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Explosion 1: Pre-game  Special

$2 DOMESTICS

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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 themAll Such as...

(Jane Scott's 75 B-Party!)

Mike Millers

Cell # 216.375.5966

e-mail wilberts812@sbcglobal.net

Delta Zeta Formal →

Thank you so much for all

of your services on

Saturday night. Everyone

had a blast and said the

food was amazing!! This

was the perfect place to

have our fall formal. Everything you have done

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

I will definitely keep in

touch with you

 

ON TAP!

Great Lakes

Blackout Stout

L: Pour pitch black. A hard pour gives way to a thin tan head.

Smell: Milk Chocolate, Burnt Sugar, Malt, Bakers Chocolate, slight coffee notes.

Taste: Pretty much follows the nose, milk chocolate up front with a twinge of bakers chocolate near the end. Sugar and slight subtle coffee.

Feel: Intially hits the tongue with a creamy mocha like consistency. Pretty thick but not quite to the chewy degree of mouthfeel.

Overall: Stellar, a great stout that's on the sweeter side that drinks easy. Would recommend grabbing it

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Dale's Pale Ale

delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from start to finish.

Oskar Blues launched its canning ops in 2002, brewing and hand-canning Dale's Pale Ale in the Lyons, ColoRADo, brewpub. America's first-craft-canned mountain Pale is a hearty, critically acclaimed trailblazer that changed the way craft beer fiends perceive portable beer (6.5 percent ABV and 65 IBUs)

Brew Kettle

“ALL FOR ONE”

IPA

A hop forward IPA without the bite! Big fruity / citrus flavor and aroma with the addition of the spicy character of rye malt!

 

Portside Brewery

Mayo Irish Red Ale

An Irish-style red ale with strong notes of crystal malt is a more traditional red ale than our previous hoppy Riptide Red. This brew pays tribute to our friends of West Mayo Brewery in Cleveland's Irish sister city.s

 

Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat


This beer is a very nice hefeweizen. The aroma is full of fruit, pepper and cloves. The flavor is wheat, cloves and fruit and is very nice. The beer is a slightly murky golden color with a smooth texture. a very good beer, highly recommended.

Platform Beer Co.

New Cleveland Palesner

This Pilsner/Pale Ale Hybrid is a clear straw color with a crisp German malt body and refreshing Noble hop finish with floral and herbal aromas. Can design done in collaboration with CLE Clothing Company

 

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 Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale

 

"MOST REFRESHING BEER IN AMERICA"

BREWING NEWS GLOBAL WARMING OPEN

Brewed with fresh harvested spring honey stolen from some very angry bees (we have the welts to prove it) and infused with fresh blueberries. Creating a light, refreshing ale with a nice blueberry aroma, crackery malt flavors, a hint of sweetness and a refreshing blueberry finish. Get yo buzz on!

 

BREW KETTLE Four C's American Pale Ale

Pours a crystal clear deep copper color that borders on brown and wears a creamy white head that sticks around for a bit. Smells of citrus and pine, grapefruit and resin mixed with a bit of caramel. Taste is nicely balanced between malt and hop with a nice citrusy old school pale ale kind of feel to it. Medium body with a bit of residual sweetness, moderate level of carbonation and a lick almost sweet mouthfeel. Nice easy drinking pale ale with enough hop to keep it interesting

4 String Brewing Co.

Brass Knuckle Pale Ale

Appearance - I drank it out of the can, but I'm giving this a 4 because the can art is fantastic.

Smell - Even just smelling through the can opening, I smell a great hop aroma. Not too overpowering for an APA. A little sweetness tingles the nosebuds.

Taste - A great mixture that allows the taster to experience the hoppy bitterness one expects in a pale ale, but is not overpowering and sour tasting.

Mouthfeel - crisp, smooth.

Overall - Perhaps it is some of my Columbus bias, but I am going to be picking this up much more for my cheap, keep in the fridge summer offering. I like it quite a bit .

