Sept. 22 is fast approaching & you may say to yourself, "So what? That day has no significance." Oh, but it does my friend. That is the night the lads in the 8s & I will be playing Bob Seger's classic "Live Bullet" album in its entirety! It's going to be a great night of rock & roll that you won't want to miss. The locale is Beal's Pickles & Pints in Willoughby, OH. I'm also excited to announce we have an opener for that show. Parker Rieke will be doing a half hour solo acoustic set. Get there early & see what this young man is bringing to the table. Come on out!
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that donated to my Velosano ride (that happened this past Saturday). This year I rode in honor of my dear friend Holly Suchland who will be having surgery this Friday. Thanks to your generosity I was able to raise $1500 for cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic. Lots of love & appreciation to the following folks...
Melissa Burkett, Dan King & Sally King, Renee Bedenk, Kathy Beda, Ryan Chambers, Margaret Beder Skinder, Eric Hanson, Tom Federico, Ray Webb, Michael O'Brien, Russell Bickert, Christina Harrington, Diane M. Beatty, Joe Levstik & Melissa Levstik, Dan Budreo, Sarah Bloom Anderson, me mum Bonnie Leskovac, James Curtis Smith, Alli Milburn, Jennifer Ersek, Rich Harmon & Brittney Elizabeth.
Donations are still be accepted through October so if you'd like to throw a few more bucks towards the cause shoot me a message & I'll send you the link. My goal is/was to raise $2000 & every little bit helps. 100% of the money goes to finding a cure. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE SUPPORT!!!
Howdy! As you may or may not know the Standing 8s & I will be playing Bob Seger’s Live Bullet album on Sept. 22 at Beal's Pickles n Pints in Willoughby, OH. Last night was our first practice for that show. Here’s a sneak peak...
The DTW Songwriter Showcases are quickly becoming a hit! This month's guests are Kevin Conaway & Seth Ohm. Here's the scoop...
Kevin Conaway is an ASCAP-registered singer/songwriter with several hours-worth of original material. Kevin draws a lot of influence from alternative rock bands and artists such as Toad the Wet Sprocket, Oasis, Jimmy Eat World, Howie Day, and Guster, along with just a touch of classic and progressive rock influence from bands like Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree. With a combination of intelligent lyrics, strong melodies, and infectious hooks, Kevin crafts songs that are bound to be stuck in your head long after hearing them.
Seth Ohm Band is story telling at its finest. North East Ohio raised, Seth spins stories of the journey of life, love and finding oneself. He bears all he is thinking and feeling, yet leaves room for interpretation. There are two versions of the band. The southern rock band (Seth Ohm Band, SOB) and the acoustic band (Seth Ohm Band Acoustic Experience, SOBae).
I will be playing a solo show this Saturday, March 24, at the Ridgewood (formerly the Beach Club) in Concord, OH. Show time is 9pm. All money that goes into my tip jar that night will be put towards my Velosano campaign. If you'd like to donate online to fight cancer you can do so by following the link below. Come on out!
I'll be doing 3 sets for St. Patrick's Day this year. Set #1: Mullarkey's Irish Pub, downtown Willoughby, OH - 10am-12:30pm. Set #2: BRIM, downtown Willoughby, OH - 2pm-5pm. Set #3: Mullarkey's Irish Pub, downtown Willoughby, OH - 7pm or 8pm (depending on how antsy I get) - 11pm or Midnight. If you're in the area stop by!
Mark your calendars! March 29, 2018 will be the inaugural DTW Songwriter Showcase featuring Ryan Manthey & Boo Lee Crosser, hosted by Dan McCoy. This will be going down at Corks Wine Bar located in historic (& quite beautiful) downtown Willoughby, OH. Show time is 7pm. Get there early, grab a glass (or bottle) of wine & enjoy some great storytelling from these find lads! HUGE shout out to my man Mike Mattocks at Mattocks Design for the incredibly groovy poster!