Eddie from Ohio Tour Schedule
Folk band Eddie from Ohio have been impressing crowds since 1991 and for well over
two decades they have reigned supreme as one of Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.'s premiere live bands, developing quite
a following along the way. Their unique brand of modern folk music never fails to impress and their live shows are not to
be missed by any music lover.
Fans in their native Virginia will have ample opportunities to see Eddie from Ohio doing
their thing on stage. On December 13th the band will play the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia. This will be
their last show in 2013 so expect quite a performance. In February of 2014 Eddie from Ohio will headline three straight nights
at Birchmere Hall in Alexandria, Virginia from the 14th through the 16th.
Fans further up the Atlantic coast need not
worry as Eddie from Ohio also are setting up shows outside of Virginia as well. One such show is on March 30th at Wilbur Theatre
in Boston, Massachusetts. This performance in Beantown will definitely be one to remember. Be sure to keep an eye on StubHub
to be up to date on all of Eddie from Ohio's upcoming tour dates.
About the Band
Robbie Schaefer and Michael
Clem were friends since childhood but it was not until they were attending James Madison University that they decided to put
a band together and formed the Jellyfish Blues Band. At the university they met Eddie Hartness, a percussionist, and soon
they brought him and an old high school friend Julie Murphy Wells into the fold and Eddie from Ohio was Born. Eddie from Ohio,
or EFO as they are sometimes known, is clearly not from Ohio as their name states but rather from Northern Virginia and they
made a name for themselves from early on in their career playing local gigs around town. The band has released eleven albums
during the course of their career, all on their own label. Although their last release was back in 2004 the band continues
to play shows, mostly in the Wshington D.C. and Virginia area, but occasionally head out to other states for shows.
After playing gigs at local shows around town, Eddie from Ohio scored a big win when they were offered
a residency at Bad Habits Grille in Northern Virginia, playing every Tuesday. At first the band was playing to modest crowds
and charging no cover at the venue but within six months word of mouth regarding Eddie from Ohio's amazing shows had spread
and Bad Habits Grille was packed on Tuesdays and charging a five dollar cover for the performances. As their local following
grew the band attracted the attention of booking agents who helped them set up cross country tours that had them playing up
and down the east coast as well as venturing as far as California for shows. Of course whenever Eddie from Ohio would return
back to Virginia their local following would be ecstatic and the band even played a sold out hometown show at the revered
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.
You have been waiting for months for this
night to come and finally as the lights lower you begin to see the beloved Eddie from Ohio making their way out onto the stage.
The crowd erupts in applause as the quartet pick up their instruments and approach the mics. A hush falls over the crowd as
EFO thanks them and launches into a fan favorite from one of their popular albums like I Rode Fido Home, Big Noise, Portable
EFO Show, Looking Out the Fishbowl, or Quick. The crowd once again erupts and sings and dances along to hits throughout the
night. Always known to have great interaction and banter with the crowd, Eddie from Ohio know how to connect with their fans
no matter how big or small the venue in which he is performing. The high energy output from the band translates perfectly
to the crowd and you spend the entire night dancing and singing along.Particularly if you attend a concert in Virginia or
Washington, D.C. where their fans are the most devoted, an EFO show is a musical experience you will never forget.
The band went on a brief hiatus after Julie Wells was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 but now she
stands as a cancer survivor and the band is back to playing shows. EFO has won four Wammies, Washington D.C. area music awards,
to date, including Best Contemporary Folk Group. Rob Schaefer now has a hit XM Radio kid's show, Robbie Schaefer's Stuck In
a Real Tall Tree, and also serves as the director for XM Kids. 2006 saw Michael Clem release his first solo record, 1st and
40 and he continues to work as a solo artist.