Monday, November 27, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS KERRY REGAN OF WATKINS AND THE RAPIERS

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, 12/7, Kerry Regan of the renowned group, Watkins and the Rapiers, will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Kerry, like his band mates, is a master when it comes to using irony in his songs. Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Big Man”
”My Mother Never Learned to Drive”
”In the Finger Lakes”
”I Don’t Believe in Santa Clause”
”The War on Christmas Is Over”

Want to know more about Kerry? Check him out right here.
Watkins and the Rapiers 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:

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
Steve Piper, August 2
The Brothers Blue, August 16
Paulsen and Baker with Tim Chaapel, September 6
The Cadleys with Perry Cleaveland and John Dancks, September 20
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary (Stid Hill Stompers), October 4
Tom Whitmore of Watkins and the Rapiers, October 18
John Dady, November 15

Sunday, November 12, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS JOHN DADY OF THE DADY BROTHERS

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, 11/16, John Dady of the renowned duo, The Dady Brothers, will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. John, who, along with brother Joe, should eventually be members of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame, is an outstanding singer/songwriter, entertainer, and guitar and mandolin player. Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Friends”
”It Used to Be Darker”
”It Will All Work Out”
”Little Stream”
”Old Brown Boots”

Want to know more about John? Check him out right here.
The Dady Brothers’ 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:

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
Steve Piper, August 2
The Brothers Blue, August 16
Paulsen and Baker with Tim Chaapel, September 6
The Cadleys with Perry Cleaveland and John Dancks, September 20
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary (Stid Hill Stompers), October 4
Tom Whitmore of Watkins and the Rapiers, October 18

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

AUTHOR'S NOTES FOR "JUST ONE" AND LINKS TO YOUTUBE, SPOTIFY, AND CD BABY

An upbeat country pop Americana song, “Just one” depicts a patron who, after having just one drink, unsuccessfully tries to leave a local bar because his friends keep buying him more drinks.

How did “Just One” come to fruition? Well, one summer night in 2008, Siobhan and I were sitting in the Canandaigua Brew Company, a little tavern on Phoenix Street in Canandaigua, NY. Quite often condemned by the righteous, Phoenix Street, also known as Blood Alley, is in the lower socioeconomic area of the city. Despite its problems, I love it and the spirit it generates. It’s a place where it’s hard to tell the sinners from the saints because there is a little bit of both in each soul.

As Siobhan and I sat visiting with our good friend Ray Hackett, the bartender, someone from down the bar yelled, “Hey, Teacher!” The voice came from Terry Beayea, a former student from the late 1970s. “You need to write a tune about folks having just one more,” he said.
“What do you mean,” I replied.
He proceeded to describe a very common situation that often occurs at a bar. When someone is getting ready to leave, the other patrons often encourage him to hang in there for one more. Of course, one more leads to one more and so on…, and before you know it, it’s closing time. Always being open to new ideas, I told him I would give it some thought, and I stashed the concept somewhere in the back of my mind.

Sometime within the next few weeks, the phrase, “just one, just one more,” came back into my mind when I heard someone say it at the bar. I immediately thought of the conversation I had with Terry, and I began to think about his idea more seriously. As I sat at the bar sipping some Jim Beam Black, I envisioned some of the places people go and the things they do after stopping for one after work. Picking up something at a store, grabbing dinner at some restaurant or fast food joint, and heading home to do some work were three ideas that came to me. From there, the words “More” and “Store” created the first half of the chorus, and when I realized “chores” were the jobs done at home, the second half of the chorus quickly fell into place.

From here, it was simple. Each of the verses kept enticing the main character to stay on for one more drink until it was finally closing time, and the episodes in each verse reflected actual events I encountered as a patron of the CBC.

This upbeat party-like song required a driving sound to reflect the festive atmosphere in the bar. So, that’s just what Siobhan and I did with her bass, my guitar, harmonica and vocal. After we put the song together, we went over to record the basic tracks with Rich Cooley, a neighborhood friend. Following this, we brought in two fine musicians, Perry Cleaveland and Bob Spadafora, to add some finishing touches. Perry with his electric mandolin and fiddle and Bob with his acoustic guitar created some awesome sounds. Along with their instruments, they added some terrific backup harmonies to the chorus. We could not have asked for more. In the final mix, Siobhan and I decided to just use the harmonica to kick off the song, and then we decorated the song with the terrific filler and lead work created by Perry and Bob. Hope you enjoy the song, and I hope it finds a place on your playlist!

