Welcome to the Cleveland Sessions, a live-music concert series showcasing new music coming from the heart — and the fringes — of rock ‘n’ roll.
Music is part of Cleveland’s soul. It’s why we’re home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And it’s why the city still rocks today, with new generations of artists and clubs.
The Cleveland Sessions, a partnership between Cleveland.com, the Music Box Supper Club and oWOW, aims to play that reputation forward with video and audio recordings of special performances by bands both local and national and indie and established.
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View our latest episode with Seafair here: CLEVELAND SESSIONS
Seafair is a Cleveland-based band best described as a diverse amalgamate of progressive rock, pop, and classical. Seafair consists of violinist Andrea Belding-Elson, guitarist Michael Flaherty, drummer Ryan Kelly, bassist Josh Riehl and vocalist and keyboardist Chayla Hope. The band released its first full-length album The Querencia in 2015. A new album is set for release later this year.
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View our latest episode with Falling Stars here: CLEVELAND SESSIONS
Falling Stars have all the right components to go the distance and spread their Cleveland-based rock and roll to the world. Falling Stars is fronted by well-known local musicians Chris Allen, who has released three solo albums, five with Rosavelt and three with the Ohio City Singers and Tim Parnin, formerly of Rosavelt, Cobra Verde, and Sweet Apple. Their debut album, Stranded In the Future, was produced by Don Dixon (R.E.M., Smithereens, Matthew Sweet, Marti Jones, Hootie & the Blowfish) with the help of Mitch Easter. Falling Stars is rounded out by Dave Padrutt, bass and Gerry Porter, drums. Falling Stars’ debut track, released last year, “Down and Out in Ohio” made number 13 on oWOW’s 2017 Cleveland 50.
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John Langford and the Lost Souls
View our latest episode with Jon Langford and the Lost Souls here: CLEVELAND SESSIONS
Jon Langford is a Welsh musician and artist now based in Chicago. His interest in a musical career developed from artists he admired, especially David Bowie and Roxy Music. Langford is one of the founders of the punk band The Mekons, the post-punk group, the Three Johns and alternative country bands, the Waco Brothers and Pine Valley Cosmonauts.
Performing on this Session: Jon Langford, guitar and vocals; John Szymanski, electric guitar; Bethany Thomas, vocals and Tom McGettrick, pedal-steel guitar.
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VIEW our debut episode here: CLEVELAND SESSIONS
It features the Modern Electric, a Cleveland band that has won a following with its brand of cinematic pop.
In this premiere Cleveland Sessions episode, The Modern Electric delivers a distinctive live performance, taped at the Music Box. The show also features an in-depth interview with the band about their lives, music and upcoming endeavors.
Music discovery and rediscovery is at the heart of Cleveland Sessions. We have teamed with Cleveland.com and the Music Box to produce the series because they share that vision.
We will unveil new Cleveland Sessions episodes on a regular basis. Some will feature national acts visiting the city on tour. Others will be local artists primed for international exposure. Either way, it will be great music, delivered in the same spirit that made Cleveland the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame city.