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EFO to play this special benefit for John Jennings on Sunday, July 20
click HERE for details.

Dear Person of Value and Exquisite Musical Taste,

Eddie From Ohio has spent the week tuning our instruments, gassing up the van, and flossing incessantly in anticipation of our shows in NYC and Philadelphia. However, due to a family emergency, Eddie Hartness will not be able to join us this weekend. The show must go on, as they say, and we are eager to prove them right. We will be appearing this weekend as a quartet: Robbie, Julie, Mike, and our de facto 5th member, vocalist/mandolinist/fiddle player Jake Armerding. If you have seen us over the past several years, you know how much Jake adds to the EFO experience. If this will be your first time, you’re in for quite a treat. Plus, Julie has promised to play a drum solo on Robbie’s bald head. We are so excited to see each and every one of you this weekend.

Love
Eddie, Mike, Julie, Robbie, and Jake.

p.s. Should you decide that this change in the lineup does not interest you, you’d be wrong. But the venue and the band will gladly refund your ticket.

EDDIE & JON CARROLL AT THE KENNEDY CENTER

EDDIE amp JON CARROLL AT THE KENNEDY CENTER

photo by Amy J. Putnam





On Sunday, November 24, our own Eddie Hartness will play a special duet show with longtime EFO pal, Grammy-Award winning Jon Carroll at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, as part of their American Voices series.  C'mon out for their FREE Millennium Stage set at 6PM.

For more info, visit their website.

Eddie From Ohio: A Benefit for OneVoice

Eddie From Ohio A Benefit for OneVoice
Eddie From Ohio: A Benefit for OneVoice

Saturday, September 14
8pm

The Hamilton
600 14th St. NW, Washington, DC
EFO's first time at the gorgeous venue!

featuring an opening set from The Vienna Jammers, silent auction, LaLa Love HeartArt for sale, and more!

General Admission Tickets: $50

VIP Tickets: $100 (number limited)  these VIP tix are sold out!
includes early admission to sound check, meet and greet with EFO, preferred seating, and signed event poster.  

100% of your ticket benefits OneVoice

Tickets on sale today!

www.thehamiltondc.com

For More Info about OneVoice, click here.

EFO News

EFO RETURNS TO THE BIRCHMERE FOR OUR ANNUAL 3 NIGHT RUN - Feb 15, 16 & 17, 2013

EFO RETURNS TO THE BIRCHMERE FOR OUR ANNUAL 3 NIGHT RUN  Feb 15 16 amp 17 2013
It's that time again for our annual three date run at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA over the President's Day Weekend (Fri Feb 15, Sat Feb 16 & Sun Feb 17 - Monday's a holiday).  Returning to accompany us on stage will be fiddle/mandolin whiz, Jake Armerding.  Also a remarkable solo performer, Jake will open our Saturday show.   Opening the Friday's & Sunday's shows will be our longtime pal, Dan Navarro.  Like the past several years, the good Big John & Paul will be on board to burn and sell CDs of our show.

EFO at Rams Head Tavern Jan 25 & 26

photo by Stuart Dahne

photo by Stuart Dahne

We're looking forward to our annual stop at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis MD on Friday, January 25 & Saturday, January 26.  Joining us both nights on fiddle & mandolin will be the great Jake Armerding.  Jake will open Saturday's show, and Tracy Grammer will open the Friday.

EFO Returns to Charlottesville VA - Dec 15

EFO Returns to Charlottesville VA  Dec 15

On Saturday, December 15, we return to Charlottesville VA for our second time at the refurbished & gorgeous Jefferson Theater.  This will be a seated show, with opener Peyton Tochterman.  Click here for details, and don't miss out on our last show of 2012 (our 21st Year).

ROBBIE'S "OneVoice" FUNDRAISER, FRIDAY JAN 27 (SOLO PERFORMANCE)

ROBBIE039S quotOneVoicequot FUNDRAISER FRIDAY JAN 27 SOLO PERFORMANCE
EFO's Robbie Schaefer will have a special fundraiser solo performance on Friday, January 27 in Oakton, Virginia at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairfax at 7:30PM.

Click here for details

EFO RETURNS TO THE BIRCHMERE FOR OUR ANNUAL MLK WEEKEND RUN - JAN 13, 14 & 15, 2012

EFO RETURNS TO THE BIRCHMERE FOR OUR ANNUAL MLK WEEKEND RUN  JAN 13 14 amp 15 2012
It's that time again for our annual three date run at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA over the MLK Weekend (Fri Jan 13, Sat Jan 14 & Sun Jan 15 - Monday's a holiday).  Returning to accompany us on stage will be fiddle/mandolin whiz, Jake Armerding.  Also a remarkable solo performer, Jake will open our Saturday show.   Opening the Friday show will be our longtime pal, Dan Navarro, and opening Sunday will be NoVA sensation, Native Run (formerly Deep River ).  Like the past several years, the good Big John & Paul will be on board to burn and sell CDs of our show.

EFO Returns to Charlottesville VA - Dec 17

EFO Returns to Charlottesville VA  Dec 17


On Saturday, December 17, we return to Charlottesville VA for our second time at the newly refurbished & gorgeous Jefferson Theater.  This will be a seated show, with opener Bob Martin.  Click here for details, and don't miss out on our last show of 2011 (our 20th Year).

As part of our "Year Of Giving Back", proceeds from this show will be going to Charlottesville's own Arc of The Piedmont.

EFO AT WOLF TRAP FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9!

EFO AT WOLF TRAP FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9

Wolf Trap's Filene Center Pavilion



We're happy to announce that the good folks at Wolf Trap are having your 20-year-old folk-rock quartet back for a consecutive year (nice 20th Anniversary gift) & have teamed us up with the great Martin Sexton.  The show is Friday, September 9 and tickets are on sale.  Click here for details.

EFO RETURNS TO CHARLOTTE NC, FEB 5

EFO RETURNS TO CHARLOTTE NC FEB 5
(Rescheduled from Oct 2)

On Saturday, February 5, we return to one of Charlotte's prettiest venues The McGlohan Theater.  Tickets purchased for the postponed Oct 2 show will be honored.  EFO's very first public performance was February 3, 1991.  C'mon out and help celebrate our twentieth anniversary.

In keeping with our "Year of Giving Back" theme, the local charity we will be supporting this evening will be A Child's Place.  Please read more about this special outreach program for the area's homeless children at their website.

THE 6TH EDHEAD CRUISE SAILS IN NOVEMBER 2011!

THE 6TH EDHEAD CRUISE SAILS IN NOVEMBER 2011
In celebration of Folk-Rockin' your world for 20 years, we're embarking on our best cruise yet - aboard The Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas.

The dates will be Thursday, November 17 thru Monday, November 21.  We will sail from Ft. Lauderdale FL to Cozumel (and, perhaps, back).

For all details and further information, visit The Fan Club Cruises website.

ANCHORS AWEIGH!!!!

