We hope you are keeping warm & remaining safe from the current Vortex. Our January sure did get off to a warm start -- though Mother Nature nearly spoiled our rescheduled date at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville again on January 12, but we pressed on, and we thank all you brave souls who made it out.
For the 16th time, we had our annual 3-nite run at the Birchmere, and it was an absolute joy. Our west-coast pals, Snuffy & Sara delighted Friday and Saturday's crowds, while our fifth man Jake, along with Kevin took us all to Graceland on Sunday. We thank you fine attendees for your continued support of this MLK weekend ritual of ours. Big thanks to Big John and Paul for making the trek once again from Indinois with their gear to capture recordings for everyone else's listening pleasure. On Sunday, our visiting friends from Cancer Can Rock, auctioned off a Guild acoustic guitar (made available by Action Music in Falls Church VA). We also put our big John Hancocks on the body of the Guild. Good funds were raised for a good cause, and we thank our friend Janice for her fine on stage testimony.
May the trifecta of shows tradition continue.... and it will! Mark your calendars for January 17, 18 & 19, 2020.
There are no EFO shows to report for February, but please read on for more EFO-related news...
ROBBIE SCHAEFER's WEBSITE & PATREON...
Never one to sit still, Robbie always has something new and exciting going on. He's checking out of Facebook (personal page) for now, but he's ramping up in other areas. For instance, check out his recently revamped website
Also, Robbie has just embarked upon a brand new online offering called Patreon. This is a brand new and inventive way to get an inside glimpse of his creative process. You can become a monthly member, and there are different tiers of options. Find out more at https://www.patreon.com/robbieschaefer
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 Years is a collection of songs from his forthcoming musical, Sounds Like Home features 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
MICHAEL CLEM's FEBRUARY
EFO's Michael Clem is staying close to his Central Virginia home this month, and why not? It's beautiful there, go visit him!
Fr/Feb 1 Susie & The Pistols, Glass House Winery, Free Union VA 6-9pm
We/Feb 6 duo with Rusty Speidel, King Family Vineyard, Crozet VA 5-8pm
Sa/Feb 9 solo for Corkscrew Racing, Cardinal Point Vineyard, Afton VA 9am-noon
Su/Feb 17 duo with Rusty Speidel, Glass House Winery, Free Union VA 2-5pm
Sa/Feb 23 solo, The Brewing Tree, Afton VA 2-5pm
& Mondays @ The Local, Charlottesville VA (Belmont) for Cville Songwriter Night 9-11pm
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
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 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. 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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HOPE TO SEE YA IN 2019 !
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