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 Frank’s Songwriter’s Notes, Lyrics, and Music.
On Thursday, 4/17, Scott Regan and Perry Cleaveland will be our performers in the “Side room” at Buffalo Bill’s. Siobhan and I first met Scott about two years ago through our good friend, Maria Gillard. In October of 2012, Scott did a show for us, and we are having him back again because his show was so well received. When Scott is not out there doing his solo gigs, he plays with the well-known Watkins and the Rapiers, a great Rochester based band who has an uncanny ability to be irreverent in a classy way. If you haven’t met Scott, you may have heard him on the radio. He is the voice of Open Tunings, a show that runs from 9 AM to Noon from Monday through Friday on WRUR 88.5. You can check it out right here on the internet! For this show at Buffalo Bill’s, Scott will have Perry Cleaveland (mandolin and fiddle) joining him. Perry, who can play with anyone, has been a great help to “Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room,” and we really appreciate his contribution to the series! He, like Scott, is a down-to-earth guy who really knows how to have fun with an audience. Sitting and talking with either Scott or Perry over a couple of beers would be a great way to spend an evening. I’ll have more details about Scott as we get closer to the show, but if you have the time, check out these videos of Scott doing some of his original material.
"The Marriage of Time and Money"
"Blue Blue Planet"
Now, if you want to know more about Scott and his interesting, creative endeavors, here is a link to his web site. Hope you can join us for the show!
The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created two CDs, one for each of our two seasons. Each CD contains songs of the performers who appeared during that season. The requested donation for each CD is $10, and the proceeds go to the performers who are playing on the night of the donation. The CDs have gotten good reviews, and we hope they get passed around to let others know about the great talent we have appearing at this venue.
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. To learn more about Buffalo Bill’s, check out their site right here:
Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant and Taproom
Jim Clare, Perry Cleaveland, and Bob Schneider were our guests in March. To give you a feel of the setting of these concerts, here is a video of the trio doing one of Jim’s songs, "Smoke from a Hawthorne Fire."
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 April 17!
All the best,
Siobhan and Frank
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
Jeff Riales, Jan. 15
The Maria Gillard Trio, Feb. 19
Brian Ayers, Mar. 19
Lisa Bigwood, Apr. 16