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Explosion 1: Pre-game  Special



Whiskey Island




Great Lakes Brew B-Q

with our

Thank You Thank YOU very much



Home of The
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 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. 

Weekend shows 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

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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


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!

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EVAN (my oldest 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 themAll Such as...

(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




Dirty Bastard



Look: dark ruby brown
Smell: heavy, chocolate/espresso, heavier fruits, malty
Taste: intense woody, smokey, chocolate/espresso, heavy malt flavor
Aftertaste: stays with you, this will definitely put hair on your chest!

Great Lakes Christmas Ale

"Christmas Crack!"

A gorgeous brown with red color. And a thick body with a thick head. The beer has a great sweetness with spice, malt, and hops in the aroma and flavor. Great alcohol content, but the alcohol never overpowers the flavor. The drink is smooth and you never get that much too bitter aftertaste in the back of your throat. Amazing.


Urban Artifact Milkman Stout

Maple Breakfast Stout is an espresso-colored, roasty delight. An 8% autumn drinker, this balanced stout is spiced with almonds, vanilla, cinnamon, and real maple syrup - like a bite of french toast with your coffee on a cool day.



Always the funky favorite. SweetWater Blue is a unique light-bodied ale with a hint of fresh blueberries. It begins with an appealing blueberry aroma and finishes as a surprisingly thirst-quenching ale.


Portside Brewery

Marblehead Amber Ale

Marblehead lighthouse has been the longerst-operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes since it was built in 1821.  nestled into a natural limestone deposit on Lake Erie, it has long served as a beacon in the dark, to warn ships from running aground in the shallow body of water.  Coincidentally, this drinkable amber ale can be your guide through the hectic bustle of mdoern life.  It features low-level toasted mal and slightly sweet, full body, with a fruity hop finish.


Market Garden Prosperity Wheat

This wheat beer does it all nicely. It starts a little cloudy with little fizz and a nice pale yellow color. The aroma is strong with wheat malts, yeast and finishing hops. The taste is a nice, slightly off balance, and hoppy. A hefeweizen that makes no attempt at being subtle. This is another exceptional brew from Market Garden. Sweet. Highly recommended

Bell's Winter White Ale

Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley & wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices. Deliberately brewed to retain a cloudy appearance.


Stella Artois Cidre

Crisp and refreshing belgian cider made with hand-picked apples


Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale

This beer's name sums up the idea of bringing the best together to celebrate. It is filled with seasonal flavors from generous amounts of toasted and caramel malts, mixed with equally generous amounts of honey, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. We feel it is the perfect libation, filled with flavors of the season.

Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout

Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate and coffee aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good thing~ you'll want to drink more than one!


Brew Kettle "All For One" Session IPA

This is a very solid session IPA. Citrusy and tropical with lean malts means big hop flavor dominates. It begs you to drink another and another. Yes please. I'm happy to oblige.



Lager Head

Relaxer IPA

Pours a pale gold with a finger of white head that settles into a film and some trailing lace. Surprisingly herbal, fresh hop nose, kind of dank, with citrus, florals, and pale and bready malts. Flavor is more of the same, but not as pungent. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a clean, dry, bitter mouthfeel. Good session IPA

Brew Kettle

Big Woody Lager      

Sweet smelling with a sweet and bitter flavor with alcohol notes present but didn't really affect the flavor. It is really full of taste and sort of reminds me of Breyers Ice Cream-just the raw materials with no extras. This is really an exceptional lager

Fat Head's Bumble Berry

A - Poured a nice crystal clear golden hue with a nice one finger white head that faded to leave a thick halo and light wisping. Solid retention.

S - Ohhhh yah. Blueberry explosion. Fresh berries and light skin notes. There is some faint grain aroma along with some very faint honey aroma. Loving how blueberry forward this is.

T - A tad too much honey for me that overshines the natural sweetness and deliciousness of blueberries. Blueberries are nice, fresh tasting. Almost dessert like. I get some faint malts and super, super light earthy/grassy hops. Mighty tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is great, not over carbonated, not too sweet. I can definitely see gulping this back on a hot summer day.

O - Overall this was a mighty tasty beer, definitely my favourite blueberry beer to date.


