Kevin DeHond – As an on air personality for the Underground AM rock station WSAY in the 70’s, Kevin developed associations with great musicians that finally culminated in the formation of Passenger and, later, Resurrection; the springboards for his singing/songwriting career. His guitar rhythms are sweet and uncluttered and give a perfect backdrop to the distinct emotional quality of his singing performance. MIchael Catalano – Over 40 years of professional experience in markets across the country. The “Catman’s” accomplished lead guitar work makes this duo a very special treat.
Jerry Falzone hails from Rochester, NY, not exactly a bedrock of the “California Sound” that he emulates. HIs influences started back in the sixties with The Beatles, The Byrds, The Buffalo Springfield and kept on growing through the harmony sounds of CSN&Y, individually and as a group. Falzone started writing songs while playing with touring 80’s rock band Pearl. He wrote songs for the debut releases of both Debbie Randyn and Mason Tyler as well as worship songs for Lakeshore Community Church where he is a member and part of the music team.
Sisters of Murphy
Jona Chartrand: electric guitar, vocals
Haley Moore: fiddle
Mark Tichenor: concertina, vocals
Rick Elmer: drums, vocals
Cedric Young: whistles, mandolin, banjo, pipes, guitar, vocals
Scott Austin: acoustic guitar, vocals
Bruce Lish: bass, vocals
Sisters of Murphy live out on the Celtic fringe, molding rock, pop and traditional Irish elements into memorable, hooky, happiness.
This group of 7 souls from Rochester, NY, are growing a strong regional and international fan base, beginning with their Silverdish Records Debut EP, Holy Show in 2011, and following with 2013’s On The Wrong Side Of The Road EP.
Sisters of Murphy announce the release of their third Silverdish Records effort, and first full length CD, Working Stiffs Unite! on Labor Day weekend 2016.
On the title track, “Working Stiffs Unite!”, Sisters of Murphy portray a heartfelt theme of the struggling rank and file worker in 2016 America, against the cold corporate machine. To the contrary, other key album tracks like “L.O.V.E.” and “40 Days at Sea” express a much different message, evoking a lighter, humorous tone in the lyrics and music. The songwriters in Sisters of Murphy move between humor, heartache and seriousness throughout these 10 catchy, story driven tracks on Working Stiffs Unite!
“Musically speaking, S.O.M. is all about balance between its raucous electric-rock side and the timeless lilt of its traditional side… they serve as each other’s spice.” (Frank DeBlase, City Newspaper)
Beth is a top vocalist with flaming red hair who loves the blues, loves to write songs and also plays piano. She’s been compared to Bonnie Raitt – and also Susan Tedeschi – as one can easily imagine after hearing her sound. She’s played with a number of local bands, including R & B group “Soul On Tap”.
A multi talented instrumentalist and vocalist, Bruce Diamond has been playing in bands since age 13 on any of six different musical instruments and on vocals. Tastes include not just blues, rock and pop, but also bluegrass, country, folk and much more…
Together they perform the tunes they love and the tunes they write. Many are gems from the 60’s, 70’s & beyond. Many are just gems. All are melodic.
Genre: acoustic jam rock / flamenco
The only way to emulate this cat’s style is to chase a caterpillar on trucker speed around the guitar’s neck… prepare to hear everything, prepare to have your doors blown off.
Embracing the diverse musical interests and backgrounds of its members, The Flood strives to create original music that is as immediately identifiable as it is captivating. A typical set includes close-knit vocal harmonies, funk-driven grooves, straight guitar rock, gospel inflections, and mixed meter psychedelic jams. Through all of that musical exploration, the band remains grounded in the writing and crafting of its songs: ones which speak earnestly, personally, and that tell the kinds of stories that invite listeners to explore their own interpretations.
Eric Carlin (guitar, vocals)
Josh Massicot (keyboard, vocals)
Matt Bevan-Perkins (drums)
Justin Rister (bass
Their self-titled album is available at cdbaby.com/cd/ericcarlin
Mitty & The Followers is one of the hottest Motown , R & B and variety acts around. Known for their high stepping energizing performances, Mitty & The Followers creates a result both surprising and refreshing. If you combine musical talent and experience, the guys will energize ” live soul” on stage!