THE MICHAEL CLEM TRIO, EP RELEASE DATE, FRIDAY JAN 7 AT JAMMIN JAVA, VIENNA VA

THE MICHAEL CLEM TRIO EP RELEASE DATE FRIDAY JAN 7 AT JAMMIN JAVA VIENNA VA


EFO bass guy Michael Clem will bring out his brand new trio to The People's Republic of Northern Virginia for the first time.  The Michael Clem Trio features Clem on guitar, mandola, harp & mouth, and he is sandwiched by two fine fellow Charlottesville VA music chums, Rusty Speidel (of SGGL fame) on guitar & higher vocals, plus Thomas Gunn (of Lost Highway) on upright bass & lonesome-er vocals. The big NoVA coming out date will be Friday, January 7 at Jammin Java in Vienna VA (five years since MC's last headline at the club, almost to the date).  Opening the show will be Clem's Charlottesville pal and enabler Peyton Tochterman.

This will also be the official release date for the trio's brand new EP, a five song sampling of their latest material.  At 5 bucks, it comes out to a dollar a tune, which seems to be the going rate for songs these days.  This will be the first time time the EP will be available - be the first on your block to own one.  Rumors of t-shirts are swirling, too.  C'mon out!

EFO RETURNS TO THE BIRCHMERE FOR OUR ANNUAL MLK WEEKEND RUN - JAN 14, 15 & 16, 2011

EFO RETURNS TO THE BIRCHMERE FOR OUR ANNUAL MLK WEEKEND RUN  JAN 14 15 amp 16 2011
It's that time again for our annual three date run at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA over the MLK Weekend (Fri Jan 14, Sat Jan 15 & Sun Jan 16 - Monday's a holiday).  Returning to accompany us on stage will be fiddle/mandolin whiz, Jake Armerding.  Also a remarkable solo performer, Jake's new duo, The Fretful Porcupine will open our Saturday show.   Opening the Friday show will be the wonderful eastmountainsouth alum Peter Bradley Adams, and opening Sunday will be Boston area sensation Adam Ezra.  Like the past several years, the good Big John & Paul will be on board to burn and sell CDs of our show.  Don't know which night to come?  Go to all three.  Tips: Robbie wears his best shirt on Sunday, Eddie's solo is usually strongest on Saturday, Mike is funniest on Friday, and Julie looks sensational 24-7.

SATURDAY IS SOLD OUT.

2011:  A YEAR OF GIVING BACK

This year marks Eddie from Ohio's twentieth anniversary. While we've thought long and hard about what we can do to make 2011 special, one thing with which we all agree is how fortunate and blessed we've been to make our passion our livelihood. Therefore, we have committed ourselves to making this A Year Of Giving Back.  At each 2011 performance, we will be donating 10% of our show proceeds to a select local charity. These organizations will support causes that, in some instances, have affected band members directly, and in others, simply have missions that resonate for us. In addition, each show will feature a display at our merchandise table, through which you will be able to learn more about the charity and, if you choose, make an additional donation. It's the best way we can think of to say thank you to the communities that have supported us so generously over the past two decades.

A Year Of Giving Back begins this weekend with our upcoming run of Birchmere dates in Alexandria, VA. We encourage you to visit the merchandise table, and donate your time, energy, or resources to whatever resonates for you. Above all, thank you for joining us in this music and thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for such a blessed 20 years.


The three inaugural charities are:


Friday night, the 14th

JDRF Capitol Chapter

Website:  www.jdrfcapitol.org

Mission:  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. JDRF is the leading funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes science.  JDRF's mission has been constant since it was founded four decades ago: to find a cure for type 1 diabetes through the support of research. Until a cure is found, JDRF is also committed to working tirelessly to develop new and better treatments to improve the lives of people who have type 1 diabetes and keep them as healthy as possible.



Saturday night, the 15th:

Our Military Kids, McLean, VA

Website: www.ourmilitarykids.org

Mission: Our Military Kids provides tangible support to children of deployed National Guard and Reserve personnel as well as to children of severely injured service members through grants for enrichment activities and tutoring. Such activities help these children cope with the stress of having a parent in a war zone or recovering from injury at home. Our Military Kids grants are made to honor the sacrifices that military families make and to ensure that their children have access to sports, fine arts, or academic tutoring programs.



Sunday night, the 16th:

Downs Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia

Website: www.dsanv.org

Mission: The mission of this organization shall be to ensure that all individuals with Down syndrome and their families receive the support necessary to participate in, contribute to and achieve fulfillment of life in their community.

EFO Returns to Charlottesville VA - Dec 18

EFO Returns to Charlottesville VA  Dec 18
On Saturday, December 18, we return to Charlottesville VA for the first time in three years for our first ever appearance at the newly refurbished &  gorgeous Jefferson Theater.  This will be a seated show, and our good friend Ellis Paul will open.  Click here for details, and don't miss out on our last show of 2010.

EDDIE FROM OHIO HEADS TO OHIO - NOV 20

EDDIE FROM OHIO HEADS TO OHIO  NOV 20
This Saturday, November 20, we return to the Land of the Buckeye for our second main stage appearance at the 44th Annual Kent State Folk Festival.  Click here for details.

EFO Returns To Owings Mills MD Nov 13

EFO Returns To Owings Mills MD Nov 13

This Saturday we get back to one of our favorite Maryland venues, The Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Saturday, Nov 13.  Click here for details.

EFO RETURNS TO NEW ENGLAND NOV 6 & 7

EFO RETURNS TO NEW ENGLAND NOV 6 amp 7
For the first time since July, we're getting back on the stage this weekend to one of our favorite regions: New England.  First stop will be the good ole Somerville Theatre in Somerville MA (Sat, Nov 6), and then we head south for our first ever visit to Infinity Hall in Norfolk CT (Sun, Nov 7).  Please visit our CALENDAR PAGE for details. C'mon out, New Englanders!  Twill be great to see ya!

ROBBIE @ THE BARNS, OCT 7, 8 PM

ROBBIE nbspTHE BARNS OCT 7 8 PM

by Justin Ide



On Thursday, October 7, our own Robbie Schaefer returns to the Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA for his very own show. Tickets are moving fast. For details, visit Wolf Trap's website.

Read the Washington Post review of Robbie's CD.

EFO NORTH CAROLINA SHOWS FOR OCT 1 & 2 POSTPONED

EFO NORTH CAROLINA SHOWS FOR OCT 1 amp 2 POSTPONED
We regret to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, we are postponing our shows scheduled this coming weekend in High Point & Charlotte, NC.  The rescheduled shows will take place February 4 (High Point Univ) & February 5, 2011 (Charlotte), as already listed on our calendar page.  We apologize for any and all inconveniences, and truly hope you can join us on the rebooked dates.  We love ya, NC, and thank you for your continued support & enthusiasm.



NOTE - Tickets purchased in advance for the Oct 2 show in Charlotte WILL BE HONORED at the Feb 5 show.

EDDIE FROM OHIO - WOLF TRAP FILENE CENTER

EDDIE FROM OHIO  WOLF TRAP FILENE CENTER
Thanks to all who attended our big Bikram Folk show at Wolf Trap on July 24.  Pounds were shed, towels were drenched & Jake Armerding played the best cowbell this side of "Don't Fear The Reaper".  Thanks to Oz for the snapshots.

