EDDIE FROM OHIO APRIL 2022 EMAILER
HAPPY APRIL, EDHEADS
We're sorry we can't yell "April Fools" since last month's announcement, but alas, it's still true. Following our Edhead Cruise to Alaska in August, Eddie from Ohio will be stepping back from performing live indefinitely. Since we made the announcement, the outpouring of love and warm-wishes has been overwhelming. We truly appreciate all the kind words and memories you've shared with us. It has been a complete honor to be a part of your musical soundtracks over the years. Nothing moves us quite like knowing that for many of you, the EFO experience has been a family affair. Thank you for welcoming us into your lives.
We're also happy that there has been a spike in cruise signups, and if you haven't signed up, there's still time ... Deadline for final payment is May 3. More Edhead Cruise info below.
For other EFO related news, please read on....
SPEAKING OF THE CRUISE....
EDHEAD 30TH ANNIVERSARY CRUISE AUGUST 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 email@example.com. 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
JULIE: EN ROUTE TO A MASTERS DEGREE
Just the other week, EFO's own Julie Murphy Wells turned in her last assignment and requirement that completes her work toward her Masters Degree in Education. She has worked her butt off, all while teaching full-time and being a wife and mom. A big huzzuh to Jules, who is officially THE MOST HIGHLY EDUCATED MEMBER OF THE BAND!! -though that's probably been the case from the start.
MICHAEL CLEM's APRIL & SONGWRITING CLASS ON ZOOM NEXT TUESDAY!
EFO's Michael Clem will offer another Songwriting Class (on Zoom!) through The Front Porch in Charlottesville VA. The classes will happen every Tuesday evening (7pm EST). For more information https://michaelclem.com/event/songwriting-class-at-the-front-porch-4-weekly-sessions-online-16/
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 last year.
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Fr/1 duo w/Matty Metcalfe at Chisholm Vineyards, Earlysville VA 6-9pm
Sa/2 duo w/Paul Bell at Cunningham Creek Winery, Palmyra VA 2-5pm
Th/7 CLEIDSNER BELL at Batesville Market, Batesville VA 6-9pm
Fr/8 solo @ Grace Estate Winery, Crozet VA 6-8:30pm
Su/10 Clem, Bell & Storer at Stinson Vineyards, Crozet VA 1-4pm
Sa/16 solo at Montifalco Vineyard, Advance Mills VA 12:30-3:30pm
Su/17 duo w/Paul Bell at Barrel Oak Winery, Delaplane VA 1-5pm
Mo/18 co-host w/Louise "All About That Bass" WTJU Rock Marathon 2-4pm http://wtju.net
Th/21 solo at Eastwood Farm & Winery, Charlottesville VA 5-8pm
Fr/22 duo w/Rusty Speidel at Glass House Winery, Free Union VA 6-8:30pm
Sa/23 solo at Private House Concert, Fairfax VA 7pm
Th/28 solo at Lansdowne Folk Club, Lansdowne PA 7:30-9:30pm
Sa/30 solo at Lake Thoreau Concerts, Reston VA 6-7:30pm
Su/May 1 solo at Salamander Resort & Spa, Middleburg VA 4-7pm
Every Monday Night - Host to Cville Songwriter Nite, The Local, Cville VA 9-11pm
Now available for House Concerts
(Calendar has been filled up with trips all over, from Michigan to Florida)
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
EDDIE - THE IN-DEMAND PERCUSSIONIST PLAYS WITH OLD FRIENDS, everything, APRIL 30
Like last month when our own Eddie Hartness jumped in with longtime EFO pal Pat McGee at his Washington DC City Winery show, Eddie heads back to the District, this time at Hamilton's to join old JMU friends, everything, for a stellar reunion show. This one is not to be missed.... a top flight lineup with all the glorious e: songs you know and love. More info can be found at
ROBBIE SCHAEFER INFORMATION...
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.
We're proud to say we've never opened a TikTok account
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THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE THE PAST 31 YEARS!
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