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$2 DOMESTICS

 

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!

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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 Brewing Co.

Rye Of The Tiger IPA

A: dark golden orange; substantial head after a vigorous pour, with slight foamy lacing

S: light rye spice and some maltiness; faint pine

T: malty upfront with nice spice from the rye; segues and becomes quite bitter; finishes nice and dry

M: medium-bodied; leaves a pleasant dry bitterness on the tongue

O: A crisp and refreshing rye IPA. Pretty mild, but this is overall a very enjoyable beer and one of Great Lakes's better beers.

Bodhi DIPA Columbus Brewing Company


Appearance - Golden orange. A little hazy. Nice white head, but settles enough to really fill up this snifter. Thin pillow of foam on top. Some lacing sticks inside.

Smell - Tropical fruits. Lots of tropical fruits. Doughy pale malt. The background has more of a grapefruit hop.

Taste - Less intense on the tropical fruits. More prominent grapefruit. The doughy sweetness is replaced by a more cracker malt and some caramel. A little bit of spicy bite in the back end, too.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, but pushing heavy for a DIPA. Never too sweet. Medium carbonation. Pretty boozy.

Overall - This is really good. Solid in every way.

Malt: Pale, Carapils, Chocolate, Crystal, Wheat
Hops: Cascade, Bravo, Tettnang

Flying Dog Brewery Raging Bitch Belgian


A - Thick white head, took a while to reduce and left some white lacing on the glass.

S - Hemp, Citrus

T - Malty and Caramel, Bitter hop finish, not too dry on the aftertaste and the high alcohol content is hard to detect until a lot after

M - As I said, not a dry aftertaste. The strength of the alcohol does come along after a while but only as an afternote. It's actually quite a supreme aftertaste and the belgian method and yeast comes through.

All in all a really good beer. .

 

Brooklyn “Pennant” Ale

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is pale copper and a finger of dense, buttery, off-white head dissipated slowly and a little unevenly.

Smell: Wow. A chewy and enticing blend of bready, grassy malts (reminiscent of Czech pilsner) and caramel. As the beer warms, scents of toffee, molasses, and peat emerge.

Taste: Though the smells is more pilsner-like, the taste is much like a Scotch ale. Toasted malts, caramel, toffee, peat (which may just end up being a handful of smoked malt — or the Scottish Maris Otter malt mentioned on the beer's webpage), a little molasses, and licorice.

Drinkability: This beer is solid. It offers great flavor and is very drinkable.

 

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.

 

Brooklyn Pumpkin Ale

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.
Smell: A sweet and toasty aroma of caramel malt, pumpkins, and fall spices. Big hints of pumpkins upfront. Bready toasted malts with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, yeast, nuts, and some tea like hints. Mix of fall spices including hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and allspice. Slight hint of candied sugar. Background hints of earthy and floral hops. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty and nicely sweet pumpkin taste with a big malt presence and spices. Solid upfront vegetal taste of pumpkins. Toasted malts with notes of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, tea, grains, nuts, and yeast. Solid mix of fall spices with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and clove. Light notes of brown and candied sugar. Solid hop backing with some floral and earthy notes. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, fairly spicy, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty good pumpkin ale. Good balance of pumpkin, toasty malts, and spices with a decent hop backing

Southern Tier 2x Milk Stout

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

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

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

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

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


Black box Cucumber Belgian White Wheat

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

Leinenkugel SUMMER Shandy


I was surprised at how perfect this beer was.

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

Just the perfect consistency all around.

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

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

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

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

Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company


A: Pours a murky golder orange, 2 finger head that lasts with excellent lacing on the glass ware.

S: Dank aroma that is similar to Sucks, citrus, and pine. Airfreshner

T: Bitter hop bomb, some surprising sweetness and pine. Hop forward.

M: Medium body, little thinner than I anticipated based on color. Dry sweet finish.

O: Excellent beer, one of if not the best best single IPAs.

