Previous events

Mind Fry Enterprises

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Jenks 1929, 1884 Front Street , Cuyahoga Falls, OH

The John McGrail Quartet returns to the Jenks 1929 Building in Cuyahoga Falls for their 2nd performance. If you missed the first you won't want to miss this one. Rumor has it they will have new material ready by then! The Quartet consists of Jay Bentoff (bass), Matt Kinczel (percussion), Sheela Das (flute, whistles, guitar vocals and more) and of course John McGrail (guitar and vocals). Don't miss this! You can be home in time for dinner or hang in Cuyahoga Falls and have your evening repast there.

Lake Erie Folk Fest

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The Shore Cultural Arts Centre, 291 E. 222nd Street, Euclid, OH 44123

John McGrail will be taking part in a songwriting session at 2:15 with Mark Freeman and Rachel Brown.

Then at 4:00 The John McGrail Trio will be performing a concert in Room 125. Joining him will be Jay Bentoff on bass and Sheela Das on flute, whistles and guitar.

Daytime events are free while the evening concert is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show.


The Headwhiz Consort Moderne Internationale Kick Off Their World Tour

Odeon Hammersmith, 45 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith , London, England

Sorry this has been postponed for 3 yearS.  Our apologies.  All pre-concertt purchases will indeed be refunded if that is one's desire.  

The Headwhiz Consort starts their World Tour at the illustrious Odeon Hammersmith.  It will be their first tour since 2005 in support of Baobob when they traveled from Ireland to Senegal and beyond.  Come join Babakar and company it promises to be something special.


The Trio Returns to the BarNone

BarNone Beer-Wine-Spirits, 2179 South Green Rd., South Euclid, OH

Come join us at this fine venue.  We are loving it here!


Back At The BarNone

BarNone Wine-Beer-Spirits, 2179 South Green, Sout Euclid, OH

Once again the Trio convenes at this fine establishment to make music and merriment!!!


Debut at the BarNone

BarNone Wine-Beer-Spirits, 2179 S Green Rd, South Euclid

The Trio will be having their debut here.  We hope you can make it out and check out this fine establishment.  We are definitely looking forward to this!


Opening for AHI

The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio

The John McGrail Trio will be opening for Canadian songwriter AHI (pronounced 'eye').  Doors open at 7 show is at 8.  Don't miss it!



The John McGrail Trio debut at The Standard

The Standard, 779 E. 185th, CLEVELAND, OH

The John McGrail Trio will be gracing the fine patio stage of The Standard for the first time. Come check out their music and the fine cuisine available. The Standard is located at 779 East 185th Street in Cleveland. They will play from 7-10 PM.



Walk All Over Waterloo

Walk All Over Waterloo, Corner of E.156th and Waterloo, Cleveland, Ohio

The John McGrail Trio will be playing as part of the Walk All Over Waterloo event on Friday June 7th,  We will be playing from 6-7 and following us will be The Dave Smelz Trio playing 7-8, Dave, as many of you know, was the front man for the legendary Reggae group I-Tal!!!  Both performances are at the Tower Stage which is located outdoors at the corner of E. 156th and Waterloo in from of Cafe Callaloo!!!!


Friday Night Concert Series

Negative Space Art Gallery, 3820 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

The John McGrail Trio will be joining these other fine acts (actually I've not heard any of them but we can assume) for an evening of fun and music.  BYOB is encouraged.  Here is the lineup and times.

Dr. Oatmeal 8-8:30
Ben Gage 8:30-9
Steve Wright 9-9:30
John McGrail Trio 9:30-10
Rule of Young 10-10:30

Come on out enjoy the music and the Gallery.  There is some really cool stuff in this place.  



The John McGrail Trio and The Duo Decibel System

Visible Voice Bookstore, 2258 Professor Avenue, Cleveland, OH

The John McGrail Trio returns to Visible Voice and this time they are teaming up with The Duo Decibel System.  Who are they well this is they:

Miss Melvis: (Guitar, Words and Vocals) is a veteran guitarist/singer/songwriter best known for her stint in Cleveland’s infamous noise, improv ensemble Flat Can Co (Scene Magazine - “Best Indie Band” 2007, and “Best Instrumental Act” 2008). Soon after, Miss Melvis became romantically linked with Alejandro Escovedo. All signs now pointed to Austin, TX as her new home. During this period, when not touring with Escovedo, Miss Melvis released a full length CD (“Deep Inside”) and two MP3 singles. The singles featured Mike Watt on bass and Scott Krause (Pere Ubu, Home & Garden) on drums. 


John Scully: (Drum Kit, Percussion and Electronics) His early history began in the mid-80s Cleveland Hardcore scene. Bands such as Starvation Army, Numbskull, Oral Authority allowed Scully to unleash his myriad influences while playing as fast as he could. It was refreshing. Eventually, the jazz side overtook the punk side and led him into the world of 3 hour sets for folks sipping expensive cocktails. Upon meeting Miss Melvis, who encouraged him to bring out the electronics, Scully found out about his compositional abilities. The latest Duo Decibel recording, Slow Wave was composed and produced entirely by him. 


One additional note is that our John and their John played together years ago in a band called The Rest.  This will be the first time they share a stage in decades.




The John McGrail Trio

HOUSE CONCERT, 17913 Rosecliff, Cleveland, Ohio

This is a house concert.  It is also a Pot Luck and it is also a BYOB event.  So bring a dish and bring a libation.  The food starts at 4:00 while the music commences at 5 with Jay Bentoff doing a short opening set and then he will put his guitar down and pick up his bass and join John McGrail and Carl Holt for the remainder of evening.  If you would like to attend please RSVP John at  Space is limited.

Suggested $10 donation...NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY!!!