Young's Double Chocolate Stout

The taste is a mix of Hershey/milk

chocolate, roasted

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

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.


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


We're always  open

before all Indians/Cav's home Monsters, Gladiators  Games or ALL Gateway Events..........with


-Labatt blue,Budweise, .Bud

Light, Coors light MGD, Miller Lite,

Miller high life,Rolling

Rock, PBR

$3- Microbrews-

Michelob Ultra,

Bud Lime, Great Lakes


Blue Moon,

Samuel Adams

Cherry, Grape, Jagger, Orange Bombs $3

$6 Irish



Right On!

-Tell your Friends!


Get It ToGo!!!


"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."
John Lennon


Thursday December 1


With The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!


$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson


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

Friday December 2

Grateful Dead inspired band from Chicago who tours with former members of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band

Terrapin Flyer


Melvin Seals (from the Jerry Garcia Band )

Terrapin Flyer began in 1999 as the house band for the Sunday Grateful Dead Jam at the Boulevard Cafe in Chicago. Through the many associations developed there and many that have continued since, the band has grown into one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired touring acts in the nation. The band draws from the a variety of skilled musicians including Grateful Dead keyboardists Tom Constanten, Bob Bralove and Vince Welnick (RIP). They also tour with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals and Ratdog guitarist Mark Karan. Additionally, they have done one off shows with guest musicians such as grammy award winning blues harpist Sugar Blue, guitar prodigy Fareed Haque, Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik and musician, songwriter and music journalist David Gans. The band has headlined major festivals and prominent venues across the nation.

From the band's humble beginnings sprang forth an ever growing network of musicians. From a loosely associated group of musicians at a jam night, a band began to develop. The original band came into fruition when they were asked to perform with Grateful Dead keyboardist (1990-1995) Vince Welnick on a cable access television show and festival in Madison, WI. After that the band continued to tour with Welnick and performed several times as “Vince Welnick and Friends including headlining the 2004 Dunegrass Festival in Empire, MI to several thousand in attendance. After several tours with Vince Welnick, the band was ready to move on to its next potent association.

An 8 day tour was planned in 2004 with Melvin Seals the consummate B3 organist of the Jerry Garcia Band for 15 years. The tour was enough fun for Melvin to recognize that this band could perform under the name JGB on it's next tour and performed to packed houses under the JGB name on another short tour a bit later in the year. From there several shows were performed with that band as Melvin Seals and Friends. After a decade, the partnership with Melvin Seals and Terrapin Flyer continues today and features the band digging deeply into the JGB catalog and sometimes also includes Ratdog guitarist Mark Karan and Tom Constanten as well.

Vince Welnick passed away in 2006. Tom Constanten first performed with Terrapin Flyer shortly after Vince's passing on the “Vince Welnick Memorial Tour” to celebrate Vince's memory. The association with Constanten produced several additional tours including performing as Tom Constanten and Friends on occasion. The pairing of Terrapin Flyer and Constanten continues presently and interprets the era that he performed in the Grateful Dead from 1968 – 1970.

In 2009 Terrapin Flyer began performing with Grateful Dead midi-wizard Bob Bralove. Bralove who produced and co-wrote songs on the Grateful Dead's Infrared Roses album was the proverbial man behind the curtain of the Grateful Dead's legendary drums and space segments. During this part of the Grateful Dead shows from 1987-1995, Bralove was playing sampled strange and beautiful sounds on a keyboard behind the stage. After the demise of the Grateful Dead, Bralove joined Tom Constanten to perform tours and record several albums as the band Dose Hermanos. Terrapin Flyer has explored deepest space with Bob Bralove on keyboards as well as performing shows with both members of Dose Hermanos together on stage.

Most recently in 2011, the band has been touring with Grateful Dead family lead guitarist Mark Karan. Mark was the lead guitarist for the post-Grateful Dead band which featured all the former members The Other Ones. He also performed for 12 years in founding member of the Grateful Dead Bob Weir's band Ratdog. Recently Mark has been consistently performing with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh at his new concert venue Terrapin Crossroads.

Today Terrapin Flyer performs with a lineup that continues to bring in new guest musicians, nationally recognized artists and mix up various members from its history to create new and intriguing musical dynamics to each show performed. Other members of the band include current and former members of Cornmeal Wavy Dave Burligame, Kris Nowak and JP Nowak. Jimmy Tebeau and Dave Hebert from Melvin Seals JGB and many other prominent players in the Grateful Dead extended family.

