The Festival of The Year on Labor Day Weekend:

The Festival of the Year with Buddy Guy and 35 Bands is coming to Eaton on Labor Day weekend

Calendar of Events

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Sep
3
Thu
2015
CLOSED in preparation for Eatonic Music Festival @ TAFFYs
Sep 3 all-day
Sep
4
Fri
2015
Eatonic Music Festival with Buddy Guy and 35 bands at Preble County Fair Grounds @ Preble County Fairgrounds
Sep 4 – Sep 6 all-day
Eatonic Music Festival with Buddy Guy and 35 bands at Preble County Fair Grounds @ Preble County Fairgrounds | Eaton | Ohio | United States

www.eatonicmusicfestival.com

 

Friday:
17:00-17:45 Bob Dellaposta and the Broken String Band
17:45-18:30 Noah Wotherspoon and Band
19:30-19:15 Ira Stanley & Dixie Peach
19:15-20:00 Scotty Bratcher
20:00-21:15 BLUE LOU & THE MAFIA
21:30-23:00 +++ Buddy Guy +++
23:00-24:00 Nerak Roth Patterson Band
24:00-1:00 Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel
1:00-2:30 Chris Yakopcic Music

Saturday:
10:00-10:45 Adrienne Rose Music
10:45-11:30 Todd T. Fox
11:30-12:15 No Pit Cherries
12:15-13:00 Emma Woodruff And The Ruffians
13:00-13:45 The Magic Lightnin’ Boys
13:45-14:30 Tony Godsey Band
14:30-15:15 Kumasi
15:15-16:00 Kelly Richey
16:00-16:45 The Lately
16:45-17:30 Baoku
17:30-18:15 Mars or the Moon
18:15-19:00 Eyeris Wide
19:00-20:00 TO NO END
20:00-21:30 Elementree Livity Project
21:30-23:30 +++ The Almighty Get Down +++
23:30-24:30 The Nightbeast
24:30-1:30 The Shift
1:30-2:30 Avareous

Sunday:
10:00-10:45 DW-Brykalski David Wierhake
10:45-11:30 Year of the Buffalo
11:30-12:15 Lawson Reunion

12 :00-13:15 The Worley Boys
13:15-15:30 +++ Rumpke Mountain Boys +++
15:30-16:30 Sugar Lime Blu

 
Sep
7
Mon
2015
Closed all Day !
Sep 7 all-day
Closed all Day !

Yes, we need a day for rest !

 
Sep
9
Wed
2015
Gig available @ TAFFYs
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Gig available @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

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Sep
10
Thu
2015
Happy Thursday – $2.00 Pizza – Live Music – Low Beer $$ @ TAFFYs
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Happy Thursday - $2.00 Pizza - Live Music - Low Beer $$ @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Always a fantastic time . . . come join us for $2.00 Pizza, Live Music with LaVerne Cornett and low Beer Prices.

 
The Best Open Mic Around Since 1999 @ Taffy's of Eaton
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
The Best Open Mic Around Since 1999 @ Taffy's of Eaton | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Open Mic Night is an evening filled with live music provided by singers, songwriters and local musicians. Performers can sign up with the hosts to participate in the evening by performing up to 20 minutes.

It was established in 1999 and is one of the best OPEN MIC events in the area. Registration is required, because we always have a packed house.

Taffy’s is known for providing a stage for new performers who go on to play their own gigs, record CDs, etc . . . . but then we’re also known for providing a stage to lots of talented folks who never become famous, but who keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.

Our Open Mic is for all styles of music performance, including poetry, comedy, and storytelling. Most of what you’ll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we welcome whatever you have to offer.

 
Sep
11
Fri
2015
Phantom Capitol @ TAFFYs
Sep 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phantom Capitol @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Phantom Capitol

http://www.phantomcapitol.com/

 

  • Revelry rock roots music with elements of too many influences. If the Black Keys, Allman Brothers and Cake were melded you’d have Phantom Capitol.
  • Bio
    Michael Krebs has been playing guitar since an early age and has played in different bands around the greater Cincinnati area. Slick riffs and retro-nostalgic picking make up the bulwark of Michael’s ability that is reminiscent of Brian Wood, Greg Brown, Warren Haynes, Dan Auerbach and John Spencer. Soulful, expressive and oftentimes raucous sounds eminate from nimble axe prestidigitation.

