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In Brent Kirby, a lot of hope, faith, truth and music is traversed.
A true believer.
-Holly Gleason, No Depression

THE NEW SOFT SHOE CELEBRATES 9 YEARS!

Come to Forest City Brewery on Thursday, Jan. 10, where the New Soft Shoe, Cleveland's own Gram Parsons cover band celebrates 9 years of playing All Gram All Night! Show is free and starts at 8pm. Here is an article that the Cleveland Scene wrote on the event! Hope to see you!

https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/12/27/new-soft-shoe-to-kick-off-a-new-residency-at-forest-city-brewery-in-january

Brent Kirby Residency at Midview High School Songwriting Class

The TeachArtsOhio program brings schools together with teaching artists to provide specific, immersive experiences that enrich the existing curriculum. Brent Kirby brings a unique musical background to the choral program that focuses on the creation of original music. Students in each choir are engaged in an eight to ten week process that will culminate in the performance of a class song written by the group in collaboration with Kirby and choral instructor Justin Caithaml. Students selected topics for their song by creating a list of ideas as a class and then narrowing that list to one theme through a class vote. The themes that were chosen include: love, standing up against bullying, what music means to me, and equality. Each of these original songs will be performed at the spring choir concerts at each school. In addition, Kirby is serving as a mentor and coach to the twenty students in Songwriting class at the high school, a new course offering for the 2017-18 school year. Students in this class will receive one-on-one writing lessons and performance masterclasses with Kirby during his time at Midview. We are excited to welcome Brent Kirby to Midview this spring!

Brent Kirby writes with veterans for Project D.R.E.W.

http://wksu.org/post/shuffle-project-drew-helps-veterans-heal-through-song

 
“Cleveland's Best Singer 2013"
&
"Best Male Vocal 2013"
"Cleveland's Best Musician 2012"

As Voted by the readers and Staff of the Cleveland Scene