If you want to get a feel for the song before you stream or download it, we have a video of us playing the basic tracks on YouTube. Here is a link to our YouTube Channel:
Practicing “Just One”

If you liked what you heard on our YouTube Channel, here’s a link to where you can stream it on Spodify and add it to your playlist (If you are not a Spodify member, you need to become a member and download the Spodify Web Player. It is free.):
Spodify Streaming Page for “Just One”

If you liked what you heard on our YouTube Channel, here’s a link to where you can download it and add it to your playlist:
CD Baby Download Page for “Just One”


Friday, October 27, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS LOREN BARRIGAR, NOV. 2

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, 11/2, Loren Barrigar of the renowned duo, Loren and Mark, will be our guest in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Loren, like Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel, is a guitarist extraordinaire Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Hankerin”
”TE’s Ramble”
”Goin’ Under Over You”
”Time” by John Cadley
”Juice”

Want to know more about Loren and Mark? Check them out right here.
Loren and Mark 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:

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
Steve Piper, August 2
The Brothers Blue, August 16
Paulsen and Baker with Tim Chaapel, September 6
The Cadleys with Perry Cleaveland and John Dancks, September 20
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary (Stid Hill Stompers), October 4
Tom Whitmore of Watkins and the Rapiers, October 18

Monday, October 23, 2017

CAN I GET YOU TO TRY TO STREAM YOUR MUSIC?

Hey Folks,

As always, hope everyone is doing well. Been studying music streaming and have learned it is rapidly becoming the most popular way people listen to music. To save you a little time, if you can’t answer yes to the following questions, do not continue reading this post.

Do you enjoy listening to music when you are working on your computer, cleaning your house, exercising, entertaining friends, driving in your car, etc.?
Do you or would you like to have this music streamed right from your computer or mobile device?
Would you like to have total control of your music playlist? (For those who do not know what a playlist is, it’s simply the list of songs you choose to listen to.)
Would you like to be able to create this playlist for free?

If you answered yes, let’s continue. Below is a link to our first playlist for the songwriters who have appeared at our concert series. If you are already a spotify member who stays signed in, you should arrive right on the playlist. Hit play and you should be good to go. If you are not a member, you can sign up easily for free by providing a user name and a password. Here’s the link
Songwriting Sages from Syracuse to South Buffalo

The playlist contains twenty original songs, nineteen from the songwriters who have done shows at our concert series and one of Meyer and McGuire’s.

Now, the fun begins. I do not expect you to like all these songs. From the list, I want you to select the songs you like and move them to “Your Music.” Then, if you want, you can create your own playlist of songs that appeal to you.

Next, I’d appreciate it if you would share this playlist with all your friends and encourage them to select the songs they like. After they select the songs they like, they should share the list with their friends.

Through its algorithms, Spotify looks to see how much a song is being moved to new playlist and how much a song is being played by new listeners. If it sees a song becoming popular on a lower level, it might place it on one of its “editorial playlists.” If a song reaches this level, there’s a good chance it can easily get up to a million streams worldwide. If this happens, it can mean big money for the artist.

Ok, in reality, we are dealing with something you might call a “musical lottery,” but nothing ventured, nothing gained. The worst case scenario is we get to listen to some great songwriters who hail from Syracuse to South Buffalo, and that ain’t bad!

So, remember some key points. Follow the artists you like; save their songs to “Your Music”; share the playlist with your friends. Thanks!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS TOM WHITMORE OF WATKINS AND THE RAPIERS

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, 10/19, Tom Whitmore of Watkins and the Rapiers will be our guests in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. Tom, perhaps the least known of the writers for the group, is, like his bandmates, an extremely sensitive and humorous guy. Tom’s songs, also like his bandmates, definitely reflect his sensitivity and humor. Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Baby, It’s a Long Walk Home”
”The Truth”
”Temporary Baby”
”Vacation from God”
”Texting While Driving”

Want to know more about Tom and Watkins and the Rapiers? Check them out right here.
”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 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:

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
Steve Piper, August 2
The Brothers Blue, August 16
Paulsen and Baker with Tim Chaapel, September 6
The Cadleys with Perry Cleaveland and John Dancks, September 20
Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary (Stid Hill Stompers), October 4

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

AUTHOR'S NOTES ABOUT "WHEN YOU WERE CUTE AND I HAD ALL MY HAIR" AND LINKS TO YOUTUBE, SPODIFY, AND CD BABY

An upbeat country/folk song, “When You Were Cute and I Had All My Hair” depicts a middle-aged man talking to his wife about the wonderful life they have had with their four beautiful children. Now that the children are gone and they are empty nesters, he is still deeply in love with her as if it were the first day they met.

