CoolCLE PODCAST #27: Never, Ever Give Up CLE

This week, we learn about how one Cleveland Heights resident and CWRU student, Allison Meyer, is providing an uplifting outlet for Northeast Ohioans facing adversity. Her project called Never, Ever Give Up was a finalist against 25 other civic action visions in the 2019 Accelerate Grant Competition.

allison meyer

Her website is full of anonymous letters answering the question, “What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?”. Along with letters of encouragement to those that going through a tough time like losing a job, surviving trauma, facing discrimination, or losing a loved one.

It’s a truly inspiring, selfless story and we’ll hear from her about how she decided to start the project and what the future holds for Never, Ever Give Up CLE.

polars

Plus, we have brand new music from Polars (pictured above).  Their debut album, Native Carbon Bloom, will be released on April 13th with a gig at the Beachland Ballroom along with other locals, Poro and Mimi Arden. The album was independently recorded throughout 2018 in various studios across Cleveland, New York, and Toronto, featuring performances from over 25 musicians, including members of The Cleveland Orchestra.

all saved freak band

And we travel back in time with a re-issued track from All Saved Freak Band, who were pioneers in Christian Contemporary Rock.  Members of the band were recently at Beachwood’s Lava Rooms, where all of its re-issued albums were re-mastered, recording for a future documentary about the band. Based out of a Christian commune near Orwell, Ohio, All Saved Freak Band members included rock guitarist Glenn Schwartz. All four albums were re-issued in September 2018 to coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary and physical albums should be available at retailers on April 12th.

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