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 "Shake the Dust off Your Sandals," 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, 6/18, Jim Clare will be our guest performer at the “Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room” concert series. Jim’s sense of humor is second to none, and it, along with his self-deprecating manner, really draws his audience to him. For this show, Jim will have Perry Cleaveland and Taylor Pie joining him. Perry (mandolin, fiddle, and vocals), like Jim, is a down-to-earth guy who really knows how to have fun with an audience. Taylor, a singer/songwriter friend of Jim’s from Nashville, is doing a little tour in the Finger Lakes Region, and this is one of her stops. Her beautiful songs and genuine nature should be a nice addition to the mix. I’m sure the three will create a delightful evening! If you have the time, check out these videos of Taylor and Jim doing their original material.
"Time," by Taylor Pie
"Jumpin’ Sam Patch," by Jim Clare
If you want to know more about Jim, Perry, and Taylor, check out the following links:
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
Connie Deming was our guest on June 4. To give you a feel of the setting of these concerts, here is a video of Connie doing "Look at You," one of Connie’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 18!
All the best,
Siobhan and Frank
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, Tim Pitcher, Cathryn Koch), June 2
Connie Deming, June 16