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 "Ridin’ Down the Back Roads," 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, 8/6, Eddie Lee, Thad Maxwell, and Greg Gefell will be our performers in the “Side room” at Buffalo Bill’s. The trio will be playing songs from Eddie’s recently released CD, all original music. Here’s some information about these guys in case you don’t already know them:
“Eddie Lee & Closing Time is headed by founder, singer songwriter and front man Eddie Lee. Upon his return from Nashville, the band enjoyed its first taste of success in 1997 with the release of its album “Eddie Lee & Closing Time”. The band released its first album self-entitled “Eddie Lee & Closing Time” which included 11 of Eddie Lee’s self-penned songs. The CD found great reviews in Europe and received local radio support winning a new song competition against major label recording artists 5 weeks in a row. The band endured a rigorous schedule of shows and took over as the house band for 92.5 WBEE radio. In recent years Eddie Lee has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the likes of Phil Vassar, Joe Nichols, Sammy Kershaw, Confederate Railroad, Joe Diffie, Aaron Tippin, Marty Stuart & Jarrod Niemann.
In 2015 The Closing Time Train Rolls On! A NEW SELF-PENNED CD featuring 10 new songs has been released and is now available at shows as well as on ITUNES and CDBABY!!! This year also brings another calendar of shows with Fairs, Festivals and some of the bands favorite Honky-Tonks & Clubs.
Thad Maxwell has spent half his working life as a professional musician in Hollywood, CA. He played guitar, drums, bass, and pedal steel guitar on TV (over 40 appearances on the Tonight Show), recording, and touring with artists and bands such as: Swampwater (Linda Ronstadt), Tarantula, Arlo Guthrie, Mac Davis, Dolly Parton, Rick Nelson, and the Flying Burrito Brothers. He retired from 20 plus years of the music life and returned to upstate NY to teach third grade in Davis, Dolly Parton, Rick Nelson, and the Flying Burrito Brothers. He retired from 20 plus years of the music life and returned to upstate NY to teach third grade in Honeoye Falls for 21 years, and gradually returned to the music life and is playing with Eddie Lee and Closing Time. Yep, do the math and he’s a geezer, but still rockin’!
Greg Gefell is an Amazing Musician / Singer-Songwriter that has had a long standing career as the guitar player for local favorites Blue Jimmy. Greg has also spent time on the road with Nashville Recording Artist Sean Patrick McGraw. Greg spent the last year teaming up with Singer-Song Writer Eddie Lee. Together they collaborated to bring Eddie Lee’s new songs to life. Greg not only played guitars on the tracks but the album was recorded at Greg’s Studio “Red Door Studio” with Greg Producing and Engineering the project. Listening to the new CD the collaboration was really magic!”
Here are a couple of videos from Eddie’s latest CD:
"Tougher Than Train Smoke"
"I Would Take Your Place"
To learn more about Eddie Lee and Closing Time, click here.
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 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
Bonnie Abrams and Allen Hopkins were our performers On July 16. To give you a feel of the setting of these concerts, here is a video of the duo doing one of Bonnie's songs, "Old Folksingers Never Die."
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 August 6!
All the best,
Siobhan and Frank
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 (Rick Hoyt, Perry Cleaveland, Doug Henrie), 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 (Elaine Verstraete, Tom (TBone) Farley, John Denniston, 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
Paulsen and Baker Band (John Paulsen, Keith Baker, and Tim Chaapel), September 15