Saturday, August 12, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS STEVE PIPER

Hey Folks,

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.

On Thursday, 8/17, Steve Piper will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. If you have never seen Steve , you are in for some great original music. Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”See These Days Unwind”
”There’s No Easy Way Out”
”The Song the Blackbird Sings”
”It Never Gets Old”
”This House”

Want to know more about Steve Piper?
Steve Piper’s Web Site

The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five CDs, one for each of our five 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:

Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
The Cadleys, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
Loren Barrigar, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding and Genesee Johnny, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
Connie Deming, March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19
Scott Regan, May 3
Jeff Riales, Mike Wittek, and Dana Fine, May 17
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch, and Tim Pitcher), June 7
Ben and Rita Proctor (members of Crooked North), June 21
Joe Rickard (AKA Joemama), July 5
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Bryan Maslin, and Paul Yacci), July 19
The Brothers Blue, August 16

Saturday, July 29, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS THE BROTHERS BLUE

Hey Folks,

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.

On Thursday, 8/3, The Brothers Blue (Benny, Matthew, andCharlie) will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. If you have never seen the trio, you are in for some great original music. Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”I Am a Soldier”
”Ain’t No More Cane”
”Canadice Lake”
”Buffalo (Goin’ Back)”
”Foggy Mountain Top”

Want to know more about The Brothers Blue?
The Brothers Blue FB Page

The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five 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:

Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
The Cadleys, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
Loren Barrigar, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
Connie Deming, March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19
Scott Regan, May 3
Jeff Riales, Mike Wittek, and Dana Fine, May 17
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch, and Tim Pitcher), June 7
Ben and Rita Proctor (members of Crooked North), June 21
Joe Rickard (AKA Joemama), July 5
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Bryan Maslin, and Paul Yacci), July 19

Sunday, July 23, 2017

THE FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE

Only played three songs this weekend, but Oh what a treat it was! I met Katie Hastings and her family when she was thirteen. She is thirty now, and over the years Siobhan and I have become quite close to her family and her. About a month ago, she emailed me and asked Siobhan and me to play the father/daughter dance at her wedding. When she went off to college, her father secretly left behind in her dorm room a copy of the lyrics to “Forever Young.” She decided this would be their father/daughter dance. However, instead of a recording of Bob Dylan or Rod Stewart, she wanted to surprise her dad by having Siobhan and me play the song for them. Well, her surprise worked. Jim, her dad, not known for displaying his emotions, was blown away, and I was glad Siobhan and I were able to be the catalysts. Originally scheduled to only play “Forever Young,” we were asked to come back later in the evening to play two of our songs, favorites of the Hastings family. Jim and Margie, Katie’s parents, were celebrating their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary the next day; so, we played “Seasons with You,” one of Margie’s favorites. We followed it up with “When You Were Cute and I Had All My Hair,” a history of the Hastings family, and probably a history of many contemporary families in America. Much thanks to Katie and Matt for including us in their special day!

In reflecting, we will probably never play a father/daughter dance again, but it got me to thinking about all the various ways we have brought joy to the lives of people through music. We are so grateful to be able to do this, and we hope we can continue to do it for a long time. We are also grateful for all the wonderful friends we have met through music. Thanks for being in our lives. You’re the best!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS THE MICHAEL YACCI TRIO

Hey Folks,

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.

On Thursday, 7/20, The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Bryan Maslin, and Paul Yacci) will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. If you have never seen the trio, you are in for some great original music. Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Somebody’s Man”
”Changed the Spark”
”Leanne”
”One More Goodbye”
”I Lost My voice”

Want to know more about Michael Yacci?
Michael Yacci Official Web Site

The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five 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 Brothers Blue, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
The Cadleys, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
Loren Barrigar, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
Connie Deming, March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19
Scott Regan, May 3
Jeff Riales, Mike Wittek, and Dana Fine, May 17
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch, and Tim Pitcher), June 7
Ben and Rita Proctor (members of Crooked North), June 21
Joe Rickard (AKA Joemama), July 5

Friday, July 14, 2017

WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN THE STARS ALIGN

Sometimes the stars align, and magic occurs with music. Back in the 1980s, I played music at Gilhooley’s, a bar in East Rochester. Dan McManus, a class act when it comes to bar owners, was the owner, and Siobhan and I often reminisce about the great times we had working for Dan.

Well, yesterday, when we went to set up our equipment at The Timber Creek for our monthly happy hour, Dan and Al, Dan’s long-time side kick, were sitting at the bar. We hadn’t seen Dan in years, and it seemed like yesterday when we started talking. Dan and Al called their wives and several friends, and soon a group descended on The Timber Creek for our happy hour. From the first song, we engaged in a sing-along of some of the old favorites from the Gilhooley days, and the magic in the air brought me to that great high that music often brings. Music is just like fishing. Most of the time, you catch a lot of sunfish, but every once in awhile, a big lake trout comes along, and it’s a blast reeling it in.

