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Explosion 1: Pre-game  Special

$2 DOMESTICS

on Saturday September 20

We were

The

Whiskey Island

"PEOPLE'S CHOICE"

AWARD WINNERS

@

Great Lakes Brew B-Q

with our

Thank You Thank YOU very much

 

WILBERTS IS OUTSTANDING!
Home of The
$2 DOMESTICS-$3 BOMBS
Labatts and Labatts Lite-the BIG BOYS - 16oz-Yea just 2 bucks too!
FireBalls are just $4  & so are  shots of Jameson.
Where everything is homemade Fresh and down right delicious!
1/2 Slab of Ribs with hand cut Fries and a Salad - JUST $9.99 (HH)
The BEST Homemade barbeque sauce- It's Sweet-Smokey-Spicy!!!
We pride ourselves on having the
Best Service
Best Food
at The Best Price in the neighborhood
+ Awesome Music! = Home of over 80+Grammy Winners!
So see us before during and after the tribe games.
In the Historic Caxton building just north of the stadium off Bolivar and east 9th;
WILBERTS-Bringing you over 120 years of Miller Hospitality to Cleveland!
OUTSTADNING!

 

Wilbert's Food & Music
812 Huron Avenue E.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216.902.4663

 

All shows are all ages. 

Weekend shows (Fri.&Sat.)

start at 9:00 p.m. and

weekday shows start at

8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted, with doors 2 hours

before show time. 

Dinner reservations are suggested. You can make

them by calling or texting me @ Text> 2163755966

If you leave a message make sure you leave your phone #, and we'll call you back with a reservation conformation, or better yet,-you can e-mail

us at

wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Dinner reservations must be made for at least an hour or more before show time. By 7pm week days and 8pm week ends

Thanks MM!

A website helping fans of concerts and events find hotels close to the
venues →

ConcertHotels.com

 

EVAN (my son)AND GATEMOUTH!

Great Place for

a Party!

We'll cater to all your wants & needs!

Special Menus,

Open Bar/Cash Bar

Holiday & Cocktail Parties,

Receptions & Rehearsal Dinners, wakes weddings

Retirements, Farewells, Etc…… We've done them

All (Jane Scott's 75 B-Party!)

Mike Millers

Cell 216.375.5966

e-mail wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Delta Zeta Formal →

Thank you so much for all

of your services on

Saturday night. Everyone

had a blast and said the

food was amazing!! This

was the perfect place to

have our fall formal. Everything you have done

is greatly appreciated. Hopefully we can hold another event there soon.

I will definitely keep in

touch with you

 

DRAFT beer

Great Lakes Christmas Ale


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

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

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

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

 

Founders

Red's Rye IPA

Rated 98=World Class!

Brewed with four varieties of Belgian caramel malts and 100% Amarillo hops.

 

Founders Breakfast Stout

Rated=100

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.

 

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Nosferatu

American Ale

ABV:8%

Nosferatu from Great Lakes Brewing Company is an Irish-Style Red Ale. Great Lakes Brewing Company has given Nosferatu the following description: "Highly hopped imperial red ale rich with flavor, yet remarkably balanced.Like vampires (most especially, the notorious German vampire from the 1920s film era), this beer has a bit of a reputation as ?the Beer with the Bite.?"

 

Breckenridge

Vanilla

Porter


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

 

Dogfish Pumpkin Ale

Punkin' Ale is a full-bodied, spiced brown ale brewed with baked pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale is named after the annual Punkin' Chunkin Festival held near Lewes, Delaware the weekend after Halloween.

 

Left Hand

Milk Stout

Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America's great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. “Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment.” Udderly delightful.

 

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider

This crisp and refreshing cider mixes the sweetness of the apples with a subtle dryness for a balanced cider taste. The fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor make this cider hard to resist.

 

Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA

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

 

Labatt Prohibition Series Bourbon Barrel Ale

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

21st Amendment Black IPA

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

 

Jackie O

Chomolunga

honey nut brown ale


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


Samuel Adams Winter Lager


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

 

Bell's Oberon Ale

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

 

Young's Double Chocolate Stout

The taste is a mix of Hershey/milk

chocolate, roasted

grain, light bitter coffee roast, and vanilla

 

Guinness

A classic. Mainly

roasted malt, with a

touch of cream and

milk to it

 

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

The paradox of our

time in history is that

we have taller

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

We buy more, but

enjoy less.

