Friday, May 29, 2015



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 "Leavin’ All Our Troubles Far Behind," one of my original songs. You can read about the song’s history, review the lyrics, and listen to the song. If you want to add the song to your playlist, you can download it at Amazon or iTunes.

On Thursday, 6/4, Connie Deming will be our performer in the “Side room” at Buffalo Bill’s. Siobhan and I have followed Connie’s music career from somewhat of a distance over the years, first seeing her at McGinnity’s way back in the 1970s. She has played in many places, and quite often, you will find her at the Little Theater Café in Rochester on Saturday nights. Connie has done a couple of shows for us in the “Side Room,” and they were simply outstanding. With her acoustic guitar, awesome voice, and powerful, thought-provoking lyrics she captivates her audience. Her heart-warming stories, injected with just the right amount of humor, put her listeners at ease, and it feels like you are sitting with a friend in your living room. Since her last show in the “Side Room,” she has released a new recording, Into the Blue, and you can expect to hear some of these terrific new songs in her upcoming show. Here’s a video of Connie from a previous show at Buffalo Bill’s. Enjoy!
"Across the Table"
Now, if you want to know more about Connie and her interesting, creative endeavors, here is a link to her 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 three CDs, one for each of our three 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 concerts take place on the first and third Thursdays of each 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

Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland were our guests on May 21. To give you a feel of the setting of these concerts, here is a video of Paul and Perry doing "Sell the Banjo Dad," one of Paul’s original songs.

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 June 4!

All the best,

Siobhan and Frank

Upcoming Shows:

Jim Clare, Taylor Pie, and Perry Cleaveland, June 18
Bonnie Abrams and Allen Hopkins, July 16
Eddie Lee, August 6
Steve Piper, August 20
Mike Yacci, September 3
Joe LaMay and Sherri Reese, September 17
Tom Whitmore of Watkins and the Rapiers, October 1
Pat Maloney and Steve Piper, October 8
Rick Hoyt and Cool Club, October 15
The Cadleys, November 5
John Dady, November 19
Kerry Regan of Watkins and the Rapiers, December 3
Gordon Munding, December 17
Eva and the Dog Boys, January 21
John Carter, February 4
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, Perry Cleaveland), February 18
Brian Ayers, March 3
Joe Dady and Perry Cleaveland, April 7
The Stid Hill Stompers (Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, Fran Cary), April 21
Scott Regan, May 5
Jeff Riales, May 19
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch, Tim Pitcher), June 2

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