Thanks to Dan, Bonnie, Al, Linda, and their friends for making this Timber Creek happy hour a memorable one. Thanks to Susie and Hillbilly for giving us this neat little spot to play our music. Thanks to Jill for taking good care of our friends who came to the Timber Creek. Thanks for supporting our music and hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, July 10, 2017

THE FENNELLY FAMILY PICNIC

I love all kinds of venues, and one of the ones that gets little public exposure is the backyard family picnic. Siobhan and I have done several over the years, and some of the most memorable ones were the Crudele Fish Party, the Otto Family Picnic, and the Yarger Memorial Golf Scramble. In fact, the Crudele Fish Party inspired the writing of "Home Town." For the past several years, Siobhan and I have played the Fennelly Family Picnic, a beautiful event just a little south of Canandaigua. Most family events follow a certain format, and yesterday was no exception. After arriving at the Fennelly Homestead and catching up on some news, we started up our tunes at about 3 PM. We played until Maryann and Erin’s delicious food was ready, and we all delighted in their salads, mac and cheese, burgers, and hot dogs. Following dinner, the best part of this event occurred for me. We gathered around in a circle, as we always do, and shared stories well into the evening. I love listening to the voices of people telling their stories because they always give me a new perspective on life with regards to empathy and compassion, something we all need to develop. Much thanks to the Fennelly Family for having us become part of their family! Hope there are many more Fennelly events!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

OPEN MIC AT BREW AND BRATS

Another fun night at the open mic at Brew and Brats! Thanks to Jay Sharman for joining us and adding such great percussion to our show! Thanks to the following players for contributing to this good time: Jimmy Gleason, Jack Jones, Bob Dugan, George Scherer, Tom MacAllister, Ed Loesch, Donna Star, and David Snaith. Thanks to John and Katie Brahm and John and Sherry French for developing this great venue for everyone to enjoy. Finally, thanks to all of you who were there to support the music. You’re the best! Today it’s Fennelly Fest, a great family picnic, and tomorrow it’s playin’ tunes as we sit by the dock of the bay at the Braddock Bay Tavern and Grill! Check out for more details about these shows! Thanks for supporting our music and have a great weekend!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS JOE RICKARD (AKA JOEMAMA)

Hey Folks,

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.

On Thursday, 7/6, Joe Rickard ( AKA Joemama)will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Joe, originally from this area, moved south many years ago and has become a well-known singer/songwriter throughout the Florida Keys. If you have never seen Joe, you are in for some great original music. Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Love This Country USA”
”Take That Cell Phone and Shove It”
”No Scum Allowed”
”Bottle Up and Go”

Want to know more about Joe?
Welcome to Joemama Music

The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five 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 Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, Bryan Maslin), July 20
The Brothers Blue, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
The Cadleys, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
Loren Barrigar, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
Connie Deming, March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19
Scott Regan, May 3
Jeff Riales, Mike Wittek, and Dana Fine, May 17
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch, and Tim Pitcher), June 7

Friday, June 9, 2017

SINGER/SONGWRITERS IN THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS CONNIE DEMING

Hey Folks,

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.

On Thursday, 6/15, Connie Deming will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. If you have never seen Connie, you are in for some great original music. Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Across the Table”
”Water”
”She Said”
”Where They’re Singing Still”
”Look at You”

Want to know more aboutConnie?
Connie’s Interview with Jeff Spevak

The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five 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:

Joe Rickard (AKA “Jomama”), July 6
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, Bryan Maslin), July 20
Gabe Schliffer and Friends, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
Loren Barrigar, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
The Cadleys, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
The Crooked North (abridged, Rita and Ben Proctor and friends) March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19
Scott Regan, May 3
Jeff Riales, Mike Wittek, and Dana Fine, May 17
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch, and Tim Pitcher), June 7

Sunday, May 28, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS THE HEALING COMMITTEE (ALAN WHITNEY, KATHRYN COCH, AND TIM PITCHER)

Hey Folks,

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.

On Thursday, 6/1, The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Kathryn Coch, and Tim Pitcher) will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. If you have never seen this trio, you are in for some great original Americana music. Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Smokin’ and Drinkin’”
”Frankie Speed (Stealin’ Cadillacs)”
”Little Birdie”
”Falling Lessons”
”Love Is All That Matters Now”

Want to know more about The Healing Committee?
The Healing Committee, FB

The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five 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:

Connie Deming, June 15
Joe Rickard (AKA “Jomama”), July 6
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, Bryan Maslin), July 20
Gabe Schliffer and Friends, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
Loren Barrigar, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
The Cadleys, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
The Crooked North (abridged, Rita and Ben Proctor and friends) March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19
Scott Regan, May 3
Jeff Riales, Mike Wittek, and Dana Fine, May 17

Sunday, May 14, 2017

SINGER/SONGWRITERS IN THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS JEFF RIALES

Hey Folks,

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.