EDDIE & MIKE PLAY THE FOURTH IN PURCELLVILLE VA

EDDIE amp MIKE PLAY THE FOURTH IN PURCELLVILLE VA





Joining their good friends from Floyd the Barber, EFO's Eddie Hartness & Michael Clem hop on board to form the one-off band, FloydFish, for a special Independence Day celebration in Purcellville, VA.  For more details, check out their website.

EFO AT WOLF TRAP'S FILENE CENTER JULY 24

EFO AT WOLF TRAP039S FILENE CENTER JULY 24
On Saturday, July 24, we return to the nation's best Summer venue, which is conveniently in our own backyard - The Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA.  This year we will have special guest, Dar Williams on board.  Join us in the pavilion, or spread out a blanket on the lawn under the stars.  Visit Wolf Trap's website for details and ticket information.  Don't miss out on our biggest show of the year!

EFO RETURNS TO ATLANTA AREA JUNE 19

EFO RETURNS TO ATLANTA AREA JUNE 19
For more info, click here.

AND THE FRIDAY NIGHT BEFORE (JUNE 18)...

We return to The Handlebar in Greenville SC... our first time back in a couple of years.

Click here for details.

Michael Clem Co-bills w/Ellis Paul @ Jammin Java, May 21

Michael Clem Cobills wEllis Paul nbspJammin Java May 21

For the first time since 2006, EFO's Michael Clem will perform a solo set at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA, this Friday, May 21 @ 7:30PM, (accompanied by Rusty Speidel on guitar & harmonies) - NEW songs played on old instruments; Clem & Rusty will also stay up to accompany Ellis Paul on his set.  Lotsa music - c'mon out!

Eddie & Michael Join Dan Navarro at Jammin Java, May 14

Eddie amp Michael Join Dan Navarro at Jammin Java May 14

Dan & Eddie at The Birchmere, June '09


The drum/bass rhythm section of EFO will back up good friend Dan Navarro at Vienna, VA's Jammin Java on Friday, May 14. Also fleshing out the lineup will be our old friend guitar ace, John Jennings. For more info, visit Jammin Java's website.

Just added to the bill and opening will be the wonderful Peter Bradley Adams.

EFO at Rams Head Tavern Mar 11 & 12

EFO at Rams Head Tavern Mar 11 amp 12

photo by Stuart Dahne


We're looking forward to our annual stop at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis MD on Friday, March 11 & Saturday, March 12.  Presently, Saturday is close to sold out with Friday not far behind.  Joining us both nights on fiddle & mandolin will be the great Jake Armerding.  His duo The Fretful Porcupine will open both shows, as well.





A YEAR OF GIVING BACK

In the spirit of our Year of Giving Back, celebrating our 20th Anniversary, during these shows we have chosen to support the Maryland-based organization Pathfinders For Autism.  Founded by former Baltimore Oriole, BJ Surhoff, PFA is a parent sponsored, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families.  You can read more about them at their website.

EFO at Rams Head Tavern Mar 19 & 20

EFO at Rams Head Tavern Mar 19 amp 20

photo by Stuart Dahne

We're looking forward to our annual stop at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis MD on Friday, March 19 & Saturday, March 20.  If you're still on the fence about coming out, please know that we'll have the amazing Jake Armerding joining us on stage both nights.  Jake will also open Friday night's show.  C'mon out! These shows tend to sell out in advance, so don't delay.

TIME CHANGE
The Saturday night show has been moved to 7PM. There will be no opener.

EFO RETURNS TO BLACKSBURG, VA JAN 29

EFO RETURNS TO BLACKSBURG VA JAN 29


For the first time in almost FOUR years, we're returning to the historic Lyric Theater in Blacksburg VA (home to Julie's Alma Mater, VA Tech) this Friday, January 29.  Our good friend Ellis Paul opens.  Click here for details.

SELLOUT WEEKEND AT THE BIRCHMERE - JAN 15-17

SELLOUT WEEKEND AT THE BIRCHMERE  JAN 1517

Thanks to all who came out in force to our three sold out Birchmere shows this past weekend.  Openers The Honey Dewdrops (Friday) & Caravan of Thieves (Sunday) were adored by all... and, of course, Saturday opener and EFO Fifth Man Jake Armerding has made it very difficult for us to ever show up anywhere without him.  Thanks to the ever accommodating Birchmere (a hometown treasure)... Same time next year, we hope? We also have Big John & Paul from Chicago to thank for not only making the live CDs available over all three nights, but for generating the "Eddie from South Park" graphic you see above, which initially served as a handbill-voucher for the CDs, and met with such rave reviews, that Big John generated small posters which we autographed and sold on Sunday to raise money for Haiti Relief..... Capital idea, Big John!  2010 has gotten off to a great start, indeed.

ROBBIE @ THE BARNS, NOV 19

ROBBIE nbspTHE BARNS NOV 19

by Justin Ide

On Thursday, November 19, our own Robbie Schaefer returns to the Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA for his very own show. Joining him on stage will be John Jennings and Danny Schwartz. Since the release of his Strange and Lovely World, there will be no shortage of great music... plus, he's from Vienna. Come cheer on your Local Boy Made Good!! Opening the show will be the lovely Lucy Wainwright Roche. Tickets are moving fast. For details, visit Wolf Trap's website.

Read the Washington Post review of Robbie's CD.

ROBBIE @ THE BARNS, NOV 19

ROBBIE nbspTHE BARNS NOV 19

by Justin Ide

On Thursday, November 19, our own Robbie Schaefer returns to the Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA for his very own show. Joining him on stage will be John Jennings and Danny Schwartz. Since the release of his Strange and Lovely World, there will be no shortage of great music... plus, he's from Vienna. Come cheer on your Local Boy Made Good!! Opening the show will be the lovely Lucy Wainwright Roche. Tickets are moving fast. For details, visit Wolf Trap's website.

Read the Washington Post review of Robbie's CD.

Robbie Schaefer @ Crozet VA's Folk Music Festival Oct 25

Robbie Schaefer nbspCrozet VA039s Folk Music Festival Oct 25

photo by Justin Ide




On Sunday, October 25, our own Robbie Schaefer will play a headlining solo set at Crozet Baptist Church's Folk Music Festival in beautiful Crozet, VA. This event is FREE! For more details, visit their website.

Eddie & Michael Join Dan Navarro at Jammin Java, Oct 9

Eddie amp Michael Join Dan Navarro at Jammin Java Oct 9

Dan & Eddie at Chicago suburb house party, 2003


The drum/bass rhythm section of EFO will back up good friend Dan Navarro at Vienna, VA's Jammin Java on Friday, October 9. Also fleshing out the lineup will be guitar ace, David Glaser. For more info, visit Jammin Java's website.

