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Jeff Klemm unplugs for a month of Wednesdays

by Chris Horne

If you like Akron music, you know Jeff Klemm’s name, even if you don’t know Jeff Klemm. He’s led Maid Myriad on tour and in the studio. He’s taken on a solo side project with Jeff Klemm & The Letters. He’s chief cheese Sad Bastard — most recently to commemorate the unfortunate passing of Kevin Junior — at the periodic, song-centric sing-arounds featuring other notable local musicians. He has his own studio, books bands and runs sound at some of the AK-Rowdy’s best live music venues. He’ll even avenge the honor of local musicians when promoters threaten to take advantage. He was even The Devil Strip’s first official interview, which you can read at

But just when you thought there was nothing left for this 28-year-old Akronite to do with local music, he’s all like, “Oh, I think I’ll do a month-long acoustic residency at Annabell’s Lounge.” So, for the month of March, you can catch (yet) another side of JCK, who’ll play a mix of new tunes slated for his upcoming acoustic album, covers of songs that inspired him and deep cuts from his own nearly 10-year-old catalog of songs. Each solo performance, which are free, takes place from 8-10pm at Annabell’s on W. Market.
Just in case you’re already missing the plugged-in sound of the Hardest Working Man in Akron Show Business, you can catch him fronting The Letters on St. Patty’s Day at Annabell’s.


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