Moko Bovo

Collinwood Holiday Harmonica Summit

Moko Bovo

Crazy Marvin & the Blues Express

Thursday Dec 27 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Beachland Ballroom

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

PRIMARILY SEATED, GENERAL ADMISSION

Moko Bovo
Moko Bovo
Singer/harmonica player Dan Bode has been kicking around the Cleveland music scene for nearly 30 years. From the late ’80s through late '90s, his bluesy rock band MoKo BoVo was a mainstay in area clubs, and released two albums: their self-tiled 1991 debut and Up in 1996.

A few years back, Bode was living in and active around the Waterloo/North Collinwood area and reformed the band with two of the other original members, bassist Rick Kodramaz and guitarist Al Moses, as well as John Stebal on drums. Bode has been temporarily living in Seattle so this will be a special home for the holidays show.
Crazy Marvin & the Blues Express
Crazy Marvin & the Blues Express
“Crazy Marvin” Braxton, born May 30, 1943 in Cleveland Ohio had music put in his soul, as do so many of the greats, by his mother and father who played the piano in church. He got started by blowing on a tuba, but quickly discovered a harmonica, won a talent contest at the famed Leo’s Casino in Cleveland, found himself on stage being introduced by Ray Charles at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, … and has been making folks smile and dance ever since.
Possessing the heart and mind of a naïve youngster, Marvin just has a knack for crazy light-hearted and musical FUN. Marvin has found himself in some crazy moments, rubbing elbows with famous musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Sly & The Family Stone, Buddy Miles and recalls the time he helped George Harrison push his broken down Volkswagen up Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles. No stranger to the Blues, he has worked many odd jobs, including a stint caring for horses at the tracks in Louisville, KY.
Marvin has been scuffling, playing the blues clubs around Cleveland, Ohio for decades, and still performs, with a pacemaker now installed, ….CRAZY MARVIN’s got the BLUES and is still “whippin’ n’ dippin’ and Gettin’ on down”.
Marvin will be the center of attention at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio this coming Sunday, May 27th from 1 to 4 pm as the local Musician’s Union and Cindy Barber (owner/Beachland Ballroom) throw Marvin a Birthday Blues Bash to which YOU and the public are invited !
Venue Information:
Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH, 44110
http://www.beachlandballroom.com/