Michael Clem w/Ellis Paul in Boston Oct 29. 30 & 31 (playing a solo opening set on the 31st)

Michael Clem wEllis Paul in Boston Oct 29 30 amp 31 playing a solo opening set on the 31st

"Always keep it at 10 & 2, folks."
photo by Polly King




This week, EFO's Michael Clem will play bass with Ellis Paul at Cambridge, MA's Club Passim on Thursday Oct 29, Friday Oct 30 & Saturday Oct 31 (with an additional children's matinee show on Saturday).  Clem will also open Saturday's evening show with a solo set.  For more information, check out his newly relaunched website.

Michael Clem performs Solo in Chicago & Boston

Michael Clem performs Solo in Chicago amp Boston

"Always keep it at 10 & 2, folks."
photo by Polly King




During October, EFO's Michael Clem will perform two solo shows - Chicago 10/16 8PM (house concert) & Boston 10/31 (opening for Ellis Paul), as well as a number of other session gigs.  For more information, check out his newly relaunched website.

EFO Performs at Black Rock Center for the Arts Oct 3

EFO Performs at Black Rock Center for the Arts Oct 3


Our next hometown Washington area performance will be at Germantown MD's Black Rock Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 3.  This will be our first ever performance at this fine venue.
This Show is Sold Out!!


SAVE THE DATE FOR SOME JULIE BARN RAISING

SAVE THE DATE FOR SOME JULIE BARN RAISING
Julie Murphy Wells is a Sophisticated Lady - Sat, April 10

The same show that sold out three months in advance in February '09 is coming back to The Barns of Wolf Trap in Vienna VA.  Hometown Lady Julie reunites her stellar jazz quartet to accompany her through an evening of lovable standards and show tunes (and a few costume changes).  Tickets are on sale now - don't be unsophisticated and miss out!  Visit Wolf Trap's website for details.




SAVE THE DATE(S) FOR SOME BARN RAISING

SAVE THE DATES FOR SOME BARN RAISING

Robbie Schaefer - Thu, November 19

Our own Robbie Schaefer returns to the Barns at Wolf Trap for his very own show.  Joining him on stage will be John Jennings and Danny Schwartz.  Visit Wolf Trap's website for details.



Julie Murphy Wells is a Sophisticated Lady - Sat, April 10

The same show that sold out three months in advance this past February is coming back to The Barns.  Julie reunites her stellar jazz quartet to accompany her through an evening of lovable standards and show tunes (and a few costume changes).  Tickets are on sale now - don't be unsophisticated and miss out!  Visit Wolf Trap's website for details.




EFO in COLORADO OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

EFO in COLORADO OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND
After a three year absence, we were reminded why Pagosa Springs, Colorado is one of our favorite places on Earth.  When we weren't sitting back and enjoying the musical stylings of Sara Watkins, Darrell Scott, Tim O'Brien, the subdudes, The Bills, and many others, we were on stage turning in one of the best sets we've ever had in our 18 years of playing.  With Jake Armerding fleshing out our sound on fiddle and mando, we took the Main Stage for ninety minutes in front one of the most amazing festival audiences we've ever had.  The sun was out, the backstage food was phenomenal, the bass was NOT lost by United Airlines, and Salvation was rising on a Canexican Carp in the Tub fiddling on the porch with Virginia in our eyes on a very Great Day. Hard times, come again no more, indeed.  Thanks Dan, Crista, Brian, Catherine, Lincoln, Kyle, Bear, Eli, Mary Jo, Sandy, Casey, Steve, Amy, Annie & Brian, Scott, Justin, Glenn, Stan the Man, the Pagosa Inn, KSUT, the Stink Tubs, and to everyone who made our EIGHTH appearance at the Four Corners Folk Festival quite possibly our favorite.

We had to share this wonderful festival program cover, too.  Nice caricature, eh? You can view an enlargement at our Gallery.

EFO at Lime Kiln - TONIGHT - VENUE CHANGE!

EFO at Lime Kiln  TONIGHT  VENUE CHANGE

For the first time since 2004, we're returning to one of our favorite venues:  Lexington VA's Lime Kiln!  This date has just been added (Friday, Aug 21, 7:30pm), and anyone who has ever attended will tell you it's always an evening to remember.  Check out their website for details.

VENUE CHANGE

Because of the strong chance of showers, the EFO show is being moved from the Lime Kiln Bowl to (not the Tent), but to downtown Lexington at the Lenfest Center (part of W&L, an indoor theater)
* Exit I-81 at exit 188b (Lexington).
* The exit will put you on Route 60 west.
* Continue on Route 60 west through Lexington.
* Route 60 becomes Nelson Street in Lexington.
* As you are about to leave Lexington, the Lenfest Center will be on your left and the parking garage will be on your right.
  See ya there! Same showtime

EFO Performs at 40th Anniversary Woodstock Celebration - Aug 13 - SOLD OUT!

EFO Performs at 40th Anniversary Woodstock Celebration  Aug 13  SOLD OUT

We are stardust, we are golden, we are playing The Strathmore Music Center Concert Hall in Bethesda, MD, on Thursday, August 13, as part of the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Woodstock.  Put together by the fine folks at Bandhouse Gigs, this event pulls together some of the Washington DC area's best performers to represent one of the acts who played at the original Woodstock in 1969.  EFO has been given the duty to play the Crosby, Stills & Nash role.  Come one, come all, and get yourselves back to the garden!  Tickets are moving fast!

Strathmore's website

MICHAEL & STEVIE COYLE AT VILLAGE CONCERTS, PALMYRA VA, JUNE 17

MICHAEL amp STEVIE COYLE AT VILLAGE CONCERTS PALMYRA VA JUNE 17



It's been a couple of years, but Michael Clem is dusting off his Martin guitar for a solo set, on a co-bill with former-Wayback Stevie Coyle, on Wednesday, June 17, at the Village Concert Series in Palmyra VA.  More details about this show are at Village Concerts' website.

EFO & Blues Traveler at Innsbrook Pavilion, June 10

EFO amp Blues Traveler at Innsbrook Pavilion June 10

Blues Traveler


On Wednesday, June 10, we're playing our first co-bill ever with Blues Traveler outside of Richmond, VA at Innsbrook Pavilion.  There are more details about this show at our calendar page.

Lowen & Navarro's Farewell Show - Birchmere, June 6; EFO Among Special Guests - SOLD OUT!

Lowen amp Navarro039s Farewell Show  Birchmere June 6 EFO Among Special Guests  SOLD OUT

Julie with Eric Lowen (l) and Dan Navarro circa 2003

Over the course of our 18 years of playing, there are few performing acts that we've have become as close to as Lowen & Navarro.  This L.A. songwriting team-turned-performing duo who penned such classics as Pat Benatar's "We Belong" was a major influence on us when we started in 1991.  A number of years later, Eric and Dan popped by our opening set for Dar Williams at the Bottom Line in New York City to check us out.  An immediate Mutual Admiration Society was formed.  L&N can take credit for being the ones who convinced us to do our Edhead Cruises. Over the years, we've shared the stage from Berkeley CA to Chicago, crashed each other's shows, stayed up late, toured the Midwest, celebrated our drummer's birthday in Toledo, and shared pie at the famous Norske Nook in Osseo, WI.  Eddie and Mike have even been fill-in members for their band a number of times.