Breckenridge Brewery

Vanilla Porter


Deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Madagascar grows the perfect ingredient for an extraordinary Porter brewed in Colorado. Breckenridge Brewery's Vanilla Porter. An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure.


Flying Dog Brewery

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA


The color is a pretty orange-amber with a thick, creamy milk white head and lacing. The smell is fruity and hoppy but with a noticeable sweetness. This one starts with some sweetness: toffee, vanilla, and some sweet fruitiness, which quickly gives way to cloves, citrus, and a hoppy pine bitterness. This ale is well carbonated and it masks its 8.30 ABV quite well. Overall, it's an excellent example of a Belgian-style IPA; enough sweetness to make it interesting and refreshing.

Samuel Adams

Cold Snap

White Ale       

Stirring from the haze of winter, this refreshing unfiltered White Ale awakens its smooth wheat with the bright snap of spring spices. From the subtle sweetness of orange peel and plum to the peppery bite of fresh ground coriander, the blend of spices creates just the right refreshing kick to signal that spring is on its way.

 

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

 

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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 Monsters,Gladiators  Games or ALL Gateway Events..........with

$2-Domestics

-Labatt blue,Budweise, .Bud

Light, Coors light MGD, Miller Lite,

Miller high life,Rolling

Rock, PBR

$3- Microbrews-

Michelob Ultra,

Bud Lime, Great Lakes

Dortmunder,

Blue Moon,

Samuel Adams

Cherry, Grape, Jagger, Orange Bombs $3

$6 Irish

Car

Bombs!

Right On!

-Tell your Friends!

 

Get It ToGo!!!

 

Friday February 12

Afton Musical Showcase

Featuring

The Wileys, Tece, The Supposed So
Y~Crafty, GF Productions & Co-Defendants, Crash SoFar Lillard, Lenny P., manystyles goldandplatinumhits, DIONNAMARIE', LilBitt, T Hunit, DJ DEAD ROTT, DTruthGlobal, FreQStep, Don P, Quel, CAMPAIGN WORLD100, Mr. F.A.E & guest RockSolid,HD,BannaMane, J.B.E_Joyner Gang
All Ages & Bar w/ID

 

Saturday February 13

3-7:30pm

Monster Jam ~ Happy Hour

Kids Eat FREE!

+ 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

 

Tuesday February 16

Cleveland State Vikings

Happy Hour

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

Thursday February 18

Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls

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

 

Friday February 19

Monsters vs. San Antonio Rampage

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

Live on our stage

Tony Cuda's

Prog Nation

Band Members *Tony and Chris Cuda; the bassist and guitarist from the original prog/jazz group, CuDa, KrishNa & CuDa (also of the Jazz C ... ats and City Heat).

*Vocalist Steve Kolesar ( Rockin Ravers, ex-Champion),

*Drummer Marty Zlocki (Time Traveler, ex-Fayerweather) and *Keyboardist Dan Maier (ex-Phillip Glass) round out the group.

Prog Nation will be performing the music of Yes, King Crimson, ELP, The Moody Blues, Genesis and a handful of other Prog Rock bands from the late 60's/early 70's.

PLUS Opening

Of

City Limits

Acoustic folk, blues, county, contemporary, original music from CLE

$8 cover / 8pm start

 

Saturday February 20

Monsters vs. San Antonio Rampage

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 February 21

WWE

Fastlane Happy Hour

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

Monday February 22

Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons

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

Tuesday Feburary 23

BIG BOSS 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


We pride ourselves on having the
Best Service
Best Food
at The Best Price
+ Awesome Music

With

Ohio's premier Bruce Springsteen tribute band

Swamps of Jersey

Wednesday February 24

Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets

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

Thursday February 25

Monsters vs. San Antonio Rampage

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

Live on Our Stage

The bread and butter of the massive Canadian folk scene

Zachary Lucky

Press

"Lucky's songs have lived lifetimes. They sit you down, tell you their stories and heighten your senses to the wonders of nature, love and self." - No Depression

