Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, and I hope the upcoming holiday season brings you many great times with your family and friends! Now, here’s what I have for you in this post.
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 my songwriter’s notes, lyrics, and music.
Frank’s Songwriter’s Notes, Lyrics, and Music
As always, thanks for supporting original music! Leslie Lee and Steve Gretz and Perry Cleaveland put on a great show at the “Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room” concert in November. Siobhan will have a video of one of their songs from that show ready for my next update in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, I just want to give you a little introduction to Ian and Ron Boni, the duo who will be performing at our next “Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room” concert at Buffalo Bill’s on December 19 from 7 to 9 PM. Ian, an accomplished guitar player and songwriter who performs with several groups, is getting together with his Uncle Ron for this show. When I first asked Ian to do the concert, he asked me if he could do the show with Ron because he felt Ron was a terrific songwriter who very rarely performs. I’ll have more details about them as we get closer to the show, but if you have the time, check out these videos of Ian with his group Troyka at the Lilac Festival in 2012. Fear not. You will not be hearing Troyka at the next concert in the side room. I only encourage you to listen to these videos to get a sense of Ian’s talent. It’s terrific, and I am sure when he hooks up with Ron, you will get a great evening of original acoustic music!
Troyka at the Lilac Festival
Well, Siobhan and I finally got off our lazy butts and recorded the basic tracks for four new original songs at Rich Cooley’s studio. Rich, a friend and neighbor, lives .4 miles from our house; so, it doesn’t get any better. After the holidays, we are bringing Bob Spadafora and Perry Cleaveland, two of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet, into Rich’s studio to dress up our basic tracks. If you are from the Auburn area, you may know Bob. He was the lead guitar player for the legendary Blue Lights for over thirty years. Currently, Bob is the lead guitar player for Streetwise, a well-known rock group in the Rochester area, and Bob is the lead singer and guitar player in Key Dreamers, a local acoustic duo. Now, if you don’t know Perry, you are not from this galaxy. Just like Raymond, “Everybody Loves Perry!” He has played and recorded with so many groups it would be impossible to list them all here. As Bob is with a guitar, so Perry is with a mandolin and fiddle, and we are excited to have them add their talents to our new songs. The songs are as follows: “Livin’ Small,“ “Last Man Standing,” “Just One,” and “When You Were Cute and I Had All MY Hair.” If you haven’t heard these songs, here is a link to videos of Siobhan and me rehearsing them on our back porch:
Back Porch Videos of Frank and Siobhan
If you have any suggestions regarding what instruments we should add to the basic tracks, send them to me. We’d appreciate it!
Well, have to go for now. Below is a list of our dates for December. Hope to catch you at a show! Take care and have a great holiday season!
All the best,
Siobhan and Frank
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Fri., Dec. 6: Rylie J’s, 38 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY, 6 PM to 9 PM, (315) 759-6050
Sat., Dec. 7: Sheridan’s Pub, 1551 Mt. Hope Ave. Rochester, NY, 7 PM to 10 PM, (585) 271-7777
Tue., Dec. 10: Fanatics Sports Grill and Pizza, 7281 W. Main Street, Lima, NY, 7 PM to 10 PM, (585) 624-2080 (With Guest Perry Cleaveland on Mandolin and Fiddle)
Fri., Dec. 13: Lake Street Station Winery, 41 Lake Street, Geneva, NY, 6 PM to 9 PM, (315) 325-4089
Thu., Dec. 19: Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room (a concert series), Presents Ian Mitchell Boni and Ron Boni 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) (event produced by Meyer and McGuire, 585-394-8929)
Fri., Dec. 20: Don’s Inn, 3853 Routes 5 & 20 East, Cdga, NY 7 PM to 10 PM, (585) 394-8301 (Fish-fry Special)
Sat., Dec. 21: Rio Tomatlán, 5 Beeman Street, Cdga., NY, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (585) 394-9380
Fri., Dec. 27: Finger Lakes Gifts and Lounge, 60 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY, 7 PM to 10 PM, (315) 759-5247 With Guest Perry Cleaveland on mandolin and fiddle)