How did “When You Were Cute and I Had All My Hair” come to fruition? In 2,000, Siobhan and I were playing at Fiddler’s Green, an Irish bar in Rochester, NY. Jim and Margie Hastings were there for dinner for the first time because they won a gift certificate to the restaurant. They stayed for the entire show, and we got to chatting with them for quite some time when the show was over. We connected and a friendship was born. At subsequent shows at Fiddler’s Green, Jim and Margie brought their four children, Pat, Kenny, Katie, and Dan, and it did not take long before we became part of the family.

As the years rolled on, Jim, Margie, and the kids continued to support our music at a wide variety of venues. One night, we were scheduled to play at Borders, a bookstore in Henrietta, NY. Jim, Margie, and their youngest son, Dan, came to see us, and when they got to the bookstore, we sadly informed them we had been double-booked. The five of us decided to hang out together at another restaurant, and since Dan was with us and only ten years old, we Chose Chuckie Cheese so that he would have something to do while the adults chatted.

As Jim, Margie, Siobhan, and I chatted listening to the sounds of children playing games at Chuckie Cheese, Jim reminded Margie of some special event that occurred for them back before they were married. Margie could not recall this event, and Jim made several attempts to stimulate her memory. After failing several times, Jim, in total frustration, humorously said, “It was back when you were cute, and I had all my hair.”

For some reason, Jim’s statement, “When you were cute, and I had all my hair,” became imprinted in my mind. I played around with it for several years, and finally Jim’s statement became the last line of a somewhat catchy chorus that depicts a man enjoying an evening by the fire with his wife after many years of a happy marriage.

After getting the chorus together, I had to develop a setting and story to support it. As with most of my songs, when they are ready to come out, they do, and this one was ready, and it flowed out within a day. The setting is merely a three verse ballad of Jim and margie’s life together with their four children. I knew it was a keeper instantly, and now all it needed was a melody and some chords.

To enhance the tone, mood, and theme of this Humorously charming upbeat ballad, it was essential to keep the chord progression simple and the tempo fast. So, that’s just what Siobhan and I did with her bass, my guitar, harmonica and vocal. After we put the song together, we went over to record the basic tracks with Rich Cooley, a neighborhood friend. Following this, we brought in two fine musicians, Perry Cleaveland and Bob Spadafora, to add some finishing touches. Perry with his mandolin and fiddle created some awesome sounds, and both Perry and Bob added some terrific backup harmonies to the chorus. We could not have asked for more. In the final mix, Siobhan and I decided to only use the harmonica in the introduction because we had too many other great sounds we wanted to include. Hope you enjoy the download, and I hope it becomes part of your permanent playlist!

If you want to get a feel for the song before you stream or download it, we have a video of us playing the basic tracks on YouTube. Here is a link to our YouTube Channel:
Practicing “When You Were Cute and I Had All My Hair”
If you liked what you heard on our YouTube Channel, here’s a link to where you can stream it on Spodify and add it to your playlist (If you are not a Spodify member, you need to become a member and download the Spodify Web Player. It is free.):
Spodify Streaming Page for “When You Were Cute and I Had All My Hair”

If you liked what you heard on our YouTube Channel, here’s a link to where you can download it and add it to your playlist:
CD Baby Download Page for “When You Were Cute and I Had All My Hair”

Saturday, September 30, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS JACK JONES, KENDALL WILT, & FRAN CARY (STID HILL STOMPERS)

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, 10/5, Jack Jones, Kendall Paul Wilt, and Fran Cary (The Stid Hill Stompers), will be our guests in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. In addition to being an outstanding Journalist and biographer, Jack is a great songwriter whose songs beautifully reflect his many interesting experiences! Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”I’d Be Grateful”
”98.7”
”I’m Sorry, John”
”My Brother Chimpanzee”
”Rag & Bone Man”