"Lucky's own truths rest alongside storytelling. The arrangements are simple and beautiful and let Lucky's deep voice take the spotlight." - Vancouver Sun / Montreal Gazette 

" If you're into acoustic music of any stripe, Zachary Lucky's  The Ballad of Losing You  is an album you need to hear... impressive in its impeccable songwriting and spot-on arrangements." - Independent Clauses

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Hearing  Zachary Lucky 's songs, or reading or writing about this emerging and indelible Canadian artist's past, it would seem impossible to separate the singer-songwriter from his prairie origins. With his sixth and latest release,  The Ballad Of Losing You , there is an inherent shift. As the album title suggests, Lucky has constructed an earnest and personal narrative about the uncertainty of loss and of transformation.

In 2012, he resolutely sang, “it's not the east seas, nor the westerly– here in the plains I shall remain.” Throughout that fifth release, Saskatchewan, in homage to his beloved heartland, Lucky evokes a depth of connection and a nostalgia that is rarely experienced let alone conveyed. And it was there that he refined his commitment to unveiled storytelling, and his maturity and control in crafting a conceptual album. While these aspects of Lucky's songwriting and musicianship remain the principal building blocks on this sixth and latest release, the style of  The Ballad Of Losing You  has drifted from his folk beginnings into a country and English ballad tradition. The tape and analogue production quality blend it with a purity and an honesty that parallel the lyrical narrative. It is a break-up record on surface level. But a deeper listen and a glance at the extent of Lucky's road dates suggest that other transitions and departures are at play in his creative evolution. 

Engineered by Chad Mason, the album features such session players as Aaron Goldstein ( City & Colour ,  Daniel Romano & The Trilliums ) and Karrnnel Sawitsky ( The Fretless ) as well as mixing by Jonathan Anderson ( Aidan Knight ). It is a serious and heartfelt listen- one that sacrifices modern perfection for an older sensibility, character and quality of tone and mood.  

Friday Februrary 26

Monsters vs. San Antonio Rampage

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

Saturday February 27

Monsters vs. San Antonio Rampage

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

Live on Our Stage

Soulful Americana folky Sound/ 90's Vibe from Birmingham, AL

Jacob Needham

& The Blue Trees

“ Jacob Needham & The Blue Trees single “Chasing You” is a pure hit, .. just amazing.”
- Bruce Elrod, Cashbox Magazine ...

“One of the best up and coming artists in Alabama and the South East! They are gonna do big things.”
- Phillip Wood, music editor/publisher, Birmingham Tonight Magazine

The smashing new group, Jacob Needham & The Blues Trees, brings their distinctive alternative sound to audiophiles everywhere with their brand new release, Chasing You. After working with Cashbox Magazine and Lost Gold Publishing, the single is currently being distributed worldwide.

In February 2015, Needham partnered with local musician, James Tyler Cody, to bring a new dy-namic to his music. “Adding James to the group was like finding a missing puzzle piece,” says Needham. James' talent as a multi-instrumentalist combined with Needham's unique vocal style creates the essence of their original and abstract sound.

“Jacob's music is of pure heart and soul. He is going to go very far in the music industry and will do great things,” says Gene Rowley, Producer/CEO of APH Radio. Since its release in November 2014, Jacob's single “Forever Girl” has sold over 10,000 copies in the United States. “After hearing “Forever Girl” for the first time, I knew that Jacob had much to offer and I consider it a blessing to be working with him,” says Cody. The two have recently added new musicians, bassist Ben Trexel and drummer Andy Bostany to the mix, enriching the sound and musicality of the group.

Needham's single, “Forever Girl”, and the bands hit single, “Chasing You”, are currently available through a variety of Internet retailers such as the iTunes music store, Google Play, and Spotify. These releases are available through digital download. The Blue Trees' webpage has photos, up-coming dates, and biography information on Needham, Cody, Trexel, and Bostany. Check out the website at www.JacobNeedhamMusic.com. Check out the Blue Trees on Facebook (Jacob Need-ham Music) and follow them on Twitter (@JNandTBT).

