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It was such a success that we are going to do it again!
We are pleased to announce
on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Yankee Lake Ballroom. Doors open at 11 am and music starts at 12 noon till 10 pm.
This year’s honoree is Steve “Professor” Putt. He has influenced the Mahoning Valley Music circuit thru his love of music. He plays, sings, runs open mic nights and supports local musicians in any way he can. But his greatest contribution to the valley is his website “MVLiveMusic.com.
The proceeds from this year’s benefit will be split between two charities. Hospice of the Valley and the PKD Foundation (Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation).
Tier 1: $150-Table to set up at the event for your business, large business logo on all advertising and tee shirts, 2 free event tee shirts, 4 entries to event
Tier 2: $100-Large business logo on all advertising and tee shirts, 2 free event tee shirts, 4 entries to event.
Tier 3: $50.00-Small business logo on all advertising and tee shirts, 1 free event tee shirts, 2 entries to event.
Tier 4: $25.00-Business name on all advertising and tee shirt.
Table for event $50.00
Or you can donate something for the basket raffle.
For any sponsorship or donations please call Jackie Thomas at 330-393-0159
Freeman Sound LJ Fortier - drums Kurt Sunderman - rhythm guitar, vocals Ray Escott - lead vocals, percussion John Harrow - lead guitar, vocals "Buster" McCarthy - bass guitar, vocals
"I'm sure that most of you know, but on
March 30, 2015 a beautiful little 10
year old girl and her grandparents were
killed in a house fire in Youngstown.
The family is just distraught. This is
something no parent should ever have to
endure. With that being said, on
Saturday May 2, 2015 at 12pm we will be
having a benefit to honor beautiful
Corinne Gump. I am asking that we all
Come together as a community and show
our support to the family."
Special Sunday Live Music Concert &
Craft Vendor Fair
SUZIES DOGS & DRAFTS 5-3-15 featuring
Northern Whale, Spirit of the Bear,
Resinaut, The Bullet Party and Baroque
Monody, Also products by Wildtree, Mix
it Up Jewelry, & more. Live music starts
at 6pm. 1/2 of the $6 admission fee goes
to the Martin Family Adoption fund to
Jimmy Martin and his wife adopt a
Feb. 5, 2015... Mahoning Valley Live
Music went online eight years ago this
week. I had looked at the live music
listing in the local newspaper and
thought to myself "I know of a lot more
events than this!" It occurred to me
that there should be a website
consolidating all of the local nightclub
gigs on one page. After a comprehensive
search for such a site I found only a
MySpace page concentrating on downtown
Youngstown. So I created Mahoning Valley
Live Music and acquired the URL
MVLiveMusic.com, the first website
covering all of the musicians and their
shows "from Newton Falls to New Castle".
I then proceeded to visit 1-4 gigs per
night, 5-7 nights per week, listening to
some great music and introducing my
website to the bands, fans, and venues.
Mahoning Valley Live Music currently
lists almost a thousand local bands and
musicians (and 862 videos of their
performances), 600 live music venues,
and over 4,000 events per year. I've
slacked off quite a bit in the last few
years, but I continue to put full effort
into making my "Shows" page daily
schedule of live music events, the
original purpose of the website, as
complete and accurate as possible.
Mahoning Valley bands and musicians - if
you're not yet listed on MVLiveMusic.com
please contact me.
New songs in the MVLiveMusic player
Mojo Mary (Few and Far Between,
Little by Little, Repo Man),
Rendezvous (Red Lipstick), and
Hogue (Home Tonight, Retro Honky Tonk
Rockstar, Roadhouse). You can scroll to
select these songs or wait for them in
Two new songs in the site music
player above... "Earthbound" and "The
Pirate Jam" by
Zero.Set.Memory. Wait for them in
random rotation or scroll down to
select, and enjoy!
New songs in the music player...
"Maple Street Blues" and "Stubborn
Clouds" by Midnight Rendezvous. Wait for
them in random rotation or scroll down
to select and play.
Vitale Jr. interview ... Our Canton
neighbor talks about his music, bands,
and videos, and growing up around (and
performing with) Walsh, Crosby, Stills,
Nash, the Doobies, and many others.
"My (music) philosophy is to give
strength, to give people something they
feel empowered after they listen..." Joe
Don't forget to "Stop" or "Pause" the
music player above before watching these
McGreevey deserves a special "thank
you" for his generous unsolicited
donation to this website. John played in
area bands in the 70's and has returned
home from Toledo to take the stage at
the Blues Benefit Reunion Concerts the
past three years. In fact, you can
listen to him play in
videos from those concerts on this
site. Although he no longer resides in
the Valley, John appreciates this site's
support of local live music and asked if
he could help with a contribution, which
was gratefully accepted. Thanks again,
It has been suggested that I put a
"Donate" link button, or something
similar, on this page to help with the
expenses of maintaining this website and
related travel costs. I don't use a tip
jar when I play, and you probably won't
ever see that button here, either. But,
just as I don't turn down unsolicited
customer tips, I won't refuse site
donations. The Sponsors ads in the
column to your right have always been my
primary plan for offsetting expenses.
Unfortunately I haven't made the effort
to "pound the pavement" (the current
sponsors have all approached me for
ads), but I hope to change that
situation soon. Meanwhile, if your
business, or a friend's business, would
like to be seen in 10,000+ page
views/month in an ad on this site,
please email so we can discuss it. It's
cheaper than you can imagine. The
details are at the bottom of the
Sponsors page. And, dear readers,
please tell my sponsors that you saw
their ad here.
Frankie sent in two songs that
demonstrate his diverse talents -
acoustic ballad "Shade Tree", and "The
Chase", a rockin' instrumental.
Austintown's Signature Event describes
their "Context" release, and tunes "6/8"
and "The Question", as tracing "various
genres and soundscapes; it is a
multitextured collection that explores
the meaning of existence, 21st century
surveillance paranoia, the infinite
chambers of the subconscious, and the
last echoes of the death of that
LJ Fortier submitted his CD collection
of vintage recordings of his 70's band
Freeman Sound, appropriately titled "LJ's
Mix". I have included two tracks here -
LJ's "Time Has No Sympathy", and
"Wanting To Be Free", penned by bandmate
John Harrow. You can also watch
videos of John and LJ performing as
Freeman Sound at the 2011 Breast Cancer
Modern Roots also graciously mailed
their CD "No Apologies". You can hear
two cuts here, "Strike" by guitarist Ken
Baker and "As If We Knew" by keyboardist
Jeff Alviani. Jeff recorded five albums
with "Mississippi Magic" Terry Evans,
along with Ry Cooder and Jim Keltner,
before returning to Ohio and joining
Modern Roots. The band will be playing
Fernengels this Saturday, 1/21.
Scroll down through the music player
list to hear the new additions without
waiting for them in random play. Check
out the artists' websites for additional
music and information.
you notice the new "Link-back
Friends" banner? This site has links
to over 1,300 band/musician and venue
pages. Many return the favor by linking
back to MVLiveMusic.com. The banner pays
recognition to those who honor us with a
link. If you install a link to this site
on your web page (or you already have
one that I missed), please let me know
and I will add your site to the banner.