When we visited them at Falls Church, VA's Cue Studios on St. Patty's Day, 2004 while they were recording their new CD, Eric Lowen delivered the sad news that he had just been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). To this date, their band has done ANYthing but sit still.  They continued touring, recording CDs and DVDs, hosting their L&N Cruises, and fighting to bring awareness to the rest of the world about this horrible disease - which has included lobbying in Washington, DC.  Since that March 17 date, we've also seen the very hard effects this illness has brought upon our dear friend.  From standing, to sitting, to downsizing to mandolin, to surrendering all instruments, to being limited to the spoken word, wheelchair-bound Eric has vowed to play until he is a "head on a stick".

Eric will never be just a "head on a stick" as he's had too great an impact on the world around him - the musical community, L&N fans, and a beautiful wife & five incredible kids who all love him dearly. Lowen & Navarro have decided to announce, however, that their final performance will be Saturday, June 6 at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, a venue they consider to be a second home to them since their first show there in 1990.

Being dubbed "El Fin Del Camino" (no doubt by Spanish-fluent Dan), this farewell performance will feature special guests including Ellis Paul, Pete & Maura Kennedy, SONiA, John Jennings, Naked Blue, Eric's kids, and the trusty fellows in the L&N band, Phil Parlapiano, JT Brown, Robbie Magruder and David Glaser.  EFO is also very proud to be a part of this lineup, adding vocals, harmonies & some fine Eddie percussion.

Please come out and help us celebrate this wonderful twosome who have given us such great music and joy over the years.  This is a show not to be missed.

TWO SHOWS WITH TOAD THE WET SPROCKET, ON MAY 21 & 22, BOTH @ 6:30PM

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Toad the Wet Sprocket

We're pleased to announce an exciting pair of double bills with 90's radio darlings Toad the Wet Sprocket on May 21 (The New National Harbor, MD) and May 22 (Fredericksburg, VA) at two outdoor concert series.  It will be our first time at both venues, as well as our first time to share the stage with Toad.  Visit our CALENDAR page for details.

EFO at Rams Head Tavern This Friday & Saturday

EFO at Rams Head Tavern This Friday amp Saturday

We're looking forward to our annual stop at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis MD this weekend.  Saturday is SOLD OUT, and Friday has a handful of tickets left, but they're going fast.  If you're still on the fence about coming out, please know that we'll have the amazing Jake Armerding joining us on stage both nights.  Jake wowed our audiences at the Birchmere shows in January, with many folks insisting we never play without him again.  We've taken your suggestion to heart.  Opening the show both nights will be the equally impressive Lucy Wainwright Roche.  Yes, she's the daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche, brother of Rufus, yada yada...  so musical talent is just coursing through her veins.  C'mon out!

MIKE'S COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY UNBIASED REVIEW OF JULIE'S SHOW

by Greg Wells

At approximately 8pm on this Friday the 13th, the world's greatest singer of all time whose name doesn't rhyme with Schmarbra Pfleisand, took the stage at Vienna, VA's Barns of Wolf Trap to put to rest the question in everyone's mind:  What will Julie Murphy Wells be wearing?  Will it be Versace?  Will it be Dolce & Gabbana?  No, it turned out to be an exquisite black gown stitched together by some misfit talking field mice named Perla, Jaq & Guss-Guss.   It seems that Julie has befriended many small forest animals in her neighborhood who also pitch in to help her bake gooseberry pies for the men she lives with - her family.  It was a gorgeous dress, and just the first of two extraordinary outfits on this Sophisticated night (sold out for three months).

True to 1997 fashion (her last show), JMW opened with a winning pair of Gershwin numbers, "I Got Rhythm" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me". Unlike 1997, there was a whole different cast of characters in the four piece behind her.  By night's end, it was clear that they play together often,  as they were tighter and snugger than a ballpark frank in a pencil sharpener.  It was also clear that this could possibly be the second greatest collection of musicians with whom she's every performed.

Brad Collins' sweet tenor sax chops, Mark Prince's graceful jazz drumming,
and upright dude Jeff Reed (whose low end prowess made every bassist in the
room wanna jump off The American Legion Bridge -- I'm still drying off) were
the perfect complement to JMW's stellar vocals.  However, the real coxswain
to this vessel was pianist Eli Staples on a Titanic-sized Yamaha grand.  A new
neighbor of Julie's, Staples anchored the whole affair, and even more remarkable,
kept his back to JMW the entire night!  No one in EFO has ever done that for fear of the
trajectory.  I'll never forget that shaker shot I took to the temple back in
2002 in Iowa.  This ivory tickler was brave, and so at ease with all 88
keys, that it was apparent Julie had found her true soul mate in keyboard
accompaniment.

JMW wasted no time acknowledging her true, true soul mate, husband Greg, by
performing their first dance song at their wedding, "YMCA".  Maybe it was
something else, as I was in the restroom, but it was a truly touching and
emotional introduction to the song, in her first display of verklempt-ness.

While Les Miserables and Chorus Line numbers popped up, the first set
belonged to the musicial Wicked, which was featured twice.  After these
renditions, Julie has done for this Broadway show's ticket sales what NASCAR
has done for the chewing tobacco industry.  The first song was solo with
some very impressive thespian chops from Ms. Wells.  The second number, a
duet, had JMW calling upon the services of her older, but not much older,
sister, Mary Hyland, for the cutest thing this side of a Double Mint Gum
commercial.  They sang.  They looked at each other.  They held hands.  They
fought over chores.  Good times.  Good times.  Afterwards, an elderly
florist made his way through the crowd to present the siblings with two
dozen roses.  The flower man was none other than their celebrity father, Joe
Murphy
.  The sisters immediately began to argue over who got the prettier
arrangement, then they made up.  And hugged.  On stage.  Good times.

Julie displayed one other fascinating gift in addition to her pitch-perfect
singing:  she's funnier than Hell!  Her in-between stage patter had EVERY
Eddie from Ohio fan in the room wondering, "Why doesn't Robbie let her talk
more at EFO shows?"  She's hilarious, and almost too forthcoming.  If you
ever wanna know Julie's inner most thoughts or the price of her spanks, come
to one of her shows, where she's not competing with Robbie or Eddie for talk
time.  Sheeze.

The set break could mean only one thing:  COSTUME CHANGE!!  With a backlight
of eerie crimson, the band crept into the classic "Fever" when out from the
sidestage emerged the evening's diva in a spaghetti-strapped, Communist Red
evening gown.  Was it a tip of the hat to Valentine's Day?  Was it a
commentary on the current Stimulus Package?  We'll never know, but boy, did
she deliver.  JMW was comfortable and ready to perform an even more powerful
set.  More emotional.  More intense.  More red.  She was also working
without a net, as she admitted to the audience that she had absent-mindedly
left her cheat sheet notes backstage during the break, but did she need
them?  Naw!  Not with "all the love in the Barn", she assured her listeners.