On Thursday, 5/18, Jeff Riales will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Jeff will be joined by Mike Wittek (mandolin/guitar) and Dana Fine (Bass). Jeff is the “real deal” when it comes to original country music. Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Blow That Whistle Loud”
”Don’t Go Drinkin’ on an Empty Heart”
”I Am Old Glory”
”Mama Waved at Elvis”
”The Ticket”

Want to know more about Jeff?
”Bio”

The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five 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 Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Tim Pitcher, and Katheryn Koch), June 1
Connie Deming, June 15
Joe Rickard (AKA “Jomama”), July 6
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, Bryan Maslin), July 20
Gabe Schliffer and Friends, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
Loren Barrigar, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
The Cadleys, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
The Crooked North (abridged, Rita and Ben Proctor and friends) March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19
Scott Regan, May 3

Sunday, April 30, 2017

SINGER/SONGWRITERS IN THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS SCOTT REGAN

Hey Folks,

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.

On Thursday, 5/4, Scott Regan, the voice of WRUR’s “Open Tunings,” will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. As well as being an excellent radio host, Scott is a terrific singer/songwriter. Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Autumn Moon”
”Elevator Man in the Woods”
”Just One Drum”
”Peace Like Dust”
”Time Enough at Last”

Want to know more about Scott and his band, Watkins and the Rapiers?
”Watkins and the Rapiers”

The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five 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:

Jeff Riales, May 18
The Healing Committee (Alan Whitney, Tim Pitcher, and Katheryn Koch), June 1
Connie Deming, June 15
Joe Rickard (AKA “Jomama”), July 6
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, Bryan Maslin), July 20
Gabe Schliffer and Friends, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
Loren Barrigar, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
The Cadleys, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
The Crooked North (abridged, Rita and Ben Proctor and friends) March 15
Warren Paul, April 5
Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland, April 19

Sunday, April 16, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS PAUL SWIATEK AND PERRY CLEAVELAND

Hey Folks,

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.

On Thursday, 4/20, Paul Swiatek and Perry Cleaveland will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. As well as being great songwriters, These two are also terrific players of folk, Country, bluegrass, etc. Take a look at these videos, and you’ll see what I mean:
”Nihilist Blues”
”Am I Here Now”
”Breezy Point Long Island Fire”
”Sell the Banjo Dad”
”Mr. Sutter’s Lament”

Want to know more about Paul?
Paul Swiatek

Want to know more about Perry?
Perry Cleaveland

The concert is free, but we do ask for donations to support our performers. Siobhan has created five 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:

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
Joe Rickard (AKA “Jomama”), July 6
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, Bryan Maslin), July 20
Gabe Schliffer and Friends, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
Loren Barrigar, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
The Cadleys, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
The Crooked North (abridged, Rita and Ben Proctor and friends) March 15
Warren Paul, April 5

Sunday, April 2, 2017

SINGER/SONGWRITERS IN THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS WARREN PAUL

Hey Folks,

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.

On Thursday, 4/6, Warren Paul will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Warren, a terrific folk, country, Americana singer/songwriter, has been around the Rochester area for years and is known and respected by many as an outstanding lyricists and guitar player. The one CD I have, Wild Blue Yonder, is excellent. For those of you who do not know Warren and his music, he has no presence on the internet. So, if you want to get a feel for his songs, give Scott Regan a call on WRUR’s “Open Tunings” (888 639-5613, 9 Am to Noon, Mon. thru Fri.) and request one of Warren’s songs. 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 five 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:

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
Joe Rickard (AKA “Jomama”), July 6
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, Bryan Maslin), July 20
Gabe Schliffer and Friends, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
Loren Barrigar, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
The Cadleys, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1
The Crooked North (abridged, Rita and Ben Proctor and friends) March 15

Friday, March 10, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS RICK HOYT AND THE LIPKER SISTERS

Hey Folks,

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.