PLUS

folk/americana ~ from Oberlin

Sweet Potato Spoon

Thursday March 17

St. Patrick's Day Party

We'll Be

Opening at 9am

GREEN BEER

Corned Beef Nachos

Cajun Shepards Pie

Irish Stew

Corned Beef Sandwiches

after The Parade→

Roots/Americana/Zydeco

“High energy is a synonym for “good time,'' DeVito and his bandmates have earned their spot, by virtue of the band's longevity, willingness to tackle any gig and an extremely varied “swamp pop'' song list.” 
THE PLAIN DEALER

“Cleveland swamp/roots rockers Cats on Holiday are known for their ability to get a party started and get people up on their feet and dancing. Vocalist/guitarist/band leader Denis DeVito and his band of merry men have been doing so for nearly 20 years.” 
COOL CLEVELAND

Cats On Holiday

MONDAY APRIL 4

 

Friday April 15

"The two most exciting performances of the night: Green Day -The other belonged to harmonica player Jason Ricci performing "Born in Chicago" in tribute to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Not only did Ricci slay, but his solo that raised the hairs on your arm, it was so alive."- CNN on 2015 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions

Portland Tribune: "You've spoken before of your admiration for Howard Levy (former harmonica player for Bela Fleck). Any other harp players you admire on the scene right now?" Popper: Jason Ricci. (Adding Ricci is often compared to him. 'I have a feeling I annoy the man slightly,' he adds with a laugh. However, he says Ricci is a great player 'who uses amp technique in a very different direction than I do.') - John Popper (Blues Traveler)

"Someone I like a lot is Jason Ricci, He's a great player" "Jason Ricci is a really innovative. He's just a rocking' player, I've never met him but I really love his playing"  - Mickey Raphael 

Jason Ricci

In 1995 Portland Maine's Jason Ricci began his international music career by moving to Memphis to study with former Johnny Winter sideman Pat Ramsey. That same year Ricci won the Sonny Boy Blues Society contest and played the King Biscuit festival at 20 years old. Since then Ricci has won dozens of blues and harmonica contests, toured the world and amassed an impressive collection of awards, honors and accolades. In 2010 Ricci's album "Done With The Devil" (Delta Groove) was nominated for a BMA Award. In 2010 Jason won the BMA Award for  "Best Harmonica Player" beating his childhood heroes: Kim Wilson, Billy Branch, Mark Hummel and Rick Estrin. In 2014 Ricci was a featured artist on Johnny Winter's Grammy Award winning album "Step Back"produced by Paul Nelson appearing along side names like Eric Clapton, Dr. John, Brian Setzer, Billy Gibbons, Leslie West and more.  In 2015 Ricci was invited by Paul Shaffer to play on the HBO televised Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for Paul Butterfield. At The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ricci performed in front of 10,000 people and millions of HBO viewers with Zac Brown ( Multi-Platinum Singer Songwriter) and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello with the Paul Shaffer band.

Jason Ricci is well known for having one of the most exciting, energetic and unpredictable live shows on the circuit. His live performances are sweaty, sexual, intense and creative events. Ricci has been actively touring the Blues circuit in the USA and Europe for over twenty years. In 2005 The Mercury News listed Jason Ricci's show in a "Top Ten Best Shows" of 2005 list alongside acts such as Springsteen, Rush, Prince and Green Day for best concerts of the year. Jason's shows feature a variety of music from Blues, Punk, Jazz, R&B, and Fusion. He s just as likely to cover music by Little Walter, Otis Rush, Sonny Boy Williamson and Slim Harpo as he is The Misfits, Sun Ra, Lou Reed or Cheech and Chong. Ricci is an edgy performer, singer, songwriter and interview. Jason's career has been ripe with discussion, controversy and appreciation alike. He was/is the first and only male Blues performer in history to admit, interview, discuss and own the fact that he is openly gay/bi-sexual or "queer" as he call's it. His song "Broken Toy" is a a testament to those struggles and a favorite amongst his audiences straight, gay and otherwise.
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 As a sideman Jason Ricci has professionally gigged or toured with: Walter Trout, Nick Moss, Junior Kimbrough, RL Burnside, Big Al and The Heavy Weights, Damon Fowler, Sugar Ray Norcia,The Mark Hummel Harmonica Blow Off, The Johnny Winter Remembrance Project, Mike Zito, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Ana Popovic and many more.

