Local Band Spotlight

Local Band Spotlight: Post Road


Name of Band/Act: Post Road

When did band form: 2011

Members: Sarah Radcliff – Lead Vocals; Shawn Roland – Lead Vocals; Steve Radcliff – Guitar; Andrew Krakowski – Guitar/ Harmony Vocals; Dave Warner – Bass and Dave Vogrin – Drums.

About the band:  Post Road formed from what was to be a one-night show back in 2011. Steve Radcliffe was asked to play acoustic guitar for a library fundraiser titled “Country Hoedown.” Instead of playing solo, Steve put together the first line up that included Sarah Radcliffe and Shawn Roland. The yet-to-be named band did so well that they decided to stick together and start playing at some local bars. Six years and numerous awards later, Post Road is still playing shows.

Where the band came up with the name Post Road has been asked many times. They explained that first being that Post Road is the name of the Twinsburg, Ohio street that leads to the neighborhood where Steve, Sarah, and Shawn live. Second, Steve spent all of his weekends after turning 21 at a local honky-tonk bar in Grove City, Ohio called Post Time Lounge. All in all the name seemed to portray a feeling of ‘country’ and it just stuck.

The band plays a modern mix of everything from the Garth Brooks era to today’s modern country with an energy of a rock concert. Their set list includes rocked up anthems by Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw, to ballads of Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Billy Currington. Post Road also adds to those covers their own original songs from their recently released EP That’s My Road, as well as new unreleased material.

The Twinsburg based band has opened for Aaron Lewis, Brother Trouble, Smashmouth, Frankie Ballard and Rodney Atkins and has headlined at the Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park and Mentor Rocks in 2016, where they performed in front of a record breaking crowd. Post Road has also performed at the Willoughby’s annual Rib Festival and their Pig & Whiskey festival for three years in a row. This year they will headline the Twinsburg Rock The Park on July 14 where they will debut a new song called “Pits,” The band will also be performing at Mentor Rocks (7/18), Twilight At The Zoo (8/4), Rockin’ On The River (8/5) and will return to Hard Rock Live on Thanksgiving Eve (11/22).

Why you should see their show: The professionalism and camaraderie of Post Road is what makes each performance special. “We treat every show as a concert” says Vogrin. “When we do our traditional fist bump at the start of each show I always remind the others ‘you don’t know who’s watching, make it count.'” Making it count includes Sarah and Shawn who’s voices blend together so well. “From the first time we started singing together we seemed to just connected musically,” says Roland. The rest of the band is just as solid with Warner on Bass who is just as comfortable locking in with the kick drum as he is interacting with the audience. Andrew provides slide guitar licks and acoustic rhythms that provide a foundation for the rest of the band. Steve is a thumb-picker who idolizes traditional players like Chet Atkins, Albert Lee, and Brent Mason that allows the band to maintain its country edge. But, many that have seen the band describe them as “that band with the drummer.” Vogrin is a pure entertainer and a visual focal point of Post Road on stage.

Websites/Videos: You can follow Post Road and get show updates on their Facebook page Here or on their website Here and watch videos on their YouTube Channel Here. You can also follow them on Twitter – @PostRoadCountry and Instagram – postroadcountry.

Post Road’s self-penned six song EP, That’s My Road is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and on their website.

Upcoming Dates: Friday, April 214/21: Willoughby Brewing Company in Willoughby; Friday, May 19 at Paninis in Twinburg; Sunday, May 21 at Downtown Willoughby Rib Burn Off in Willoghby; Saturday, June 3 at Winking Lizard in Bedford Hts. (Find more dates on their website)

Live Video from Hard Rock Live of Post Road’s original song “Dont Tell Me.”

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