SOUL BL UES
Seven-time BMA nominated Tad Robinson grew up in New York City surrounded by music. His initial inspiration came when, as a boy, he heard James Cotton perform in Central Park. Since then he “always wanted to be a singer.” He remembers being influenced by the sounds of Ray Charles, Sonny Boy Williamson, Otis Redding, and Little Richard and through street musicians like blues man/harpist Sugar Blue who would free form jam in Central Park.
In 1976, Tad attended Indiana University in Bloomington and started his first band, Hesitation Blues Band. Six years later, he'd move to Chicago and land a weekly gig fronting the house band at the famous Rosa's Lounge. “We'd play the first set, and the second was an all-star jam where Junior Wells, Sam Lay, Bob Stroger, Louis and Dave Myers—just about everybody at one point or another—would come play.” That's where he'd meet future collaborator, Dave Specter who would invite Tad to sing on his debut for Delmark Records, Blueplicity . As a result, Tad would release two of his own for Delmark: One To Infinity (1994) and Last Go Round (1998).
In 2003 Tad signed a deal with Severn Records and, to date, he's released four titles: Did You Ever Wonder? (2004), A New Point of View (2007), Back In Style (2010) and his newest, Day into Night (April, 2015). Along the way Tad has earned seven Blues Music Awards nominations (so far) including three for Soul Blues Album of the Year and four as Soul Male Artist of the Year .
Saturday May 19
Lost Dog Street Band
Lost Dog Street Band began when a songwriter from tennessee and a fiddle player from south dakota began playing music on the streets to fund thier addiction to rastlin' frieght trains. their last band ( Barefoot Surrender ) split ways in (january 2011)oregon and they tramped a hard winter back to dixie. they met back with their old friend christian to start on a new album and a new life. by next w inter they were meeting some old friends back in the northwest and started a new band called SPIT SHINE. the original lost dog Daisy Mae died that summer and the band name was thought to be done with. a new lost dog Copper Tod was found that fall and revived a new spirit. spit shine went on for the next year and a half. 'life's a dog-gone shame' recording began early in 2013 with help from band members of Barefoot Surrender(Jason O'dea) and Spit Shine(Nicholas Ridout) .lost dog street band finally got a van to do a real tour. shortly before the albums release best friend, brother, and band mate Nicholas Ridout died at the age of 24. the next year is unknown....
RESS & QUOTES...
"An established band with their musical plow deep within the soil of their forefathers reaping and reviving not only the rich history of their surroundings but planting seeds in the listener's heart and brain…the hand is firmly on the plow indeed. The Tillers do not disappoint.”
“Through non-stop touring, The Tillers have made quite a name for themselves with their “must see” live show but with their new album, Hand On The Plow, the spotlight should now rest on their great songwriting and give them the wide-spread recognition they deserve.”
-Atlas and the Anchor
“Like a passer-by on a summer drive through the country, I have had the privilege of monitoring the Tillers' own growth throughout the years. Coming in with fresh eyes to each gig, I have enjoyed the fruits of the rapid advancement of their musical garden of delights. Don't get me wrong, Mike Oberst and Sean Geil's talent were present from the beginning. But with the cultivation of endless (and no doubt thankless) tours and pub dates, these two “brothers in melody” were suddenly tapping into progressively deeper and darker tillage. Put plainly: they just kept getting better and better.
Like no other group I've ever heard, the Tillers are able to break your heart with an intangible, timeless pain. Combined they harmonize like the Celestial Monochorde of old, awakening once again the ancient muses to strum the heartstrings of man. Apart, they voice a pained, hoarse timbre that hearkens to their own personal losses…losses we all sweetly suffer vicariously through their melody.
The metaphor of gardening and growth is not lost on those who hear The Tillers. The arabesque spread of their burgeoning tones resemble the health of summer plantlife, spring rains and abundance. It comes as no surprise that singer/banjoist Mike Oberst is himself a farmer (there is something to be said for real life, agrarian experience and its natural bi-product of folk music.)
Knuckled roots weaving through the Appalachian coffins of old souls buried in veins of coal…The Earth and Her cycles of life and death is the running theme here. But isn't it the ultimate theme? Whether the modern ear is turned deaf to these truths or not, we all must heed the holler that the Tillers intone.
Nose to the ground, hand on the plow, hard work and harmonies. Take it from an old fan, if you are reading this now, you are the lucky one. For this is fertile ground indeed.”
-Col. J.D. Wilkes, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers
Tuesday May 22
Happy Hour w/
The New Queen of the Blues!
