7th Annual "In Celebration of, A Tribute to"
This Year Honors Beachland's Own: Cindy Barber
Alex Bevan, Colin Dussault, Neon Don Buchanan, Stutz Bearcat, Eva Dilcue, David Smeltz, Marc Lee Shannon, Rachel Brown, Alexis Antes, Tracy Marie, David Krauss, Robert Kidney & Friends, Bob Frank, Ray Flanagan and the Bing Bongs, Maura Rogers, anitakeyes, Marti Jones, Don Dixon
Sunday May 6 2018
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
This event is all ages
For a lifetime commitment to the arts, neighborhood, culture and music of Northeast Ohio. A Benefit for Purple Heart Homes NEO, and Cleveland Rocks: Past, Present, and Future
Past honorees of this event include Carlos Jones, Alex Beven, Pat Dailey, Michael Stanley, The Generators, 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band)
Primarily Seated, General Admissionhttps://www.beachlandballroom.com/event/1681683/
Perhaps too, it might conjure the melody of "The Grand River Lullaby". Hearkening back to lost years of innocence and first love in a simpler and more romantic time... a time when the Woodstock Generation found it's rhythm in the album oriented rock infused soundtracks that still echo in the rivulets and streams of Spotify and Itunes music delivery systems.
Alex Bevan has been picking up his guitar and going to perform for audience for over forty six years... singing primarily songs of his own crafting and supported mostly by his deft guitar picking and agile improvisational wit... In short... he is a troubadour of the journeyman class who brings a fresh perspective and unabashed enthusiasm for storytelling to each and every member of the audience he interacts with. A truly analog entertainer for a digital time!
Alexis has been absorbing and performing music all her life. An environment of creativity surrounded her as she grew up with her mother, Bobbie Antes, an accomplished singer/songwriter and musician. Her father, Scott Antes, was also influential as a songwriter and musical instrument builder. The two owned and operated a coffeehouse in Lakewood, Ohio, in the late ‘70s and this provided the perfect environment for Alexis to soak up all that the local Cleveland folk talent had to offer.
By the age of twelve, Alexis had taught herself to play the guitar. At eighteen, she was the youngest founding member of the popular and influential Cleveland-based folk-pop group, Odd Girl Out. After OGO split, Alexis found her own voice and a new path as a writer and performer of her own songs. It is the personal nature of Alexis’ songs on her debut recording, Stronger, and her follow-up release, All Come Down that strikes a chord with her fans. Cleveland’s Scene Magazine said of her work, “Listeners are treated to a lone voice in the wilderness singing introspective, soul-searching ballads about disillusionment, heartache and growth — songs that would not be out of place on a disc by Paula Cole”.
The music, the mood, the strength and the sensitivity of Alexis Antes shows us a blossoming artist firmly in control of her own destiny, comfortable in the spotlight at center stage and far from finished with writing and evolving. In fact, her new material is yet a new chapter, and a fresh look at change, being put to music.
A lifelong resident of Cleveland, Bob spent eighteen years as the leader of the Hotfoot Quartet, touring throughout North America and recording several albums. As a sideman he has worked with Robert Lockwood, Wallace Coleman, fiddler Howard Armstrong, the Falls City Ramblers, and British bluesman Long John Baldry. Bob has played many different kinds of music including bluegrass, old-timey, swing, rock, reggae and Caribbean soca.
As well as playing guitar and serving as one of the bands lead vocalists, Bob contributes as the primary song-writer in the band. He also acts as producer for the band's recordings.
During the day Bob works through Young Audiences, performing traditional American music assembly programs for children. He has done over 3000 of these programs in schools throughout the United States.
Bob is also one of the founders of the Cleveland Blues Society. He is currently a board member of that organization and serves as the director of the educational committee and the historical committee.
Recently, Bob has returned to his longtime interest, coaching baseball. He is currently the assistant varsity baseball coach at Richmond Heights High School.
Bob and his wife Ellen have two grown children. They live in Shaker Heights.
Jones was initially a member of the band Color Me Gone, who recorded one EP for A&M Records in 1983.
Is married to Don Dixon
15711 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH, 44110