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
On Thursday, 1/16, Perry Cleaveland and Paul Swiatek will be our performers at the “Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room” concert. 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 lyricist, 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! 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!
The concert takes place on the third Thursday 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. The concert is free; however, we compensate the performers with whatever donations we can gather from the audience. To learn more about Buffalo Bill’s, check out their site right here:
Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom
Ian, Ron, and Lyle Boni were our guests in December. To give you a feel of the setting of these concerts, here is a video of the group doing one of Lyle’s songs, “Do What You Want.”
"Do What You Want"
If you would like to see videos of the other performers who have taken the stage at “Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room” concerts, check out this link:
Videos of Performers in the Side Room
Hope you can join us on January 16!
All the best,
Siobhan and Frank
Maria Gillard, Feb. 20
Jim Clare and Perry Cleaveland, Mar. 20
Scott Regan, Apr. 17
John Dady, May 15
Bonnie Abrams and Allen Hopkins, Jun. 19
Jed Curran, Jul. 17
Steve Piper, Aug. 21
Marc Black, Sept. 18
Rick Hoyt and Cool Club, Oct. 16
Connie Deming, Nov. 20
Eva and the Dog Boys, Dec. 18