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 "Tricklin to the Top," 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, 10/1, Tom Whitmore of Watkins and the Rapiers will be our performer in the “Side room” at Buffalo Bill’s. Gary Holt will be backing up Tom on bass. If you do not already know Tom, here’s a little bio taken from Watkins and the Rapiers’ web site:
Tom Whitmore “Whit” (bass, guitar, mandolin and vocals) is one of Watkins and the Rapiers’ several songwriters (Scott Regan, Kerry Regan, Steve Piper, and Rick McRae). He has performed for more than a quarter century, including a stint as lead guitarist with the Syracuse-based quartet, the Sputniks, which included two other Regan brothers, Phil and Craig. Tom has a strong repertoire of campfire sing-alongs. Now that he is retired from his day job as a telecommunications executive, he devotes much more time to his music. In addition to his clever songwriting, Tom’s sense of humor is second to none.
Now, if you don’t already know much about Gary, here’s a little bio taken from his web site:
Since 1980 Gary Holt, founder and owner of Holt Studio, has provided musicians across the country with the finest in creative production. Combining comfort, with cutting edge technology, and wrapping it in affordable rates, Holt Studio has endured as a mainstay for the creative musician. Beyond the technical realm of the studio Gary lends himself easily to opening creative doors. A well respected studio and performing musician. Gary is often heard saying "OK, then let's try this ..." when faced with the ever lurking creative block clients occasionally face in the studio environment. It is this patient and knowledgeable attitude that has set him far apart from the mediocre in his field.
To learn more about Tom and Watkins and the Rapiers, click here.
Here’s Tom with Watkins and the Rapiers playing "Long Walk Home," one of his original songs. Enjoy!
To learn more about Gary, 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
Here is a link to videos of performers playing in the Side Room. The videos will give you a feel of how much fun we have at each show. Check them out!
Hope you can join us on October 1!
All the best,
Siobhan and Frank
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
Lisa Winter, July 7
Eddie Lee and Friends, August 4
Steve Piper, August 18
Leslie Lee and Steve Gretz and Perry Cleaveland, September 1
Paulsen and Baker Band (John Paulsen, Keith Baker, and Tim Chaapel), September 15