    Andy Smash brings much experience and a soulful vision on vocals for Phantom Capitol. Vocalists such as Warren Haynes, Greg Allman and Dan Auerbach influence and inspire Andy to call on the rock and roll greatness of ages past. Singing since he was a child and touring with his school’s choral madrigal group as a soloist, Andy was exposed to intense vocal training while in his adolescence, yet attended local blues jams by Kansas City legend of the blues, Sonny Kenner, to harness his love for sould and blues. He has played in many different musical forms from choral to alt-country to rock and roll so the meld of many styles by Phantom Capitol provides an open canvas.

    Tim Guilfoyle, on drums, has immense experince in numerous genres, but provides the perfect slap and slam needed for the old school jam backbeat by Phantom Capitol. Tim is also the founder of Queen City Drums. Founded in late 2010 Queen City Drums started out as a true labor of love by Tim Guilfoyle. Having scoured stores and trying multiple companies, Tim could not find THE kit he was looking for, so he decided to build his own. When he brought the first snare to a local band so he could ” hear it” for himself, the drummer immediately asked him to build one for him. Tim knew he possibly had something going when other drummers and high profile recording studios in the area contacted him. It’s one thing to own drums and play them, but another to build them with his hands. This provides him a fundamental understanding of his instrument.

    Brian Kaeppner’s bass lines defy the mundane. Formerly of rock act, Lightning Flower, who had solid local success in Cincinnati, Brian decided he wanted to play music with more roots and flavor. He wanted to play music he loves and owns. Brian rounds out the sound with catchy licks and an affinity for crafted songwriting.

 

 
Sep
12
Sat
2015
Chris Bell @ TAFFYs
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Chris Bell @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

http://www.thechrisbell.tumblr.com/

The Orlando Weekly wrote about Chris Bell:
It’s hard not to love a guy who plays the cello – it’s such an unwieldy instrument that, despite the resurgence in popularity of oddball stringed instruments (say, the ukulele, for instance), it resists really becoming the next “it” thing for the trendy set. Lots of people have decided in the past decade to learn to play the now nearly ubiquitous banjo, but who wants to lug around a cello? Jamestown, New York-based singer/neo-folk musician Christopher Bell does, and he’s not just doing it as a gimmick. He’s a multi-instrumentalist who plays cello, banjo and harmonica (and he sings), and his quirky schtick makes for a good show – if you can picture something along the lines of Jonathan Richman meets Richard Thompson, but with a guy playing an electric cello instead of a guitar

 
Sep
14
Mon
2015
Closed all Day !
Sep 14 all-day
Closed all Day !

Yes, we need a day for rest !

 
Sep
15
Tue
2015
Rupert Wates @ TAFFYs
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Rupert Wates @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University.  He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990’s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited.  His contract required him to write material in all kinds of styles and genres, for all kinds of artists.  He worked extensively with Jazz vocalist Liz Fletcher.  Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly.  In fall 2006 he came to the US.  He is now based in New York City and in Colorado.
Since coming to the US, Wates has won more than 30 songwriting awards (list on AWARDS page at www.rupertwatesmusic.com).  He was voted an Artist Of The Year 2013 by the international house concert network Concerts In Your Home (www.concertsinyourhome.com), and in 2015 he was recognized as the network’s most booked performer, having secured over 100 dates through their database.   He has released 7 solo CDs.  They have been very well reviewed in the online press and tracks from them have been played on radio all over the world.  His songs have been recorded by other artists in London, Denver and Nashville.  He averages 150 live shows every year, in acoustic venues in every state in America, in Canada and in Europe.  He performs sometimes alone, sometimes with his trio or his quartet.  His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz and vaudeville.
In 2010, Wates released ‘Joe’s Café’, an album of 15 original songs based on true stories, each interpreted by a different vocalist, retelling the stories of ordinary American people. Through them we trace the story of America itself: through two world wars, the Dust Bowl depression, Vietnam and the struggle for Civil Rights, all the way to the present day. Recorded live in the studio in a single weekend, the album’s warm sound evokes the welcoming atmosphere of an all-night café, where friends gather to share their stories. Featured virtuoso musicians on the recording include Darol Anger on violin and Michael Manring on bass.
‘Joe’s Café’ has been presented very successfully at Festivals throughout North America and in other venues in New York City and in the southeastern United States. The show won Best Music Revue in the 2010 San Francisco Fringe Festival.
In 2014, Wates joined forces with Toronto-based virtuoso pianist Bartosz Hadala to form a piano/guitar duo called The Nightwatchers (www.thenightwatchers.com).  The duo tour Europe regularly. In March 2015, they released a debut CD entitled The Nightwatchers, recorded at Phase One Studios in Toronto and featuring some of the standout songs of Wates’s extensive catalog.
Despite Wates’s British background, and underpinning the universality of his music’s appeal, Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange has called him ‘a prime figure in American music” (www.acousticmusic.com) and goes on: “This is one gifted s.o.b…If you’re not hip to this guy yet you’re missing out”.
Audiences everywhere respond to Rupert Wates’ brand of melodic art/folk—haunting songs that ring true.

