Thursday, June 13, 2013

Off Stage With Meyer and McGuire

Hey Folks,

As always, hope you are all doing well! If you have some time for reading, viewing and listening, here's what I have for you this month.

Unfortunately, Siobhan and I do not have a "back porch video" for you this month. Many health issues for our aging parents have kept us hopping with a very hectic schedule. We have the material ready. So, stay tuned! We hope to have one for you for our next post.

The "Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room" concerts at Buffalo Bill's in Shortsville, NY, seem to be getting better and better each month. The concerts are on the third Thursday of the month from 7 to 9 PM. In my last post, I played you a video of Scott Regan doing one of his songs, "The Marriage of Time and Money."In this post, we have a video of Joe Dady playing his song, "My Conesus Cabin Home." In a bluegrass style, Joe delivers an upbeat tune about the beauty of living in the western Finger Lakes Region near Conesus Lake, one of the smaller Finger Lakes. His flat picking in this one is simply outstanding. Here is the video. Hope you enjoy it, and I hope it encourages you to check out this venue. We have some great songwriters in this area, and if you like original music, you owe it to yourself to experience some of these artists. Stay tuned for more videos of other songwriters we have showcased.

Since I am on the topic of the songwriters' series, I want to thank John Dady and Joe LaMay and Sherri Reese for the awesome shows they did for us in May and June. John Dady had a full house and LaMay and Reese were the first performers to have a standing room only crowd, a sure sign the venue is growing. On June 20, we are having Jeff Riales return to the side room with Mike Wittek. Last year, Jeff and Mike dazzled the audience with Jeff's terrific original country songs and Mike's outstanding guitar playing. Shortsville can't wait to have them back again! Here is a video of the two playing Jeff's award winning song, "The Ticket."You can learn more about Jeff right here! Hope you can join us on June 20!

Since songwriting seems to be the main focus of this post, here is a link to "Ridin' Down the Back Roads," one of my original songs. You can read about the development of the song, check out the lyrics, and listen to the song. If you like the song, you can download the MP3 right here at the iTunes store. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you may have seen this one already. If this is a new song for you, I hope you enjoy it!

For those of you who have stumbled upon this post accidentally and have no knowledge about Meyer and McGuire, here is a link to our web site. Hope you enjoy learning about us!

Well, once again, it's time for me to stop babbling. I often go walking at night, and much to the chagrin of Siobhan, I am a daydreamer who should be paying a little more attention to my surroundings. Many of you pass through my thoughts, sometimes for a fleeting moment and other times longer. I want to thank you for being in my thoughts. You have contributed to my life much more than you will ever know. So, see you on the streets somewhere!