We have bigger

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

sense, more

knowledge, but

less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more

medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much,

spend too recklessly, laugh too little,drive

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

and pray too seldom.

We

have multiplied our possessions, but

reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate

too often. We've

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

We've added years

to life not life to years.

We've been all the

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

We conquered outer space but not inner space.

We've done larger

things, but not better things. We've cleaned

up the air, but polluted

the soul. We've conquered the atom,

but not our prejudice.

We write more, but

learn less. We plan

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

We build more

computers to hold

more information, to produce more copies

than ever, but we communicate less and less.

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

are the days of two incomes but more

divorce, fancier

houses, but broken homes.

These are days of

quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway orality, one night

stands, overweight bodies, and pills that

do everything from

cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there

is much in the

showroom window and nothing in the

stockroom. A time

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

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

Remember, spend

some time with your

loved ones, because

they are not going to

be around forever.

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

person soon will grow

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

next to you, because

that is the only

treasure you can give

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

Remember, to say, "I

love you" to your

partner and your loved ones, but most of all

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

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

that person will not be there again.

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

precious thoughts in

your mind.

A Message by

George Carlin

Reminder

We're always  open

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

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

Miller high life,Rolling

Rock, PBR

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

Bud Lime, Landshark, Great Lakes

Dortmunder,

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Blue Moon,

Samuel Adams

Cherry, Grape, Jagger, Orange Bombs $3

$5 Irish

Car

Bombs!

Right On!

-Tell your Friends!

 

Get It ToGo!!!

 

TONIGHT

Friday December 19

A Cavalier of a Happy Hour

Brooklyn Nets vs. Cavaliers

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

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

Then Live on Our Stage→

Free No Cover-Check Out

Blues Rock from Glen Carbon, IL

Hurricane Ruth

Hurricane Ruth is the ultimate blues rock experience!

Critics and fans hail their shows as emotional and dynamic. The band's contagious energy is evident in their live shows. Feel the power of the HURRICANE!!

Press Quotes

• “This is a solid set of upbeat rockin' blues!” – John Mitchell, CrossRoads Blues Society (Nov. 10, 2014)

• “This is a Midwest helping of bad ass, hard partying, whiskey drinking, right down to the gravel blues.” - Michael Isenberg, Isenberg Archives – Hollywood, Ca. (Oct. 27, 2014)

• “Hurricane Ruth is from south central Illinois where tropical cyclones don't occur. But don't tell her that. Ruth LaMaster undoubtedly earned her windy nickname from being a vocal force of nature.” – Doug Hill, Norman Transcript (Oct. 10, 2014)

Hurricane Ruth originates from central/southern Illinois, packing venues throughout the region. Critics and fans hail their shows as powerful, raw, emotional and dynamic. The band's contagious energy is evident in their live shows. The center of this energy is Hurricane Ruth herself. Ruth is a captivating performer, who will grab your attention from note one and never let you go! Willie Dixon once told Ruth “You're the only hurricane I can appreciate”.

Hurricane Ruth LaMaster started performing professionally in 1979, and found instant success. She acquired the name Hurricane Ruth from the fact that no one believed that such a large sound could come out of such a small woman! Ruth has performed with Maynard Ferguson and his orchestra, Adrian Belew, and Louis Belson. Ruth has opened for John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Willie Dixon, Taj Mahal, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Sam & Dave, Fenton Robinson, and most recently; Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Royal Southern Brotherhood, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. Ruth's vocals are deeply rooted in traditional blues, but make no mistake, she can rock the house! Ruth has opened for renowned rockers: Heart, Judas Priest, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts & Steppenwolf, just to name a few. Ruth is the total vocal package! Ruth is joined by: David Lumsden (lead guitar), Gary Davis (bass guitar), and Jim Engel (drums). These three excellent musicians perfectly complement Ruth's vocals.

Born on the River , Hurricane Ruth's 2 nd album is an eclectic group of eleven original songs that was released in September 2014. The title track and a few of the other songs were inspired by Ruth's hometown of Beardstown, Illinois. Born on the River is intense and heavy with the same energy as a live Hurricane Ruth performance . It is receiving international acclaim, and has been nominated for the IBC Best Self-Produced CD 2014. Born on the River has consistently ranked on The Roots Music Report.

