Friday, January 12, 2018

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS JOHN CARTER

Hey Folks,

This blog started out giving you posts of the songwriter’s notes, lyrics, and music for my original songs. As with many things, it has gone in new directions. So, if you just started reading my post and are interested in my original material, here is a link to mySongwriter Notes.

On Thursday, 1/18, John Carter will be our guests in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Whether he is doing things for his family, installing a hardwood floor, or playing his tunes for you, John is a true craftsman, and he gives it his all. Take a look at the videos listed below, and you’ll get a feel for his music!
”Barnacle”
”Ambition”
”Cecil Townsend”
”Here on My Island”
”Take It as It Goes”

Want to know more about John? Check him out right here.
John Carter Music on FB

The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five CDs, one for each of our five seasons. Each CD contains songs of the performers who appeared during that season. The requested donation for each CD is $10, and the proceeds go to the performers who are playing on the night of the donation. The CDs have gotten good reviews, and we hope they get passed around to let others know about the great talent we have appearing at this venue.

The concerts take place on the first and third Thursdays of every month in the side room of Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom, 19 Main Street, Shortsville, NY. The show runs from 7 to 9 PM. To learn more about Buffalo Bill’s, check out their site right here:
Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom

Here is a link to videos of performers playing in the Side Room. The videos will give you a feel of how much fun we have at each show. Check them out!

Hope you can join us!
All the best,

Siobhan and Frank

Upcoming Shows:

Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henrie), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
Connie Deming, March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19
Scott Regan, May 3
Jeff Riales, Mike Wittek, and Dana Fine, May 17
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch, and Tim Pitcher), June 7
Ben and Rita Proctor (members of Crooked North), June 21
Joe Rickard (AKA Joemama), July 5
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Bryan Maslin, and Paul Yacci), July 19
Steve Piper, August 2
The Brothers Blue, August 16
Paulsen and Baker with Tim Chaapel, September 6
The Cadleys with Perry Cleaveland and John Dancks, September 20
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary (Stid Hill Stompers), October 4
Tom Whitmore of Watkins and the Rapiers, October 18
Benjo (Ben Haravitch and Joe Dady), November 1
John Dady, November 15
Kerry Regan of Watkins and the Rapiers, December 6
Whorlwood (Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henrie), December 20
Gordon Munding and Genesee Johnny, January 3

Thursday, December 28, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS GORDON MUNDING AND GENESEE JOHNNY

Hey Folks,

This blog started out giving you posts of the songwriter’s notes, lyrics, and music for my original songs. As with many things, it has gone in new directions. So, if you just started reading my post and are interested in my original material, here is a link to mySongwriter Notes.

On Thursday, 1/4, Gordon Munding and his guest, Genesee Johnny, will be our guests in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. In his last show in The Side room, Gordon brought along John and Joe Dady as his guests, and oh what a hoot it was. Ever heard Gordon? Take a look at the videos listed below, and you’ll get a feel for his music!
”Lonesome Louisiana Blues”
”Down Home Woman”
”She Said She Loved Me Once, But She Don’t know More”
”Light the Fire”
”Somethin’ Else to Do”

Want to know more about Gordon? Check him out right here.
Gordon Munding Music on FB

Want to know more about Genesee Johnny? Check him out right here.
Genesee Johnny Band on FB

The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five CDs, one for each of our five seasons. Each CD contains songs of the performers who appeared during that season. The requested donation for each CD is $10, and the proceeds go to the performers who are playing on the night of the donation. The CDs have gotten good reviews, and we hope they get passed around to let others know about the great talent we have appearing at this venue.

The concerts take place on the first and third Thursdays of every month in the side room of Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom, 19 Main Street, Shortsville, NY. The show runs from 7 to 9 PM. To learn more about Buffalo Bill’s, check out their site right here:
Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom

Here is a link to videos of performers playing in the Side Room. The videos will give you a feel of how much fun we have at each show. Check them out!

