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 "Your Local Star," 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, 5/5, Scott Regan will be our performer in the “Side room” at Buffalo Bill’s. If you don’t know him, here’s a bit of info I snatched from the web. Hope it entices you to come to the show!
“Since 2004 Scott Regan has been introducing listeners to an eclectic mix of rock, folk, and acoustic music weekdays on Open Tunings. A fan of all kinds of music and strong supporter of the local music scene, Scott often invites local musicians and bands traveling through Rochester and the Finger Lakes area in studio to perform and share stories about their work. In 2012 Open Tunings was voted best radio program by Rochester’s City Newspaper.
Scott is also a musician and released his first solo album Autumn Moon in 2013. He is a member of Watkins and the Rapiers, an Americana music band with a folk beat. They mostly play original music written by the band’s four songwriters – of which Scott is one. In the band Scott plays guitar and percussion, and sings. He’s also an artist and recently released a book of sketches and haiku with friend Jeff Spevak of the Democrat and Chronicle called Jazz Lines.”
Perry Cleaveland, also known as the “House Band” in the “Side Room,” will be backing up Scott with some mandolin and fiddle.
Want a feel for how these two will sound together? Here is a video of them doing one of Scott’s songs, “Blue Blue Planet.”
To learn more about Scott and his band, Watkins and the Rapiers, 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 four CDs, one for each of our four 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 May 5!
All the best,
Siobhan and Frank
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
The Stid Hill Stompers (Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary), 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 of Watkins and the Rapiers, December 1
Gordon Munding, December 15
Gabe Schliffer and friends, January 5
John Carter, January 19
Fred Vine, February 2
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland, February 16
Brian Ayers, March 2
Rick Hoyt and Cool Club, March 16