On Thursday, 3/16, Rick Hoyt and The Lipker Sisters will be our guests in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Rick, who normally plays with Cool Club, will be joined by The Lipker Sisters for this show. Rick’s style can best be described as jump jazz blues and boogie-woogie ragtime swing. The Lipker Sisters have a sound akin to the Andrews and Boswell Sisters. Instead of describing this terrific singer/songwriter, you can judge for yourself by taking a look at some videos of him from some previous shows in the Side Room:
”Jump Jazz Blues and Boogie-Woogie Ragtime Swing”
”Moon Over Rongovia”
”My Baby’s Got Eyes in the Back of Her Head”
”Please Tip the Band”
”You Got To Be Cool If You want To Be Hot” (with The Lipker Sisters)


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 five 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:

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
Joe Rickard (AKA “Jomama”), July 6
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, Bryan Maslin), July 20
Gabe Schliffer and Friends, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
Loren Barrigar, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
The Cadleys, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15
Brian Ayers and Mike Nelson, March 1

Sunday, February 26, 2017

SINGER/SONGWRITERS IN THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS BRIAN AYERS

Hey Folks,

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.

On Thursday, 3/2, Brian Ayers will be our guests in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Brian, one of Ontario County’s finest singer/songwriters, has been the lead singer of the renowned band, Blue Jimmy, for over twenty-five years. Instead of describing this terrific singer/songwriter, you can judge for yourself by taking a look at some videos of him from some previous shows in the Side Room:
”Daddy, Hold Me, Please”
”Got Some Heart”
”My Girl”
”Road Trip”
”This Is How I Love You, Baby”


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:

Rick Hoyt and The Lipker Sisters, 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
Joe Rickard (AKA “Jomama”), July 6
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, Bryan Maslin), July 20
Gabe Schliffer and Friends, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
Loren Barrigar, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
The Cadleys, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1
The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland), February 15

Saturday, February 11, 2017

SONGWRITERS IN THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS THE MARIA GILLARD TRIO

Hey Folks,

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 ”Last Man Standing,” an original song on my YouTube channel.

On Thursday, 2/16, The Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland) will be our guests in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. The trio starts off each season of Singer/songwriters in the Side Room, and this will be the beginning of Season Six. Instead of describing this terrific group, you can judge for yourself by taking a look at some videos of them from some previous shows in the Side Room:
”Wish I Could Find You”
”Steady Woman”
”Imagine My Surprise”
”Queen of the Highway”
”It Used To Be Darker”

Want to know more aboutMaria Gillard?
Maria Gillard Web Site

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:

Brian Ayers, March 2
Rick Hoyt and The Lipker Sisters, 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
Joe Rickard (AKA “Jomama”), July 6
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, Bryan Maslin), July 20
Gabe Schliffer and Friends, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
Loren Barrigar, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
The Cadleys, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4
John Carter, January 18
Fred Vine, Lynn Pigage, and Alex Vine, February 1

Sunday, January 29, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS FRED VINE WITH GUEST LYNN PIGAGE AND ALEX VINE

Hey Folks,

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 ”Just One,” an original song on my YouTube channel.

On Thursday, 2/2, Fred Vine, one of the masters of the blues in the Rochester area, will be our guests in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Fred will have two guests with him, Lynn Pigage and Alex Vine. Instead of describing this terrific singer/songwriter, you can judge for yourself by taking a look at some videos of him from a previous show in the Side Room:
”Who’s Who of the Blues”
”Put a Little Willie On”
”Garbage Plate”
”Genesee Delta Stomp”
”The Lynnie Rag”

Want to know more about Fred Vine?


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 Maria Gillard Trio (Maria Gillard, Elaine Verstraete, and Perry Cleaveland, February 16
Brian Ayers, March 2
Rick Hoyt and The Lipker Sisters, 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
Joe Rickard (AKA “Jomama”), July 6
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, Bryan Maslin), July 20
Gabe Schliffer and Friends, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
Loren Barrigar, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
The Cadleys, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4
John Carter, January 18

Sunday, January 15, 2017

SINGER/SONGWRITERS IN THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS JOHN CARTER

Hey Folks,

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 ”Ferris Wheel,” an original song on my YouTube channel.

On Thursday, 1/19, John Carter will be our guests in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Instead of describing this terrific singer/songwriter, you can judge for yourself by taking a look at some videos of him from a previous show in the Side Room:
”Ambition”
”Barnacle”
”Cecil Townsend”
”Ingenue”
”Sex in the Road”

Want to know more about John Carter?
John Carter Music

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:

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
Joe Rickard (AKA “Jomama”), July 6
The Michael Yacci Trio (Mike Yacci, Paul Yacci, Bryan Maslin), July 20
Gabe Schliffer and Friends, August 3
Steve Piper, August 17
Paulsen Baker and Chaapel, September 7
Loren Barrigar, September 21
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary, October 5
Tom Whitmore, October 19
The Cadleys, November 2
John Dady, November 16
Kerry Regan, December 7
Michael George, Perry Cleaveland, and Doug Henri, December 21
Gordon Munding, January 4