Hope you all had a great Holiday Season! 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
This month, Siobhan and I are doing something we have not done in a long time. We are hosting an open mic at Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill, an eatery and entertainment center behind the Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery in Naples, NY. The date, time, and address for this event can be found on our music schedule listed at the end of this message. I am giving you a heads-up about this venue because it is a really cool place. Siobhan and I have done a few shows there over the past couple of summers, and the owners and staff there are very down-to-earth, hard-working people who really know how to have a good time! They put out some great wine, beer, and food, especially their home-made ice cream sandwiches! Brew and Brats, only opened on the weekends, originally just opened for the summer months, but now it is opened year round. During the winter months, the venue on Saturday nights is a little different than it is in the summer. Rather than having just one group do a show, the stage is opened to anyone who wants to perform. So, on January 11, our first night of hosting the open mic, Siobhan and I will be there to run the sound. Of course, we will fill in the down-time with our music, but we hope to see many of you show up with your guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, harmonicas, etc. If you are not a player, come out and enjoy the food, beverages, and entertainment! Hope to see you there!
As always, thanks for supporting original music! Ian, Ron, and Lyle Boni put on a great show at the “Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room” concert in December. 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 Perry Cleaveland and Paul Swiatek, the duo who will be performing at our next “Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room” concert at Buffalo Bill’s on January 16 from 7 to 9 PM. Perry, an accomplished mandolin, fiddle, and guitar player who performs with several groups, is getting together with his long-time friend, Paul Swiatek, an excellent guitar, banjo, harmonica, and mountain dulcimer player. When I first asked Perry to do the concert, he suggested that Paul, mostly a lyricists, and he, mostly an instrumentalist, could put together a well-balanced show of original bluegrass, folk, and country music. I have heard both of them play, and I think Perry is “right on” with his suggestion. Trust me! These guys will get your toes tapping and energy flowing! 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 Perry backing up some of the performers we have had at our concerts.
Perry Backing up Maria Gillard
Perry Backing up Leslie Lee and Steve Gretz
Perry Backing up Birds-On-A-Wire
Perry Backing up Jim Clare
Now, if you want to know more about Paul and his interesting, creative endeavors, here is a link to his web site. Hope you can join us for the show!
Well, have to go for now. Below is a list of our dates for January. Hope to catch you at a show! Take care and I hope you have a great 2014!
All the best,
Siobhan and Frank
Meyer and McGuire Web Site
Fri., Jan. 3: Rylie J’s, 38 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY, 6 PM to 9 PM, (315) 759-6050
Sat., Jan. 4: Sheridan’s Pub, 1551 Mt. Hope Ave. Rochester, NY, 7 PM to 10 PM, (585) 271-7777
Sat., Jan. 11: Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill, 6461 Route 64, Naples, NY, 6 PM to 9 PM, (585) 374-2870 (Meyer and McGuire host the open mic, bring your guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, harmonica, voice, etc.)
Thu., Jan. 16: Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room (a concert series), Presents Perry Cleaveland and Paul Swiatek 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)
Sat., Jan. 18 Rio Tomatlán, 5 Beeman Street, Cdga., NY, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (585) 394-9380