Busy August

Dirt is ramping up as the summer comes to a close with five shows in four weeks during the month of August. We just played the first two on back-to-back nights, and both were outdoor shows.

We had the honor Friday of being the first band to play at the 11th annual Lorain County Music Festival. Our performance had some of the better reviews from the three-day weekend, which is always good to hear. We kind of wish we had played a little bit later, but it all worked out in the end. This was our second straight trip to the LoCo Fest. Last year, Geri gave us a slot even though we hadn't had any shows yet (it wound up being our second gig). Hopefully, we'll be back there again next year.

Saturday, we made our debut performance at Shakers Tavern on the Cleveland/Parma border. Playing out on their patio made for almost a heavy metal parking lot atmosphere. What a cool place to play -- the people were amazing, the bar treated us extremely well and we're looking forward to many more shows there. At one point, the music carried so well that someone heard us a mile down the road on I-480 and had to stop to see where the music was coming from! We're now calling ourselves the "Manowar of Cover Bands," ha-ha!

This Saturday is our long-awaited return to the Sly Fox. This is one of the main places we've wanted to play since we formed Dirt almost two years ago. We are still seeking a support act after Wrath Icon had to cancel due to personnel being out of town that weekend, so if you are interested, please contact Dan Gilles at 440-320-8976. However, you will want to come out to the Sly Fox and see us tear the place up. 

We follow that with another outdoor show on Friday, Aug. 18 at the Lorain Palace's 6th St. Experience. Lorain shows are always meaningful because that's Dan's hometown - we're expecting a lot of familiar faces to come to the revamped alley and party with us. Let's liven up Downtown Lorain for a few hours with some heavy music!

Finally, we make our debut in Medina at Johnny Malloys on the 26th. Our old friend Nate Brumfield - our first guitarist to perform with us live on stage - will bring his new band Halfway Home there to open. It will be fun to reunite with Nate -- our first of two performances with his new band.

Stay tuned for more developments in the world of Dirt. Our November and December are still wide open for gigs, so if your bar or club is interested, let us know.

We are Dirt from Lorain County, and we play heavy metal \m/

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