EFO FEBRUARY 2022 EMAILER
A big thank you to all who attended our two of three Birchmere shows. With Omicron concerns and winter weather obstacles, we're still grateful to have pulled off what we did, for as the late Meatloaf sang " 'cause two out of three ain't bad."
We're also really pleased to get such a favorable mention in the new book "All Roads Lead To The Birchmere: America's Legendary Music Hall". Co-author and Birch owner Gary Oelze came backstage to give us all signed copies. This huge volume is a wonderful account of this great venue's illustrious 50 year plus history..... a venue we are honored to call home. Big thanks to Gary and writing partner, Stephen Moore for including us. Be sure to get your own copy. https://www.amazon.com/All-Roads-Lead-Birchmere-Legendary/dp/1647189683
On February 3, we celebrate 31 years as a band. Let's all meet at Baskin-Robbins for a proper celebration.
In the meantime, for more EFO related news, read on...
EDHEAD 30TH ANNIVERSARY CRUISE MOVED TO 2022
Here is a NEW letter that went out to all the Edheads Cruisers from Fan Club Cruises
It’s time to celebrate our 30th(+1) anniversary in grand style. Most of you know that we had planned a 30th anniversary cruise for this August and had to move that to Aug 2022. And if you didn’t know, you do now!
Alumni of prior Edhead cruises know how unique an experience this is; and for our 30th anniversary celebration, we’re making it even more special by going to a true bucket list destination—Alaska! We’ll sail roundtrip out of Vancouver and visit Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan. We’ll sail through the gorgeous Inside Passage twice and also visit the incredible Hubbard Glacier.
And there’s a special surprise opportunity in Juneau that we’ll announce a few months before the cruise. We promise it’s something you won’t want to miss!
Cabins are still available at $1459pp plus tax. And those rates include the classic beverage package, wifi and pre-paid gratuities. That’s over $700pp in free extras!
We hope you can join us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Donald at Fan Club Cruises. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. And most of your questions can also be answered at the Edhead Cruise webpage -
The Edhead Cruise webpage - https://fanclubcruises.com/event/eddie-from-ohio-alaska-experience
MICHAEL CLEM LIVE ON WTJU'S 'OFFBEAT ROADHOUSE' FRI FEB 4, (Charlottesville)
For the first time solo, EFO's Michael Clem will pay a visit to his friends at WTJU 91.1FM, this Friday, February 4 from 8-9PM. This is a free event, open to all. Masks are required for all attendees. You can also listen to Offbeat Roadhouse on the radio (91.1 FM) or on-line (wtju.net), and even video stream it at WTJU’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. But concerts always sound better with you as part of the studio audience.
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.
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Now available for House Concerts
(Calendar has been filled up with trips all over)
The house shows have been a blast - see the reviews here
For all things MC visit http://michaelclem.com
MC's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/michaelclemmusic
ROBBIE SCHAEFER COMING TO RVA FEB 5 FOR 'LEGENDS ON GRACE' SHOW
Hi. Heading to Richmond, VA Sat, Feb.5 for a very special evening sponsored by Richmond Performing Arts Alliance . Would enjoy seeing your shining punum (or half of it--the show is vaxxed and masked). If you live elsewhere or aren't comfortable being in-person, you can choose the "on-demand" ticket option. Your host of hosts - Daniel Clarke.
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.
For All Things Robbie, visit his website
You can also visit his Facebook page
NORTH PACIFIC RAIN ON YOUTUBE
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!!
All you Edheads who've been waiting to replace your EFO swag - well, now's your chance. Check out https://www.redbubble.com/shop/?query=eddie%20from%20ohio&ref=search_box 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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THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE THE PAST 31 YEARS - HERE'S TO MORE !
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