EDDIE FROM OHIO's FEBRUARY 2021 EMAILER
Greetings Lovely & Loyal Edheads!
This February 3 marks our 30TH ANNIVERSARY. On that date in 1991, your fearless foursome (same members as today) played its first show on a Sunday eve in Arlington, Virginia. We originally had some pretty big plans for this occasion before COVID hit. We're sorry that the January Birchmere weekend didn't happen, but the August cruise is still on, until we hear otherwise (more info below). We're also optimistic for some re-bookings that you can see on our calendar listings for later in 2021.
In the meantime, with the help of our good Wisconsin friend, Scott Trezise, we are pleased to present a special 30th Anniversary Retrospective video. Five years ago, we loaded up Scott with a boxful of old VHS tapes containing EFO footage over the years. Just this past month, he miraculously compiled highlights in a beautiful reel of memories. We were inspired to then load him up with even more footage, and now give you EDDIE FROM OHIO - THROUGH THE YEARS. 139 Minutes in length, you'll see EFO highlights spanning the entire three decade stretch: 1991 early club dates including The Bayou; Our National Anthem(s) singing at Camden Yards in '02; a few news pieces; a variety of club and festival appearances all over the country & abroad. It's quite the time machine voyage, so buckle up!
You can view the EDDIE FROM OHIO - THROUGH THE YEARS, clicking HERE. (https://youtu.be/6daKZtbuVjY)
If you don't have 139 minutes to spare, you might be interested in the Overture Montage
You can view EDDIE FROM OHIO - THIRTY YEARS IN FIVE MINUTES, clicking HERE. (https://youtu.be/JBk-3jKKb7oz)
If you missed it last emailer, Scott also put together another wonderful video from our 25th Anniversary shows.
You can view the Eddie from Ohio 25th Anniversary Show, 2016, clicking HERE. (https://youtu.be/K8ulr9kQbwo)
Those 30th anniversary videos have some fun Edhead Cruise footage and images, which should whet your appetite for setting sail with us in August. Despite the present status of the slowed cruise industry , we're still a GO (until we hear otherwise) for our cruise next August, celebrating our 30th Anniversary! We have some exciting things we're adding to the trip itin. More info to come.
Below is an update from our friends at Fan Club Cruises addressing many of the questions about upcoming plans.
For all Cruise information, visit here
Read on for other EFO related news...
ROBBIE SCHAEFER TO PERFORM SPECIAL ONLINE VALENTINE'S EVE SHOW, FEB 13
Robbie Schaefer's New Podcast
I have a new PODCAST. It's called Walk With Me and what happens is I take walks and you . . . well, you walk with me. Virtually. Figuratively. And I talk and play music since I'm good at both those things.
MICHAEL CLEM'S "RIVANNARAMA" NOW AVAILABLE
Having written a bunch of tunes over the pandemic slowdown, EFO's Michael Clem has teamed up with friend/producer Rusty Speidel to record five of them for the new EP Rivannarama, released January 12. The feedback thus far has been quite positive with many listeners describing the collection as shots of melancholy with a mirth chaser. Others have felt inspiration through MC's comical tragedies as though watching a birthday party clown fall down a spiral staircase while still landing on his very large feet. It's all the foot-stomping, head-scratching joyous confusion you've come to expect from a Clem release.
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Here's Clem's February
We/17 Michael Clem & Rusty Speidel LIVE on WTJU's Folk Marathon 91.1FM in Charlottesville 8-9pm.
Stream online at wtju.net
Fr/19 playing bass with Crewe de Bayou @ Glass House Winery, Free Union VA 6pm
Su/21 duo w/Rusty Speidel@ Glass House Winery, Free Union VA 2pm
For all things MC visit http://michaelclem.com
MC's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/michaelclemmusic
EFO 30th ANNIVERSARY CRUISE UPDATE (FROM FAN CLUB CRUISES)
While the Cruise industry is presently quiet, August 2021 is a whole nine months away, so here's a message from our faithful trip coordinator friends at Fan Club Cruises:
- The CDC has removed the 'no sail' order and replaced it with a 'conditional sail' order. Celebrity is busy working on the protocols needed to be allowed to sail
- Celebrity commissioned a blue ribbon panel on health issues which issued a massive report on a whole slew of things to make cruising safe going forward. See https://www.celebritycruises.com/health-and-safety for some more information
- With the Pfizer vaccine submitted for emergency authorization and Moderna about to submit as well, I'm estimating that vaccines will be widely distributed by Jun/Jul 2021 (my best guess, not any clinical guarantee). That means we are in good shape for people to be completely safe with a August 2021 sailing. Final payments are due early May, so hopefully folks will feel safe making those payments.
- To help support that, Celebrity has extended their "Cruise with confidence" program to include anyone who booked or books our sailing prior to January 31. This means that they can get a 100% future cruise credit up to 48 hours before sailing should they not feel safe for our cruise. We could promote this to fans who haven't yet booked, as they can book now and have that same protection
- One more note: Alaska sailings are dependent not just on CDC approval but also on the Canadian government allowing ships into their ports. I have every reason to believe that, once the vaccine is distributed, Canada will allow ships in again. Canada has been more aggressive in their Covid control rules, so we just wanted everyone to be aware of that.
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.
EDDIE FROM OHIO WOLF TRAP VIDEO
In case you missed it, our friends at Wolf Trap released a live performance of your folk foursome for their "Park Pop-Ups" series. The video is still up for your viewing pleasure:
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://www.amazon.com/s?k=eddie+from+ohio&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
Hard copies (what are left) are now only available at our live performances, but all digital downloads are available at iTunes, Amazon, and others.
EFO SHIRTS ARE BACK!! (perfect Holiday gift if you order NOW)
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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WE HOPE EVERYONE IS SAFE AND HEALTHY DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES
THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE THE PAST 30 YEARS - HERE'S TO MORE !
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