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Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights. Every Saturday features local and regional talent, and is usually free. Friday open mic and Saturday shows start at 8pm.

Upcoming Concerts

Sat, Sep 5, 2015 - James Adkins Quiet


 



About James Adkins




 




Courtesy of Broken Skulls Production




Photo Courtesy of Broken Skulls Productions




 





By age ten, James had lived up and down the East Coast, Hawaii, California, and, for a short time, Japan. Being exposed to music from different areas and cultures was an exciting and eye-opening experience for a young boy. James’ middle school years were spent in Havelock, North Carolina where he was introduced to the Bluegrass sound and was given his first opportunities to perform in a professional setting. Kitty West, a local folk singer, took James under her wing and encouraged him to play at various venues and folk festivals from New Bern to Beaufort.



At fourteen, James began his formal musical training with the late, great John Floyd Webb while at Pensacola High School in Florida. Webb began to teach James to read and write music, understand the way chords related to each other and music theory in general. By the end of high school, James was working with the other guitarists at PHS and various musicians around Pensacola. Upon high school graduation James was awarded the MIRA award for excellence in Music and a Presidential Scholorship to attend the University of West Florida Jazz Program.



James stayed in Florida for his college experience to study with great musicians like Dave Shelander, Bob Maksymkow, and Dr. Joseph Spaniola. Daily, James learned a great deal about the theory of music and the style of Jazz, but meanwhile was learning about the business of music and how to entertain crowds at night. The University of West Florida provided James with a great many different outlets for his musical interests and played in many talent shows, festivals, Jazz Band/Combo concerts, and even the occasional concert band show.


James Adkins Website: http://www.jamesadkinsmusic.com/

Sat, Sep 12, 2015 - Dave Phillips Quiet

Bluesman and member of the LLL (Local Living Legend) Club joined by uber-guitaristo Terry McClanahan, and Rusty Campbell.


Dave Phillips Website: http://linux-sound.org/ardour-music.html

Sat, Sep 26, 2015 - No Scheduled performer/Polka Fest Quiet

Sat, Oct 3, 2015 - Two Years Later Quiet

Jamie and Zak met in 2011 at an open mic and two years passed before they saw each other again, reuniting through a mutual friend in 2013. They bonded over their shared love for making music and decided to put their talents to good use. In 2014 they put their serious business faces on and started recording their EP and putting together their band: Two Years Later. They've evolved into a captivating duo that engages their fans with their percussive pop rock and catchy pop melodies. Jamie's lyrics bring a hypnotic depth to the invigorating rhythms that Zak lays down. Their music is thought provoking, infectious, and fun for loyal fans and first time listeners alike.


Sat, Oct 10, 2015 - James Adkins Quiet


 



About James Adkins




 




Courtesy of Broken Skulls Production




Photo Courtesy of Broken Skulls Productions




 





By age ten, James had lived up and down the East Coast, Hawaii, California, and, for a short time, Japan. Being exposed to music from different areas and cultures was an exciting and eye-opening experience for a young boy. James’ middle school years were spent in Havelock, North Carolina where he was introduced to the Bluegrass sound and was given his first opportunities to perform in a professional setting. Kitty West, a local folk singer, took James under her wing and encouraged him to play at various venues and folk festivals from New Bern to Beaufort.



At fourteen, James began his formal musical training with the late, great John Floyd Webb while at Pensacola High School in Florida. Webb began to teach James to read and write music, understand the way chords related to each other and music theory in general. By the end of high school, James was working with the other guitarists at PHS and various musicians around Pensacola. Upon high school graduation James was awarded the MIRA award for excellence in Music and a Presidential Scholorship to attend the University of West Florida Jazz Program.



James stayed in Florida for his college experience to study with great musicians like Dave Shelander, Bob Maksymkow, and Dr. Joseph Spaniola. Daily, James learned a great deal about the theory of music and the style of Jazz, but meanwhile was learning about the business of music and how to entertain crowds at night. The University of West Florida provided James with a great many different outlets for his musical interests and played in many talent shows, festivals, Jazz Band/Combo concerts, and even the occasional concert band show.


James Adkins Website: http://www.jamesadkinsmusic.com/

Sat, Oct 17, 2015 - DC Taylor Quiet

DC Taylor is an acoustic duo playing in the greater Toledo area, NW Ohio and SE Michigan. Contact dctaylortoledo@gmail.com for booking info.


DC Taylor Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/DC-Taylor/672307976192736?sk=info&tab=page_info

Sat, Oct 31, 2015 - Keith Sansalone MediumMedium

Keith Sansalone

Keith is a drummer who plays guitar. He feeds his family by working his day job, though. He grew up with Creedence Clearwater Revival and Three Dog Night as his "bands to be like." He started playing drums in the eighth grade and picked up some chords on the guitar a year later. Basement bands were a part of his high school curriculum.

His main responsibility was usually vocals, however. In this role, he played with club bands in the southern New Jersey and Philadelphia markets during college. This helped him pay for school, but didn't do great things for his study time ...