Hope you can join us!
All the best,

Siobhan and Frank

Upcoming Shows:

John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
Connie Deming, March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19
Scott Regan, May 3
Jeff Riales, Mike Wittek, and Dana Fine, May 17
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch, and Tim Pitcher), June 7
Ben and Rita Proctor (members of Crooked North), June 21
Joe Rickard (AKA Joemama), July 5
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Bryan Maslin, and Paul Yacci), July 19
Steve Piper, August 2
The Brothers Blue, August 16
Paulsen and Baker with Tim Chaapel, September 6
The Cadleys with Perry Cleaveland and John Dancks, September 20
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary (Stid Hill Stompers), October 4
Tom Whitmore of Watkins and the Rapiers, October 18
Benjo (Ben Haravitch and Joe Dady), November 1
John Dady, November 15
Kerry Regan of Watkins and the Rapiers, December 6
Whorlwood (Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henrie), December 20

Friday, December 15, 2017

SIDE ROOM PRESENTS MICHAEL GEORGE, PERRY CLEAVELAND, AND DOUG HENRIE

Hey Folks,

This blog started out giving you posts of the songwriter’s notes, lyrics, and music for my original songs. As with many things, it has gone in new directions. So, if you just started reading my post and are interested in my original material, here is a link to mySongwriter Notes.

On Thursday, 12/21, Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henrie will be our guests in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Although Perry and Doug are familiar faces to The Side Room patrons, Michael is making his debut, and we want to give him a warm Side Room welcome. Ever heard Michael? Take a look at the videos listed below, and you’ll get a feel for his music!
”Mad Mad World”
”Glass Palace”
”Kashong Creek”

Want to know more about Michael? Check him out right here.
Michael George Web Site

The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five CDs, one for each of our five seasons. Each CD contains songs of the performers who appeared during that season. The requested donation for each CD is $10, and the proceeds go to the performers who are playing on the night of the donation. The CDs have gotten good reviews, and we hope they get passed around to let others know about the great talent we have appearing at this venue.

The concerts take place on the first and third Thursdays of every month in the side room of Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom, 19 Main Street, Shortsville, NY. The show runs from 7 to 9 PM. To learn more about Buffalo Bill’s, check out their site right here:
Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom

Here is a link to videos of performers playing in the Side Room. The videos will give you a feel of how much fun we have at each show. Check them out!

Hope you can join us!
All the best,

Siobhan and Frank

Upcoming Shows:

Gordon Munding and Genesee Johnny, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
Connie Deming, March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19
Scott Regan, May 3
Jeff Riales, Mike Wittek, and Dana Fine, May 17
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch, and Tim Pitcher), June 7
Ben and Rita Proctor (members of Crooked North), June 21
Joe Rickard (AKA Joemama), July 5
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Bryan Maslin, and Paul Yacci), July 19
Steve Piper, August 2
The Brothers Blue, August 16
Paulsen and Baker with Tim Chaapel, September 6
The Cadleys with Perry Cleaveland and John Dancks, September 20
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary (Stid Hill Stompers), October 4
Tom Whitmore of Watkins and the Rapiers, October 18
John Dady, November 15
Kerry Regan of Watkins and the Rapiers, December 6

Monday, November 27, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS KERRY REGAN OF WATKINS AND THE RAPIERS

Hey Folks,

This blog started out giving you posts of the songwriter’s notes, lyrics, and music for my original songs. As with many things, it has gone in new directions. So, if you just started reading my post and are interested in my original material, here is a link to mySongwriter Notes.

On Thursday, 12/7, Kerry Regan of the renowned group, Watkins and the Rapiers, will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Kerry, like his band mates, is a master when it comes to using irony in his songs. Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Big Man”
”My Mother Never Learned to Drive”
”In the Finger Lakes”
”I Don’t Believe in Santa Clause”
”The War on Christmas Is Over”

Want to know more about Kerry? Check him out right here.
Watkins and the Rapiers Web Site


The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five CDs, one for each of our five seasons. Each CD contains songs of the performers who appeared during that season. The requested donation for each CD is $10, and the proceeds go to the performers who are playing on the night of the donation. The CDs have gotten good reviews, and we hope they get passed around to let others know about the great talent we have appearing at this venue.

The concerts take place on the first and third Thursdays of every month in the side room of Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom, 19 Main Street, Shortsville, NY. The show runs from 7 to 9 PM. To learn more about Buffalo Bill’s, check out their site right here:
Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom

Here is a link to videos of performers playing in the Side Room. The videos will give you a feel of how much fun we have at each show. Check them out!

