Saturday, September 3, 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 mySongwriter Notes.

If you want to listen to me and my partner, Siobhan, Practicing, here is a link to ”When You Were Cute and I Had All My Hair,” an original song on my YouTube channel.

On Thursday, 9/8, John Paulsen and Keith Baker and Tim Chaapel will be our guests in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Paulsen and Baker have been bringing good times to music listeners for over four decades with their folk, country, bluegrass, rock, and Americana music. Most of the time they did this with John Garvey on bass as the renowned Paulsen Baker and Garvey. Since Garvey’s retirement from the band, Tim Chaapel, a little shorter in stature, now keeps the group together with a fine sound on his standup bass. Although Paulsen and Baker are primarily known for their great renditions of four decades of classic covers, they have sprinkled their recordings and shows with some terrific original music. They’ll be playing these original songs in the Side Room this Thursday, and it’s going to be a real treat. You don’t want to miss it! Since these guys are in a witness protection program, I cannot show you any videos of them. You’ll just have to trust me!

Want to know more about Paulsen and Baker? Check out this web site:
Paulsen and Baker’s Web Site
Want to check out Paulsen and Baker on FB? Check out this web site:
Paulsen and Baker’s FB Page

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!
All the best,

Siobhan and Frank

Upcoming Shows:

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
Eddie Lee and Closing Time, 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
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Tim Pitcher, and Katheryn Koch), June 1
Connie Deming, June 15
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, Bryan Maslin), July 20
Gabe Schliffer and Friends, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17

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