He continued singing with bands for a few years after college, then gave it up completely for twenty years or so. It wasn't until he moved to Findlay that he began to kick the rust off his vocal cords and re-learn his way around the drums. Refreshing on the guitar, however, was not quite as easy, as he'd really never learned to play beyond a basic level. So there was the challenge: how to be the next Joe Bonamassa during what remains of his lifetime. Well, it looks like ol' Joe doesn't have to worry, but hey, ya gotta aim high, right? As they say: "try to be a little better today than you were yesterday ..."

Keith has played at Coffee Amici for nearly a decade as a solo act; teamed with his daughter, Mara; as part of the band, Script; but mostly as half of a duo with Jeremy Schlarb on open mic nights. He is happy for that partnership and for Amici, which he has watched become a Findlay landmark. He’s recently joined the Findlay Evangelical Free Church worship team, an assignment for which he is grateful.

Jeremy Schlarb



Jeremy grew up in the small town of Sebring in Northeastern Ohio.  The first instrument he learned to play was the piano starting at the age of 8.  After moving to Findlay, he started playing acoustic guitar and soon after got involved playing piano in the contemporary band at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in town.  He has since moved on to playing mostly electric guitar and some occasional piano on Sunday mornings in the contemporary band.



He has been coming down to Coffee Amici for over 10 years with Keith for open mic nights.  His musical interests include a wide range of genres from classic rock of the 70’s to country to contemporary Christian, with his all-time favorite artist being Dave Matthews.


Sat, Nov 7, 2015 - Greg Mahan Quiet

Mahan’s bread-and-butter is elegant, graceful and often poetic Americana music, with songs built around his sturdy acoustic playing nd imagery-laden lyrics. On Daydream, there are some of Mahan’s best ever songs in that style (the minimal title track and the slow-burner, “Fireflies”), but the rest of the album shows that he is not limited to any one specific “genre” when writing. Calypso rhythms imbue “Mento” with a sassy strut, sounding like a weird mesh of Graceland-era Paul Simon and neo-Eastern European revivalists like DeVotchKa, while “Wink ’n’ a Smile” closes the album on a playful, sunny Pop note. Producer Brian Lovely helps achieve a crisp sound that allows the songs to breath and the musicians that flesh out the arrangements (with everything from strings to drums) perform flawlessly. Thirty-Five-Cent Daydream sounds as good as any “Roots” album you’ll hear this year, local or otherwise. Here’s a prediction for ya — local NPR affiliate WNKU is going to play the shit out of this one. Other programmers would be smart to follow suit. -Mike Breen, Cincinnati CityBeat

Greg Mahan Website: http://www.myspace.com/gregmahan

Sat, Nov 14, 2015 - Ed Karsnak Quiet


Ed was halfof an acoustic folk duo that started way, way, way back in his college days. He and his partner Tim played extensively for several years in the Youngstown area, playing gigs anywhere they could from Western Pennsylvania to the greater Cleveland area. Career opportunities in the real world sent his partner to Pittsburgh , and Ed eventually landed in Findlay fourteen years ago with his wife and two daughters. As a solo performer, Ed’s music is heavily influenced by his musical heroes James Taylor, Paul Simon, andDan Fogelberg, as well as many other singer/songwriters from the 70’s on up totoday.


Sat, Nov 21, 2015 - Kerry Patrick Clark Quiet


If we haven’t met yet, hello!  I am Kerry Patrick Clark.  Singer, songwriter, storyteller. Hang out, check out my music and lyrics, upcoming performances or sign up for my e-mail friends list.


Kerry Patrick Clark Website: http://www.kerrypatrickclark.com/web/Welcome.html

Sat, Dec 5, 2015 - The Jack Schilb Trio MediumMedium

I will be joined Saturday night by two accomplished musicians. Don Beyer on bass, and Chuck Mauk on drums, who (I think) are one of the best rhythm sections you're likely to hear. We're working on a CD of original tunes which we'll perform, along with a variety of familiar songs. Looking forward to a fun filled evening, hope to see you all there.


A former member of the bluegrass band the “Diamonds in the Rough,” I’ve been playing music in different genres for many years. Beginning with a rock and roll band during high school days, and moving to acoustic folk rock and an emphasis on songwriting throughout the college years. After a middle age hiatus, the past fifteen years have been busy with several musical endeavers.Am currently playing in an acoustic duo with blues harmonica player Dan “Mudfoot” Hubbs, playing occasionally with a group of fellow songwriters from Bowling Green called the “Long Lost Brothers,” working on a jazz / swing trio with an upright bassist and a trumpet player, and of course playing solo gigs.I enjoy trying to cover those songs that are familiar, but not heard that often. The goal being to hear people say, “That’s a great song, I haven’t heard that forever.” Songwriting, however, will always be my first love. and to that end have been writing many things the past few years.


 


The Jack Schilb Trio Website: http://www.myspace.com/jackschilb

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