Hope you can join us!
All the best,

Siobhan and Frank

Upcoming Shows:

Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding and Genesee Johnny, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
Connie Deming, March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19
Scott Regan, May 3
Jeff Riales, Mike Wittek, and Dana Fine, May 17
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch, and Tim Pitcher), June 7
Ben and Rita Proctor (members of Crooked North), June 21
Joe Rickard (AKA Joemama), July 5
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Bryan Maslin, and Paul Yacci), July 19
Steve Piper, August 2
The Brothers Blue, August 16
Paulsen and Baker with Tim Chaapel, September 6
The Cadleys with Perry Cleaveland and John Dancks, September 20
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary (Stid Hill Stompers), October 4
Tom Whitmore of Watkins and the Rapiers, October 18
John Dady, November 15

Sunday, November 12, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS JOHN DADY OF THE DADY BROTHERS

Hey Folks,

This blog started out giving you posts of the songwriter’s notes, lyrics, and music for my original songs. As with many things, it has gone in new directions. So, if you just started reading my post and are interested in my original material, here is a link to mySongwriter Notes.

On Thursday, 11/16, John Dady of the renowned duo, The Dady Brothers, will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. John, who, along with brother Joe, should eventually be members of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame, is an outstanding singer/songwriter, entertainer, and guitar and mandolin player. Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Friends”
”It Used to Be Darker”
”It Will All Work Out”
”Little Stream”
”Old Brown Boots”

Want to know more about John? Check him out right here.
The Dady Brothers’ Web Site


The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five CDs, one for each of our five seasons. Each CD contains songs of the performers who appeared during that season. The requested donation for each CD is $10, and the proceeds go to the performers who are playing on the night of the donation. The CDs have gotten good reviews, and we hope they get passed around to let others know about the great talent we have appearing at this venue.

The concerts take place on the first and third Thursdays of every month in the side room of Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom, 19 Main Street, Shortsville, NY. The show runs from 7 to 9 PM. To learn more about Buffalo Bill’s, check out their site right here:
Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom

Here is a link to videos of performers playing in the Side Room. The videos will give you a feel of how much fun we have at each show. Check them out!

Hope you can join us!
All the best,

Siobhan and Frank

Upcoming Shows:

Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding and Genesee Johnny, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
Connie Deming, March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19
Scott Regan, May 3
Jeff Riales, Mike Wittek, and Dana Fine, May 17
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch, and Tim Pitcher), June 7
Ben and Rita Proctor (members of Crooked North), June 21
Joe Rickard (AKA Joemama), July 5
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Bryan Maslin, and Paul Yacci), July 19
Steve Piper, August 2
The Brothers Blue, August 16
Paulsen and Baker with Tim Chaapel, September 6
The Cadleys with Perry Cleaveland and John Dancks, September 20
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary (Stid Hill Stompers), October 4
Tom Whitmore of Watkins and the Rapiers, October 18

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

AUTHOR'S NOTES FOR "JUST ONE" AND LINKS TO YOUTUBE, SPOTIFY, AND CD BABY

An upbeat country pop Americana song, “Just one” depicts a patron who, after having just one drink, unsuccessfully tries to leave a local bar because his friends keep buying him more drinks.

How did “Just One” come to fruition? Well, one summer night in 2008, Siobhan and I were sitting in the Canandaigua Brew Company, a little tavern on Phoenix Street in Canandaigua, NY. Quite often condemned by the righteous, Phoenix Street, also known as Blood Alley, is in the lower socioeconomic area of the city. Despite its problems, I love it and the spirit it generates. It’s a place where it’s hard to tell the sinners from the saints because there is a little bit of both in each soul.

As Siobhan and I sat visiting with our good friend Ray Hackett, the bartender, someone from down the bar yelled, “Hey, Teacher!” The voice came from Terry Beayea, a former student from the late 1970s. “You need to write a tune about folks having just one more,” he said.
“What do you mean,” I replied.
He proceeded to describe a very common situation that often occurs at a bar. When someone is getting ready to leave, the other patrons often encourage him to hang in there for one more. Of course, one more leads to one more and so on…, and before you know it, it’s closing time. Always being open to new ideas, I told him I would give it some thought, and I stashed the concept somewhere in the back of my mind.

