Sunday, December 13, 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 "I Just Try to Move the Chains," 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, 12/17, Gordon Munding will be our performer in the “Side room” at Buffalo Bill’s. He will be presenting his original material. I hope this impressive bio entices you to come to his show!

“From upstate New York, Gordon Munding is an accomplished Blues, Roots and Folk musician. He is part of Rochester N.Y.'s Blues and Folk scene and a respected friend and peer. Way back in the 70s and 80s after meeting and opening for guitar gurus like Doc Watson and Richard Thompson, Gordon began to master the Piedmont and Delta guitar styles himself. He has also since mastered the resonator guitar, playing and teaching students this unique style, emulating the blues masters, while encouraging original improvisation. Frank DeBlase, of Rochester's City Newspaper, describes Munding's style as: "He dances across old National strings with red clay overtones in the swampy air. Crisscrossing with Appalachian, Bluegrass & Delta Blues, arising from the smoke of an impending collision." In another article Frank listed Munding as one of his “favorite guitarists” in Rochester’s eclectic music scene. In 2006 Gordon started a weekly tribute to Delta blues legend Son House (who was rediscovered living in Rochester N.Y. in the 60s). This jam continues today, almost 10 years later, now hosted by Bluesman Genesee Johnny. Gordon has opened for many national acts, including: Doc Watson, John Hammond & John Mooney. He has fronted local & regional bands, including "Blue Delta", and most recently "The Crawdiddies. He currently performs solo and teaches blues and finger-style guitar in workshops, festivals, and schools.
Since Gordon won Rochester NY's 1st Stan Rodgers songwriting contest way back in the 80's, he has continued to write successfully having his music aired on Ithaca, Jamestown and Rochester radio stations.”

Here is a video of Gordon with The Crawdiddies at the 2013 Lilac Festival.
To learn more about Gordon, 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

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 December 17!
All the best,

Siobhan and Frank

Upcoming Shows:

Fred and Alex Vine, January 7
Eva and the Dog Boys (Elaine Verstraete, Tom (T-Bone) Farley John Denniston), January 21
John Carter, February 4
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, Perry Cleaveland), February 25
Brian Ayers, March 3
Joe Dady of the Dady Brothers 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
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, and Bryan Maslin), July 21
Eddie Lee and Closing Time, 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
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, October 6
Tom Whitmore of Watkins and the Rapiers, October 20
The Cadleys, November 3
John Dady of the Dady Brothers, November 17
Kerry Regan, December 1

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