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Hobart, Indiana, United States

Hobart, Indiana, United States
Band Blues Rock


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Saturday, 10 November 2007

Oneway-up has played clubs and festivals from Chicago to Akron Ohio. Their music touches 60's 70's 80's 90's to today. They have a rock with a blues twist to 60's ballad.

They're life experiences are reflected in their songs and they have many influences, from Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Santana, The Doors, Allman Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pearl Jam, James Cotton, Blues Traveler, and the list goes on and on. They have had success on the internet with 3 #1 songs on and songs in the top 20 and 10 on . Listen to all their songs and you will find 1 or more that relates to your life.
- Indie Ezine



I have heard this band down in Kokomo at a place called Bunker Hill, they were the best band to hit this place in a very very long time. They will be coming back at the end of October. Cant wait.
Jason P.

Ran into this cd and I have to say I am impressed. They have a unique sound and they mix it up with a few different styles of music. Has tons of potential and hope to hear more from them soon.
Nick Rammy - CD BABY

"Oneway-up On Our Way Review"

The Music Freelancer

Friday, January 18, 2008

Oneway-Up- On Our Way Review

Artist: Oneway-Up
Title: On Our Way
Style: Blues/Rock
Rating: 8.4 out of 10
By C.W. Ross

This band got its start in 2005 when two different bands came together to form Oneway-Up. Their big lineup includes, Mike Kackos (bass), Gilbert Keller (guitar), Jim Johansen (vocals, keys, guitar), Mike Mackey (harp, vocals, guitar), Lee Medina (lead guitar, vocals), Charlie Watson (drums) and Doug Frazier (guitar).

The band's music is a smorgasbord of styles including rock and blues from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's to present day. They pull on a wide variety of musical influences that includes Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Santana, The Doors, Allman Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pearl Jam, James Cotton, and Blues Traveler.

The songs found on this CD are guitar driven with deep steady drumbeats, spicy harp parts along with booming vocals. The song's subjects are built upon dealing with real life situations and experiences.

The songs also vary in tempo with most of them being more upbeat in the blues-rock vain. You'll also find a few melodic ballad tracks.

The one song that seemed a little bit out of place is, "In Our Love." I liked the song but it had a 50's slow dance love song feel to it.

My favorite song off of the release is track-6, "Oneway-Up." This song is a southern rocker with deep drumbeats, wailing guitars and great harp action.

Overall if your a fan of The Blues (Chicago style) and Rock n' Roll then Oneway-Up's On Our Way will have you dancing with joy. - The Music Freelancer



Woke Up This Morning
by Jim Johansen

by Mike Kackos

In Our Love
by Mike Mackey

by Lee Medina

The Healing Blues
by Jim Johansen

The Power
by Jim Johansen

by Lee Medina

Miss Shelley Blues
by Jim Johansen

Running Scared
by Jim Johansen

Oneway-Up's Achievements Include:

Three #1 songs on

Two songs have been awarded #5 and #11 spots on

Two top 10 songs in September and December of 2007 on

Radio air play in the LA, Seattle, Atlanta, Portland markets.



Oneway-Up--The genesis of this band took place in 2005 when a diverse group of veteran musicians from Northwest Indiana and Chicago were brought together by a common bond, under unusual circumstances. Its evolution continued with addition of several members in late 2005 and 2007, and with the addition of its newest/oldest member in early 2009. They are currently based right over the Chicago line in Hobart, Indiana and have appeared at clubs and festivals throughout the mid-west.

The Oxford™ dictionary defines originality as: “1 the power of creating or thinking creatively. 2 newness or freshness”. Begin with the soul of R&B and rock; add some spices from the blues; blend with some funk, some jazz, & southern rock; mix in a little Middle-Eastern & Celtic flavoring; stir with bold, animated percussive beats; then combine all of this with the song-writing lyrics of their composers. This synthesis of originality is a brief description of the unique diversity and artistic values found in the music of ONEWAY-UP and the spirit that they bring to bear on their musical interpretation of the works of other composers. They have been artistically inspired, at times, by the renderings of the likes of Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, the Allman Brothers, Loreena McKennitt, Wes Montgomery, The Doors, Pearl Jam, Rush, Mozart, and the Beatles to name a few. Their music and lyrics are expressions, personally & collectively, of their experiences, observations & hopes. Listen to any of the songs from their CD (On Our Way—2007), or their performances, and you’re likely to hear a story or an experience that you can relate to—real life, real experiences, real music.

ONEWAY-UP’s music has been aired on MS-Blues internet radio (three #1 songs & two in the top 20); (two songs in the top 10); and on indie radio stations in the L.A., Georgia, Atlanta, Portland, and Texas markets. They are also being aired on HOOAH Radio (a military radio station) as well as radio stations in France, Germany and Australia. During the baseball season they can be found, from time to time, at the U.S. Steel Yard (Gary, IN) performing as the official band of the Gary SouthShore RailCats minor league team. Their music can also be heard at;; as well as