We’ve been travelling across the USA with Northern-Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance to discover some of the country’s best music, cuisine and culture. The journey continued in Cleveland, Ohio, music city of excellence, known to many as the 'home of rock'n'roll'. Foy toured the city in the company of Laura DeMarco, a third generation Clevelander, historian and a fellow music lover.
“A lot of time people think that the Rock Hall makes Cleveland a music city but we were a music city before that, and that’s why the Rock Hall is here! The world’s first rock concert was held here in Cleveland,” says Laura.
One of Foy’s favourite music spots was The Grog Shop, a live music venue since 1992.
The Grog Shop started as a random initiative: “We were young and dumb, didn’t have anything else to do with our lives and said: let’s open a bar!”, owner and founder Kathy Blackman told Foy.