Sunday, July 12, 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 "Caught in the Middle," 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, 7/16, Bonnie Abrams and Allen Hopkins will be our performers in the “Side room” at Buffalo Bill’s. Bonnie writes and performs her own songs AND she sings everything from choral music to Broadway show tunes. As "Voice of the Second Generation", Bonnie has performed programs of song and narration from the European Jewish experience at multi-cultural celebrations and Holocaust Commemorations. With Allen Hopkins, who has played bluegrass, blues, Celtic music, and even Stephen Foster ballads on his three dozen acoustic instruments, Bonnie’s versatility is complete. Time spent with Bonnie and Allen is a musical gift. The audience will laugh, clap, sing along, and maybe Even shed a tear.

Here are Bonnie and Allen at a
previous show in the Side Room doing "Rainforest Crunch," one of Bonnie's original songs. Enjoy!

To learn more about Bonnie, click
To learn more about Allen, click here. 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 takes place on the first and third Thursdays 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 Taylor Pie were our guest in June. To give you a feel of the setting of these concerts, here is a video of the trio doing one of Taylor's songs, "First Real Love."

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 July 16!
All the best,

Siobhan and Frank

Upcoming Shows:

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

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