I'd pretty much kept my inner cry baby at bay until JMW announced she was
about to do an original of hers.  "What could this be?" I thought on an
evening that prided itself on covers.  Sure 'nuf, she pulled out a classic I
hadn't heard in years:  a song written specifically to excoriate her
unsupportive father "When You See What I See (You Don't Support Me in
ANYthing, Daddy! thpppppbbbbtttt!)".  When she had originally performed it back
in 1992 with just her singing & playing piano - it sucked the air out of the
room with its honesty and emotion... but on THIS night, left in the hands of
Eli & the boys with Julie just singing, this became an absolute torch gem.
JMW even added a verse to bring us up to today (mentioning the current
family and house she didn't have back in 92 -- a house where there's "no
gold record on the wall".  Sniff, sniff).  Thankfully, my neighbor, Susan,
had a tissue... or at least I hope it was a tissue.

So, after ripping your father apart in song, whaddya do?  Why not bring him
up to sing a duet?!  That's just what happened as JMW announced Joe Murphy
who emerged stage left with wireless microphone in hand.  The song?
"Unforgettable".  Yeah, it was unforgettable.  Joe only needs to show his
face in a room to prove that his fanbase is as big as his daughter's, yet he
only needs to open his mouth & sing to prove that his heart is as big as the
room.  A moment like this on stage could turn even the darkest cynic, and
illustrate on the eve of Valentine's Day that true love conquers all.  During the sax solo,
Ole Joe also showed off some fine dance steps with his youngest child in his embrace.
Remember, Fred Astaire did everything Ginger Rogers did -- only forward
and in loafers.

How do you top that?  Announce CD sales in the lobby?  Thank the sound man?
(Who was awesome - Bob Grimes!).  JMW plowed on with just Eli playing along
for another Les Mis number, and then.... she pulled out the Babs
card.  Yep, Streisand.  As she launched into the familiar "You Don't Bring
Me Flowers" I thought "Who's gonna cover the Neil Diamond part?"  Maybe I
should run up stage and save her.... too late.  There's Schaefer.  Right on
cue.  I shoulda known.  Yeah, he sounded great.  So did she.  It was quite
obvious that they'd both been in their share of musicals as they worked
it.... and I mean, they WORKED IT, like seasoned pros.  Peaches & Herb?
Ashford & Simpson?  Kenny Rogers & Crystal Gayle?   Justin Timberlake &
Janet Jackson?  MOVE OVER.  There's a NEW power duo on the block, and
they're kickin arse and taking social security numbers and DNA samples.
Great job, Robbie.

JMW & co. finished up with a great number from "Funny Girl", and as strong
as the evening was, it was quite evident the Barns had not seen the last of
her, even though they cleared the stage.  When she re-emerged with just Eli
for a well deserved encore (some, like me were disappointed there wasn't
another costume change), she gave a beautiful, extemporaneous, emotional,
heartfelt address of appreciation to the crowd.  Julie's journey has been
tough the past four years.  I'll never forget stopping by her place in the
early throes of her chemo and asking her why she was upset.  When she didn't say
anything but pull out a clump of hair from her scalp, I just about teared up with her.
She's been a real champion of the cause, and on this particular night, she
really only made mention of the cancer bout twice - once casually earlier in
the night and another right before her last fitting number.  It's the one
song I won't try to recount.  Sorry to say, you had to be there.  (When she
does this show again, buy your tickets right away).  One thing I will share
is that Julie's simple and selfless hope and wish for the audience was that
they would leave in a better state than the state in which they arrived.

Mission accomplished, Sophisticated Lady.  Mission accomplished.

More pictures of the show at Greg Wells Gallery

EFO return to the Birchmere January 16, 17 & 18

EFO return to the Birchmere January 16 17 amp 18
It's pretty much become an annual tradition: a three-night run at the Birch to
kick off the New Year (right before Inauguration Week, and Monday is Martin Luther
King Day). This year we're pleased to have Jake Armerding join us on stage all three nights. Many of you remember him from his stellar performance with us at Wolf Trap this past August. He will also be opening Friday & Saturday's shows - a great solo act. Opening Sunday's show will be the fabulous Red Molly, a female trio from the Northeast who came together at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival from late night jam sessions. They've also contributed to Robbie's new solo CD. We're also pleased to announce that, like last year, we will be recording our set each night and selling CDs at show's end. These CDs will only be available on those nights. Another tradition is that these shows tend to sell out in advance, so don't delay being part of our great hometown rite of passage.   SATURDAY'S SHOW IS SOLD OUT!

For more info click here.


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VINTAGE EFO SHOWS AVAILABLE ON LINE

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ROBBIE'S NEW CD IS HERE!

Our own Robbie Schaefer is coming off a sellout hometown release date of his new CD, Strange & Lovely World.  To find out more check out his new website.

Robbie Schaefer To Release "Strange & Lovely World" December 12 at Jammin Java

Robbie Schaefer To Release quotStrange amp Lovely Worldquot December 12 at Jammin Java

Strange & Lovely Schaefer

On Friday, December 12, EFO's own Robbie Schaefer will release his first (non-kids) studio solo CD since 1991's Someday.  Produced by longtime EFO chum, John Jennings at his Charlottesville VA home studio, Strange & Lovely World offers thirteen brand new originals by tunesmith Schaefer.  Some songs may be familiar to Edheads from recent shows, other songs have reared their heads in his solo outings, and some will be fresh to everyone's ears -- yet ALL of them will surely please even the most discerning members of the RobbieNation.  Guest musicians in addition to the multi-talented Jennings include Daniel Brindley, Ellis Paul, JT Brown, Red Molly, Dave Mattacks, Lloyd Maines and even bandmate Eddie Hartness.  The release date will be at Vienna VA's Jammin Java.  Mr. Jennings will also be joining Robbie at the release date.  Advance tickets are strongly recommended.

For more CD info and other Robbie news, check out his new website.

Julie Murphy Wells Gets "Sophisticated" Again on Friday, February 13, 2009.  SOLD OUT!

Julie Murphy Wells Gets quotSophisticatedquot Again on Friday February 13 2009 nbspSOLD OUT

Anyone who's ever secured a copy of Julie's 1996 CD Sophisticated Lady has been asking when she'll ever do her 'Sophisticated' show again.  Wait no longer, for Julie has booked a date at the Barns of Wolf Trap in early 2009.
The date is Friday, February 13, 2009 (the perfect Vday gift!). This will be her first  SL show in 11 years, and it's no wonder it sold out close to three months in advance.
For future bookings, visit Wolf Trap's website

Clay Aiken Comes Out:  Admits To Being Long Time EFO Fan

Clay Aiken Comes Out nbspAdmits To Being Long Time EFO Fan

Aiken, Edhead?


NEW YORK - In an emotional press conference yesterday, American Idol alum, pop star, Clay Aiken tearfully announced that he has been a longtime fan of the Northern Virginia folk-rock quartet, Eddie from Ohio. "They had me since Juggler," a weeping Aiken admitted while surrounded by family and hairdressers. "They're why I got into music" he continued before breaking down into the bosom of his spiritual adviser and tennis instructor.  A representative from EFO's Virginia Soul Records issued the following statement, "I KNEW it, I just KNEW it - HA!"

