This month on Lend Me Your Ears, I interview Chris Allen, one of the most prolific songwriters in Northeast Ohio. A Lakewood native and a St. Ignatius graduate, Allen started to seriously write songs while attending Miami (OH) University where he met fellow musician Kevin Grasha. When Chris’ college band, Two Doors Down broke up, he and Grasha teamed up first as the Wendel Brothers
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On the March Listen Project podcast Lend Me Your Ears, I talk with Howard and Ann Marie Micenmacher.  Ann Marie made her first appearance on the Cleveland music scene as the lead vocalist for the Walk-Ins.  She met Howard when they formed the Dandelion People in 1990.  After the demise of that band, Howard began an eight year run leading Al’s Fast Freight, Northeast Ohio
This month, we visit with Tom Jares, the founder and chief songwriter for the 1980s Cleveland band, the French Lenards. The French Lenards were a popular live act during their initial run from the early 1980s to the early 1990s and they are now back together writing, recording, performing live and releasing new music in the 21st century. Tom also discusses his tenure as a

December 30, 2021

Max Crucial and The Krushers

Like many NE Ohio bands, it started with an ad in the Scene. William Russell Jones AKA Billy Russell was a songwriter/guitarist/vocalist in need of a band. Having suffered through the breakup of his marriage, Russell focused his energy into demoing his songs utilizing the home recording technology of the day – a four track Tascam cassette recorder, a Korg drum machine, a Casio keyboard along