JAVA an acoustic quartet (2 guitars, mandolin, upright bass) that enjoy good harmonies, and we grab songs from many genres—old blues songs, songs from the American songbook, old and new country, folk, Irish, rock and roll, and originals. We cover songs from Porter Grainger, Rogers and Hart, Hank Williams, Guy Clark, Tom Paxton, Hazel Dickens, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Eagles, and many others. We can tailor our sets to meet the desires of an audience.
Venues played in the last year include:
Barry’s Old School Irish, Webster (pub)
The Beale, Rochester (pub)
Black Eyed Susan Café, Angelica (restaurant)
The Jewish Home, Rochester (retirement community)
Highland Bowl, Rochester (outdoor music before one of the Movies in the Park)
Deer Run Winery, Geneseo (outdoor concert)
Lisa Winter’s songs are like little prayers sent up on gossamer wings. They’re lyrically impactful yet melodically gentle. The Rochester singer-songwriter is a compelling performer in her raw simplicity that’s seemingly couched in a pervading melancholy. The music shines regardless; you can blame it on her voice — a voice that comes off coquettish but not contrived Winter is as honest as her songs. It wasn’t always easy for her; she had to overcome stage fright to get what was in her out. Ultimately her music is what rescued her and what has drawn fans to her. She now has several albums out, including her latest, “Comfort.”
On our way with strong material originating from many directions! Mystic Stew brings to you a musical mixture of original material, lesser known covers and traditional Americana, prepared and cooked slowly by a band of individuals of mixed age and heritage.
During late 2014, Ross Brown, a prolific singer/songwriter from Pittsford, NY came to the conclusion that his substantial songbook needed a forum to show his best self-penned examples. As new songs emerged, several each week at times, it was time to get a band together! The hunt was on for musicians who not only were birds of a feather musically but brought to the table additional material and flavor that complemented and extended a continually maturing repertoire.
Guitarist Colin Hansford was an early member of Mystic Stew who had previously played with Ross in Moja back in 2010. Ross tracked down Tom Stanton, who brings a fabulous, rock steady foundation on bass. Shortly after, Tom introduced Chris Towner, a mandolin banjo and harmonica player with wonderful Rootsy vocal style. The addition of percussionist Adam Candela was a lucky, surprising find considering his musical past life (including a stint in a heavy metal band). Adma fits in beautifully with the band and now provides harmony vocals.
We hope you like what we have put together, all lovingly presented for your enjoyment!
Doug Macdonald has been performing and playing music since the ripe old age of 13. He currently sings and plays bass in American Acid. Doug was also part of the band Mr. Maccob From Los Angeles for over eight years, and has written songs and recorded with Country Music Producer of the year Chris Farren. Doug has written and performed songs for the ABC movie of the week “Distant Cousins,” and has sung on national radio jingles for Pabst Blue Ribbon, Mountain Dew and Pepsi. Currently living in Rochester, NY, Doug performs songs from the top 70’s country and southern rock greats, including Johnny Cash, John Fogerty, The Eagles, John Cougar, and many more.
The music of Sean Patrick McGraw has been described as Lyle Lovett singing Bruce Springsteen songs wearing Dwight Yoakams hat. He’s been called a “blue-collar poet,” .) “the best undiscovered talent in Country, PERIOD” By Claude Camacho of Dagwood Radio and was one of the Top Ten Artists to Watch in 2010 (Country Weekly Magazine.
Back in March of 2009 a McGraw original about hard times “Dollar Ain’t Worth a Dime” got noticed by an exec at CMT. With a little help Sean Patrick made a video and got it played on the Network. Buzz from the vid lead to a last minute spot on California’s Country Super-Fest “Stage Coach” which got him great reviews from attendant press…which lead to a slot on Toby Keith’s 2009 “America’s Toughest” Tour and an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” In addition McGrawI secured an endorsement with Jagermeister have been since been on four “Jager Country” tours with Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Josh Thompson, and Jerrod Niemann. His 2010 single “What I’d Do” was hailed as the “finest independent release … heard all year” by esteemed Music Row critic Robert K. Oermann.
More important to McGraw are the thousands of positive comments he’s received from fans on Facebook (over 35,000 followers) and the fact that they come out to see him, show after show.