From a jam night to a nationally performing headlining band, through time the resume of the band Terrapin Flyer has indeed become impressive. The band has headlined such prominent festivals as The Dunegrass Festival in Empire, MI, The Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Nelson, OH, The Highberry Festival in Ozark, AR, The Whippersnap Festival in Earlville, IL , Jam Along the Creek in Millmont, PA, The Grateful Garcia Gathering and the Field Trip Festival in South Elgin, IL. Additionally, the band has headlined major venues such as the House of Blues Chicago, Martyrs', The Traverse City Opera House in Michigan, The Kinetic Playground, 23 East in Ardmore, PA, The Met in Pawtucket, RI, The Shrine in Tulsa, OK, The Mousetrap in Indianapolis, IN, Diamond Concert Hall in Louisville, KY, The Royal Oak Theater in Michigan, Quixotes in Denver, CO, The Rave in Milwaukee, Shank Hall in Milwaukee, SPACE in Evanston, Founder's Brewing in Grand Rapids, the The Old Rock House in St Louis, MO amongst many others.

So what or who is Terrapin Flyer? As you have likely surmised that is not simple to define. What is at the core of fundamentals of the band is the idea that the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia's music still has plenty of life in it and that the music being so improvisational in nature can and should go to new places in each performance. No two Terrapin Flyer shows will ever be the same and you never know who might show up to jam at a show, but you can always count on a great time with some of the most recognized artists in the music community.

opening with


With The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!


$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson


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

Saturday December 3


With The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!


$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson


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



Set Me Free Tour 2016

While its  Justin's  soft,  edgy voice  that  lures  the listener  it 's  his passion  that  captivates the audience.  For Justin, t h at  passion  started  at an early age. With  the tragic loss of his father at  the age of three ,  his  grandparent s  became a central role  in  his life. They passed along their love of music by  i ntroduc ing him  to  Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra ,  Elvis ,  and  of course his grandmother's favorite, Billy Ray Cyrus.  It was h is  grandfather  that gave Justin his  first musical instrument , the  banjo , along with his first record player.  Seeing his love for music, his other biggest supporter, his mother, gave him his first acoustic guitar, which he still writes and performs with  today . While other kids were  outside  playing, Justin spent hours listening to music and teaching himself to play the instruments.  Throughout his childhood and teen years, Justin found solace in music. As he honed his talents, he began performing first acoustically and then with his first band, “3 AM”. It didn't  take long for Justin to br anch out to  form his own band as a country artist. Eventually,  Justin  began  perform ing  at fairs, festivals and venues across the east coast, appearing with such greats as Gary Allan, Craig Campbell, Randy Houser and David Nail. In September 2013 Justin released his debut EP, “Save Me” which was  the bases of  his first full-length music video starring MTV actress, and model Cara Parrish. Great success came in the summer of 2014 with  the release of “Kiss of a Gypsy”, the first single off his debut album .  TouchTunes '  jukeboxes named  Justin “Breakout Band of 2014” and his single was added to 60,000 jukeboxes throughout North America and Europe. Closing out 2014, Justin was named as one of the years “Best-Up-And-Coming Pittsburgh Band s ”  by CBS and KDKA.  As summer 201 5  rolled around Justin  came out with  his debut self-titled album, produced by renowned artist, Steve Hornbeak.  Justin ' s tour that year had him opening for Nashville recording artist s Frankie Ballard, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Sam Hunt, Jonathan Jackson, Maddie & Tae and Kip Moore.  Justin's track record of success was noticed and on February  22, 2016, Justin announced  his three year  record deal with Mi5 Recordings/Universal Music Group. On that same date his self-titled album  charted  at #3 on “The iTop iTunes 100 New Country Releases”.  Soon after, Justin was invited to perform at the 2016 CMA Fest in Nashville where he showcased his songs. Today,  Justin continues to  draw on life experiences and inspiration from the likes of Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks, and Kenny Chesney, among others for his heartfelt songs.  Although his grandparents have passed, he is thankful for their gift of music and for what he  has accomplished in his career  but  knows his  passion for music will continue to push him for more.

