EDDIE FROM OHIO's FEBRUARY 2020 EMAILER
HAPPY FEBRUARY, EDHEADS!
It's the shortest month with the BIGGEST NEWS! First, thanks to all who attended our near Sold-Out weekend at the Birchmere. We're already set for next year's MLK Weekend, which will celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Speaking of 30th Anniversary, we've already been forward-thinking about the grand occasion and have decided to celebrate in style with another EDHEAD CRUISE! This will mark our seventh, and ten years since our last one, which was for our 20th Anniversary. While the previous six took us around various ports of the Carribean, we're going for a change of scenery with a cruise to Alaska! This will be a 7-night roundtrip from Vancouver BC, August 8-15, 2021. This will be aboard Celebrity Cruise Line's Eclipse. By all accounts, every experiened artist & passenger we've spoken with have been over-the-moon about their Alaska cruise experience. Like our previous trips, we will be working with the fine folks at Fan Club Cruises, who have always done us right.
For all the details, please visit
Please know that there is a special incentive for bookings made by March 3, 2020.
Our anniversary date is still February 3, and on that date, a Sunday eve in 1991, our foursome now known as Eddie from Ohio played our first-ever performance at the Roratonga Rodeo in Arlington VA. Twenty-nine years later, we're still playing.
Please read on for more EFO-related news...
IN LOVING MEMORY, KATHERINE LOUISE BURLEIGH MURPHY, 1933-2020
The week before our Birchmere shows, we sadly said goodbye to Julie's mother, Kitty. Behind the wonderful voice of our band's siren, was a pair of two of the most supportive parents any performer could ever have. From our earliest beginnings in crowded & noisy Fairfax Mexican cantinas to the big stages of Wolf Trap, Joe & Kitty were always there, and truly became regal status - adored by all. Many are more than familiar with ole Joe's antics, but riding shotgun through it all was a tremendous, loving, patient, and beautiful woman, wife, mother, grandmother, and bandmom. We love you to the moon and back, Kitty!
EFO's MICHAEL CLEM's FEBRUARY 2020
Sat Feb 1 Susie & The Pistols @ Batesville Market, Bateville VA 6:30-9pm
Sun Feb 9 duo w/Rusty Speidel @ Cunningham Creek Winery, Palmyra VA 2-5pm
Sat Feb 15 Solo @ Keswick Vineyards, Keswick VA noon-4pm
Sun Feb 16 Solo set @ Love Concert (a benefit), Fry's Spring Beach Club, Charlottesville VA 4-7pm
Wed Feb 19 Susie & The Pistols @ WTJU Folk Marathon, Charlotteville VA 7-8pm (tune in wtju.net)
Sat Feb 22 Solo @ Pvt House Concert, Fairfax VA 8:30pm
Sun Feb 23 Solo @ Bold Rock Cider, Nellysford VA 1-4pm
FAT TUESDAY Feb 25 playing guitar w/Jolie Fille @ Whiskey Jar 9-midnight
Fri Feb 28 Crewe de Bayou @ Glass House Winery, Free Union VA 6:30-9pm
Sat Feb 29 Solo @ House Concert, Glenn Echo MD 8pm see website for details
Fri Mar 6 Solo @ The Parlor, Columbus OH 8pm see website for details
Sat Mar 7 Solo @ Koberna House Concert, Kent OH 7pm see website for details
& every Monday, hosting Cville Songwriter Night @ The Local, Charlottesville VA 9-11pm
Click HERE for details on these shows
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HOSTING A MICHAEL CLEM CONCERT IN YOUR HOME?
Response so far has been great. Ohio, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania & Massachusetts are booked for the Spring. Why not your home?
Details for all MC shows at http://michaelclem.com/events/
Also, check out the Susie & The Pistols website, complete with videos. https://susieandthepistols.com
Lots of show details & information there
Available at CD Baby, iTunes & Amazon.com
Follow Michael Clem on Twitter @JFishMusic
LIKE MICHAEL CLEM MUSIC
Finally, all kinds of Clem Swag is available at
Red Bubble's Michael Clem Page http://www.redbubble.com/people/michaelclem/works/18630649-clem-swag?ref=recent-owner
EFO's ROBBIE SCHAEFER NEWS
Back in March 2019, Robbie did a fine podcast interview with longtime EFO friend, Dan Heidt, on his show Flies In The Kitchen. You can listen to it here - https://danheidt.com/episode-13-robbie-schaefer/
Miss the tunes from LIGHT YEARS? They're all just waiting to be whispered into your ear.
Robbie Schaefer's Sounds Like Home: Songs From Light Yearsis a collection of songs from his forthcoming musical, Sounds Like Homefeatures Jake Armerding (Eddie From Ohio) on fiddle and Daniel Clarke (kd Lang, Ryan Adams) on piano. The CD is now out and will be available at the upcoming performances.
Check out Robbie's OneVoice community by clicking http://www.onevoicecommunity.org/ OneVoice
His Music Facebook page
EDDIE FROM OHIO’S 1992 LIVE! AT THE BIRCHMERE CASSETTE RE-RELEASED!
Our first recording was a cassette - looong out of print, but it’s NOW AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!
On April 14, 1992, EFO took part in the WAMA Crosstown Jam. Our multi-act showcase was at The Birchmere in Arlandria VA (its legendary 2nd location directly on Mt Vernon Ave, blocks from the current locale). The wonderful house sound engineer, Billy Wolf, honored our request to make a board tape of our set. We couldn't believe the results of his beautiful mix, and decided to make a cassette for sale at our shows - a tape we referred to as "The 6 Pack". We moved a whole bunch of units at 5 bucks each, and it marked the beginning of growing our audience around our original music, and not just our covers. It also marked the beginning of an incredible relationship with Billy, who essentially took us under his wing, mentored us, and worked with us in earnest in the studio (producing 8 albums!) as well as other live projects. BOOya, Billy!
This recording has been out of circulation for some time, but a recent discovery of a fairly clean copy inspired us to make it available again. Hear us in all our infant glory (two acoustic guitars & hand percussion -- as well as Robbie on some killer guirro on track 5).
Go back in time to the days of Robbie's fanny pack, Mike's mullet, Eddie's dashiki, & Julie's midi dress w/combat boots. No pictures, just audio. You'll simply have to "imagine us" while you listen.
EFO 3 SONG SET CAPTURED ON VIDEO IN NYC
While we were at the ever-hospitable City Winery in New York City, we partook in one of their fine offerings: an intimate live video, professionally shot and edited called “Cellar Sessions, One on One”.
See the results for yourself on our video page
EFO MUSIC ON THE INTERNET
All of EFO’s music is available for digital download at https://store.cdbaby.com/Search/ZWRkaWUgZnJvbSBvaGlv/0
Hard copies (what are left) are now only available at our live performances, but all digital downloads are available at CD Baby. iTunes, Amazon, and others.
EFO SHIRTS ARE BACK!!
All you Edheads who've been waiting to replace your EFO swag - well, now's your chance. Check out http://www.redbubble.com/people/eddiefromohio Red Bubble's EFO Site. Our good friend and master artist Oslo, has put up some past logos, and now you can design your own shirts, hoodies,even a cell phone case! Pick your color, pick your style, pick your logo - it's so easy and PayPal-friendly. See more from Oslo, at his website, http://oslographics.com
EFO SHOWS OF YORE UPLOADED FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE
Many shows have been uploaded to http://archive.org/details/EddieFromOhio.
Performances from all over the country at all different stages in our quarter century career.
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