EFO DECEMBER 2021 EMAILER
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EDHEADS!
We're coming off a relatively quieter November, compared to the previous months. As we reported last emailer we're sad (also happy) to report that our weekend at The Tin Pan in Richmond (Dec 17 & 18) is SOLD OUT!!!
Fear not, just a month later, we'll be playing just up I-95 in Arlandria VA...
In January 2022, we return to The Birchmere for our annual 3-night run over the MLK Weekend of 14, 15 & 16. Tickets are available at their website - http://birchmere.com
While tix are available, don't delay- with a year off due to Covid, we expect sales to be brisk for these three shows.
**HERE'S A SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING BIRCHMERE RECORDINGS**
Like in past years, our the Midwest Mafia team of Paul Dubya & Big John will be present to record all three shows. UNLIKE past years, we will no longer be burning CDs, but rather creating digital download cards. These cards may be purchased the night of the show, and ONLY the night of the show.
For more EFO related news, read on...
We celebrated our 30th Anniversary on February 3. If you missed them, here are the URLs for the anniversary videos that were made for the occasion.
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)
We're got more news to share with you about the Cruise for 2022, and the hijinx of various EFO members. Read on, dear Edheads...
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 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
MICHAEL CLEM'S DECEMBER & BIRTHDAY WEEKEND IN EARLY JANUARY '22
& ANOTHER PLUG FOR HIS 2021 EP & HOUSE CONCERTS!
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.
ORDER A LIMITED EDITION HARD COPY ON CD (U.S. Only)
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ORDER A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Here's Clem's DECEMBER
Fr/3 accompanying Lora Kelley for the Grand Illumination @ Ting Pavilion, Cville VA 6pm
Sa/4 solo @ Keswick Vineyards, Keswick VA noon-4pm
Sa/11 solo @ Cunningham Creek Winery, Palmyra VA 2-5pm
Su/19 solo @ private house concert, Herndon VA 4-7pm
***early January B-day shows***
Fr/7 CLEIDSNER w/Paul Bell @ Glass House Winery, Free Union VA 6-9pm
Sa/8 CLEIDSNER w/Paul Bell @ Jammin Java, Vienna VA 8pm
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
ALL THINGS ROBBIE SCHAEFER
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.
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!! MAKES A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT - ORDER NOW!
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 30 YEARS - HERE'S TO MORE !
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