Samuel Adams OctoberFest


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

 

Irish Setter Red

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company


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

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

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

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

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

Dales Pale Ale

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

Top U.S. Pale Ale
New York Times

Gold Medal – 2010
World Beer Championships

World's Best Canned Beer
Details Magazine

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

Gold Medal
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival

 

Victory Summer Of Love

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

 

Young's Double Chocolate Stout

The taste is a mix of Hershey/milk

chocolate, roasted

grain, light bitter coffee roast, and vanilla

 

Guinness

A classic. Mainly

roasted malt, with a

touch of cream and

milk to it

 

Labatt Blue


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

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

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

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

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

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The paradox of our

time in history is that

we have taller

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

We buy more, but

enjoy less.

We have bigger

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

sense, more

knowledge, but

less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more

medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much,

spend too recklessly, laugh too little,drive

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

and pray too seldom.

We

have multiplied our possessions, but

reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate

too often. We've

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

We've added years

to life not life to years.

We've been all the

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

We conquered outer space but not inner space.

We've done larger

things, but not better things. We've cleaned

up the air, but polluted

the soul. We've conquered the atom,

but not our prejudice.

We write more, but

learn less. We plan

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

We build more

computers to hold

more information, to produce more copies

than ever, but we communicate less and less.

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

are the days of two incomes but more

divorce, fancier

houses, but broken homes.

These are days of

quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway orality, one night

stands, overweight bodies, and pills that

do everything from

cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there

is much in the

showroom window and nothing in the

stockroom. A time

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

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

Remember, spend

some time with your

loved ones, because

they are not going to

be around forever.

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

person soon will grow

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

next to you, because

that is the only

treasure you can give

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

Remember, to say, "I

love you" to your

partner and your loved ones, but most of all

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

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

that person will not be there again.

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

precious thoughts in

your mind.

A Message by

George Carlin

Reminder

We're always  open

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

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

Miller high life,Rolling

Rock, PBR

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

Bud Lime, Landshark, Great Lakes

Dortmunder,

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Blue Moon,

Samuel Adams

Cherry, Grape, Jagger, Orange Bombs $3

$4 Irish

Car

Bombs!

Right On!

-Tell your Friends!

 

Get It ToGo!!!

 

Wednesday July 30

Tribe Time

@7:05

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of Jameson

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

Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!

at 9pm

Andrew Zap

Rock/Soul/Reggae from BKLYN NY

Sounds Like: Jack Johnson, Otis Redding, Bob Marley, Zach Deputy, Jeff Buckley

Zap & The Naturals is a Brooklyn-based band led by singer-songwriter Andrew Zapanta, along with Sarah Wood (vocals/keys/percs/melodica), Joel Pixley-Fink (bass), Dan Griffith (lead guitar) and Ry Pilla (drums/percs/beatbox). The band was formed in 2009 and is influenced by deep bass grooves, island rhythms, reggae, soulful vocal harmonies and urban expressions. Their debut EP “Ebb or Flow” recei ... ved high acclaim in the NYC indie music scene and the band has been featured at The Montauk Music Festival and the Adventures NYC Festival by Backpacker Magazine in The Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.

In 2011, Andrew recorded a solo cover of Bob Marley's “One Love” which was a viral success with over 100,000 views. Sarah has traveled the world with classical music ensembles, and Ry has shared the stage with the likes of G-Love, Wyclef Jean, and Jack Johnson.

Autumn of 2012 will mark the release of their first full length album, "Half Past Three". Born in Brooklyn basements and crowded rehearsal rooms the band widens the styles and vibes explored on "Ebb or Flow." Zap & The Naturals are grateful for the talents of some amazing guest musicians on the album: Jimmy "Jazz" Prescott (G. Love and Special Sauce), and Chuck Fay (State Radio) the latter also lending his post-production expertise on all the tracks, broadening the sounds to an ear-gasmic degree.

