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Aug
4
Tue
2015
Blues Jam Night hosted by Bob Dellaposta @ Taffy's of Eaton
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Blues Jam Night hosted by Bob Dellaposta @ Taffy's of Eaton | Eaton | Ohio | United States

If you are a blues musician or just want to hear some blues, this is the evening for you.  Bob Dellaposta will host this Blues Jam as always . . . come and join us.

 
Aug
5
Wed
2015
George Erastus Moore @ TAFFYs
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
George Erastus Moore @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

http://erastusband.com/

“I’ve seen Erastus play at several local festivals and I love their sound.  They are rooted in classic rock and the blues, and represent the Heartland Sound I love.” — Kevin Sandler, WSCM Radio Personality

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“When I listened to Erastus I was impressed by the diversity of music!  They can play anything! Some bands just limp through a gig. Not Erastus!!!!! They get the attention of everyone right away and keeps it!!!!! Professionals, that’s for sure!!! — Mark Wulfhorst, WKKI Radio Personality

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“Erastus is a great band and even better people.  They bring the highest energy to every show for the whole night.  The crowd interaction they bring is like no other.  They have my stamp of approval for any entertainment need.” — Mike, Owner of McSober’s Saloon, Coldwater, OH

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“Erastus puts on one of the best live shows I have seen.  The guys are energetic and interactive.  They are entertaining on stage and off!” — Leslie, Booking Agent for Bayview Pub, Montezuma, OH

 
Aug
6
Thu
2015
Happy Thursday – $2.00 Pizza – Live Music – Low Beer $$ @ TAFFYs
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Happy Thursday - $2.00 Pizza - Live Music - Low Beer $$ @ 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
Aug 6 @ 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.

 
Aug
7
Fri
2015
Rescheduled for Wed. Aug. 12- Justin Bryan CD Release Party “Nashville Bound” @ TAFFYs
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Rescheduled for Wed. Aug. 12- Justin Bryan CD Release Party "Nashville Bound" @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States
 
Aug
10
Mon
2015
Closed all Day !
Aug 10 all-day
Closed all Day !

Yes, we need a day for rest !

 
Aug
11
Tue
2015
Gig available @ TAFFYs
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
12
Wed
2015
Justin Bryan CD Release Party “Nashville Bound” @ TAFFYs
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Justin Bryan CD Release Party “Nashville Bound” @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Justin Bryan Band is a hard hitting rocking country band. We mix old and new country in with blues and southern rock. Made up of seasoned musicians and a great singer/songwriter, we have carefully blended covers and originals in to make sure everyone has a good time at every show. Keep a lookout for a show near you! Warning, we are not responsible to your possible addiction to our music.

Justin Bryan- lead vocals/ guitar
Rick House- lead guitar/ vocals
Todd Collins-keys/vocals
Tony Cox-drums
Terry Castle-bass/vocals

Click here to get to know Justin Bryan >>

 
Grape and the Grain @ TAFFYs
Aug 12 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Grape and the Grain @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

THE GRAPE AND THE GRAIN began in 2012 as a solo project for Daniel Grimsland (bassist for Woodstock, NY’s progressive rock band ‘3’). Seeking to challenge himself, Grimsland wrote, produced and performed the entirety of his debut album “Better Keep Digging”. Shortly after its release, he recognized a need for musicians and collaborators in order to advance. He called on longtime friends, Jacob Kolbinski (Guitar) and Josiah Smith (Bass) both members of Ghost Among The Dead, The Ricochet, and The Ciggs and David Kolbinski (Drums) of The Daydreamers, to join him in his project. Steven Markota (multi-instrumentalist) of Nightmares For A Week later joined in support. The Grape And the Grain has quickly grown from a “side-project” band to it’s own rock-solid establishment with a core following.