Their 1 st album, The Power of the Blues…Feels like a Hurricane , was released in 2012, and was nominated for the IBC Best Self-Produced CD 2013. It finished in the top 10 of Germany's Wasser-Prawda magazine's “Reader's Poll for Best Blues Rock CD” of 2012. The CD placed 11 th on WEFT's (Champaign, IL) Top 50 Blues CDs for 2012 (ranked by number of spins). They were a 2012 International Blues Challenge participant.

PLUS

Pop rock n' roll!

Jordan Genovese

"20-year-old singer-songwriter Jordan Genovese sounds more mature than you'd expect on her full-length debut. The album opens with the poppy "Maybe," a song you could imagine getting radio airplay alongside the likes of Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift." -Jeff Niesel, Cleveland Scene Magazine

"Med school will have to wait as Jordan Genovese pursues her country music dreams" -Chuck Yarborough, Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

"Local singers hoping to be the next "Voice": Jordan Genovese" - Monica Robins, NBC WKYC

"Going Places" - James Corrigan, Think Magazine

 

Saturday December 20

 

A Monster of a Happy Hour

Lake Erie Monsters vs. Lake Erie Monsters

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

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

@9pm

ONE of the best R & B bands in the Midwest

Performing Top 40 , Motown, Rock n' Roll & Jazz

ONE 4 SEVEN Band

"Number One Party Hits"

No Cover / All Ages

147 Band has been making a ground breaking impact in the music industry, as one of the most exciting and entertaining bands in all of the country.

Their authentic style and presentation make them stand out from all of the other music groups.

Performing genres anywhere from, Top 40, Motown, Rock n' Roll, Jazz, Blues, and Special era music. They are a multi-talented, versatile group, that will tu ... rn any event into an everlasting memory.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, 147 Band has been performing and entertaining audiences around Northeast Ohio for almost two decades.

Under the musical direction of Mr. Anthony Barnes, they have performed at venues such as: The House of Blues, Legacy Village Pavillion,The Gateway Lounge, Flyers Restaurant & Grill, The Willowick Restaurant & Lounge, The Wing Warehouse, and many more.

 

Sunday December 21

Opening at Noon!

Happy Hour Prices All Day!

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cavaliers

Pre Party!!!!!

With The Best Specials in The Neighborhood

$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS

$4 FireBalls & shots of LeBronJameson

PLUS

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

 

 

 

Sunday December 28

Aftert the Cavs game ~ 7pm

Joe Moorhead Band

Think Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Jimmy Buffett from Cleveland

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Saturday January 10

Blues / Roots Music / Ragtime / Viper Jazz from Asheville, NC

Woody Pines

Biography

No stranger to fans of the new folk music coming from all corners of the USA. Alongside artists like Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge, Woody Pines continues to forage thru the secret world of old 78's and to write new chapters in the Anthology of American Music. Integrating sounds from Leadbelly to Bob Dylan, from Woodie Guthrie to Preservation Hall, Woody Pines belts out songs of fast cars, pretty women and hard luck with a distinctive vintage twang.

Woody was a founding member of the Kitchen Syncopators, a legendary busking street jug-band from Eugene, OR, that were one of the most exciting acts to emerge out of the West Coast folk scene in recent history. Since the Kitchen Syncopators disbanded years ago, Woody Pines has been writing and recording albums and frequently performing for audiences everywhere, while co-founder of the band, Gill Landry, has gone on to join Old Crow Medicine Show while pursuing his own solo projects.
Recently signing with Nashville's Muddy Roots Music, for the release of the much anticipated new record and the subsequent release of Woody's four independent releases has this band working hard in the studio, on the road, and on the songwriting front-line.
The distinctive viper sound is brought together with Skip Frontz Jr. on the upright bass, adding both foot tappin' low-end and rapid fire percussion with his sought after slap technique that has blown people away night after night. Brad Tucker on the vintage electric guitar and vocal harmonies  fills out the trio, working his magic to make the band sound bigger then they are.  Woody plays the National Guitar, harmonica and floor tom, singing in a voice sounding uncannily like a young Willie Nelson.
“Woody Pines brings that low-key street corner style of performance to his stage show, but with all the polish and seasoned professionalism of tour-bus-and-green-room rock stardom.” ~ Ali Marshall, Mtn Xpress

 

Wednesday January 14

4-piece indie rock band from Boston

like Jeff Buckly meets Radiohead

Oh, MalÃ

Oh, Malô (Oh-muh-low) presents colorful soundscapes through their eclecticism, inspired by a series of emotions and experiences. Founded recently in February of this year, the band reached immediate chemistry and completed the writing of their debut album in a mere three months. Oh, Malô pulls influence from such bands as Bombay Bicycle Club, Radiohead, Local Natives, Daughter, and Jeff Buckley to create a consistently unpredictable blend of timbres and arrangements. The summer of this year was spent recording and refining these songs in anticipation for an exciting conclusion to 2014.

