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 "The Good House Is Built Upon A Rock," 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, 9/3, Mike Yacci will be our performer in the “Side room” at Buffalo Bill’s. Mike, who released a new collection of original songs in 2014, will be playing songs from this new release as well as some favorites from his older collections. If you do not know Mike, here is a little bio for you:
Michael Yacci is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and audio producer. His most recent album, Almost Somewhere, was released in 2014, and is a finely crafted studio album of original pop/rock music in which he plays all the instruments and sings all the vocals (available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody, Kunaki, and Apple Music.) His original music is often likened to artists such as Todd Rundgren, Brian Wilson, and Ben Folds. Previous recorded works include the 2012 album, Better Than Real and the 1980’s era vinyl recording, entitled Michael Yacci, all featuring Yacci as a multi-tracked instrumentalist. As a touring keyboard player and vocalist he has performed in 21 states, playing clubs and concerts working as many as 300 nights per year. Current musical efforts are largely devoted to writing and recording with a variety of musical styles, artists, and projects.
Performing as the “Michael Yacci Trio,” Mike will be accompanied by Bryan Maslin on drums and vocals, and Paul Yacci on bass, vocals, and saxophones.
To learn more about Mike and listen to his music, 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 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
Steve Piper was our performer On August 20. We don’t have any videos of that show yet, but to give you a feel of the setting of these concerts, here is Steve from a previous show doing one of his songs, "See These Days Unwind."
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 20!
All the best,
Siobhan and Frank
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
Eddie Lee and Friends, August 4
Leslie Lee and Steve Gretz and Perry Cleaveland, September 1
Paulsen and Baker Band (John Paulsen, Keith Baker, and Tim Chaapel), September 15