Tuesday december 6



With The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!


$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson


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


Wednesday December 7

Singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN.

Morgan Alexander


Looking for a new song to get hooked on? Then “Breaking My Heart” by Morgan Alexander is the song for you. With “Breaking My Heart” Morgan Alexander has created a hit song that belongs on top of the radio charts. Alexander's unique Country sound shines through in the song. “Breaking My Heart” is the type of song you can listen to over and over again and not get tired of it. — Review from Heather Z at Black Sheep Radio  

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, in a little town along the I-5 corridor called Albany, Oregon. (Also known as the Grass Seed Capital of the World) Morgan Alexander, in 2009, traveled 2,500 miles to seek opportunities in the music city itself, Nashville, TN. Not only has he progressed in his music career that has begun to take off, but he has found a place that allows him to pursue his passion in the music industry. Singer, songwriter, musician, radio personality, and entertainer, Morgan is sharing his talent and passion with the world to fall in love with too!

 The release of Morgan's EP “The Story Maker” lets fans indulge the sounds from his vocal training and upbringing in the jazz/blues genre, to his recent stories told on country radio stations. Be sure to stay up to date with latest happenings of Morgan Alexander by following him on social media pages.


CLE born Acoustic Electronic Pop Singer-Songwriter


Music artist Taylor Mack (born in Cleveland, Ohio) has just announced the release of his anticipated debut EP 'Rocket & Anchor'. The 5-track EP features an eclectic mix of ear-catching pop tunes whilst maintaining a distinct and fluent style throughout. Taylor's music is unique in that he combines classic singer-songwriter techniques with catchy melodies and electronic beats.


Friday December 9

Happly Hour w/


Darrin Bradbury

Rolling Stone named Darrin ‘one of the top 10 New Country Artists you need to know

Off-color folk music celebrating the humor & heartbreak of the American underbelly with songs of roadkill junkies Daffy Duck & Danzig~Rolling Stone

Later at 9:30

A crowd winning blend of gut bucket delta grit, memphis soul, gospel spirit and funky rhythm and blues.

Blues Souther Soul Singer Songwriter Guitarist from Buffalo, NY

David Michael Miller

and The Other Sinners

Awards ...

"Best Blues Male Vocalist" from Night-Life Magazine
"Artist of the Year" - Arts Services Institute of WNY

Miller and The Other Sinners is a nationally touring Southern Soul band from Buffalo, NY, bringing a blend of gut bucket delta grit, memphis soul, gospel spirit and funky rhythm and blues.  Since August of 2015, they have performed over 230 shows across 16 states from house parties to festivals.  They have an unforgettable show filled with infectious grooves and tremendous musicianship all supporting well written songs that really connect.  
David Michael Miller, founder, lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Miller and The Other Sinners, is a well established musician in the Western New York music scene, for 6 years fronting the band, Dive House Union (DHU) which recorded two live albums, one in the prestigious Kleinhan's Music Hall in Buffalo, NY and one in the historic Aurora Theater, in East Aurora, NY.  David has shared the stage with artists such as Tedeschi Trucks Band, Steve Miller Band, Joe Bonamassa, Jonny Lang, Gary Clark Jr., Bobby Blue Bland, Jimmie Vaughan, Shemekia Copeland, Lowest of the Low and many others.  With his band Miller and The Other Sinners they rocked stages at festivals nationwide such as Muskiest 2016, Telluride Blues and Brews Festival 2016 w/Isaac Aragon, Silver City Blues Festival 2016 and the Boots, Brews and Bacon Festival 2016. David represented the WNY Blues Society in 2013 and 2014 at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in both the Band and Solo/Duo categories.  He continues to participate in the Blues in the Schools program in Western New York.  In 2013, 2014 and 2015, he was presented with the best Male Blues Vocalist Award by Buffalo's Night Life Magazine and in 2015 was presented with the Arts Services Institute award for "Artist of the Year." 
David's has built on the successful independent release of his first solo album in 2014, Poisons Sipped, which landed in the the top 25 Blues Rock Albums of 2014 on the Roots Music Report.  His new album, Same Soil, debuted at #11 the second week of July on the RMR Blues chart and then climbed to #3 with two songs in the top 50 Blues songs played worldwide on radio and internet radio.  
David is accompanied by a killer core of “Other Sinners" including, Jay Moynihan on sax and guitar (Buddy Guy's former sax player for nearly 10 years), often members of the world renown Campbell Brothers and several other talented WNY musicians rounding out the band depending on the show.