In other news, the stock market crashed.


In celebration of our 30th Anniversary
we proudly present
OUR 7TH EDHEAD CRUISE
an ALASKAN CRUISE!!!
(along again with Fan Club Cruises)
August 8 - 15, 2021
7-night Alaska cruise roundtrip Vancouver, BC

Special incentive for bookings by March 3, 2020


https://fanclubcruises.com/event/eddie-from-ohio-alaska-experience

Birchmere 18 Jan 19

ROBBIE SCHAEFER'S "LIGHT YEARS" FEB 6 - MAR 4

ROBBIE SCHAEFER039S quotLIGHT YEARSquot FEB 6  MAR 4

photo by Justin Ide, Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville VA 16Dec17

EFO at The Birchmere Jan 12, 13 & 14, 2018

w/Jake Armerding all three nights

http://www.birchmere.com

The Birchmere 2017

The Birchmere 2017

The Birchmere 14 Jan 17
Photo by Laurie Brown

Eddie from Ohio
returns to
The Birchmere
Alexandria, VA
January 13, 14 & 15, 2017

(Click the dates on the right for details)

EDDIE FROM OHIO: 1991-2016

EDDIE FROM OHIO 19912016
25 YEARS OF FOLK-ROCKIN' YOUR WORLD!

EFO'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE BIRCHMERE

EFO039S 25TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE BIRCHMERE
The Birchmere
Alexandria, Virginia
January 15, 16 & 17, 2016
*TWO SETS A NIGHT*
*NO OPENERS*
*ALL REQUESTS*

TICKETS GO ON SALE 10/9
In celebration of our 25th anniversary, our shows at the Birchmere on Jan 15, 16, and 17 will be all request shows!!  Recorded or unrecorded....as long as we've played it before - it's up for grabs!   Follow the link below to submit your top 3 favorite songs.  The submissions will be accepted until December 10th.  We'll compile the requests and form our shows as best we can around what fans want to hear! This is the first time we've ever done this (with the exception of our cruises), and we are really excited.   A link to our website with album song titles, has been included (just in case you wanted to look back at those OLD titles)  Share the link with anyone you know who is attending - and help us spread the word about our anniversary shows at the Birchmere, 2016!

The Birchmere, Alexandria VA
January 2015
photo by Joni Halabi

EFO at The Birchmere
Alexandria VA
Friday Jan 16, Saturday Jan 17, Sunday Jan 18
Pat McGee opens Friday & Saturday
Jake Armerding opens Sunday
click the right column for details

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival
Orkney Springs VA - 31 Aug 14
photo by Tom Paciocco

The Birchmere, Alexandria VA 16 Feb 14
photo by Jeff Ross

UPCOMING EFO SHOWS IN EARLY 2014

UPCOMING EFO SHOWS IN EARLY 2014

photo by April Muñiz

Saturday, January 18, Rams Head, Annapolis MD

Friday, February 14, The Birchmere, Alexandria VA

Saturday, February 15, The Birchmere, Alexandria VA

Sunday, February 16, The Birchmere, Alexandria VA

(click the right gigs colums for details)

3 EFO SHOWS IN DECEMBER!

3 EFO SHOWS IN DECEMBER

photo by Gina Elliott Proulx



Friday the 13th, The Jefferson, Charlottesville VA

Friday the 20th, The Ark, Ann Arbor MI

Saturday the 21st, S.P.A.C.E., Evanston IL

(click the right gigs colums for details)

EFO AT THE HAMILTON (WASH, DC) 14SEP13

EFO AT THE HAMILTON WASH DC 14SEP13

Over $30K raised for Robbie's OneVoice (from show receipts, silent auction bucks, art sales & overall generosity), plus we finally got to play the gorgeous Hamilton in Washington DC to a full house. Thanks to Daniel Schwartz & company for the hospitality & thanks to everyone who attended. Great cause. Great time. Great day.

photo by Laura Magane Goyer

EFO's THREE NIGHT SELLOUT AT THE BIRCHMERE

EFO039s THREE NIGHT SELLOUT AT THE BIRCHMERE

photo by Terry Georgia
with Dan Navarro & Jake Armerding
The Birchmere, Alexandria VA
17 Feb 13


Check out Scott Trezise's EFO Birchmere Weekend YouTube Video

Next year is already booked:  February 14, 15 & 16, 2014
The Birchmere

EFO IN SWITZERLAND

EFO IN SWITZERLAND
The good Donald Beyer, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, hosted your favorite Northern VA folk group to play the Embassy in Bern, Switzerland on July 4 for ex-pats & traveling Yanks, alike, on July 4.  In addition, we made an appearance on July 2 at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival while we're there.  21 years, and we're finally played Europe!!

An amazing trip, experience... EVERYthing!  Thank you, Mister Ambassador!

photo by Joni Halabi, Montreux Jazz Festival 2 July 12

OUR FRIEND, ERIC

OUR FRIEND ERIC

with Dan Navarro, center, and Eric Lowen
Lowen & Navarro's Farewell Show - El Fin Del Camino
The Birchmere, Alexandria VA, 6 June 09

Rest In Peace, Eric


October 23, 1951 - March 23, 2012

Edhead Cruise VI

Edhead Cruise VI

Edhead Cruise VI (20th Anniversary) - from Ft Lauderdale to Cozumel


November 17-21, 2011

TWO DECADES OF EFO

TWO DECADES OF EFO

20 years of hummin' drummin' & strummin'

2011:  A YEAR OF GIVING BACK

2011 nbspA YEAR OF GIVING BACK
This year marks Eddie from Ohio's twentieth anniversary. While we've thought long and hard about what we can do to make 2011 special, one thing with which we all agree is how fortunate and blessed we've been to make our passion our livelihood. Therefore, we have committed ourselves to making this A Year Of Giving Back.  At each 2011 performance, we will be donating 10% of our show proceeds to a select local charity. These organizations will support causes that, in some instances, have affected band members directly, and in others, simply have missions that resonate for us. In addition, each show will feature a display at our merchandise table, through which you will be able to learn more about the charity and, if you choose, make an additional donation. It's the best way we can think of to say thank you to the communities that have supported us so generously over the past two decades.

A Year Of Giving Back began with our January run of Birchmere dates in Alexandria, VA. At all our shows, we encourage you to visit the merchandise table, and donate your time, energy, or resources to whatever resonates for you. Above all, thank you for joining us in this music and thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for such a blessed 20 years.


The charities we have supported so far at our shows are:


January 14, The Birchmere, Alexandria VA

JDRF Capitol Chapter

Website:  www.jdrfcapitol.org

Mission:  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. JDRF is the leading funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes science.  JDRF's mission has been constant since it was founded four decades ago: to find a cure for type 1 diabetes through the support of research. Until a cure is found, JDRF is also committed to working tirelessly to develop new and better treatments to improve the lives of people who have type 1 diabetes and keep them as healthy as possible.