 

Thursday January 15

Satisfaction

The International Rolling Stones Show

Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show" is the international touring tribute show to the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard & Pollstar listed show is now in its ninth year of production with over 1600 performances. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorf ... ul performance to over 45 years of classic hits. Featured in Rolling Stone, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Today, CBS Sunday Morning news and hundreds of national newspapers, magazines, television & radio as the world's greatest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy.

Highlights of their career include: In 2005 the production became the first ever Rolling Stones show to debut on the Las Vegas strip to outstanding reviews. The show was also a featured artist on national television news in the 2007 CBS News/New York special on the rising popularity of the tribute industry. For 2008 the show was chosen by Paramount Pictures and the IMAX Corporation to help promote the new Rolling Stones concert film “Shine a Light” by Martin Scorsese throughout the USA. The group closed out 2008 as a headline artist for New Years Eve on Fremont Street in Las Vegas to a capacity of 30,000. The beginning of 2009 finds the group performing in January for two Presidential Inaugural Balls in Washington D.C.

Rolling Stone magazine: "One of the best tribute shows in the world"
Las Vegas Sun: "Shined just like the real Stones on the strip"
Showbiz Magazine: "They have you in the aisles like Jumping Jack Flash"
CBS News New York: “A must see….get SATISFACTION!”
Washington Post: “Satisfaction is a dead-on portrayal to the Rolling Stones”

 

Saturday Janurary 17

We Play Old-Time Mountain Music!

The Wayfarers

Hailing from rural Southeast Ohio, The Wayfarers emerged onto the scene in early 2010 playing their own form of American Roots music. While much of their repertoire is drawn from the Appalachian tradition they revere, The Wayfarers fuse tight musicianship - centered largely by the fiddle - with the high energy that characterized early mountain music. With old-time radio shows setting the example, ... their style encompasses Appalachian dance music, traditional mountain fiddle tunes, and pre-bluegrass music of the 1920's - resulting in a dose of nostalgic Americana. Their spirited approach to live performance is infectious, and people of all ages are drawn in to the sounds of thumping washtub bass, driving guitars, sawing fiddles, and rich harmonies. Whether it's at a large festival or barn square dance, a rock venue or a busy street corner, The Wayfarers continue to carry this music forward with creativity and authenticity, making it contemporary and fun.

The Wayfarers have shared the stage with the following artists:

Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Della Mae, Dailey & Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent, IIIrd Tyme Out, Dom Flemons, Lonesome River Band, and many many more.

 

Friday January 23

An acoustic country blues, bluegrass, Celtic roots, rock, and reggae band consisting of contemporary and traditional folk roots