Sometime within the next few weeks, the phrase, “just one, just one more,” came back into my mind when I heard someone say it at the bar. I immediately thought of the conversation I had with Terry, and I began to think about his idea more seriously. As I sat at the bar sipping some Jim Beam Black, I envisioned some of the places people go and the things they do after stopping for one after work. Picking up something at a store, grabbing dinner at some restaurant or fast food joint, and heading home to do some work were three ideas that came to me. From there, the words “More” and “Store” created the first half of the chorus, and when I realized “chores” were the jobs done at home, the second half of the chorus quickly fell into place.

From here, it was simple. Each of the verses kept enticing the main character to stay on for one more drink until it was finally closing time, and the episodes in each verse reflected actual events I encountered as a patron of the CBC.

This upbeat party-like song required a driving sound to reflect the festive atmosphere in the bar. So, that’s just what Siobhan and I did with her bass, my guitar, harmonica and vocal. After we put the song together, we went over to record the basic tracks with Rich Cooley, a neighborhood friend. Following this, we brought in two fine musicians, Perry Cleaveland and Bob Spadafora, to add some finishing touches. Perry with his electric mandolin and fiddle and Bob with his acoustic guitar created some awesome sounds. Along with their instruments, they added some terrific backup harmonies to the chorus. We could not have asked for more. In the final mix, Siobhan and I decided to just use the harmonica to kick off the song, and then we decorated the song with the terrific filler and lead work created by Perry and Bob. Hope you enjoy the song, and I hope it finds a place on your playlist!

If you want to get a feel for the song before you stream or download it, we have a video of us playing the basic tracks on YouTube. Here is a link to our YouTube Channel:
Practicing “Just One”

If you liked what you heard on our YouTube Channel, here’s a link to where you can stream it on Spodify and add it to your playlist (If you are not a Spodify member, you need to become a member and download the Spodify Web Player. It is free.):
Spodify Streaming Page for “Just One”

If you liked what you heard on our YouTube Channel, here’s a link to where you can download it and add it to your playlist:
CD Baby Download Page for “Just One”


Friday, October 27, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS LOREN BARRIGAR, NOV. 2

Hey Folks,

This blog started out giving you posts of the songwriter’s notes, lyrics, and music for my original songs. As with many things, it has gone in new directions. So, if you just started reading my post and are interested in my original material, here is a link to mySongwriter Notes.

On Thursday, 11/2, Loren Barrigar of the renowned duo, Loren and Mark, will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Loren, like Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel, is a guitarist extraordinaire Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Hankerin”
”TE’s Ramble”
”Goin’ Under Over You”
”Time” by John Cadley
”Juice”

Want to know more about Loren and Mark? Check them out right here.
Loren and Mark Site


The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five CDs, one for each of our five seasons. Each CD contains songs of the performers who appeared during that season. The requested donation for each CD is $10, and the proceeds go to the performers who are playing on the night of the donation. The CDs have gotten good reviews, and we hope they get passed around to let others know about the great talent we have appearing at this venue.

The concerts take place on the first and third Thursdays of every month in the side room of Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom, 19 Main Street, Shortsville, NY. The show runs from 7 to 9 PM. To learn more about Buffalo Bill’s, check out their site right here:
Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom

Here is a link to videos of performers playing in the Side Room. The videos will give you a feel of how much fun we have at each show. Check them out!

Hope you can join us!
All the best,

Siobhan and Frank

Upcoming Shows:

John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding and Genesee Johnny, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
Connie Deming, March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19
Scott Regan, May 3
Jeff Riales, Mike Wittek, and Dana Fine, May 17
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch, and Tim Pitcher), June 7
Ben and Rita Proctor (members of Crooked North), June 21
Joe Rickard (AKA Joemama), July 5
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Bryan Maslin, and Paul Yacci), July 19
Steve Piper, August 2
The Brothers Blue, August 16
Paulsen and Baker with Tim Chaapel, September 6
The Cadleys with Perry Cleaveland and John Dancks, September 20
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary (Stid Hill Stompers), October 4
Tom Whitmore of Watkins and the Rapiers, October 18