January 15, The Birchmere, Alexandria VA:

Our Military Kids, McLean, VA

Website: www.ourmilitarykids.org

Mission: Our Military Kids provides tangible support to children of deployed National Guard and Reserve personnel as well as to children of severely injured service members through grants for enrichment activities and tutoring. Such activities help these children cope with the stress of having a parent in a war zone or recovering from injury at home. Our Military Kids grants are made to honor the sacrifices that military families make and to ensure that their children have access to sports, fine arts, or academic tutoring programs.



January 16, The Birchmere, Alexandria VA:

Downs Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia

Website: www.dsanv.org

Mission: The mission of this organization shall be to ensure that all individuals with Down syndrome and their families receive the support necessary to participate in, contribute to and achieve fulfillment of life in their community.



February 5, The McGlohon Theatre, Charlotte NC

A Child's Place

Website: www.achildsplace.org

Mission: The goals of A Child's Place are to:
provide stable, appropriate education to homeless students
provide support services to enhance their opportunities for academic success
provide services to families to ensure long term stability and self-sufficiency



March 11 & 12, Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis MD

Pathfinders For Autism

Website: www.pathfindersforautism.org

Mission: A parent sponsored, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families, founded by former Baltimore Oriole, BJ Surhoff.



May 20, Columbus Performing Arts Center, Columbus OH

Kids 'n Kamp

Website: www.kidsnkamp.org

Mission:  a lifeline of support for families touched by childhood cancer.



May 21, The Ark, Ann Arbor MI

826michigan

Website:  www.826michigan.org

Mission:  a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.



May 22, S.P.A.C.E., Evanston IL

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association Falcons Sled Hockey Team

Website:  click hyper-link above

Mission: The local team that participates in a wonderful league that makes it possible for physically disabled kids to play hockey with special sleds



Dec 17, Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville VA

The Arc of The Piedmont

Website:  click hyper-link above

Mission: The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

EFO Featured On Woodstock 40th Anniversary CD

EFO Featured On Woodstock 40th Anniversary CD
On August 13, 2009, we had the great, groovy pleasure of performing for Bandhouse Gigs' extraordinary tribute to the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock.  Gathering some of the Washington DC area's best talent at Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, MD, Bandhouse Gigs put on the show of the Summer.  Individual artists/bands were given the task to perform the music of the different artists who performed in upstate NY back in '69.  EFO was given the Crosby, Stills & Nash assignment.  The good folks at Bandhouse recorded this entire sold-out event and have just issued a CD compilation.  We're pleased to be featured on two tracks- CSN's Wooden Ships (featuring a number of heavy hitters joining us) and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (joined by John Jennings on guitar).

You can order your own copy of this fine compilation and read more about it by visiting their website.  Hurry up, and get back to the garden!

Remembering Eddie's Mom

Remembering Eddie039s Mom
In Loving Memory
Catherine Hartness
1939 - 2010

Eddie from Ohio has been blessed with tremendous parental support, and Cathy was a Super Hero Mom.  She filled Birchmere tables with friends  whenever we played, she hopped on board EFO Cruises whenever we sailed, and she made sure every fellow teacher in Arlington County was a bona fide Edhead whenever possible.


We miss you, Cathy, and hope that you and Irl are relaxing, enjoying a glorious sunset, hand in hand with your toes in the water, as you smile upon your gorgeous grandson.

MOREHOUSE COLLEGE GLEE CLUB COVERS "WALK HUMBLY, SON"

MOREHOUSE COLLEGE GLEE CLUB COVERS quotWALK HUMBLY SONquot

When we co-billed a show with them in Atlanta back in 2007, the legendary Morehouse College Glee Club heard us sing our "Walk Humbly, Son" and began performing it themselves.  They've finally recorded their rendition and released it on their Volume XVIII collection entitled Walk Humbly.  Their version is stunning, and it's not surprising after witnessing their world renown vocals.  You can purchase a copy of this recent CD and read more about this 90-yr-old Men's Choir at their website.

While there is no video footage of the "Humbly" performance, click here to see a stirring rendition of "We Shall Overcome".

We know many Edheads have been drawn to the EFO sound for our vocals and harmonies.  We got nuttin' on these guys!


Walk Humbly, Son
from This Is Me

Walk humbly, son
Walk humbly now
And cherish every step
For a life well spent
On this earth we're lent
Will be marked by the void you have left

May you conquer not curse challenges
May you hold back the dark like a dam
May you lead your life with lion's roar
May you leave it like a lamb

Don't await rewards for your good deeds
A reward won't make them good
Don't await judgment of any foes
They'll receive just what they should

When you find the axis of this world
Don't tread too far inside
Run away as far as you think you can
Be well and enjoy the ride

Walk humbly, son
And store your pride
When you need strength later on
For your life's work will be judged if earth
Is saddened when you have gone

Walk humbly, son
Walk humbly now
And forget not where you are from
May you go further than those before
And provide for those to come

Will you walk humbly, Son

(Clem, J Fish Music/ASCAP)
2004

THE NEXT GENERATION!

THE NEXT GENERATION

LEO EDWIN HARTNESS


Born 22 February 2010 at 4:38PM, 7 lbs 9 oz.  Mom & baby are doing great!

EFO on LOWEN & NAVARRO TRIBUTE CD

EFO on LOWEN amp NAVARRO TRIBUTE CD

It's finally here! Keep The Light Alive is the long-awaited tribute CD to our friends, Lowen & Navarro. We're pleased to be among an impressive list of fellow contributors, including Jackson Browne, Keb' Mo', The Bangles and many others. Proceeds go to a great cause, so check out the CD's official website for more details about how to order.

Julie Featured in "I Am Modern" Ezine Article

Julie Featured in quotI Am Modernquot Ezine Article

Modern Julie




Check out our own Julie Murphy Wells' feature article in the e-zine I Am Modern, entitled "Battling Breast Cancer: One Musical Note At A Time". Click here.

eddiefromohio.com Gets An Overhaul!

eddiefromohiocom Gets An Overhaul

For the first time since 2004, we've overhauled our website, eddiefromohio.com.  Following Robbie's lead, we secured the services of the good folks at SlabMedia.  Now we have a more user-friendly site that will be much easier to manage and keep current.

Some features that we've never had on our websites before include:

       *Complete lyrics of all recorded EFO songs
       *Over 200 never-before-seen photos from the depths of the EFO footlocker
       *Comprehensive info on upcoming performances (map directions, ticket purchasing)
       *Videos
       *Current and regular postings of all EFO-related news
       *More cowbell

Finally, we're happy to inform the critics of our last website that there is NO FLASH on the new site.

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ROBBIE'S NEW CD IS HERE!

Our own Robbie Schaefer has released his new solo CD, Strange & Lovely World.  To find out more check out his new website.



VINTAGE EFO SHOWS AVAILABLE ON LINE

Discover old EFO performances at the Internet Archive.  As many as 74 shows are currently posted
at this site from venues all over the country.  Sound qualities may vary, but the whole
live experience is there -- inane banter and all.  Visit Internet Archive.


       

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