Officer Pam says "Stop and grab a brew and a breast (or a thigh) and let's get greasy !" 

 All gigs start around 9:30pm 10:00pm unless otherwise noted





NOV 12th 2016

King Ave 5





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Do'h !!! Ya missed us !!

You silly bastard!!! Well, take a glance at what you missed....


Saturday June 7th

FBnCC with national blues acts Biscuit Miller and Johnny Rawls

Charlie's Red Star Barn Pomery Ohio


Friday June 13th


Shrunken Head Happy Hour 6 - 8 PM

Friday April 25th


Porter's Pub

Porter's Pub

Friday February 28th

Mingo Town music presents FBnCC along with The Apple Bottom Gang

Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza


With special guest

Dexter Wesley and the new Experiance

Sat May 25th at the Woodlands Tavern

Al Smyth and friends


Sunday April 7th

Sundays with Dorothy – Music & Entertainment at The Tuscan Table

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Circleville, OH

5PM to 7PM

Songwriter's Circle


Thursday March 14th

Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music

***9 PM**



Sat Feb 2nd

Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music

***9 PM**

Natalie’s is an intimate venue dedicated to creating a dynamic atmosphere for both artists and audiences alike. The place fills up fast so it is recommended you buy tickets in advance or make reservations for the show.

Hubbard Stew w/ Free Beer and FBnCC and The Front Runners from Cincinnati


Sat Nov 17th at the Woodlands Tavern

Thursday Oct 11th

Al Smyth "in the round" (more info to come) as part of the Songwriter Showcase Hosted by Eric Gnezda


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Hey Hey Bar & Grill: Crohn's Team Challenge Fundraiser


Come out to the Hey Hey this Thursday 6-8pm & help support CCFA research and my half marathon in Nashville.
If you aren't able to join us, but want to help, please click here to a secure donation website.

Thanks everyone!!

Al Smyth’s Confession of a Mobile Generation
CD Release Concert

Al Smyth's FBnCC

With Special Guests

Eric French's "Hawkline"

"Harvest Kings"

Saturday March 24th, 2012
Woodlands Tavern

1200 West 3rd Avenue Columbus, OH 43212



Soul Satyr

Winner of the 2011 Columbus Blues Challenge
CBA Fundraiser "Memphis or Bust"

With Special Guest:

Al Smyth's FBnCC

Sat Jan 14th, 2012 9:00 PM
Roadhouse 66
480 E. Wilson Bridge Rd,
Worthington, Ohio • 614-505-6140




(thirsty ear)

1200 West Third Avenue
Grandview, OH 43212

Fri Sept 17th



(thirsty ear)

1200 West Third Avenue
Grandview, OH 43212

Sat July 24th

Roop Brothers


Sat June 17th

Roop Brothers


Sat Apr 10th


Roop Brothers


Sat Oct 24th


Fri/Sat Aug 27/28th 2009

Al Smyth Fri @ 9PM


Fri Apr 3th, 2009

The Thirsty Ear Tavern















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Fri March 6th, 2009

Knuckleheads (old Out Post) in 

Grove City


...a down home gin-mill at the edge of town

*click here for directions

4255 Harrisburg Pike (Broadway)
Grove City, Ohio 43123
United States



14th annual Traditional Acoustic Blues Festival!! 

  •  Holiday Inn Worthington (Use code "CBA" to reserve your room) 7007 N. High St., Worthington Ohio Map of 7007 N High St 

  • Doors @ 3:00 p.m. / Music @ 4:00 p.m. 

  • Tickets: $20 (CBA members) / $25 (non-members) / $10 (16 and under) (member price available to members of the Blues Foundation and all affiliates) 

  • This year's headling act - Guy Davis and Ann Rabson! Main stage sponsored by Elevator Brewing Company Ohio Musicians' Stage by Mudflats Bar & Grill 

  • Silent auction

  • Blues photo display & sale (featuring JT Lotozo, Eric Popp

  • KBA winners Dusty & Val Scott) 

  • 50/50 cash drawing & door prizes

Sat Feb 28th


Two stages with music from 4:00 pm until 12:30! 

Blues Jam in the hotel bar @ 12:30 - open to the public! 


  • Welcome & Introduction (4:00) 

  • National Anthem sung by Teeny Tucker (4:05)

  • 2008 IBC Winner Lionel Young (4:10)

  • *** Al Smyth's FBnCC (5:50) *****

  • Samuel James (7:30)

  • Eden Brent (9:10)

  • Guy Davis &amp Ann Rabson; (11:00)

The Mudflats Ohio Musicians Stage

  • Micah Kesselring (5:15)

  • Chief Johnny Lonesome (6:55)

  • Kristine Jackson (8:35)

  • LeFever (10:15)




Fri Feb 13th



FBnCC presents....

The Sara Conners Clownicals

Sat Jan 24th

Knuckleheads in Grove City

*click here for directions

4255 Harrisburg Pike (Broadway)
Grove City, Ohio 43123
United States

This is a brand new bar that is supporting local music - so come out and show 'em they're doin' the right thing (and don't let the scary clown freak ya out).

The Thirsty Ear Tavern


Fri Nov 21st 






FBnCC gets all artsy-fartsy 

Sat Sept 20th 

Wang dang sweet poo-Twang 

meet the T.A.C.O;

Twang Alliance of Central Ohio

Fri Sept 19th 

Ruby Tuesday



Read all about it!!