 

 

Thursday July 31

Happy Hour set with

Richard "Rip Lee" Pryor

Chicago '50's style blues from Carbondale, IL

Richard "Rip Lee" Pryor is the son of the legendary Snooky Pryor. He was born in Chicago in 1958. At a very young age he started playing his dad's discarded harmonicas, mimicking his dad's records. Rip played guitar in several local soul bands while in high school. In 1994, he started playing guitar with his dad, netting a CD recording "Mind Your Own Business" and a Japan tour. Rip formed several ... blues bands in the Carbondale area, singing and blowing harmonica. In 1998, he recorded a CD "Pitch a Boogie Woogie", then eventually got into doing a solo act playing guitar and harmonica. With the hassle of music and a day job he got out of the music business in 2000. After retiring from his day job and a bout with bone marrow cancer in 2010, Rip is back and very strong. He has been working steady with his One Man Blues Show touring South America, Europe and various blues festivals throughout the U.S. Rip has just recorded a new CD that is scheduled to be released in March of 2014 with Electro-Fi Records.

Then

Von Strantz

Indie Soul from Mishawaka, IN

sound like KT Tunstall, The Avett Brothers

Von Strantz is a community of storytellers, an ebb and flow of different musicians, exploring the intricacies of relationship, reliance on each other, and being human. Utilizing a variety of instruments such as the guitar, mandolin, and cello, Von Strantz blends harmonies together and completes them with commanding and soulful lyrics. Von Strantz, with their passionate story-sharing, invites their audience into the emotion of each piece.

AND

Steady Flow

power funk with a classic 1970's feel from the heart of Illinois

Hailing from the Heart of Illinois, Steady Flow is a power funk band on the rise, blending new-age/progressive funk, with a classic 1970's feel. Formed in 2012 by 18 year old guitar prodigy Tanner Brown, his brother Ky on bass, and longtime friend Jonathan Bobo on the drums, this band instantly caught fire. With the addition of a vintage rotary organ and a three piece horn section, they have become the full funk package. Steady Flow was recently crowned champion of the "Dos Equis Toast of the Coast" competition, topping hundreds of bands throughout the U.S. and winning a headlining slot at North Coast Music Festival 2013. The band's first EP entitled "The Oneoff Sessions" made its debut in 2013 and quickly set the bar for the FUTURE OF FUNK!

visit our website:
www.steadyflowfunk.com

 

 

Friday August 1

Happy Hour set ~

New Orleans/Texas Blues w/

Brent Johnson

and The Call Up

After the game/Fireworks

The future of country music=Honky Tonk, Roadhouse Rock, Country

MOOT DAVIS

Moot Davis had to triumph over several trials by fire to create his fourth album Goin' In Hot , due out April 15, 2014 on Crow Town Records through Burnside. Just days after the song mixes were done, the studio where he recorded the album burned to the ground . Miraculously, engineer Joe McMahan was able to extract the mixes from the hard drive of his melted, water-soaked computer. Besides being thankful no one was hurt in the blaze, the New Jersey born Davis also feels very lucky that the music was saved — “that it was meant to be.”

In a twist of fate, Davis actually had already chosen the album title Goin' In Hot before the fire happened. In fact the cover art, featuring a burning house, was done months earlier. The artwork also includes a dead crow clutching a wedding band, which refers to the disc's other “trial by fire” — Davis made this record while recovering from the end of a longtime relationship. “I was so broken up about it just not working that I wrote from there,” Davis admits. The heartache and sorrow he explores on such songs as “Love Hangover,” “Made For Blood” and “Used To Call It Love” results in his more personal set of lyrics.

The emotional turmoil also served as a creative spark for Davis. “It opened me up to taking a lot of chances musically and not really caring about playing it safe.” After three retro country-based albums that drew favorable comparisons to Hank Williams Sr. and Dwight Yoakam, Goin' In Hot leans more towards the roadhouse rock than the honky-tonk.

Davis, who grew up in New Jersey listening to classic rock, found inspiration for this album in reading Keith Richards' 2010 autobiography Life . “That turned me onto open G tuning,” Davis reveals. “Most of the album was written on a 5-string open G Telecaster and that changes things.” This influence can be heard in the fiery guitar work that ignites tracks like “Goin' In Hot,” “Walk Alone,” “Ragman's Roll” and “Midnight Train,” while the swamp funk of “Made For Blood” has a Little Feat-like vibe.

