The Lake Improvement Association thanks The One-Eyed Show (TOES), a local band that recently donated proceeds from the sales of its song "Creek Swim" to the LIA to help save Grand Lake St. Marys.
The One-Eyed Show (or TOES for short) has been together for nearly 20 years and is a band comprised of six St. Marys natives who grew up boating, fishing, swimming and generally enjoying Grand Lake St. Marys.
“I wrote ‘Creek Swim’ for our 2005 album because of all of the time I spent on and around Grand Lake St. Marys while growing up,” said Scott Axe, bass player for The One-Eyed Show and author of the song.
“Our band has been together for 20 years now, and we’ve all spent a good bit of time skiing, swimming, and boating on that lake,” Axe said. “With the state that it’s in now, we’d like to do what we can to help pay it back for all the enjoyment the lake has brought us over the years. Hopefully, this song can remind people of how great the lake can be—and if you’ve ever been on the lake and thought, ‘I wouldn’t want to be anywhere but right here,’ then this song is for you!”
An improvisational rock-and-roll band, The One-Eyed Show’s sound was born 20 years ago out of the roots of their hometown of St. Marys, Ohio. The six members of TOES have successfully fused rock-and-roll, classic country, and blues while producing two studio albums and performing regionally, sharing the stage with acts like the Zac Brown Band, Dickey Betts and Great Southern, the Jerry Garcia Band and others. The One-Eyed Show also co-produces Tabfest, a 3-day music and arts festival that is powered entirely by volunteers. All profits from Tabfest are given to local charities, totaling over $30,000 to date.