from Ann Arbor, MI

Rootstand

The elements of Reggae and Bluegrass that formed the backbone of the first few tours absorbed the deep sounds of dancehall, Irish Punk, and Gospel, and Hip-hop. Our discography reflects this. Our debut album, Grassroot Ghetto, hit in 2006 and showcased the nature of our loveable and tough mix of urban and rural music. This album is very popular amongst our fans, particularly because it really introduced rap to the sound of Michigan folk music for the first time. In 2008, we followed up with Roots and Branches, which was recorded in traditional session format, and it really captures an “old-timey” kind of acoustic sound. This one is a family favorite, and it highlights the traditional aspects of bluegrass and blues, and introduces the Celtic sound that has influenced our music ever since. This sound really culminated in our third album, Rootabeggar which is a highly professional multi-tracked, but traditionally inspired project. It focuses on the pub sounds of Rootstand, and showcases the bluegrass and Irish pub tunes that are the fuel of our dance-frenzy performances. We are now recording our fourth complete album, tentatively called Michigan Roots Party, which highlights our awareness of hip-hop, pop, and radio readiness.
In addition, we have released a special edition of Brant's solo album, Rootstand, along with our hit singles, Disc Golf Life and Pirate is the life, and a live show from Hoxeyville 2012. Disc Golf life is nearing 30,000 plays on youtube. All of this music is available on itunes, Spotify, and most other online media sources courtesy of our label, Oddfellow Records of Ann Arbor, MI.
The Road
Rootstand has spent the greater part of the last decade touring and working with both larger national bands and smaller regional acts to create dynamic and sustainable performances. Our tours and festival performances in our own state are literally legendary, and generations of folks young and old, consider themselves our fans and friends. We are in a small group of Michigan professionals that includes pros like Greensky Bluegrass and folk sensation Seth Bernard, which have been able to translate the basic experience of acoustic music into tours, concerts, festivals and beyond. Rootstand's own festival, the Rootenanny, which featured regional all-stars like Seth, UV Hippo, and The Macpodz last year, has grown steadily for nearly a decade. In addition to Rootenanny, Rootstand has headlined nearly every roots and jam oriented Michigan festival, and our late nights at Hiawatha, Bliss, Wheatland, Beaver Island, Farmfest, and many others are now woven into the fabric of the Michigan rootsrock experience. In addition, Rootstand has explored the roads of the greater Midwest extensively...setting up our gear for George Clinton's band to jam on in PA, beers with Victor Wooten's band, hangin' with Ekoostik Hookah and Leftover Salmon in OH, kickin' it with Cornmeal in Chicago, reminiscing with Melvin Seals in Wisco about a show we did together back in MI...and opening for giants like The Doobie Brothers, Yonder Mountain, Hot Tuna and Blues Traveler back home as well. Names are names, actions are actions...and we could go on and on listing all the great players we've hooked up with (...that jam with Tony Furtado was cool and damn Martin Sexton was awesomely cranky...) but it's time to worry about who Rootstand is, and where we're going. ?From the Appalachians to the Rockies, the High Sierras, Cascades and back, Rootstand has laid a foundation mile after mile. Our tours in Colorado and the greater Mountain states coast to coast have sprouted us a crop of Michigan Mountain and Flatland fans both, not just kids from back in the mitten, but natural generations of fans who relate to our sound and way of life on a national level. We sincerely hope to share some time with you out there on the road.

 

Wednesday February 18

HUGE

Fleetwood Mac

Pre Concert Party!

Featuring
The Best Specials in The Neighborhood
$2 DOMESTICS ~ $3 BOMBS
$4 FireBalls & shots of LebronJameson
1/2 Slab of Ribs & Fries + Salad -$9.99=Sweet-Smoky-Spicy

 

Friday February 27

A Motion to the Stars

Richie Heussner

Folk POP from TX.

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

 

Wednesday March 4

Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter

from London, Canada

Bryce Jardine

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

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

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

 

FRIDAY MARCH 6

Cash Box Kings

Hailing from the 'Windy City,' Blind Pig recording artists the Cash Box Kings are keeping REAL DEAL, old-school Chicago blues alive and thriving. The band is dedicated to carrying on the spirit of the 1940's and 50's post-war Chicago blues sound as well as the Delta blues music of the 20's and 30's.  But these illustrious torch bearers also add a bravado, energy and freshness to the mix that results in a distinctive musical experience and a high-energy stage show.  With a focus on the raw, stripped-down, ensemble playing that was the hallmark of the post-war sound, the band showcases the music of Chess Records and Sun Records while adding a healthy dose of original music that captures the essence of the Memphis and Chicago blues sounds of the 40's and 50's. Front man Oscar Wilson is a throw back to the front men of the heyday of the Chicago blues scene. Standing 6'3" and weighing in at over three hundred lbs., he's part Muddy Waters and part Cedric the Entertainer.  The band also plays a lot of jump blues and a musical style they call 'bluesabilly'--a hybrid of Sun Records blues sounds (Howlin' Wolf/Joe Hill Louis/Roscoe Gordon) with Sun Records country/roots sounds (Charlie Feathers/Billy Lee Riley). 

The CBKs were awarded the 2010 Blues Blast Music Magazine "Sean Costello Rising Star" Award and are regular headliners at Chicago venues like Buddy Guy's, Rosa's Lounge, Nick's and the Smoke Daddy. They have played several successful European tours and have headlined Euro festivals like the Lucerne Blues Festival and the Hondarribia Blues Festival.  They have also performed several times at the Chicago Blues Festival. Their 2013 release Blind Pig Back Toppin'  album won the 2013 Blues Blast Music award for 'Traditional Blues Album of the Year' and has also been nominated for a Blues Music Award in the same category. The CBKs have performed and collaborated with Chicago blues giants like Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy, Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith, Billy Boy Arnold, and Lurrie Bell.  Described as the "Young Turks" of the Chicago blues scene, the Cash Box Kings' recordings and live performances have earned them rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.