In 2015 Jacob and David parted ways with the band to pursue other interests, and the band reformed with Steven Markota (Drums), Daniel Marc (Guitar), and Mo Kelly (Bass)

 
Aug
13
Thu
2015
Happy Thursday – $2.00 Pizza – Live Music – Low Beer $$ @ TAFFYs
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Happy Thursday - $2.00 Pizza - Live Music - Low Beer $$ @ 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
Aug 13 @ 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.

 
Aug
14
Fri
2015
Eliot Lewis from Hall & Oats and Lizi @ TAFFYs
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Eliot Lewis from Hall & Oats and Lizi @ TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

http://eliotlewis.com/
Eliot Lewis has built a career most musicians can only dream of. Working with artists from Joe Walsh, Billy Gibbons,Todd Rundgren to Train,Grace Potter, Ben Folds and so many others, Eliot has appeared on every episode of the hugely popular and critically acclaimed “Live From Daryl’s House ”

Touring constantly as an independent artist, he brings his experience playing several instruments to his own brand of guitar featured rock.

Eliot also performs to sold-out shows all over the world with the most successful duo of all time, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall & John Oates.

Lizi & Friends – Singer Songwriter presents
Roots & Shoots

Lizi will feature some of her songs and invite some of her friends and fellow Muscians to play theirs as well.  We might also do a few requests from the Great American song book as well.

 
Aug
15
Sat
2015
Chris Yakopcic and Leo Clarke – National Blues Award Winners @ TAFFYs
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Chris Yakopcic

http://chrisyakopcicmusic.com/

Chris Yakopcic is a fingerstyle acoustic blues player, vocalist, and songwriter inspired by pre-war delta and piedmont players. His guitar playing builds on the rhythmic and often high energy thumb-bass picking patterns innovated by Robert Johnson, Bill Broonzy, and Blind Blake (among others).

Chris Yakopcic performs regularly at bars and listening rooms mostly located throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. He has also performed on the main stage at blues festivals in Dayton and Cincinnati. He has recently started teaching and holding workshops on acoustic blues guitar at venues such as Taffy’s in Eaton, OH.

Additionally, Chris has twice qualified for the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN after winning the regional competitions held in Pittsburgh (2011) and Cincinnati (2012). In 2011 he recorded his debut album “Done Found My Freedom ‘fore My Technique” and is currently working on his second release.

 

Leo Clarke

Leo Clarkehttp://www.theleoclarkeband.com/

Nominations:

2011 Best Blues Act, Cincinnati Entertainment Award

 

Awards:

Leo Clarke CD – Voted #17 on WNKU Tops 89 CDs of 2012

2013 Columbus Blues Challenge (solo/duo)

2011 Pomeroy Big Bend Blues Challenge (solo/duo)

2010 Columbus Blues Challenge (solo/duo)

 

Notable Performances and Placements:

2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN (solo/duo)

2013 Finalist, Marietta Blues Challenge (solo/duo)

2012 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN (solo/duo)

2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN (solo/duo)

2011 2nd Place, Cincinnati Blues Challenge (solo/duo)

2011 2nd Place, Dayton Blues Challenge (solo/duo)

2010 2nd Place, Cincinnati Blues Challenge (solo/duo)

 
Aug
17
Mon
2015
TRIVIA @ TAFFYs
Aug 17 @ 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.

 
Aug
18
Tue
2015
Gig available @ TAFFYs
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
19
Wed
2015
Gig available @ TAFFYs
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
20
Thu
2015
Happy Thursday – $2.00 Pizza – Live Music – Low Beer $$ @ TAFFYs
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Happy Thursday - $2.00 Pizza - Live Music - Low Beer $$ @ 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
Aug 20 @ 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.

 
Aug
22
Sat
2015
Downtown Eaton Car Show with tons of drink specials @ Downtown Eaton - TAFFYs
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown Eaton Car Show with tons of drink specials @ Downtown Eaton - TAFFYs | Eaton | Ohio | United States

CLICK HERE for more on our Old Fashioned Downtown Saturday Night car show in August – our biggest event benefiting Downtown Eaton Inc., our Eaton Police Dept. and Fire/EMS!