FBnCC goes

outta space 

The Thirsty Ear Tavern

Sat Aug 23rd 



FBnCC closes the Gazebo


Friday June 27th 10:00PM



FBnCC closes the Gazebo


Friday June 27th 10:00PM

Gahanna Creekside Blues & Jazz festival 

Sat June 21st 

On Mill Street 
in Downtown Gahanna, Ohio

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FBnCC goes


Sat June 7th 


The Thirsty Ear Tavern


Because of the last gigs date mix up - for some special folks we'll be doing a short set this Thursday at Victorian's Midnight Cafe.

Short Set FBnCC at Victorian's Midnight Cafe

Thursday May 1st at 8 PM

Stop on by 'round 8 o'clock and have a coffee or something harder



Confessions of a Mobile Generation

with special guest The Harvest Kings

The Thirsty Ear Tavern

Fri April 4th

Confessions begin at 9PM


CBA Trad Fest

Saturday Feb 23

FBnCC Acoustic


Columbus Blues Alliance's

Acoustic Trad. Fest 


Honeyboy Edwards

Two stages, Nine Acts

= NINE hours of

Acoustic Blues Music

Sat Feb 23rd 

Holiday Inn Worthington

FBnCC Acoustic

Open for Commander Cody 

The Thirsty Ear Tavern

Sat Feb 16th




Cabin Fever

a complete


and musical


The Thirsty Ear Tavern

Fri Feb 8th



  • Big Gil & His Funky All Stars (Band Submission)

  • Free Beer n’ Chicken Coalition  ( Best Self Produced CD for IBC submission)

And special Guest  Matt Monta

Creekside Blues Society Benefit 

The Thirsty Ear Tavern

Sat Jan 5th 

The Creekside Blues Society’s

MEMPHIS BENEFIT #4                   


Time  8 PM to 1 AM

1200 West Third Ave Grandview OH .

ph# 614-299-4987

$5.00,  Donation at the door

Donations are to provide a way to help our musicians cover the costs of the trip to Memphis so they can represent the Creekside Blues Society competing in the 2008 International Blues Challenge. Your generosity also helps to support these Blues artists in keeping the Blues alive.


Holiday Extravaganza 

The Thirsty Ear Tavern

Fri Dec 21st


Nov 10th

Benefit - Front Row in Grove City

Friday Nov9th

The Creekside Blues Society’s 

Big Gil & his Funky AllStars

Woody Pines


House of Crave 

The Thirsty Ear Tavern

Sat Oct 20th 2007


BW3s Patio Party

Fri Aug 31st 2007

8 to 11


5th Annual Pie In The Sky 

Pie contest - Music - Family atmosphere

Potluck 6pm, Pies in by 6pm: The Mary Anns, Cathy Wicks, Al Smyth's FBnCC, Sarah Asher, Elliot 12 Trees and Nude with all new music. 5pm-1am

FBnCC @ 8:00 PM

Sat Sept. 8th 2007


Ruby Tuesday

Closing Act for Harvest Kings


Sat Sept. 8th 2007


Sat Aug 25th 2007

BW3s Patio Party

Fri Aug 17th 2007

8 to 11

big bend blues bash

Fri July 27th 2007

The Thirsty Ear Tavern

Sat July 14th 2007


special guests

Cowboy Hillbilly Hippie Folk

Wed June 13th  at MadLab Theater

June 13th 2007

Album will be performed in it's entirety and in sequence with appearance by special guests that perform on the recording.


Evening includes 

Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar


Doors open at 6:30PM

Music Starts at 7:30PM

The Thirsty Ear Tavern

Sat May 5th 2007



The Thirsty Ear Tavern

Sat March 10th 2007

The Thirsty Ear Tavern 

Sat Dec 2nd, 2006



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Park Street Tavern Friday Nov 17th, 2006

A Touch of Blues

with an opening FBnCC Acoustic set


Private Party - Barley's Ale House November 11th
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Blues Station Sat October 28th, 2006



A multimedia Extravaganza !!!!


The FBnCC really wants to make this a special treat above and beyond the standard "come hear some dude wank on guitar" (not that there's anything wrong with that)

so we are presenting a multi-media Halloween Sci-Fi night of entertainment !!!


FREE FESTIVAL Foothills Rhythm and Blues Festival  Sat Aug 26th, 2006

Blues Station

Mambo Rumba Boogie House Party

Sat August 5th, 2006


Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Big Bend Blues Bash  Fri & Sat July 28-29  , 2006
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The Thirsty Ear Tavern       Sat July 8th, 2006

FBnCC presents "JAH Blues"


with opening act

   Amoungst the Grass


Creek side Festival     Sat June 17th, 2006 5:00PM
COM Fest CBA Blues Garage  Sat June 24th, 2006
Oldfields  Sat June 24th, 2006 

The Thirsty Ear Tavern         

Friday May 26th, 2006

Blues in Memorial 

Memorial Day - National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 - 363)
In remembrance of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms

Friday May 26th - Thirsty Ear Tavern


Stagecoach Barbeque 8-11 Saturday March 25th, 2006

Blues Station  



BLUES IN SPACE !!!! Saturday Feb 25th, 2006

Featuring special acts including opening act Altair Four.


The Thirsty Ear Tavern 

2006 WINTER BLUES FRY Saturday Jan 28th, 2006

Featuring special acts including opening act OverCat.




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