This Sunday Mike's Barn presents it's most anticipated event of the season, The 2009 edition of the Broadside of the Barn. I Believe this is the "4th" edition of this show. The whole idea for this show came about on a Labor Day weekend about five years ago when Mike's Barn was hosting a Sunday Jam session and one by one some of Cleveland's great ladies of song started to show up at the barn. I believe it was Charlita Anderson first, then Mary Bridgett Davies, then Becky Boyd followed by Ki Allen. The only guitar player and drummer in the house for the evening where the very young brothers of Rob and Ricki Muzik. It was just one of those great nights where by complete accident everyone was treated to an evening of bliss. Rob and Ricki played in every set for over three hours straight. Later, after most of the girls had left, Rob and Ricki's mother, Kim Bryant showed up to give her boys a ride home and she to got up and sang some beautiful country gospel late into the evening and the whole thing didn't end until the very wee hours of Labor Day morning.
The following spring I was recalling that great evening with Dot Martin and Chris Kuwamoto and I suggested to the girls that we put together a show with the same ladies and thus was born The Broadside of the Barn. The show has evolved each year with new guest artist but until last year Rob Muzik has been a constant and Ricki hasn't missed a show with his opening drum solo "a call to order" for each event. The name for the show was conceived over cocktails at the Unicorn Restaurant in Grafton one evening with the help of Mark Tumbas and our beloved bartender Mary Geotz.
ABOVE: Mary Bridgett Davies, Ki Allen and Becky Boyd the night of the spontaneous jam. RIGHT: The bar napkin from the brain storming session at The Unicorn. Click image to enlarge.
Clockwise: Nathan Douds on Drums, Peter Dominguez on Bass, Christopher Burge on Saxaphone and Dan Murphy on Piano
The show starts promptly at 8:00pm. Tickets will be for sale at the show for $20 Admission. Seating is first come first serve with exception to reserved sponsored tables. Four Sponsorship Tables ( 8 seats) are still available on-line or by reservation. Food vending will be available or just bring something to throw on the grill. All beverages are B.Y.O.B. For those of you that have purchased tickets on-line your reservations will be held at the gate.
See the show web-site for details here .