Friday, May 27, 2016



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 "Blue Highways," 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, 6/2, The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Tim Pitcher, Kathryn Koch) will perform in the “Side room” at Buffalo Bill’s. This Buffalo based group comes with very impressive credentials. Here is some information I extracted from The Healing Committee’s web site. Hope it entices you to come to the show!

“The Healing Committee with Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch and Tim Pitcher

Western N.Y. singer-songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist Alan ‘ADub’ Whitney writes songs about guys who steal Cadillacs and have rope burns on their hands from holdin’ on too long. ADub rocks his own rhythm and soul Americana music. Early on, he worked as a singer-songwriter in Los Angeles and Nashville. Developing his music in legendary venues like The Troubadour and The Palomino on bills with such luminary Americana artists as Alison Krauss, Jim Lauderdale, Lucinda Williams and Dave Alvin has provided him a deep life experience upon which to draw. Notably, he was honored to perform a living room concert for Motown legend, ‘Smokie’ Robinson. With some choice writing credits and several albums under his belt, now living in Buffalo N.Y., Alan 'ADub' Whitney is working on a new album in Nashville and performing live with his latest project, ADub, Timmy P, and Kathryn Koch, The Healing Committee.

Western N.Y singer-songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist Timmy P. Pitcher is a third generation dance band musician who grew up playing in his Dad’s bluegrass band, backing his country songwriting Uncle Roj and performing his own electric rock music. Timmy P.’s deep pocket rhythm playing and lightning fast bluegrass flat picking, has put him on festival stages with Red Headed Step Child, Sanduleak, Victor Wooten, David Grisman, Sam Bush, Andre Foxxe Williams, and Keller Williams. Timmy P. is also the man who will slide under a Winnebago on a rainy Kentucky morning and beat the starter with vice grips until the band is once again moving forward.”

Unfortunately, The Healing Committee FB Web Site failed to include any bio on Kathryn Koch, probably because she is the strongest member of the group, and you know how guys hate to be upstaged (just kidding). The truth is Kathryn is in a witness protection program, and we can’t reveal any information about her. With that said, after listening to some of ADub and Timmy’s arrangements, I am sure Kathryn will only make the music stronger than it already is, and if they choose to return, I will definitely have a bio for Kathryn next time.

Below are some links to give you more information about The Healing Committee and their music:
The Healing Committee on ReverbNation
Alan and Timmy P. on Acousticsongs Live
Alan and Timmy P.
The Healing Committee on FaceBook/

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 June 2!
All the best,

Siobhan and Frank

Upcoming Shows:

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
Lisa Bigwood, April 6
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 20
Scott Regan of WRUR’s “Open Tunings,” May 4
Jeff Riales, May 18

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