Things are hotting up and not just the temperature.
A message from Half Way Home
Tornado sirens, heavy rain, church bells, a 37 semi-truck convoy driving by, blowing their air horns at the crowd - and a brief acoustic "encore" performance for a group of lady Harley riders after microphones and most of the instruments were packed away........all in a night's work for the Halfway Home band. Last Friday night up in Berlin was one of the more memorable - and enjoyable gigs we've played.
How do we top that evening? Easy, we pack up and head to Waynesville, Ohio this weekend for the Appalachian Mountain Music Festival. This festival is always one of the highlights of our summer. We get to play with lots of wonderful musicians in endless jam sessions, and play a couple of sets on one of the stages.
We are playing Saturday, June 27th, at 6:20pm on the Rocky Top stage, and again on Sunday at 1:40pm on the Rocky Top stage. Kevin and Shannon Maloney will no doubt be running sound for that stage and they make us sound like we know what we're doing. It's always a pleasure to work with good sound crews and great MC's at this festival - and always a blast to hang out with many of the friends we have made down in Southwestern Ohio over the past few years.
Bring an instrument and a lawn chair and join in the fun. Come out and meet some of the nicest folks in Ohio at the Appalachian Mountain Music Festival. There will be continuous music on two stages, and gospel music on Sunday, an old time fiddle contest, great food provided by local organizations, and a good time waiting for you in Waynesville this weekend.
For directions, ticket prices, and a detailed schedule of events for the festival, just Google "Appalachian Mountain Music Festival Waynesville".
Hope to see you there,
Renilda, Patti, Mike, Pat & Brian
Message from John Schomburg
It's summer and there's more folk events than you can shake a stick at!
Several of Central Ohio's favorite folk will be performing next weekend in Waynesville, Ohio. This is the descendent of the old Caesar's Creek Appalachian Music Festival. Names you might recognize would be Halfway Home, Anne and Phil Case, and The Wild Hares.
Message from Dave Rainey
The long wait is over! Helen is back for some summer gigs and we will be kicking things off this Saturday June 27 at 8 pm at Papa Joe's Restaurant in Ashville. We are looking forward to playing some of your favorite tunes as well as some new stuff and some things from the vault that we haven't hauled out for a while. It should be a blast. For added excitement this Saturday is also Rocco's birthday so come on out listen to some great music, enjoy some good food and drinks and celebrate Helen's return and Rocco's birthday with us.
The show starts at 8 and we encourage you to come early for a good seat, we hope to fill the place! Thanks for your support and hope to see you Saturday. Papa Joe's is at 20 Cromley St in Ashville (43103). Call 740-983-6100 for information.
Dave, Rock, Wes and Helen
ps: please forward this to anyone you know who likes great music and wants to have a good time!
Message from Eric at the Music Cafe Powell
John, I have some great players coming still in June.
June 27th, 6:15 Steve Hensley- Solo Acoustic
9 Ryan Wilkens - Solo Acoustic
10 Bob Lyons - Solo Acoustic
June 28th 2-4 PM Sunday Picken, Larry Schick leads a 2 hr Bluegrass jam
Coming in July from Nashville July 12th- Brian Ashley Jones $10 2-4 PM, pre-show reception 1-2 PM
Espresso Yourself Music Cafe