VIP Tailgate Party:  Watch the OSU GAME
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

VIP Tailgate Party: Watch the OSU GAME

Come join us for the best Tailgate Party in town this Saturday!!
We have 13 Big LED Screen TV's so every bar stool and seat in the house is front row! We will be having Happy Hour specials the entire game!
All Drafts and Bottle Beer 50% off
$6 House Red or White Wine
$4 Well Drinks
$5 Bartendar's Ego ( specialty drink of the house changes )
Food Specials during the game:
$ 1 Chicken Wings (min 6 )
$5 Hummus plate
$5 Chips, Queso and Salsa
$5 Cheese Flatbread
$6 Pepperoni Flatbread
$7 Mussels
$8 Brussels

Plus we will be serving our full menu so come hungry! GO BUCKS!

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Lil' Red and The Rooster
Sep
14
7:30 PM19:30

Lil' Red and The Rooster

Since 2010, the award winning international couple, Jennifer Milligan and Pascal Fouquet, have been writing and touring together around the globe. Touching and refreshing with bite and humor, their original songs come from their love for those old jazzy blues and post-war rhythm & blues. They’re warm and inviting and their music is inspired and innovative. Backed by a deep in the pocket rhythm section, blues with a spirit full of hope and joy may inspire you to get up and boogie!

https://lilredandtherooster.com/

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Roadhouse Redeemed
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

Roadhouse Redeemed

     Roadhouse Redeemed was formed in December of 2013 by Brad Frost and Jason Marquez.  Both Brad and Jason had played together at their church on the worship teams as well as another band project.  When they decided to start a blues/blues rock project, the only name that came to mind for a bass player, was Jeremiah Kidd.  Brad, Jason and Jeremiah had been playing together for a few years both in the church and in other outside bands.  Then came the question: Who's going to play lead guitar?  A Craigslist ad yielded very few responses which amounted to two auditions.  Out of those auditions, Roadhouse Redeemed was able to land Scottie Walton.  Scottie's rough, soulful voice and ripping guitar leads were the perfect fit for the band.  Roadhouse Redeemed got off to a slow start and struggled to book gigs because of being described as a blues band.  But after watching their highly entertaining show, every venue they play cannot wait to book them again and again. 

     The band  competed in the River City Blues Competition in Marietta, Ohio in February 2016. The guys made the cut to the top 10 acts who competed in front of a live audience and panel of judges at the Historic Lafayette Hotel. Of the top 10 acts were 6 bands and 4 solo/duo acts. It was clear early on that these 10 acts were the cream of the crop and competition was stiff! At the end of the day, Roadhouse Redeemed finished as the top band. 1st and 2nd place overall went to solo/duo acts and the band finished 3rd place overall. Since Roadhouse Redeemed was the top band, they earned a spot at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in January 2017 where they will compete against top blues bands from around the world!

 

NO COVER

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Dylan Koski & The Syndicators
Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

Dylan Koski & The Syndicators

Dylan started playing guitar at the age of ten.  Music quickly consumed his life as he explored genres from classical to jazz to rock and blues.  Dylan has performed at venues throughout the Columbus, Ohio area as well as at venues in California, Florida, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.  In addition to being a regular at various blues jams and house bands, his highlight performances include:

  • Oliver's (Columbus, OH)
  • Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival (Columbus, OH)
  • Columbus Jazz & Rib Festival (Columbus, OH)
  • Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza (Columbus, OH)
  • The Dock (Ithaca, NY)
  • Soulshine  Pizza (Nashville, TN)
  • BB Kings (Memphis, TN)
  • Ground Zero Blues Club (Clarksdale, MS)

Dylan also recorded his first solo EP in the spring of 2017. 
All of these accomplishments have been achieved prior to turning 18.

Dylan has been fortunate to study with some of the finest musicians and participate in some of the best programs in the business.  They include:

  •  Jerry Loos--Private guitar instructor since 2011
  • Shaun Booker--Vocal coach 2016 & 2017
  • Sean Carney--Camp Blues 2016 & 2017
  • Jeff McErlain--2018
  • Musicians Institute Summer Session 2015 & 2016
  • Performed with Robben Ford in New York in August 2017
  • Participated in multiple guitar workshops & masterclasses with: 
    • Robben Ford
    • Eric Johnson
    • Andy Timmons
    • Carl Verheyen
    • Matt Schofield 


Dylan completed the Audio Engineering program at The Recording Workshop in the fall of 2017.