Discography: The Nightwatchers (2015), The Rank Outsiders Ball (2014), At the Losers’ Motel (2012), Joe’s Café (2010), Dear Life (2008), Coast to Coast (2007) and Sweet or Bitter Wine (2005). Music Store – See more at: http://www.rupertwatesmusic.com/bio#sthash.F4vWb3sx.dpuf

 
Sep
17
Thu
2015
Happy Thursday – $2.00 Pizza – Live Music – Low Beer $$ @ TAFFYs
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Happy Thursday - $2.00 Pizza - Live Music - Low Beer $$ @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Always a fantastic time . . . come join us for $2.00 Pizza, Live Music with LaVerne Cornett and low Beer Prices.

 
The Best Open Mic Around Since 1999 @ Taffy's of Eaton
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
The Best Open Mic Around Since 1999 @ Taffy's of Eaton | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Open Mic Night is an evening filled with live music provided by singers, songwriters and local musicians. Performers can sign up with the hosts to participate in the evening by performing up to 20 minutes.

It was established in 1999 and is one of the best OPEN MIC events in the area. Registration is required, because we always have a packed house.

Taffy’s is known for providing a stage for new performers who go on to play their own gigs, record CDs, etc . . . . but then we’re also known for providing a stage to lots of talented folks who never become famous, but who keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.

Our Open Mic is for all styles of music performance, including poetry, comedy, and storytelling. Most of what you’ll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we welcome whatever you have to offer.

 
Sep
18
Fri
2015
Evil Woodchuck @ TAFFYs
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Evil Wood Chuck

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Evil Woodchuck

The Evil Woodchuck was formed in the late 1990s by Jim Tackett. The band has spent extensive time writing material and working in the studio. As yet, the band has only one member.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheEvilWoodchuck/info?tab=page_info

 

 

 

 

 

 
Sep
21
Mon
2015
TRIVIA @ TAFFYs
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
TRIVIA @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Trivia at TAFFYs:

Hosted by Andy and Micah.  The first half of the event is dedicated toward general knowledge and the second half is dedicated toward music.  YES, Micah will sing some songs and that is where the audience always loses it.  (The guy can’t sing)

 

Family friendly . . . come out and enjoy a great evening.

 
Sep
24
Thu
2015
Happy Thursday – $2.00 Pizza – Live Music – Low Beer $$ @ TAFFYs
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Happy Thursday - $2.00 Pizza - Live Music - Low Beer $$ @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Always a fantastic time . . . come join us for $2.00 Pizza, Live Music with LaVerne Cornett and low Beer Prices.

 
The Best Open Mic Around Since 1999 @ Taffy's of Eaton
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
The Best Open Mic Around Since 1999 @ Taffy's of Eaton | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Open Mic Night is an evening filled with live music provided by singers, songwriters and local musicians. Performers can sign up with the hosts to participate in the evening by performing up to 20 minutes.

It was established in 1999 and is one of the best OPEN MIC events in the area. Registration is required, because we always have a packed house.

Taffy’s is known for providing a stage for new performers who go on to play their own gigs, record CDs, etc . . . . but then we’re also known for providing a stage to lots of talented folks who never become famous, but who keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy.

Our Open Mic is for all styles of music performance, including poetry, comedy, and storytelling. Most of what you’ll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we welcome whatever you have to offer.

 
Sep
25
Fri
2015
Ian Ross @ TAFFYs
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ian Ross @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Ian Ross is an Ohio based musician, but also spends time in New York City. He plays rock, blues, funk, jazz, and pop, but also dabbles in classical and bluegrass. His main instrument is guitar, but he is also an accomplished vocalist and composer/arranger. He currently has songs registered at BMI and has written music for radio, T.V. and film.

A professional musician since age 13, Ian grew up in the clubs of the bustling Cleveland music scene. He has played with Jeff Healey, Will Ray, Wanda Hunt Band, Sonny Robertson and the Howard Street Blues Band, and the Alan Greene Band. During the Summers of 2010-2011, he opened up for the following national acts – Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., Earth Wind and Fire, ABBA, Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Sheryl Crowe, Kid Rock, Lyle Lovett, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Peter Frampton and Boz Scaggs.