 
Bob Dellaposta and The Broken String Band – During Eaton Car Show @ TAFFYs
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

http://bobdellaposta.com/

Baby I’m aBob Dellaposta Rich Man

By: Vicki Wilson
The title of Bob Dellaposta’s first CD, Baby I’m a Rich Man, could also describe how he views his musical career. Known to area club goers as Bobby D, Dellaposta has a wealth of memories that go back to his first paying gig at 15. “My cousins, friends and I put together a band call WISH (because we wished we were good performers) and played at the Bellevue Canteen in Bellevue, Kentucky. We got paid $7.00 each and about half of our income was spent at Pasquale’s Pizza.”

At 19, Dellaposta and a friend formed the Doug and Tom Band, quit their jobs and college and headed to New York City to make their mark on the music industry. Their dreams of hitting the big time quickly faded and they came away from the Big Apple with lots of bittersweet memories. “Musicians, really good ones, are a dime a dozen in New York,” says Dellaposta. “We did land a job, though, at Kenny’s Castaways on Bleeker Street in Greenwich Village, but most of our money came from being street performers. One day, somebody tossed a subway token into my guitar case and I’ve kept it all these years. You’ll see a picture of that New York subway token inside the case of my new CD.”

Dellaposta has come a long way since his days of playing the Bellevue Canteen and the streets of New York. For many years, he has been a familiar entertainer in local clubs and Nashville nightspots singing what he calls blues based music with some rock-n-roll influenced by his favorite artists, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Grand Funk Railroad and Deep Purple.

Dellaposta describes his stage presence as “like the armpit of a runner just crossing the finish line…hairy, sweaty and does not go unnoticed.” Audiences who come to see him perform would agree. This cigar-puffing man with shaggy eyebrows, a full beard and a bowler hat is hard to miss and impossible to ignore. He can be seen at the Canal Street Tavern in Dayton, Grand Exchange in Middletown, Branzenhead Irish Pub in Mason, Dark Horse Tavern in Centerville, Trolley Stop and Nite Owl in the Oregon District and Walnut Hills in Dayton. For a complete schedule of his appearances, visit his website at www.bobdellaposta.com. “We do a lot of performances at the Canal Street Tavern,” says Dellaposta. “I’ve been working for its owner, Mick Montgomery, since the early days of the Doug and Tom Band.” Each performance is filled with the acoustic blues and classic rock he loves most because, he says, “It’s alive with the same spirit and energy as rock-n-roll. Ain’t nothin’ but a good man feelin’ bad.”

Since 2005, Dellaposta has hosted the Acoustic Blues Showcase in March. He has also performed at the annual Hootenanny several times since 1983, entertained at outdoor shows on Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton and at the City Centre Plaza in downtown Middletown. In the 1980s, Dellaposta, then with the Doug and Tom Band, was featured on a Sunday evening show sponsored by WYSO Radio in Yellow Springs, Ohio. “It was live music crawling out of your radio,” he says, “and a great experience.” He also made some music videos with Shupe Jar Productions/ARTV that were aired on public access television stations.

Today, Dellaposta is taking his music as far as possible and doing everything he can to make sure that everyone who comes to hear him enjoys the experience. “I love what I do,” he says, “but I don’t look at it as any big deal. To me, it’s just my art; something inside of me that has to come out.”

You’ll know what he means when you listen to Dellaposta’s new CD, Baby I’m a Rich Man that was released on August 18th. You’ll find it at all of his shows, Roadhouse Karaoke and DJ at 3810 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek and through the singer’s website, www.bobdellaposta.com. “It’s a truly professional product, not a basement CD” says Dellaposta, “and it’s filled with many of the old songs I love most as well as some original ones. About half the tracks were recorded with a band. There are also a couple of duos and a couple of solo tracks.” His son, plays guitar on the CD and did all of the artwork for it.

With his rich musical history, you would think Dellaposta’s hero would be an industry icon

 

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