Weekends like this past one makes being a professional musician an awe inspiring journey! Walking into a packed venue of people who are awaiting the musical experience, the life force, true energy is simply breathtaking. The Back Alley bar in New Philadelphia, Grapes in a Glass Downtown Canton, and EB’s Pub & Party Center also in Canton, all Ohio, were rocking out of control, be sure to check out the scene at these places and tell ’em Saxy Rob sent you! Thanks to Andy Cyphert, Ben Stover, Larry Rambaud, Bill Delvalle, & Eric Brooke who witnessed and participated in the madness too. Extra special thanks goes out to Bret Kuhnash and Patty Summers for joining in for a few songs too after a long night of playing a packed house at Gavin’s on the Square, in New Philadelphia Ohio!
It was a great week with some highlights being the Celebration in the Park with Cyphert jamming before the North Canton fireworks went off and Rocking with Retro at Loby’s and Bud’s corner. Was one busy week with solo jams, full bands, duos & trios all fit into 6 nights, even a couple back to back gigs. It’s like that sometimes and I love having the chance to meet and party with so many great people, i count it an honor. Noted also that i played with some greats this week such as Elec Simon, Patrick Masalko, Eric Brooke, Charles Butler, Bradd Bell and Jacqui Caldarelli to name a few.
The week began at Michael D’s Italian restaurant, where we partied like rock stars with Eric Brooke. After a couple of days I had the pleasure of playing with Purdue saxophonist Greg Heinle at the Barrel Room Wine & Beer Bar, where staff and customers are always a pleasure to interact with. Brought the house down at the Firehouse Bar and Grille in Massillon, with GM Kevin fun, fun. Met the great staff and customers at the Back Alley with Bret Kuhnash, as they danced around to the tunes. Experienced the intimate atmosphere of Vinoteca Wine Bar with Owners Sash and Rekha, along with a great crowd. Some weeks are full of action, and I say “keep them coming”!