Monday, April 30, 2012

Meyer and McGuire: Steve Scammell, Steve Piper, Other News

Hey Folks,

Hope you are all doing well! Thanks for all your notes regarding what is going on for you! I really enjoy reading them! I apologize for not getting back to you in a timely fashion, but I just don’t know where the time goes. You will eventually get a response from me, even if you don’t want one. Anyway, here is some news I would like to share with you this month!

As many of you know, Siobhan has been struggling with some major tendon issues in her left hand. She had some surgery last December to repair the tendon in her trigger finger. Thanks to the efforts of Doc Klein, however, that surgery was successful, and with her trigger finger working again, I am back to working at being less annoying. Unfortunately, this past March more tendon issues developed in her left hand, and she had surgery on April 23. This time the culprits were the “de Quervain” and the “carpal tunnel” tendons. Doc Klein did his mastery work once again. So why is all this so important? I just want to give you a heads-up regarding our shows. In some cases, Siobhan may only play for part of the show, and if the tendons are not cooperating, I will do the show as a solo. OK, for you folks who really just come out to see her, I will have a cutout of her on stage.

By now, most of you guys from Colgate have received the sad news, but in case you haven’t, here it is. Shortly after my last newsletter, I received emails from Steve kello and Dave McGill informing me of the sudden passing of Steve Scammell back on March 20. Steve and I, although fraternity brothers, traveled down different paths while we were at Colgate, and we never really spent much time together. Coincidentally, back in 2008, he contacted me and encouraged me to come to the 2008 reunion, the only one I ever attended. Because we could not stay for the full weekend, Siobhan and I showed up on the night before the reunion began. We ran into Steve and Barb, and the four of us had dinner on the patio outside of the Colgate Inn. Jim Fitzpatrick joined us, and it turned out to be a terrific evening. It was the most fun I ever had with Steve in all the time I knew him, and I am glad I had the chance to have that time with him. So, to all of you, try some of those experiences you are not in the habit of trying. You just never know what can happen.

Our “Singer/songwriters in the Side Room” concert series at Buffalo Bill’s is headed into its fourth month. So far, Maria Gillard, Pat Maloney, and Jeff Riales gave us three terrific shows, and we hope we can keep delivering fine performers like them. We have another great singer/songwriter coming up this month! We are happy to announce that Steve Piper, a fine song writer from Ft. Scott, Kansas, will continue the series on Thursday, May 17 (details on the music schedule at the end of this message). After spending his first twenty years in Pittsburg, Kansas, Steve eventually made it to Rochester where he now resides. In addition to being a skilled songwriter, Steve has a myriad of other talents. He is a phenomenal guitar player, and you will often see him playing lead guitar for many groups in the region. Steve’s creative juices do not stop with music, however. He is a terrific photographer and artist too. Oh, one more thing. Most Thursday evenings you’ll find him hosting the open Mic at The Flipside, a great little happening place for musicians. Stop in and see him! To learn more about him, check out Steve’s site right here! Hope you can join us on May 17!

Siobhan and I moved to a new home back in November, and now we are trying to sell our old home. Check out our home right here! If you know of anyone who might be interested in this home, we’d appreciate it if you would send them our way! To all of our realtor friends, we are on the MLS. So, if your buyers are not interested in your properties, they might be interested in ours. Hey, 3% ain’t bad!

For those of you who are interested in our music, but can’t be with us, here is an article about one of our original songs. The article focuses on "Your Local Star” a song from the Home Town CD. You can read about the development of the song, check out the lyrics, and listen to the song!

For those of you who just want to know our gig schedule for the next couple of weeks, it appears at the end of this newsletter! We'll be back with another update in a few weeks! Hope you are all doing well! Drop us a line and let us know what is going on for you! All the best, Siobhan and Frank

Fri., May 4: Rylie J’s, 38 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY, 6 PM to 9 PM, (315) 759-6050

Sat., May 5: Sheridan’s Pub, 1551 Mt. Hope Ave. Rochester, NY, 7 PM to 10 PM, (585) 271-7777

Thu., May 10: Heather Heights, 160 West Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY, 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM,(585) 264-1600

Fri., May 11: Chili Inn, 964 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY, 6 PM to 9 PM, (585) 436-6627 (The phone is disconnected, but trust us. The place is there, and it is a classic neighborhood bar with great patrons.)

Sat, May 12: Rio Tomatlán, 5 Beeman Street, Cdga., NY, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (585) 394-9380

Thu., May 17: Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room (a concert series), Presents Steve Piper in the side room of Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom, 19 Main Street, Shortsville, NY, 7 PM to 9 PM, (585) 289-4104; no cover charge, but donations for performer gratefully accepted (Dinner available in the restaurant from 5 PM to … - no service available in the concert room, but concert goers can bring drinks and food into the room) (event produced by Meyer and McGuire, 585-394-8929)

Sat., May 19: Canandaigua Elks Club (Lodge 1844), 19 Niagara Street, Cdga, NY, 6 PM to 10 PM, (585) 394-4787 (Wing and Pizza Night! Open to the public!)

Fri., May 25: Private Party: If you are interested in booking us for a private party, please call us at (585) 394-8929 or e-mail us at

Sat., May 26: Private Party: If you are interested in booking us for a private party, please call us at (585) 394-8929 or e-mail us at

Thu., May 31: Eric’s Office Restaurant and Taproom (on the patio), 2574 Macedon Road, Cdga., NY, 6 PM to 9 PM, (585) 394-8787 (weather permitting)

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