This Saturday at Woodlands Tavern, there’s a going to be a great showcase of regional talent in Southwest Ohio -MVMF Presents “Winterfest 2014″. The doors open at 3:30 and music runs from 4 to 2. Get a taste of the summer festivals in the winter. Let’s celebrate the end of winter with a day of music and dancing! Check out the poster below for the lineup and below that is the schedule.
12:30-2:00 AM Ohio All-Stars
10:45-12 Subterranean House Band
8:30-10:15 Lost on Iddings/Jonny Dreads and the Mystiks
6:45-8:00 Jah Soul
5:00-6:15 The Resisters
10-12 Hollis Brown
7:30-8:45 710 Ashbury
6-7:15 Scott Lee and the Whiskey River Boys
4-5:30 Fox N Hounds
Not only is there going to be a ton of great music, but there’s also going to be a bunch of raffles for tickets to other festivals:
2 tickets to The Moustache Bash
2 tickets to May Daze
2 tickets to Wham Bam Thank You Jam
2 tickets for Tony Herdman’s Hog Jam
6 tickets to the Miami Valley Music Fest
Hope to see everyone out there.
Filed under Festivals, Live
Looking for a that perfect thing to do for Valentine’s Day? Take your special someone (or try to meet that special someone) at Dayton is for Lovers – A Valentine’s Day Dance. We’re going to be playing with Jah Soul at the “Old” Yellow Cab building on Friday, February 14th at 9:00 PM. Also making the night a special one will be DJ Jay Madewell spinning tunes, displays from local artists and Jennifer Taylor Clarke running a photo booth.
It’s $8 to get in and it’s BYOB so you (provided you are of age) can bring in your libation of choice.
We’re pleased to announce that our own Brad Denson has received a well-deserved nod from the good folks at Buckeye Music Magazine and has been named their “February Artist of the Month” for 2014. Brad’s not one to flaunt his accomplishments but it’s great to see some recognition for his hard work and contributions to the scene – both as a musician and a promoter. From the article:
When I think about the warmer days of spring and summer I can’t help but think festy season and the many great festivals there are here in the Buckeye State. One of our favorites over the past few years has been the Miami Valley Music Festival held each year in Troy, Ohio. One of the organizers behind this annual festival is Brad Denson. His hard work and dedication to this project is just one reason Brad Denson is Buckeye Music Magazine’s February Artist of the Month.
The article sums up Brad’s work ethic nicely:
Don’t ask me how he does [it], I get exhausted just thinking about it, but somehow Brad finds a way to do it all.
The band got a nice mention as well:
Denson’s longtime band Lost on Iddings is better than ever; the result of patience and vision. LOI has been through several line-up changes over the years but Denson’s patience has paid off in recent months solidifying the band’s spot on the Jamband scene with an incredible ensemble that includes Chris Carter (Drums), Todd Oaks (Vocals/Guitar), Rich Reuter (Guitar/Vocals), Erich Reith (Percussion), Bryan “Hazy” Russell (Keys/Vocals), and Denson (Bass/Vocals). In 2013 the LOI made huge strides opening for Jamband legends New Riders of the Purple Sage as well as Grateful Dead radio host David Gans. In October LOI invited Buckeye Music Magazine Radio to Doghouse Studios in Troy for a special live broadcast and recording session. The private show was the brainchild of Denson and rendered eight great tunes called “The Buckeye Sessions” and can be downloaded on Bandcamp. In addition Loi is also the backup band for John Hurlbut’s (manager of the Fur Peace Ranch) Hurl and the Spins.
Thanks to our friends at Buckeye Music Magazine for the kind words. Make sure to check out their site and radio show regularly for the best regional music around.
Check out the full article here - http://buckeyemusicmagazine.com/pages/Brad_Denson-Buckeye_Music_Magazines_February_Artist_of_the_Month
Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a fun and relaxing holidays and are ready to take on the new year with the confidence, positivity and determination we know you possess.
We’re very grateful for the year that we had in 2013. We played a bunch of great gigs, released an album (get it for free!) , added new members and got enough original material together to fill up 3 sets. None of that happens without the fans, friends, family, peers, venue owners, and volunteers that we’ve been fortunate enough to interact with over the year. We thank you.
We’re going to be starting the new year off with a gig on Saturday, January 11th at Oscar’s in Vandalia (320 N. Dixie Dr, Vandalia, OH). The show starts at 9:30 and there’s no cover. It will be all LOI, all night. Hope to see you there.
Hey everybody. If you get just a couple of seconds, it would be great if you voted for us at the Music Connection – Dayton poll for best band of 2013. No registering required and you can vote once per day.
We can’t wait to see everybody on Saturday at One Eyed Jacks for our show with Jonny Dreads & The Mystiks!
For the show on Friday at OE, we’re going to be giving away 3 pairs of passes this week. There are 3 different ways to win:
We’ll be announcing the winners on Wednesday or Thursday.
We’ve got a lot of changes in the LOI camp that we’re excited about unveiling to everyone at The Oregon Express who may not have seen us up in Troy or Columbus in the last couple months. First, we’ve got a great new keyboard player – Hazy of Hazy & the Rugged Child. Second, we’ve got a bunch of new songs that are ready to debut. And last of all, we’re pretty close to getting a new logo! On the flyer below is one of the final prototypes.
Another great facet to the show is that it’s being presented by our friends at Buckeye Music Magazine, so you know it’s going to be a great time. We’ll hopefully be doing some promo work with them soon to help spread the word.
We’re really pleased and excited about the direction that the band is going in and we can’t wait to get back in front of a crowd.
After the OE show, we of course will be turning our attention to November 21st when we get to open for the New Riders of the Purple Sage! We’ll be playing at Woodlands Tavern in our incarnation as Hurl & the Spins.
To close out the year, there’s a discussion of a holiday blowout in December. We’ll let you know as soon as everything gets finalized (keep December 21st open on your calendar…)
Yeah, so the title of this post is terrible but the information we have for you contained within is not.
We have 3 events we’re very excited about it November:
The first order of business is a huge thank you to everyone who came out to the shows this summer. We’ve had a great time playing so far and we’ve been lucky to get a chance to play in front of a lot of great people so far this year. The Miami Valley Music Fest was such a great time.
The next order of business is spreading the word about our next show. Once again, we’re going to be teaming up with John Hurlbut, the renowned manager of the Fur Peace Ranch, to form Hurl & The Spins. It’s like Voltron, but with beers and classic rock and folk, instead of giant robot cats and outer space monsters. It’s going down on Friday, September the 13th (spooky) at Woodlands Tavern.
Our last order of business is a big welcome to our new keyboard player Bryan Russell A.K.A “Hazy” from Hazy & The Rugged Child. He’s a fantastic musican and already sounds great in the band. We can’t wait for you all to see the new lineup.
First, thanks to all the kind people who came out last Friday to the Oregon Express for our show with Will C and F.A.M.!.L.Y. and The Ambrogi Bros. We had a blast and were happy to help promote the Miami Valley Music Fest. We’re looking forward to seeing those acts again at the festival.
Speaking of… We’ve got $30 pre-sale tickets for the MVMF (August 9th – 10th). This low, low price (lower than online pre-sales) gets you in and camping for the weekend and allows you to be part of the one of the best musical events of the year. Last year was an amazing time and this year promises to be more of the same.
LOI is excited to announce that we’re working on some recordings that we’ve been laying down recently, live in our rehearsal area. We’ve got a few more tracks to do and we’re hoping to be able to share that music with you by the time the festival rolls around. It’s going to be an EP with anywhere between 3 and 6 songs on it. So far, so good.. we’re looking forward to sharing it with you all.