As a recording artist Jason Ricci has released eight solo albums. His last two (Delta Groove/EclectoGroove Records) "Rocket Number Nine" (produced by John Porter) and "Done With The Devil (produced by Phil Wolfe)" both charted The Billboard Blues Charts in top five positions and both won numerous awards. As a session musician Jason Ricci has played harmonica on albums by: Nick Curran, JJ Appleton, Rue Davis, Nick Moss, Walter Trout, Johnny Winter, The Mannish Boys, Ana Popovic, Cedric Burnside and Lightin' Malcom, Joe Louis Walker, Sean Kellerman, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, JP Soars and so many more. 

Additionally, Jason Ricci has one of the most popular harmonica related youtube channels with over 150 free harmonica lessons, 15,000 subscribers and and well over 4,500,000 total million views. Ricci is well known in the harmonica community as an early pioneer of the "over-blow" technique (transforming the 10 hole diatonic into a fully chromatic instrument) invented/popularized by Howard Levy,  the mastery of this technique has earned Jason a variety of jobs recording and performing in musical situations where other players technically simply could not. Jason is also one of the very first harmonica players to widely use, incorporate, design and popularize the use of effects pedals for harmonica. Jason Ricci has helped design one of the top selling harmonica microphones in the world The Ultimate 57 ( modified shure 57). He has signature effects pedals and plays a large role in the advancement of amplification, microphones effects and harmonicas themselves for major companies world wide.  Ricci is widely acclaimed as a celebrated harmonica and musical educator, appearing at dozens of conventions and teaching events every year worldwide.  Any real player, music lover or google search will confirm today that Portland Maine born Jason Ricci remains one of the most popular, electrifying, innovative, influential, and versatile harmonica players alive and working. Jason is sited on dozens of top ten lists all over the internet, respected by his peers, students, academies and music fans world wide. Jason Ricci currently lives in New Orleans Louisiana and Bloomington Indiana, he fronts his own New Orleans based band "Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind", he is currently also touring behind his recent collaboration and chart topping album "Dirty Memory" with New York City's JJ Appleton featuring bassist Tim Lefebvre (Derek Trucks/SnL).  Jason Ricci regularly appears as a front man, harmonica player, vocalist or side man on high profile stages, albums, television, internet, radio and other events everywhere.

Jason Ricci is officially currently endorsed by the following companies: Suzuki Harmonicas, Lone Wolf Blues Company and Effects Pedals , Harp Gear Amplification, Blows Me Away Microphones, Pedal Train, and Blue Moon Harmonica Combs. He uses Joe Spiers as a harmonica Customizer on many harmonicas.

 

Saturday June 18

Americana / Blues / Rock 'n Roll Chicago, IL

Nick and the Ovorols

Nick and the Ovorols kicked off 2013 in style with a new record titled Telegraph Taboo and a Gulf Coast tour with stops in N ... ashville, TN. They have since made this a routine. They continue to build their following playing around Chicago and since that first tour in 2013, they've been on the road every month or two. Making this coming January a 2-year milestone of steady touring for the band. Last year (2014) they supported the late great Johnny Winter at Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, MI, and Grammy winners Rebirth Brass Band at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Aside from critical acclaim on their 2013 indie record release, they continue to gain recognition and are slowly and consistently building their following and industry network. They realize that bringing their music to as many people as they would like requires dedication, hard work and perseverance. But the journey doesn't have to be an arduous means to an end and the band makes a conscious effort to enjoy the journey thru bringing fiery, energetic, and emotional performances to their audiences.

 

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

→and remember To be nice & Have A GOOD Time!←

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

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