The New Soft Shoe show schedule for May, June, July, and August!
The New Soft Shoe, Cleveland's own Gram Parsons cover band will be playing these wonderful venues for the next bunch of months. Put them in your calendar and let all the Grampires know. Please come out and support these wonderful venues and establishments. Thanks for your continued support of the New Soft Shoe
May 10- Forest City Brewery 8pm $5 cover
June 14- GAR Hall Peninsula, OH 8pm
July 12- Beachland Ballroom and Tavern 8pm
August 9- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 8pm
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.
Brent Kirby, along with other Northeast Ohio artists and friends such as Ray Flanagan, Roger Hoover, John Patrick Halling, Gretchen Pleuss, Gage Brothers, and Thor Platter are featured in the February issue of No Depression magazine in an article written by Ohio writer Jay Minkin. The article tells about the simmering homegrown original music roots scene in Northeast Ohio, how the connection, collaboration, and networking between all the artists helps stir the pot and helps the whole. No Depression is a roots music based magazine that has an online presence, but this article is only in the print version, so you will have to go to your local book store and find it on the shelf.
"Best Male Vocal 2013"
"Cleveland's Best Musician 2012"
As Voted by the readers and Staff of the Cleveland Scene