But Davis doesn't turn a cold shoulder to country music on the release. The workingman's lament “Food Stamps” is just one of several tunes enhanced by the pedal steel's lonesome whine. With “Wanna Go Back,” Davis delivers a regret-filled ballad that could have come from a classic Merle Haggard album. The song, Davis admits, wasn't an easy one for him to record. “It was emotionally hard to do. I still get a lump in my throat when I hear it.” He also states that the heartache he was experiencing came out in his singing. “I was hurting for real so I just didn't care to be guarded vocally.”

Although many songs came out of his busted relationship, Goin' In Hot isn't strictly a break-up album. Love is cast in a positive light in “The Reason,” a heartfelt song about a son giving thanks to his mother. Davis wrote it over a decade ago when he was a broke, struggling musician in Nashville. He couldn't afford to buy a Christmas gift for his mom so a friend suggested that he write her a song. The tune provides a nice balance to the disc's tales of heartache. Davis goes in a totally different direction on the album closer, “25 Lights.” Suggesting Billy Lee Riley's “Flying Saucer Rock 'n' Roll” orbiting on acid, this wild Marfa, Texas-inspired alien tale is the craziest track Davis has recorded to date.

Assisting Davis on this musical and emotional journey was his regular band, The Good Americans featuring bassist Michael Massimino, drummer Joe Mekler and guitarist Bill Corvino. Having road-tested these tunes together, the guys were primed when they got to the studio needing only one or two takes to get everything right. Helming the recordings was guitarist/producer Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart, Lucinda Williams), who produced Moot's previous album, 2011's Man About Town . Vaughan's contributions included playing the otherworldly theremin on “25 Lights.”  He brought an “enthusiasm for the songs that really drove the whole process,” according to Davis. “I think he had fun making this album; it was a departure from what he is normally involved in.”

Vaughan was especially instrumental in bringing Nikki Lane to do a “Hurtin' for Real” duet. “Kenny said he just finished working on a great new album by Nikki Lane for New West records.  We got in touch with each other and she showed up on the first day of recording for the entire album. We had 45 minutes of fun knocking her part out — the song's title “Hurtin' for Real,” comes from a silly saying ‘for real, for real'.

The idea of making an album at all seemed remote to Davis only a few years ago. After recording two albums for Little Dog Records, he found himself in label limbo. He began to seriously consider quitting music and working on a friend's Madagascar plantation when, out of the blue, he was released from his contract. He celebrated his new-found freedom with Man About Town , which critics hailed as a “gem,” “triumph” and “a beautiful album.” NPR Weekend Edition observed that “Davis plays rockabilly, honky-tonk and what some critics have called ‘thinking man's country'.”

Along with writing and recording the new album, Davis has also joined forces with Executive Producer and band mate Michael Massimino to create a new label, Crow Town Records, through which Goin' In Hot will be released. “Now I feel great and I like the direction my music is headed in. I have a positive feeling that something good is in the works and the stars are aligning.”

 

Saturday August 2

Classic British Blues

with

Strange Brew

STRANGE BREW blends the talents of three musicians with an impressive track record in the Cleveland music scene. The “brew” includes former members of Blue Taxi, The Generators, The Secret, Mr. Sensible, and current collaborators with top area acts such as The Extremes.

No strangers to the big stage, their combined experience includes opening shows for many national acts, as well as headlining at ... top music clubs in Northeastern Ohio and beyond. STRANGE BREW delivers with pro musicians who know how to command a stage!

Cooking up an unmatched mix of rock and blues-rock classics, STRANGE BREW thrills every enthusiastic crowd with the music fans love, including some gems that aren't often brought to life in a club setting. It's a familiar groove, without the worn-out covers and overplayed arrangements other bands walk through. Book an evening of great music now!