Want to know more about The Stid Hill Stompers? Check them out right here.
Stid Hill Stompers

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:

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
Steve Piper, August 2
The Brothers Blue, August 16
Paulsen and Baker with Tim Chaapel, September 6
The Cadleys with Perry Cleaveland and John Dancks, September 20

Sunday, September 17, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS THE CADLEYS WITH PERRY CLEAVELAND AND JOHN DANKS

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, 9/21, The Cadleys, along with Perry Cleaveland (mandolin) and John Danks (bass) will be our guests in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. In addition to being outstanding writers, singers, and players, these folks are a lot of fun! Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”New York Hills”
”The Hawk”
”The Way It’s Always Been”
”Don’t You Never Trust a Woman If She Don’t Like Dogs”
”The Only Thing Missing Is You”

Want to know more about The Cadleys? Check them out right here.
The Cadleys
Want to know more about Perry Cleaveland? Check him out right here.
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 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:

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
Steve Piper, August 2
The Brothers Blue, August 16
Paulsen and Baker with Tim Chaapel, September 6

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

AUTHOR'S NOTES ABOUT "LAST MAN STANDING" AND LINK TO SPODIFY

Similar to John Prine’s “Hello in There,” in tone, mood, and theme, “last Man Standing” depicts an aging WWII veteran listening to songs that take him back to significant moments in his life.

How did “Last Man Standing” come to fruition? Well, in June of 2010, my mother died suddenly from complications caused by a massive stroke. This devastating event broke my father’s heart, and he has still not recovered from it. I doubt he ever will. Since my mother’s death, I have spoken to my father at least once a day on the phone, and now that he lives here in Canandaigua, NY, I visit with him every day. Despite his intense loneliness and indifference towards life, he does the best he can to keep going, and I admire him for this. Listening to his favorite oldies of the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s often fills up his afternoons with great memories of his life.

He shared many of these memories with me, and most of them focused on some of the great times he had with my mother and their best friends, Tom and Marge Tynan and Phil and Dot Breithaupt. The “six pack,” as I often called them, did a myriad of things together. Parties, picnics, dances, and trips filled up their nearly fifty year friendship. In the late 1990s, the “six pack” began to empty, and with the death of Phil Breithaupt a couple of years ago, my father became the last bottle in the pack. Since Phil’s death, he has expressed to me several times that his bottle is empty, and whenever God is ready, he’s ready to join the other empties.

Along with his stories about his times with my mother and their friends, he also told me stories about his time in the Marines during WWII. He never spoke of the war before this, and most of his generation did not speak of it either. I learned about his experiences in the war in the Pacific, and he described the awful night he was severely wounded and nearly killed on Okinawa. I discovered that most of his friends from the military were also gone, and he was ready to join them, too.

Like many people who are my father’s age, he is the “last man standing” in his group. That phrase entered my mind one day, and I started playing around with some words that eventually became the chorus of the song. Using military imagery, the chorus depicts a soldier who wants to die, but he will not leave this earth until he fulfills his purpose.

After getting the chorus together, I had to develop a setting and story to support it. As with most of my songs, when they are ready to come out, they do, and this one was ready, and it flowed out like a waterfall. The setting is my father sitting in an easy chair listening to his favorite oldies. As he listens, the songs take him through the events of his life from his war years to the death of his wife. I knew it was a keeper instantly, and now all it needed was a melody and some chords.

To enhance the tone, mood, and theme of this sensitive ballad, it was essential to keep the chord progression simple and the tempo slow. So, that’s just what Siobhan and I did with her bass, my guitar, harmonica and vocal. After we put the song together, we went over to record the basic tracks with Rich Cooley, a neighborhood friend. Following this, we brought in two fine musicians, Perry Cleaveland and Bob Spadafora, to add some finishing touches. Perry with his mandolin and fiddle and Bob with his acoustic guitar created some awesome sounds. Along with their instruments, they added some terrific backup harmonies to the chorus. We could not have asked for more. In the final mix, Siobhan and I decided to leave the harmonica out because we had too many other great sounds we wanted to include. Hope you enjoy the stream , and I hope it becomes part of your permanent playlist!