Joyann Parker is: " A threat on so many levels she makes my head spin; a revelation" Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue "Sublime, passionate, sensual, gutteral, powerful, breathtaking, mesmerizing." Peter Merritt, PBS 106.7 - Melbourne Joyann Parker brings a full range of talent to her performances as an accomplished singer, pianist and songwriter. Joyann is also a lead guitarist and is currently endorsed by Heritage Guitars. She has performed for thousands at major venues and festivals across the county and represented Minnesota at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. She has opened for Grammy winner Robert Cray at Kalamazoo State Theatre in Kalamazoo, MI and is a national touring artist. Joyann's debut album, "On The Rocks," has garnered national and international attention, ending up on Roots Music Report's Top 100 Blues albums chart and was nominated for an Independent Blues Music Award for Best New Album. "On The Rocks" also won the title of 2016's Best Self-Produced CD by the Minnesota Blues Society. A new album and new adventures are all in the works. Joyann Parker is "The New Queen of the Blues!" - Rootstime.be
Friday May 25
Nashville Americana/Roots Rock singer/songwriter/guitarist
is touring in support of his album “Coming Up for Air.” Taylor's “authentic sound filled with strong melodies” (What's Up Magazine) will appeal to fans of Jason Isbell, Warren Haynes, and Robben Ford.
Influenced by the melting pot of American music, including The Allman Brothers Band, Dwight Yoakam, and Tom Petty, it's the imagery of the old west and desert that is ever present in his music. Taylor says, “I am personally drawn to themes of the old west. My family used to camp yearly in the Mojave Desert and as a child I would explore the cliffs of the campground and visit ghost towns, old mines and hiking trails…On one of those family vacations, I saw somebody playing a guitar around a campfire. It seemed like such mystical and magical thing to me that the image stuck around in my brain from that point on.”
Full Bio: taylorkroppmusic.com/bio
California native gone Nashville, Taylor has built up a national fan base. He's toured with Tanya Tucker, Kristen Kelly, and Josh Dorr, and played countless festivals and marquee venues. His guitar playing was used in the 2016 feature film “ Believe.” Taylor's debut album, “Coming Up For Air” was released September 2017; it has been receiving national air-play and press coverage.
"Sharp, intelligent lyrics combine with masterful musicianship throughout the entire album.” - American Blues Scen
Thursday July 12
"They are very, very good. That's why I keep having them back." - Buddy Guy
REV. RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKIN’ ALTAR BOYS
featuring Westside Andy Linderman on Harmonica
2016 Blues Blast Music Award for Best Live CD
2016 Independent Blues Scene Award for Best Live CD
2011 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee for Best Blues Band” and “Best Song”
Grammy Award nomination, Best Blues Compilation CD: 2007
Wisconsin Music Industry (WAMI) award, Best Blues Band: 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008 , 2010 and 2016
Wisconsin Music Industry (WAMI) award, People's Choice: 2006, 2008 and 2010
Voted Milwaukee's Best Blues Band 2015, 2016 and 201
Thursday July 19
Surf, Rockabilly, Rock-N-Roll from Key West, FL
Retro style hi energy band from Key West, Florida. Mashing together all genres of the reminiscent 60s and back. With a mixture b-side and well known tunes from some of the greats of the music world of rockabilly, rock n roll, surf instrumentals, rhythm & blues and soul. All while staying true to the style of that era in their own original music!
Monday July 23
Rust-Belt Americana Music from Pittsburgh, PA
Bindley Hardware Co. is a rust-belt Americana band from Pittsburgh, PA. They draw influence from classic country, folk and modern alt-country, as well as from the original Bindley Hardware Co., its namesake hardware store owned and operated by frontman Jon's family during Pittsburgh's industrial boom in the early 20th century. “To be able to make music or have any kind of creative endeavor that id entifies where you're from is really important. [...] Things in Pittsburgh inspire me every day. The Bindley Hardware Co. has such a rich history and I'm kind of making it my own,” Bindley said.
The Bindley Hardware Co. debut full-length, Ever Satisfactory, is slated for release in November 2017 with a special Kickstarter album pre-order launching at 10:30am EST on September 15, during the 2017 Americana Music Association Conference in Nashville, TN.
Stay up to date with Bindley Hardware Co. by signing up for the email list and you'll get an Mp3 of "Three Rivers" mailed directly to your inbox with instructions on how to easily download and listen.
Saturday August 11
2018 Grammy Nominee
High Energy Zydeco Music
America's Hottest Accordion” winner, Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin, plays a unique, high energy style of zydeco. Dwayne hails from one of the most influential Zydeco f amilies in the world. Although inspired by tradition, he has developed his own high energy style that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshingly distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music. This singer/songwriter and accordionist has performed all over the world since debuting his band, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, at age 19.
Growing up in Lafayette, LA, Dwayne, now 32, was the last of eight children. His musical ablilities were influenced by his father, Rockin' Dopise, Sr., who was a pioneer of Zydeco Music. This year, as a tribute, Dwayne plans to record an album of his Dad's greatest Zydeco hits.
Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers not only pump out incredible Zydeco music, they also add a bit of rhythm and blues, funk, rock and roll, reggae and pop to their performances. His performances have been described as, "Muscular, rhythm and blues-styled lyrics balanced with expert musicians swinging hard—this is Saturday night zydeco at its best." - Brian Boyles, Offbeat Magazine
OFF BEAT AWARDS as: Best zydeco artist, best zydeco accordionist and best zydeco album.
Visit www.DwayneDopsie.com for more information
FYI-All shows are all ages and the kitchen is open until I go home!
→and remember To be nice & Have A GOOD Time!←
WILBERT'S is Great Music + Delicious food In An Intimate Setting = What a Concept!
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