 

Sunday August 3

Opening at 10AM

Game Starts at 1:05pm

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

Starting with

$3 Mimosa's

$4 Award Winning Bloody's

PLUS The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

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

Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!

after the Game check out

Nate Hancock and The Declaration

"COUNTRY FUNK"

from the foothills of Fayetteville, Arkansas

MORGAN COOK - Idle Class Magazine

Fayetteville's very own Nate Hancock is ready for yet another big year.  After a very successful last couple of years filled with coast-to-coast touring both as a solo artist as well as with The Declaration, Nate Hancock now calls Southern California his home, and is ready to change the music scene for good this year.

“The last few years have been very successful in terms of growth, spiritually, maturity, relationships, and all of the in turn plays a role in my career as well”, Hancock said, and “I'm always trying to better myself in as many dimensions as possible. Health, knowledge, perspectives… I think they all flow together.”

So, how does he plan to make 2014 his best year yet? You might recall Nate Hancock and The Declaration from their song “We The People” released back in 2010 that featured Joey Williams, Grammy winner as well as the lead guitarist for the band Blind Boys of Alabama. Now four years and hundreds of shows later, Hancock and The Declaration are back at it again, this time with their new single and project, “Country Funk.”

After two years in the making, “Country Funk”, the group's first single to make the final cuts with their new record label Modern Roots, also became their first released single of 2014. Hancock says the song “manifested out of some relationships that have grown over the last two years while I have been living and working out of So-Cal.”

Hancock describes their sound in “Country Funk” as “Blues infusion funk rock with hip-hop styling”, adding that it is “pretty much a story of the last few years and the journey and vibe that molded my style today.”

Produced by Jimmy Sloan of Modern Roots Recording & Publishing, “Country Funk” features the collaborations of Nate Hancock, bassist Norwood Fisher, Rod Stewart's drummer David Palmer, and Edwin Birdsong on the keys.

Even though “Country Funk” was written and created mostly based off of Hancock's experiences living in New York and L.A. post his Fayetteville days, he still carries a little bit of Fayetteville around with him in the big cities: “I truly love and cherish Arkansas and especially Fayetteville. The country roots and southern hospitality have impacted me greatly and I really love being abroad and taking a little bit of Arkansas wherever I go and into whatever I do”.

“Country Funk” isn't the only thing up Hancock's sleeve; the music video for the single is also set to be released on March 28 th  by Fallout Entertainment. “I also recorded a full length EP in Brooklyn and that record is ready to release as well. We wanted to build up some momentum with a good single and feature a full music video to intro our sound and scene”.

But Hancock isn't necessarily “new” to the music scene, because for about the past ten years he's also been booking, managing, producing and collaborating with other musicians. Hancock is even the Founder and President of his full service management/booking/event and charity based agency called “UniteTheVibe.”

“I book and manage other artists, and the UniteTheVibe profits from those projects are donated to charities. It allows me to give back in a more exponential way. The more artists I book, the more resources we can contribute,” Hancock said.

With all of the exciting things lined up for Hancock in 2014, it's pretty obvious that the years of hard work leading up to now are soon to pay off. Hancock even says he is “now working on bringing a couple more featured artists to [UniteTheVibe's] roster as we continue to grow and connect with other artists along the way”. We can't wait to see how Nate Hancock and all of his projects do this year, and are proud to have him representing all of us back here in his hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

If you would like to learn more about Nate Hancock, see more of his pictures, videos or some live performances, check out his website.

 

Monday August 4

Americana/Indie/Blues Rock from AUSTIN TX

Guy Forsyth's

Hot Nut Riveters

Members From the diabolical mind of Guy Forsyth, the man who brought you the famous (some would say infamous) Asylum Street Spankers we proudly present The Hot Nut Riveters - Texas's Original Recession Era String Band, featuring an all-star cast of ringers including Matt Smith, Kristopher Wade, Nevada Newman, Mark Rubin, Albanie Falletta, and Oliver Steck. They play all-acoustic instruments and traffic in a strange and heady homebrew of genre and influences mining the deep, rich veins of American traditional and popular music forms. And they're funny.