Saturday December 10

Jazzy Pop Rock JIVE!-from North Canton OH-IO

Allen Cruz &

The Galaxy

Singing and performing was always the plan for Chicago native, Allen Cruz. Songwriting became a focal point while he dabbled in different bands through-out high school. After going to college for musical theatre, Allen set his sights on creating high energy pop rock in Canton, Ohio. In his adventures navigating through his new environment, Allen found Josh Huddleston, Ben Stover, and Andy Cernava to breathe new life and style into his solo acoustic songs.

Josh is an incredibly smooth electric blues guitarist with a sultry voice inspired by the famous John Mayer. Ben adds energized room filling drums with a passion for rock and country. Andy completes the band with creative skill and knowledge of the bass guitar, and a non stop smile on stage. A year of playing wineries, rock clubs, dive bars, birthday parties and weddings led The Galaxy to record their first album in 2014 called, “Talk About the Moon.” With big-band jazz inspired songs like, “Hugs n' Kisses” to the angry Latin rock tune called, “Mirrors” The album has received high praise online, “Overall, this is an album that is enjoyable for multiple generations. It's very mood-lifting and fun with a wide variety of genres blended together to give you something new and interesting.” (Bronlyn Thurman via teatimewiththemadartist.com )

Named after a popular comic book movie, Allen Cruz & The Galaxy have become the band to dance along with in 2015 into 2016. Their tight musicality, soaring vocals, catchy songwriting, impressive guitar solos, and exciting energy on stage has infectiously captivated audiences. Plans for a second album are on the way, along with a consistent schedule of live public and private events. Make sure to catch their awesome dance moves at a local show, replay their videos on Youtube, and follow this growing band as they show you their side of the pop rock universe.


Sunday December 11

Opening @9am

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood!

Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns



Best Bloody Mary's $4 / Dam Delicious Mimosa $3


Breakfast Specials

Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast Quesadilla


With The Best Specials DOWNTOWN!


$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson


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


Monday December 12

The Cleveland Blues Society

Holiday Jam



Cleveland Priemer Blues Rock Band

Tuesday December 13

Happy Hour with

Singer/Songwriter & front man for Alt-Rock/Americana act Wounded Knee

Marc Delgado

Marc Delgado is a Singer/Songwriter & front man for Alt-Rock/Americana act Wounded Knee. When not writing, recording & performing with the band, Marc tours endlessly as a Solo act. In the past year & a half Delgado has played well over 200 Solo shows. His songs are eclectic & unexpected & deal with characters trying to make sense of The American Landscape

Friday December 16

Musical Showcase

Saturday December 17

Indie Blues Dream Rock from Cleveland OH

Hello Violet

MEET THE BAND: Eric Hellinger (guitar), Annastacia (vocals), Austin Harpel (drums), Phillip Martin (bassist)

THIS TIME IT'S SERIOUS: The band came together about a year ago as singer Annastacia, who says she "knew of" guitarist Eric Hellinger from other musicians, heard the guy playing at Mohawk Studios in Huron where she was recoding her "folk-y" solo project. "I thought it couldn't be the Eric, but it was," she says. "In a creepy twist of fate way, I met the other guys in a studio as well." Prior to forming Hello Violet, Annastacia had only sung in high school bands that she says weren't very serious. "We had more pizza practice than practice practice," she says, explaining that practice would regularly get short and turn into a pizza party.

A VARIETY OF INFLUENCES: Annastacia says band members didn't get together as a group of friends as much as a group of musicians. "We all have different backgrounds," she says. "We come from all different places. I know Pink Floyd was initially a big inspiration, but we went in a bluesier direction. I have a love of R&B slow jams and Eric is the blues fan. We were working on one song, and Eric said he could pick a fight with the blues any night, so the blues aspect wouldn't be there but for his bitching guitar."