Please check out the photos/videos page to see live video clips as well as the music page for material from the EP. Be sure to follow Dylan on Facebook.

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Rick Collura & The Blue Cats
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Rick Collura & The Blue Cats

Three veteran blues-jazz musicians, Rick Collura (elec. guitar), Terry Finneran (keys, vocals, blues harp, flute), and Andy Smith (or occasionally Randy Huff) on percussion form the core of the Blue Cats.  This 3 piece combo unites to bring you energy intensive, yet volume controlled original arrangements of favorites from their musical hip pockets. Their experiences include extended support time with local favorites (Willie Pooch, McGuffey Lane, John Schwab, Jim Lynch, Tony Monaco, Dave Workman, Bob Allen, Tom Carrol, Hank Marr, Dave Powers) as well as on stage experience with a variety of national acts including: James Brown, Albert King, Luther Allison, Johnny Winter, Tom Scott, Leo Kotke, Johnny Paycheck, Jesus Christ Superstar tour, Dane Donahue, The Griswolds, Ray Guy Blues Band, etc., etc.

NO COVER

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Sean Carney
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Sean Carney

Sean is a noteworthy, sophisticated master of tone and taste with a broad appreciation for the music before him and around him and a knack for turning out interesting songs. His discography has shown a solid, well-considered approach and, as he puts it, “solid songs and tight arrangements.” And his reputation as a talent, a respecter of tradition and a humble and gracious person has become deservedly widespread.

NO COVER

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Will Freed Band
Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

Will Freed Band

NO COVER

Show starts at 7:30p - plays til 10:30 p

Enjoy the live blues music of Will Freed all night long! Oliver's provides the best live blues in Columbus, Ohio

"I pride myself on connecting with the crowd and making everyone feel like they are part of the show. Being a entertainer is my passion and I give 100% every time I play. Playing live I tend to play covers that I feel like everyone will enjoy while working in the originals that will get a response."  Will Freed

 

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Laurie Morvan Band
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Laurie Morvan Band

no cover

"Stunning California axe slinger...exhilarating electric blues guitar style..." Modern Guitars

"Fearless and fresh...Morvan plays with plenty of imagination" Vintage Guitar 

"Morvan singes the strings" Guitar Player 

" Undeniable talent...Morvan captivates as much on vocals
as on guitar" 
Jazz & Blues Report 

"A fiery, hell-burnin’ set of great tunes" 
BluesSource.com 

"The power jumps right out...a very strong recording...'Cures What Ails Ya' says it all" 
Big City Blues 

"Morvan is a flashy, fast-fingered picker "
BluesCritic.com 

"Morvan knows how to wail the blues"
Midwest Record Recap 

"Wiry, fiery solos...sweet, soaring voice...Morvan’s lyrics deserve scrutiny"
Blues Revue

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Shaun Booker
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Shaun Booker

How could anyone forget the mysterious quality in her voice?  Something intangible and not easily identified that makes folks want to holler and shout.  Something that makes feet want to move and dance to where they do not care if anyone thinks they are crazy.  Shaun Booker can do that to a lot of people.  "You know I get goose bumps too," Shaun admits.  "So at some point, I'm connecting to someone or something or a whole bunch of people and we all feel it at the same time and it blows my mind every time."

"I think if you have it, it is not arrogant to be confident about it.  I want all women especially to feel like they are IT."  True to her words, Shaun's primary mission is to lift up her sisters in the crowd by making them feel powerful within themselves as evidenced by her brilliant cover of the old song, 'Wild Women Don't Get the Blues.' It is easy to guage the ladies' approval at that point as they react in a unified show of aerial fist pumps and cheers.

The men in the audience who appreciate strong women are not disappointed either. Shaun Booker offers herself as a cheerleader of sorts for the ladies and a sweet and sassy word of warning to the men. She entertains all equally but makes sure everyone knows who is talking.

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