If you want to listen to the song on Spodify, Here is a link to it:
“Last Man Standing”


If you want to own the song, here’s a link to where you can download it:
CD Baby Download Page for “Last Man Standing”

Saturday, September 2, 2017

THE SIDE ROOM PRESENTS PAULSEN AND BAKER WITH TIM CHAAPEL

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, 9/7, John Paulsen, Keith Baker, and Tim Chaapel will be our guests in the Side room at Buffalo Bill’s. For over forty years John and Keith have entertained thousands with terrific renditions of a wide variety of cover tunes, but in this show, they will be showcasing their original material, a real treat. These guys are a lot of fun! Take a look at the videos listed below, and see for yourself!
”Sunday Afternoon”
”This Song”
”It’s All Right”
”Consumer Blues”
”The Circle”

Want to know more about John and Keith?
Paulsen and Baker Band

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:

The Cadleys with Perry cleaveland and John Danks, 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
Steve Piper, August 2
The Brothers Blue, August 16

Friday, August 25, 2017

HISTORY OF "WHEN YOU WERE CUTE AND I HAD ALL MY HAIR"

An upbeat country/folk song, “When You Were Cute and I Had All My Hair” depicts a middle-aged man talking to his wife about the wonderful life they have had with their four beautiful children. Now that the children are gone and they are empty nesters, he is still deeply in love with her as if it were the first day they met.

How did “When You Were Cute and I Had All My Hair” come to fruition? In 2,000, Siobhan and I were playing at Fiddler’s Green, an Irish bar in Rochester, NY. Jim and Margie Hastings were there for dinner for the first time because they won a gift certificate to the restaurant. They stayed for the entire show, and we got to chatting with them for quite some time when the show was over. We connected and a friendship was born. At subsequent shows at Fiddler’s Green, Jim and Margie brought their four children, Pat, Kenny, Katie, and Dan, and it did not take long before we became part of the family.

As the years rolled on, Jim, Margie, and the kids continued to support our music at a wide variety of venues. One night, we were scheduled to play at Borders, a bookstore in Henrietta, NY. Jim, Margie, and their youngest son, Dan, came to see us, and when they got to the bookstore, we sadly informed them we had been double-booked. The five of us decided to hang out together at another restaurant, and since Dan was with us and only ten years old, we Chose Chuckie Cheese so that he would have something to do while the adults chatted.

As Jim, Margie, Siobhan, and I chatted listening to the sounds of children playing games at Chuckie Cheese, Jim reminded Margie of some special event that occurred for them back before they were married. Margie could not recall this event, and Jim made several attempts to stimulate her memory. After failing several times, Jim, in total frustration, humorously said, “It was back when you were cute, and I had all my hair.”

For some reason, Jim’s statement, “When you were cute, and I had all my hair,” became imprinted in my mind. I played around with it for several years, and finally Jim’s statement became the last line of a somewhat catchy chorus that depicts a man enjoying an evening by the fire with his wife after many years of a happy marriage.

After getting the chorus together, I had to develop a setting and story to support it. As with most of my songs, when they are ready to come out, they do, and this one was ready, and it flowed out within a day. The setting is merely a three verse ballad of Jim and margie’s life together with their four children. I knew it was a keeper instantly, and now all it needed was a melody and some chords.

To enhance the tone, mood, and theme of this Humorously charming upbeat ballad, it was essential to keep the chord progression simple and the tempo fast. So, that’s just what Siobhan and I did with her bass, my guitar, harmonica and vocal. After we put the song together, we went over to record the basic tracks with Rich Cooley, a neighborhood friend. Following this, we brought in two fine musicians, Perry Cleaveland and Bob Spadafora, to add some finishing touches. Perry with his mandolin and fiddle created some awesome sounds, and both Perry and Bob added some terrific backup harmonies to the chorus. We could not have asked for more. In the final mix, Siobhan and I decided to only use the harmonica in the introduction because we had too many other great sounds we wanted to include. Hope you enjoy the download, and I hope it becomes part of your permanent playlist!

If you want to get a feel for the song before you download it, we have a video of us playing the basic tracks on YouTube. Here is a link to our YouTube Channel:
Practicing “When You Were Cute and I Had All My Hair”

If you liked what you heard on our YouTube Channel, here’s a link to where you can download it and add it to your playlist:
CD Baby Download Page for “When You Were Cute and I Had All My Hair”



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