EDDIE FROM OHIO'S APRIL 2018 EMAILER
Happy Spring Time, Edheads
Fall back like a lion, spring forward like a chicken....or a lamb... something like that... It's April! March had all the Madness you'd come to expect, but started with the completion of Robbie's triumphant run with his original musical, Light Years. If you missed it... well, then YOU MISSED IT. However, fear not, there have already been some rumblings that the theater world has not seen the last of Light Years. More will be revealed, and we'll be posting details in a future Ohioan. Be sure to keep tabs with Robbie's website, as well.
While there are no EFO shows in April, there are some fun projects in the periphery worth reporting. Read on...
EDDIE HARTNESS TO DRUM WITH SGGL THROUGHOUT APRIL
When EFO started out in the early 90s, a group of four older & taller gentlemen named Speidel, Goodrich, Goggin & Lille, took us under their wings, and became like big brothers to our young fledgling band. Like our act, their uber popular acoustic quartet has quieted down in recent years, but have proven that their fans will still pack 'em in when they crawl out of hibernation. They've recruited our own Eddie Hartness to anchor the drum throne for five different shows throughout the Commonwealth (three of which have long since sold out). Try to catch them in Rocky Mount or Norfolk if you can. Here are the dates:
Thu/April 12 The Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount VA http://harvester-music.com/event.cfm?id=272835&cart
Fri/April 13 The Tin Pan, Richmond VA - SOLD OUT
Sat/April 14 The Tin Pan, Richmond VA - SOLD OUT
Sun/April 15 The Birchmere, Alexandra VA - SOLD OUT
Sat/April 21 The NorVA, Norfolk VA http://www.thenorva.com/events/detail/352131
MICHAEL CLEM ON TV
EFO's Michael Clem was interviewed by longtime friend Terri Allard for her show Charlottesville Inside Out. Taped by in September '17, Terri & Clem rapped about EFO, other musical endeavors, his first guitar and his last banjo. His 15 minutes of fame was trimmed back to about 13, and is viewable at this URL. The Clem portion of this half hour show starts at the 13:30 mark
Other Clem activities for April 2018
Sa/Apr 7 Susie & The Pistols, Batesville Market, Bateville VA 6-9pm
Fr/Apr 20 Susie & The Pistols, Glass House Winery, Free Union VA 6-9pm
Fr/Apr 27 MICHAEL CLEM TRIO OF FIVE, Chisholm Vineyard at Adventure Farm, Earlysville VA 6-9pm
Su/Apr 29 duo w/Rusty Speidel, Barn @ Pea Ridge, Crozet VA 2-5pm Benefit for PACEM
Th/May 3 MICHAEL CLEM TRIO, Castle Hill Cider, Keswick VA 6-8pm
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE, RICHMOND VA
Fr/May 25 Michael Clem Trio of Five @ Tin Pan, Richmond VA
Details for all MC shows at http://michaelclem.com/events/
Also, check out the brand new Susie & The Pistols website, complete with a new video. https://susieandthepistols.com
Lots of show details & information there, including “Fifty Clementines:
Available at CD Baby, iTunes & Amazon.com
Follow Michael Clem on Twitter @JFishMusic
LIKE THE MICHAEL CLEM & MICHAEL CLEM TRIO ON FACEBOOK
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
CDs at https://bulletproofartists.com/product-category/michael-clem/
ETHAN SCHAEFER RELEASES FIRST SOLO ALBUM!
This just in: Talent does NOT skip a generation, yet the 'apple not falling far from the tree' idiom is still true. Robbie's middle boy, Ethan, who has already been winning over audiences with his live set, has just released a collection of 8 original songs. Entitled Lost Lover Found, you can find this work at the following websites listed below. Check him out! This young budding collegiate talent could very well be the next.... ROBBIE SCHAEFER?!?
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
A number of you have reached out to us noticing that our music was no longer available at such platforms as Spotify, YouTube, etc… You’re very astute, but there’s no cause for long term alarm. We have been in the process of re-aligning all of our digital distribution which involved pulling down all of our music, and reloading with the good folks at CD Baby. From there, most of the internet partners you’ve come to know and love will eventually carry our titles, as well. In the meantime - all of EFO’s music is available for digital download at https://store.cdbaby.com/Search/ZWRkaWUgZnJvbSBvaGlv/0
Some hard copies for a few of the albums are available at BULLETPROOF, https://bulletproofartists.com/product-category/eddie-from-ohio/, but all digital downloads are available at CD Baby. iTunes, Amazon, and others will soon follow, hopefully within the month.
EFO SHIRTS ARE BACK!!
All you Edheads who've been waiting to replace your EFO swag - well, now's your chance. Check outhttp://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!
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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HAPPY EASTER...CHAG SAMEACH... whatever you celebrate !
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