In the past, he has opened for Johnny Winter, Ted Nugent, Deep Purple, Earth Wind and Fire, Henry Townsend, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. His original project, The Lucky 13 Band has won numerous awards and accolades, including Best Rock Band at the Cleveland Music Festival in 2002. The group went on to record their first EP with Grammy-award winning producer/engineer Jim Gaines (whose credits include Carlos Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughn).

Ian is also a 2006 graduate of the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he studied jazz guitar performance with professor James Smith. His jazz organ trio has played such music festivals as the Oxford Jazz Series in Michigan, Altoona Jazz Festival in Pennsylvania, Big Bend Blues Bash and Jazz Festival, Taste of Cincinnati & Midpoint Music Festival in Ohio. In 2005, Ian was the house trio at Kentuckys Jazz Mania.

In 2007, Ian was selected the BEST GUITARIST in Cincinnati by East Vibe Magazine. In 2008, Ian was selected for a track on D&M Music Compilation JAZZFEST CD on new up and coming Jazz Artists. He has studied privately with jazz legends Pat Martino, Dan Faehnle & Wilbert Longmire, and virtuoso country guitarist Scotty Anderson.

In 2012, Ian was hired as a Lead Guitarist for the Princess Cruise Lines Main Show Band. Presently, he is on contract with this Cruise lines through October 2015. He toured in the Caribbean and Europe from January through April 2012. On June 12, 2012 Ian Ross Trio opened for The Beach Boys at PNC Pavalion in Cincinnati. On July 2012, he was on tour from Seattle to Juneau, Alaska; and also from LA to Hawaii for the rest of 2012. From January 2013 through April 2013 he was the guitarist on the Sea Princess based in Australia. He went to New Zealand to Pacific Islands to China to Japan and finally end up in Hawaii. Summer 2013, he went to the Mediterranean. Summer of 2013, Ian was on the Ruby Princess touring Italy, Greece, and Turkey.  Winter 2013 through the Spring 2014, Ian was back on the Golden Princess touring South America.  He was selected as the new lead guitarist for the new Regal Princess and he toured for the Summer through Fall of 2014 in the Mediterranean – Spain, France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. He has been hired again by Princess Cruise Lines as a “first call” guitarist, and will be stationed back on the Regal Princess for the summer of 2015.  The ship will be based in the Baltic Sea cruising – Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland. Russia, Estonia, and Germany.  He will be back in the United States in the Fall of 2015.

Ian can provide jazz and/or rock-blues for your club or event, in a variety of settings solo, duo, trio, or quartet. Contact Ian Ross at Ross Entertainment at 513-967-9546 or Dan Ross at 330-608-2643; or email at ianrossmusic@gmail.com

Web Site http://ianross.us

 
Sep
26
Sat
2015
Stone Giant @ TAFFYs
Sep 26 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 pm
Stone Giant @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

All about Stone Giant:

Stone Giant was founded in 2013 by guitarist and vocalist Sebastian Fernandez, keyboard player Joao Nogueira, bass player Pedro Zappa, and drummer Pepe Hidalgo while the four attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. As a group, Stone Giant has embraced the powerful fusion of different types of rock music. Their main influences range from classic artists like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and Black Sabbath to modern bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Tame Impala, and The Black Keys, among others.

Stone Giant has been actively gigging in New York City and Boston, and their songs have had radio airplay in several countries, including England, the United States, Chile, Argentina, Portugal, and Brazil.

The band has just produced their debut album, Stone Giant, which was recorded at Water Music Studios in Hoboken NJ. by co-producer and Grammy award winner engineer Fernando Lodeiro. The Album was mastered at Abbey Road Studios London by Alex Wharton.

Stone Giant

 
Joe Tellmann Band @ TAFFYs
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Joe Tellmann Band @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

http://www.joetellmann.com/

Joe Tellmann is a 15 year old guitar player from Springboro, Ohio. He started playing the guitar when he was just 8 years old and hasn’t put it down since. In 2010, he started playing with the band Death Before Disco with his older brother and friends. Death Before Disco is still going strong today.

Since then, Joe has started many other bands including: The Lone Pickle, The Ballpoint Men, and his main act, The Joe Tellmann Band. The Joe Tellmann Band consists of Jake Knight on bass and harmonica and Jake Luckett on drums. Although the band has had numerous changes in members, they are confident with their current line up.

Since the band started, Joe has received multiple scholarships from guitar camps and is a blues kid on the Blues Foundation website.

 
Sep
28
Mon
2015
Closed all Day !
Sep 28 all-day
Closed all Day !

Yes, we need a day for rest !

 

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