 

Tuesday August 5

Pop Rock Ecclectic Singer/Songwriter from

Kitchener, Ontario

Tim Lucas

A Singer / Songwriter / Entertainer / Musician has a few things to juggle, and it takes some years playing to the public, and some more years finding themself as an artist and performer, before they can know what works and what doesn't. Tim's a musician who has held on, and dedicated himself to this craft. He gets the job done well, and also holds an honest passion for music and fun.

Variety and ... Inspiration are what makes Tim's Sets special to experience, which are all custom created from preparation before the show, as well as on-the-spot thinking during the show. His acoustic guitar playing and Vocals are fun, comforting and inspiring! For all kinds of people.

An Infectious and Accepting Personality works well in Entertainment, and Tim is one of them! Interactive, Fun, Silly, Surprising, Easy Going, Tim does what it takes to get the audience having fun. Sometimes that just means letting people have a great time with each other, sometimes it means lots of interaction. There is always a variety of memorable moments!!

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The Delta Duo

Jeffrey John and Irina Povarova

is an Indianapolis-based act focusing on pre-WWII Delta blues roots music by such artists as Son House, Willie Brown, and Skip James.

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Alternative Pop/Rock from Chicago

David Paige

David Paige has a sound that rocks harder than pop and is more accessible than much of today's alternative rock - his music is a must for any fans of either genre.

With memorable melodies, powerful grooves, and energetic live performances, David and his band will give you a show that you won't soon forget.

For information on how to blast David Paige's music in your car with the windows down, p ... lease visit

www.davidpaigemusic.com

"Inside Out - Single Available Now!"
http://bit.ly/1dD3jRb

 

Wednesday August 6

Variety of American sounds, from rock n roll to folk to country soul from Kansas City

The Grisly Hand

Since 2009, The Grisly Hand has been winning over audiences and critics in Kansas City. And now, with a new album under their belts, the band has a little more experience, and a lot more momentum. Though rooted in the Midwest, this is the kind of act that's bound to resonate anywhere it lands.

The new album, Country Singles , started as an inside joke among the band members about a rural newsletter for lonely Middle Americans. The double meaning points to the band's sense of humor, but this album is more than a collection of twangy hoedowns. Rather, it covers a wide breadth of dynamics and emotions, and speaks as a testament to the band's grasp of American music, both traditional and modern. Nods to classic soul music, folk, punk rock and barrelhouse blues can be found here, wrapped within soulful harmonies, crisp musicianship and clever lyrical depth.

The Grisly Hand conjures visions of the familiar while remaining refreshing and original. Their appeal isn't limited to the Midwest, but it's undeniably part of their identity.  With Country Singles , The Grisly Hand has shown that their unique style is a work in progress. Their sound evolves and takes on new traits, but it maintains the same backbone that has won the band fans and accolades for the last three years.

“Country Singles covers a wide berth of dynamics and emotions, but it is also a confirmation, evidence of The Grisly Hand's evolution to a band with its own solid identity and clear voice, a sound rooted in country music but colored and accented by a variety of American sounds, from rock n roll to folk and soul”    -Kansas City Star

ALSO

Doug McKean

(formerly of The Magpies)

 

Thursday August 7

Mike Brindisi

&

The New York Rock

from Howard Stern Show,SNL, opened for Gavin DeGraw,headlined at NASCAR

Rock / Pop / Alternative from Ithaca, NY

Mike Brindisi is not only an independent recording artist but a true power act. From Writing performing and recording his music, to Acting in film/TV, doing Standup Comedy, to performing/touring all over the United States. Brindisi remains active also by hosting his own Rock radio show on 96.7fm "The Vine" in Ithaca, NY. Some of his career highlights include opening for Gavin Degraw, Headlining the NASCAR and INDYCAR races at Watkins Glen international Speedway, collaborating with Legendary Producer Eddie Kramer ,being sponsored by Devil May Care Clothing, having his songs played nationally on independent radio stations, and touring markets such as Nashville, New York City, Austin and Philadelphia! He also appeared on the Howard Stern show, had his music video "Crawl" air on the National TV Station "TheCoolTV", recently starred in an independent film, appeared on Saturday Night Live & toured the country in support of their albums getting national airplay....Full bio at www.thenewyorkrock.com/bio.html