AN AUSPICIOUS DEBUT: The songs on the band's new EP, All or Nothing, emerged from a jam session. "When we first started playing together, Eric and I just wanted to schedule a jam," says Annastacia. "As a vocalist, it's an interesting experience. I had prepared lyrics from this big book, and he had a compilation of riffs. We decided which lyrics evoke the best emotion from those riffs. We would strip a song down and change the lyrics out. We wrote the first four songs quickly and thought we were hot shit." The other songs took a little longer to compose.

WHY YOU SHOULD HEAR THEM: Songs such as "Trigger Happy " feature intricate guitar riffs and fluttering vocals (think Cranberries); on the other hand, the title track simmers with intensity as Annastacia drops the f-bomb. "To be quite frank, it's about suicide in general," she says when asked about the title track. "I'm a woman and for women in the music industry, the pressure is on. I thought I could be in the industry for ten or 12 years, but you start to realize that it's all or nothing. It's about desperation and giving everything and nobody cares. There's not enough rope to tie the anchor to the boat." Annastacia says the band has written a handful of new songs it hopes to record in February. "The new songs are darker," she says. "We have chosen to stick to the blues. Some of it sounds like [acclaimed singer-songwriter] Josh Ritter, and we've written a lot of story songs too."


Saturday January 7

Celebrate Elvis Birthday

w/Johnny Elvis & the Crown Electrics


Friday January 21

Gritty, Rockin’ Soul Blues from Ridgway PA

The Charlie Wheeler Band

Northern PA's rock trio, the Charlie Wheeler Band, delivers rippin' guitar jams that make their bad-ass live shows a high energy experience where fans party hard all night long. The band's hard-driving, blue-collar soul music is reminiscent of the Black Crowes and The Allman Brothers Band, coupled with the blunt force of Pearl Jam. With lyrics that can at times be light, heavy, deep, and even funny, the band's songs tell stories of life, love, and living life on the edge.

Hailing from a small town called Ridgway, PA, the Charlie Wheeler Band exudes a toughness that can only be cultivated in the working class environs from which they've emerged. Powered by the rhythm section of Rad Akers on Drums (Big Leg Emma) and Dave Fink on Bass (That Dog In Egypt), Charlie Wheeler describes the band as a “song first” type of band. Fans and critics alike appreciate the band's balance of sharp songwriting, engaging vocals and skilled musicianship. With songwriting that is entertaining, even a little irreverent at times, the Charlie Wheeler Band never disappoints with a powerhouse show and sick guitar jams.

While expansive, improvisational jamming is a key component to their live show, their third album Rewind is a solid group of structured songs which allow Wheeler to tear into his vocal and lead guitar work with reckless, pent up hostility. Raves Lou Lombardi of Blue Rock Review, “While Charlie is a great guitarist and vocalist, what really makes Rewind work is the songwriting. Strip away the crushing rhythm section, smoking guitar work, snarling vocals, and we are left with a set of very beautiful and touching songs.” Michael Greenblatt of the Aquarian Weekly said of the album that he was excited to “find some good rock ‘n' roll again after almost giving up!” The summer of 2016 promises a new release and touring up and down the East Coast and into the Midwest.


Friday January 27

CLE ROCK ~ reminiscent of Graham Parker

You're Among Friends

You're Among Friends will celebrate their tenth anniversary by playing a show at Wilbert's on January 27, 2017!  If you need to get caught up on the first decade of music from this Cleveland-based rock band, all four of their releases are available at http://youreamongfriends.bandc amp.com .  You might want to start with their latest album, As We Watch the Years Go... , which was described by Scene Magazine as "rollicking blues at its core with a sugary coating of power pop, doused in more than just a little bit of '90s alt-rock nostalgia."  Founding members Anthony Doran (lead vocals and guitar) and Kevin Trask (bass and backing vocals) have worked together to lead the band through its various incarnations over the years.  Recent addition Chris Szuch (drums) has already proven to be a perfect fit — both personally and musically.  With plans to continue playing shows around Northeast Ohio while working on a new batch of recordings, 2017 just might be YAF's best year yet!  

