Emigrate! Bound for Cleveland
The Immigration Story of the Irish in Northeast Ohio told through the story of Johnny Kilbane, World Featherweight Champion (1912 -1923).
Musical performance headliners are Irish punk band The Boys from County Hell and Irish Traditional Musicians - Ruairi Hurley and Ray Flanagan.
Roots Music Revue: Songs and Stories of the Ohio River and the Underground Railroad is part of Roots of American’s Music program called The Ohio Heritage Music Project, whose mission is to re-imagine music production in order to document, preserve and build awareness of regional music.
Richard Shack, an accomplished guitarist, has been performing and recording for over 30 years. The founding member of The Case of E.T. Hooley, Richard has recorded with the legendary “Swamp Blues” artist Slim Harpo. Richard also played with “Jump Blues” artist Jimmy Witherspoon and recorded with the hard-edged, power pop/rock band Uncle Tom on United Artists label. Perhaps most notably, here in Cleveland, Richard was a member of The James Gang, recording with the group on the ATCO label.
While still rocking, a few years ago Richard turned his focus to songwriting. His style is Americana with a particular bent towards the reminiscent soul of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Richard performs with his friend and harmonica virtuoso Mike Gilliand.
Terry Lee Goffee the Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute Band in a benefit concert for Roots of American Music
The music of the “Man in Black”, whose rockabilly style blending country, rock, blues and gospel made him a legend. It was a memorable evening spotlighting the music of a true legend.www.terryleegoffee.com
A Songwriters Tribute to The American Anthology of Folk Music will feature numerous musicians honoring the rich heritage and legacy of roots music. Performers include: Dianna Chittester, Ray Flanagan, Tom Evanchuck and Roger Hoover.