PLUS

The Midnight Slander

founded in Charleston SC and relocating to Cleveland, OH, plays a mix of southern rock, piano pop, and funk

By Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Three guys in a band that includes guitar, bass, drums and keys. OK, so math isn't a strong suit here. That's three musicians and four instruments. Cool. It's been done before. Look at Rush, with bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee stepping up to the keyboards. Pshaw. Geddy Lee's a sissy. If you REALLY want to test yourself, trying being the drummer – who uses all four extremities on his kit as a matter of course – AND the keyboard player. And doing it live. No taped tracks. Welcome to the Midnight Slander , featuring Al Rodriguez on bass, Dave Conner on guitar and Mike Gray on drums … and keys. “When we first got together, we really liked the ideas and songwriting and music coming from a three-piece set-up,'' said Gray in a conference call with his bandmates. “So before the first show, we asked ourselves, ‘Do we need a fourth person?' and I half-jokingly said, ‘I'll just cover it,''' Gray said. And he did. The keyboards are set up over his floor tom, so he plays those parts with his right hand, and uses a sustain pedal near his left foot, next to the high hat. Piece of cake. Oh, did I mention he contributes vocals as well? It would be a great gimmick if that's all it was. But that's not the case. The music created by the three has a distinct sound that melds rock, alternative, folk and a little bit of twang. That's probably because Conner currently lives in Charleston, S.C. (even if he is planning a return move to his native Cleveland). And that's where the band recorded its “Open Road'' EP, which is going to comprise the foundation of a full album currently in production in Cleveland's Lava Room studio. Conner and Gray were writing together before Conner moved to Charleston to be with his girlfriend, who's also coming back home to Cleveland. “We started writing together just before I left,'' Conner said. “Mike was in (the band) 70 Lewis, and so was Al. It was on the verge of splitting up, and Midnight Slander was picking up the pieces from that.'' Conner made the move South anyway, just to get a fresh perspective, and then got “an incredible deal on studio time'' in Charleston and wrote to Gray about the opportunity. Gray and Rodriguez made the trek and the trio spent a Saturday and Sunday writing songs, and went into the studio on that Monday. It hasn't been easy. Heck, there are bands in Cleveland where the members live 10 minutes apart and can't find time to rehearse. “We knew we wanted to make music,'' said Gray, “and we were going to make this work. I tell people that I've driven 16,000 round-trip miles to and from South Carolina just in the last year.'' But it does work, even if it's hard to figure out exactly what genre they play. “We ask ourselves that all the time,'' Conner said. “Being a songwriter in the South, and experiencing a lot of the Southern culture, I picked up my little country twang. “I wasn't writing anything along those lines when I was in Cleveland,'' he said. “I was writing folk and alternative rather than the country pop sound. But we listen to everything. Al's going to school to be practically trained, Mike's experience is in pop rock bands, and I had mine in folk and pop rock sounds.'' “When people ask us what we sound like, I always try to say, ‘Dude, think about the fact that when we came together as a band, Mike and I came out of 70 Lewis, more on the heavier side of things, but still focused on rock, making hooks and songs you can have a lot of fun with,''' said Rodriguez, who is a junior at Case Western Reserve University pursuing a degree in music education. “My background in bass playing is a lot of funk rock, like Red Hot Chili Peppers kind of stuff,'' Rodriguez said. “The LAST thing I would consider doing was something called Southern rock. ‘' But he's drinking the Kool-Aid now. That album should be finished soon, but it's as yet untitled. For now, the guys are going through their day jobs. Conner has a bachelor's in fine arts, specializing in graphic arts, but delivers appliances for a living right now (“Not fun. Not fun at all;'' Gray is an IT director at a local non-profit; and Rodriguez is a full-time student. And they're planning for the future. “The ultimate goal is for the band to be everybody's first job,'' said Conner. “It's everybody's dream to be a musician and be able to fund a life and a family with your passion. We're taking baby steps toward that ultimate goal.'' They're doing it by marching to the beat of a different drummer … and keyboardist.