Saturday January 28

FOLKGRASS from Lakewood,N Y/ Jamestown,N Y

Out of BIG LEG EMMA come Steve Johnson (Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Vocals) with his new band


See them live -FREE/ No Cover 9pm

The Probables are best described as Fire Folkgrass Roots Rock, with a driving edge through deep cutting echo's of the roots folk world, this five memeber group can bring it and provoke thought at the same time. The Probables are...Stev e Johnson, former frontman for BIG LEG EMMA, Tom Hodges (former lead guitar player from BIG LEG EMMA),Dyla n Derby (THE DERBINES) Stand up Bass and Matt Gronquist (Accordian ,Fiddle,Mandolin)

So much great music comes from the great state of New York that it can be a bit overwhelming sometimes to wade through all the new releases. The Probables broke though the stack for me and made an impression with their new EP The Home. They call it Folkgrass and I tend to agree. Song writer and singer Steve Johnson gives us some great folk lyrics but I think Its Matt Gronquist on Accordian, Fiddle and Mandolin who crosses it over into that wonder blend of Bluegrass and Folk that makes this band a instant fave. The songs "I'm Home"  and "Homeward Bound" were instant standoutsfor me and should be added to any Bluegrass or Folk radio rotation.

Saturday March 18

With sultry, mesmerizing vocals, engaging songwriting talent + fiery slide guitar work from Sydney Australia

Kara Grainger

"But the highlight of the opening set will be Aussie soul slinger Kara Grainger who is known for her groove-rooted sound and mean slide guitar; her sultry vocal melting hearts and minds, a true delight to see". -Zaki Zufri, Insing.com 

Kara Grainger boasts an impressive set of skills. This Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist may evoke comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, but she bears a style all her own, a relentlessly seductive, distinctly modern take on roots, blues and soul music.
At the age of 16 Kara joined with her brother Mitch Grainger to form the band "Papa Lips". The band toured consistently throughout Australia and produced two studio albums that received critical acclaim and were played on several radio stations nationally. The band was heavily influenced by the soul sounds from Stax recording in Memphis, and by the funk, soul and blues from New Orleans.

In 2008 Kara signed to Australian label "Craving Records" with whom Kara released her debut recording " Grand and Green River". The recording was co produced in the US with David Kalish and remained in the top 30 of the Americana Charts for 38 straight weeks. 
Since then she has made two further albums whilst residing in the US. Her second recording ”LA Blues" was performed live at Studio City Sound and engineered by producer Tom Weir. The recording paid tribute to some of Kara's earliest blues inspirations. In 2013 kara recorded and released "Shiver and Sigh" through Los Angeles record label "Eclecto Groove." The album was produced by grammy award winning producer David Z and featured some of LA's finest musicians including Mike Finnigan, Hutch Hutchinson, James Gadson and Kirk Fletcher among others. 
Since her beginnings playing the pub scene of Balmain in Sydney Australia, Kara's music has taken her on an incredible journey throughout the globe. She has traveled to Indonesia several times to perform at the Jakarta International Blues Festival, performing together with her band and also as a special guest with The Jakarta  Women's Blues Review.  In 2011 she toured Japan with "The Swampers and Donnie Fritts”, (the infamous house Rhythm section for "Fame Recordings" in Muscle Shoals). Kara has taken her band to Switzerland where she performed at the Lucerne Blues Festival as well as The Sierre Blues Festival'. She also has toured in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain.
In 2015 Kara performed at the "Beautiful swamp Festival" in Calais France and also to sell out crowds on her debut tour of the Uk. This tour included performances at “The Voodoo Rooms” in Edinburgh and ”Ronnie Scotts",  Londons premier blues and jazz venue.
Recently Kara was also invited to play in North east India by the Himalayan Blues Foundation. Her live performance at the "18 degrees cultural Festival”, was an absolute career highlight. The show was incredibly well received and the local people of Shillong were thrilled and amazed after being introduced to the slide guitar for the very first time.
In the US, Kara has performed at several Festivals such as The Portland Waterfront Blues Festival and Blues from the Top in Colorado.  Kara has also  appeared at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
She has also opened for many extraordinary acts such as Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal and Jonny Lang to name a few.
Kara is currently working on a new cd which is set to be released in the Summer of this year. The recording is shaping up to have plenty of the roots and blues flavor for which she has become known, and also focuses on a simple production highlighting Kara's beautiful vocal and incredible handling of the slide guitar.



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