Although the lineup has changed over the last ten years, the Cash Box Kings are still anchored by Joe Nosek, Oscar Wilson, and Kenny 'Beedy Eyes' Smith. Son of the legendary Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (Muddy Waters' drummer from 1968-1981). The band is now joined by a rotating cast of newly crowned Kings including Billy Flynn (guitar, mandolin, vocals, harmonica), Joel Paterson (guitar and vocals), Brad Ber (upright bass), Beau Sample (upright bass and vocals), Chris "CB" Boeger (bass) and Mark Haines (drums). Barrelhouse Chuck, piano and vocals, also regularly performs with the group.

No Depression Magazine says: "The ghosts of Muddy Waters, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins and Little Walter must be smiling as they listen to the purposefully distorted over amplified vocals, guitar and harmonica which add a gritty retro authenticity that will leave you wondering if these might be some great lost tracks from Chess Records.   Black Toppin' might be the best blues album you'll hear this year.  

Highly recommended." Living Blues Magazine says: "Any of these musicians could have played with the great bands of the golden blues era.  Together they keep a sound alive that many thought was no more.  A great record by one of the best blues bands in the land, Black Toppin' is a dancing and listening pleasure."

Blues legend Charlie Musslewhite says: "The Cash Box Kings play with taste and feel and it was faith restoring to know there's guys out there that still know and appreciate real blues."

 

Friday March 20

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

Jason Ricci

&

The Bad Kind

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

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

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

IN THE STUDIO

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

IN OTHER'S WORDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

OPENING

Code Blue

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

 

 

THURSDAY APRIL 2

Joe Moorhead Band

Think Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Jimmy Buffett from Cleveland

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

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

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

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

 

Friday The 10 of April

Indians Home Opener Party!

 

Saturday April 11

Hank Mowery

& The Hawktones

Americana / ROOTS / Blues

 

Wednesday MAy 15

Indie / Pop / Electronic Rock from Austin, TX

3D FRIENDS

Sounds Like: Beach Fossils, Neon Indian, Deerhunter, Radiohead, Foster The People

3D FRIENDS started as the solo project/moniker of Dan C. Wright, precisely on November 2nd, 2009. Exactly one year later, on ... Nov. 2nd, 2010, Wright's song "Lina Magic" was picked up by executives at MTV and used as the official theme song of the controversial teen drama "Skins".

Wright was flown to New York City at the end of 2010 to re-work his song for the show's intro in the legendary Headgear Studios. Again in January 2011 for the premiere party of 'Skins' and again the following month to film the official music video which premiered on MTV. Shortly after the success of 'Lina Magic', Wright was asked by MTV to release a full length album to be used specifically for the purposes of licensing songs for film and television. 3D Friends' first full length album “Imaginative Things” was released in September of 2011 via Hype Records (MTV/Extreme Music). Since then, the album has received over twenty song placements on television programs, including hit shows like MTV's “Jersey Shore” and ABC's “Revenge”.

“Outta Austin, Texas, comes 3D friends aka singer-songwriter Daniel Chavez Wright, the least Austin-like artist you've ever heard... This is a guy who has his finger on the pulse.” proclaims Chief Creative Consultant for Hype Music, Nic Harcourt (deemed “The Most Influential DJ in America”).

By the end of 2011, Wright had recruited the help of his best friends, drummer Justin Roberts, and bassist Andrew Alvarado, to accompany him on stage, and thus bring a whole new meaning to the name 3D FRIENDS. The three piece first met in San Antonio back in 2005 while still in high school. They formed the band 'Your Greatest Mistake' and managed to attract a slue of management opportunities and the attention of the Van's Warped Tour, performing on the Ernie Ball Stage in both 2007 and 2008. Since 2009, 3D Friends have released two EPs, one full-length album, a handful of singles, and have toured heavily throughout the country.

3D Friends is most commonly known for composing the theme song to MTV's teen drama "Skins"

 

Friday June 12

Maple Blues Award-Nominated Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter

Chris Antonik

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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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