Blues Meets Girl w/ Sean Carney Cd Release Party
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Blues Meets Girl w/ Sean Carney Cd Release Party

Mr. Downchild is a singer, guitarist and harmonica player who has been a fixture on the U.S. blues scene for more than two and half decades. Born Stephen Brazier in South London in 1950, he learned to sing and dance from his mother, a singer and dancer, and his great aunt, an opera singer. When he was 5, he sang Frankie Lymon’s “Why do Fools Fall in Love?” at one contest and won £5. He now calls it his first paying gig.

His father was friends with various U.S. service men who were stationed around London. They brought and shared their records with Steve’s father which provided him with his introduction to rock and roll and ultimately, the blues. “You couldn’t get those records in England back then,” he said “But the Americans had them, and I loved Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis!”

When he was 11 years old, Steve began acting in various musicals and
plays in London. He appeared as Oliver opposite of Davey Jones’ Artful Dodger (yes from The Monkeys) as well as on several TV shows and in some movies. When he was 15 his acting career suddenly became less important. “I saw Sonny Boy Williamson playing with the Yardbirds on Ready, Steady, Go!,” he recalled, “and it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. I was totally knocked out by that guy.” Steve went out and bought a harmonica and learned how to play it.

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TrueTones
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

TrueTones

Trutone is a modern music quintet featuring seasoned veteran musicians from all over Ohio. Keyboardist Bo Dixon is from Columbus having played with Stone City Band. Bo brings a finely tuned ear keeping Trutone true to the music.  Guitarist Tony Watson has been playing in and around Columbus for many years with Priscilla Woodson and Hosea Hooks.  His unique guitar sound is a perfect blend to the Trutone sound.  Drummer Fred Dulaney is a multi-talented musician.  Fred has regular appearances with John Henry.  His drumming combined with his experience on bass guitar gives Trutone it’s soul.  Bassist Duane Gaskins is from Canton. Ohio.  Duane has played extensively throughout Ohio with Nikki Scott and the Inner City Blues Band.  His Canton roots has given him a solid background with a keen ear for style and musical taste. Trumpeter Bob Bowers began his musical journey in Minnesota playing trumpet in 4th grade.  Bob has played in many jazz, blues and soul bands since the 1968. Duane and Bob met each other in Canton, Ohio in 1976 playing in SaFire. Bob led the Blues-in-Schools program for 10 years at Kent State University.  Special Guest Vocalist Cherie Mannino joins Trutone for the band’s inaugural appearance at Oliver’s.  Cherie is a native of New Orleans, LA.  He musical journey has taken her to Los Angeles and London, England where she performed to adoring audiences.   

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Harold Stewart & The Blues Hounds  CD Release Party
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Harold Stewart & The Blues Hounds CD Release Party

International performing & recording artists, Harold Stewart & The Blues Hounds, are based out of Columbus OH & consistently offer crowds high-intensity, upbeat, funky Blues music with a wide range of flavors. 
The Blues Hounds have headlined many international events & opened for various pro-musicians overseas, as well as recording 2 CDs in Japan. 
The band has an undeniablly special vibe & groove, known as: 

"The Blue Sounds of the Blues Hounds!"

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Austin Johnson Band
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Austin Johnson Band

Austin Johnson was born in 1998 and is one of the upcoming young Blues guitar slingers from Central Ohio that will surely give you a good show. He has been playing since the age of 11 and so far has played with international acts such as IBC winner Sean Carney, Dani franchi, Jimmy Thackery, Shaun booker, and Mark May, among others. Austin has a smooth blues style that he draws from his influences such as Albert king, Freddie king, Tbone Walker, BB king, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy & Stevie Ray Vaughan among many others. Austin respects tradition yet has his own unique sound and fresh approach. Austin's career so far has aloud him to play and work with some of his modern day influences. Austin is on his way to success in the music business and is ready to show you what he can do.

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Watch OSU vs PENN STATE on 13 LED screens
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Watch OSU vs PENN STATE on 13 LED screens

Come join us for the best place to WATCH OSU GAMES in town!!
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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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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