 

Friday August 8

If you like Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Etta James, Shemekia Copeland, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals You'll LOVE

Gracie Curran

& The High Falutin' Band

Listed as the #12 Best Boston Band among local royalty like the Dropkick Murphy's and Ronnie Earl, and added to the list of the Top 30 Roots/Soul Acts along with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Alabama Shakes, and to the Top 30 Vocalists with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Norah Jones, Susan Tedeschi and more by Alternate Root Magazine,
Gracie Curran & The High Falutin' Band have made quite an impression on the music scene.
Its only been shore three years since Curran, the 28 year old vocal powerhouse joined forces with Bassist Geoff Murfitt and Guitarist Tommy Carroll, the band has already earned respect among fans and musicians alike, sharing the stage with such lumanaries as Shemekia Copeland, Nick Moss, Roomful of Blues, Sugar Blue, Sax Gordon, Mike Welch, Tom Holland (James Cotton) and regularly appearing with guitar prodigy Lydia Warren.
Drummer Derek Bergman took over drumming duties for the High Falutin' Band and
they began to write and record their first album wokring with veteran producer Richard Rosenblatt,
Roomful of Blues Horn Players Mark Earley & Doug Woolverton, and key player Bruce Bears.
In 2012, Gracie & company won the Boston Blues Challenge and embarked on their second East Coast Tour, playing to packed houses in NYC, Philly, Washington DC, and highlighted by an appearance at the 2013 International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis, TN and it was there in Memphis that the band offically released their debut album "Proof of Love". The album is currently receiving rave reviews worldwide and is being heard on both coasts and in 4 countries. The band continues to pack venues and infuse festivals with its own brand of Blues & Soul.

Have you been High Falutin' lately? And if the answers no; then why not? Gracie, Geoff, Derek, and Tom found themselves asking these same questions. And with discovery of their lack of falutin-ness (if you will), there was only one thing they could do. Get High Falutin'!!! (you have to say it like "get HIGGHHHH (with you voice getting higher) falutin'!!" Noo, try it again, a little big higher on the "highhh" part... Yeah there you go! Alright. See doesn't it just feel better to say it that way? I know I feel better! We are not your average blues band... oh no. We take this ish to a whole notha level. We say things like "swell" and enjoy a thick moustache. We eat spaghetti with a fork... and a spoon. We play the blues like we are actually upset about something. And faster blues like we were upset, but have triumphed and now want to dance. Join us for an upcoming show, you'll be glad you did!

 

Saturday August 9

indie, folk from Santa Cruz

Dave Strumfeld & Sabina Beachdell

 

are Band of Lovers

It only takes a quick glance to see the powerful and innate bond between Dave Strumfeld and Sabina Beachdell, the creative couple behind Band of Lovers. The two have been linked since 2005, first as friends and now as a nomadic, musical pairing.

After a short split early last summer, the duo reunited with a ukulele, acoustic guitar, and a pocketful of ideas begging to branch out into song. Strumfeld's longstanding composing background combined with Beachdell's knack for storytelling evolved into atypical, semi-autobiographical tunes that carry the accessibility of pop, sweetness of folk, and unexpected turns of orchestral depth. The pair's complementary voices blend smoothly in harmony, weaving heartwarming and heartbreaking stories into each song.

Band of Lovers spent the past year traveling coast to coast with just their instruments and a few belongings in their car, touring with an EP recorded last fall. Now the troubadours are finally heading to the studio in the heart of the Catskills to record the Coast, a full-length album packed with some of Upstate New York's most talented musicians.

 

Thursday December 11

The Eric Gales Trio

Rock Blues Soul Funk guitarist from Memphis

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

→and remember To be nice & Have A Nice Time!

WILBERT'S is Great Music + Delicious food In An Intimate Setting = What a Concept!

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