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Jungle Steve & Alec Brown
Wednesday, April 26
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jungle Steve & Alec Brown play together in a hot, up and coming band out of Buffalo, NY called Jungle Steve & the Gypsophelias. On April 26th, the two will break off to perform for you some of their orginals as well as some of your favorite covers as a duo. Jungle Steve’s soulful vocals are sure to put a smile on your face and make you want to move your feet..
Eric Manzler has been performing in the Rochester area for over 20 years in different musical configurations from the band Abby’s Cafe who had regional success in the mid 90’s to The Textured Whino’s who among other things have performed at the Lilac Fest and as a support act for Jethro Tull at the Finger Lakes Performing Arts center. Although his performances were mostly as a singer and guitarist, he has also been known to play bass and percussion as well as keyboards. You never know what you might hear from him at a show. His catalog of songs ranges from classic acoustic tunes from The Eagles to Elvis, The Beatles, Matchbox 20, Foo Fighters and songs from 30’, 40’s, and 50’s. He enjoys playing music whether it’s on a large stage or around a campfire. See you at the next show!!!
Multibird is the brand new project by Seth Faergolzia. Seth is well known for subtly harmonic, experimental lyricism, dynamic song structures, and whip-crack-acrobatic vocals. Celebrated as a vibrant example of what happens when a musician turns a genre like folk upside down and inside out, over time Faergolzia has come to represent something of a genre unto himself oft times nowhere near the folk aesthetic.
With a body of work that exceeds 20 albums and appearances in over 20 countries with the likes of The YeahYeahYeahs, Dan Deacon, Animal Collective, Regina Spektor, Jeffrey Lewis, Moldy Peaches… Faergolzia is poised to put a spring in the step of his global following with his latest project, “#100 songs” wherein he has, in a short span of months, written 100 songs, and released one fully produced song per week through a subscription site: www.faergolzia.com.
Seth plays acoustic guitar and sings. Shaun Jones from Heck Yup, will be gently shredding electric guitar. Beat professor, drummer extraordinaire, Dominic Marini was along for the Faergolzia tour last year and has become a mainstay of Seth’s projects. Stan Martinelli, the youngest member of Seth’s project 23 Psaegz is holding down the bass lines.
The freak-folk group will be performing a full and varied cross-section of the peerless oddball music that has delighted and baffled audiences, collaborators, and critics alike for over 2 decades. Faergolzia will continue to shake musical conventions, making moments honest and organic in their exploration of possibility.
For Steve Grills, the Blues has been a life long journey. As a youngster, he heard the music of Big Bill Broonzy, Leadbelly and Lightnin’ Hopkins from his father’s record collection. Through the Beatles, Steve discovered Chuck Berry and he has not looked back since. He has searched out the roots of Rock and Roll, uncovering many great artists who have influenced and inspired him. Primarily among these are Robert Lockwood Jr., Earl Hooker, Freddie King and Albert Collins . Steve became friends with Robert Lockwood Jr after meeting him in 1978. In 1992, Robert invited Steve and his band to perform at his Legendary Blues Festival near Cleveland, Ohio. Steve later recorded with Robert on Shakin Smith’s cd Harmonica Wizard.
Steve and his band the Roadmasters (named after Earl Hooker’s band) draw their repertoire from these and other artists, allowing contemporary audiences the opportunity to discover the vitality of the music of these legendary and influential musicians.
Steve has released a cd of recordings he did with pianist Ernest Lane entitled After Hours on the Toogaloo label. Steve is very excited to have had the opportunity to record with Ernest. Ernest’s musical career reaches back to the late 1940s when he played and recorded with the enigmatic delta blues guitarist Robert Nighthawk. Ernest backed Nighthawk on his Aristocrat (later Chess) recordings Black Angel Blues (Sweet Black Angel) and Annie Lee Blues. Blues scholars consider these recordings with Nighthawk to be among the greatest Post war Chicago blues records ever made.
In recent years, Johnny has begun to be more selective in his ventures after so many years in the business. If you ask him, he will say, “Now I only want to do what I enjoy.” This has led to the incorporation of almost every genre into his repertoire and songwriting. He also performs with several different types of bands to allow for the freedom on electric guitar that just isn’t feasible when playing solo. With one band- “Great Escape” he performs original music, blues, and rock, and another band, “Ignite Audio,” returns to his 80s rock roots with his brother, Danny. His newest project, called “Band of One,” is his most challenging yet, in which he plays 4 instruments at once with a modified guitar and drum kit. This features a whole new flavor of originals that just couldn’t be performed with an acoustic guitar alone.
He is currently working on a new album to follow up his first full length CD released in May 2014. There is, in fact, so much material waiting to be recorded, it’s hard for him to try to keep up. That’s why you will frequently hear never-released songs at a show. And when Johnny tells you “I play some of everything,” just know that he’s not exaggerating!
If you’ve yet to experience the soul-grooving, body-moving, spirit-soothing sound of Teagan and the Tweeds, you don’t know what you’re missing. Don’t let their collegiately clad name fool you, this band is anything but stuffy. A six-piece ensemble that includes a Hammond organ, vintage tuba, and pedal-steel guitar, the Tweeds rock a rootsy vibe that fills a venue like nobody’s business. With high-energy performances and wide-ranging appeal, the group has amassed quite a following, and the number of fans increases with every show.
Soulful, lively, and roaringly good, Teagan and the Tweeds is one of the best bands in Rochester, as recognized in CITY Newspaper in 2012. In 2014,CITY readers voted their album Searching Game theBest Local Album. The six musicians that constitute this tour de force were brought together by their shared love of creating and performing live music, and man, does it show! Always on, with the energyturned way up, Teagan and the Tweeds is one band that is sure to please.
Kire Najdovski Band
with special guest Michelle Jimenez (from Cherry Bomb)
Kire Najdovski is a guitar player originally from Macedonia, Europe now living and playing in Rochester N.Y. for the past 9 years. He began playing guitar at the age of 9 and excelled in mastering this beautiful instrument. While living in Macedonia, he had the opportunity to play with well known top bands and performers that allowed him to play in many concerts and on albums. Now in the States, Kire has broaden his musical talents and has played with many local bands from Rochester and with the phenomenal Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk. Al Chez was the lead trumpet player on The David Letterman Show, who now has started his own band which includes the amazing guitar talents of Kire.
“Arrival”, Kire’s first solo album, is an all instrumental rock CD filled with songs and music inspired from his life and encounters over the years in Macedonia and the U.S. On this album, he is fortunate to play with two incredible and talented musicians, Don Torpy on bass and Emmett Ientilucci on drums, one of the Rochester’s finest rhythm section.
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
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer. Those are just a few of the impressive points Alyssa Trahan has on her resume. She writes her own music and has written hundreds of songs, plays over a dozen different instruments and produces much of her music herself. She has even produced music for other artists. Plus, she performs on a regular basis, over 100 shows a year, and has opened for several national touring acts including the Charlie Daniels Band, Eric Paslay, Smithfield, Sawyer Brown, Courtney Cole, Jana Kramer, Joe Nichols and more. She has also performed her original music and/or the National Anthem at multiple pro sporting events.
Alyssa began her music career at a very young age. Growing up in the small town of East Rochester, NY, she quickly became known for her talent and drive. Now residing in Nashville, TN, she is creating buzz for the same reasons.
Alyssa has received an impressive amount of airplay for an indie artist, with her music having been played on countless stations around the world, including Sirius XM The Highway. In addition, her music has been featured in multiple independent films, including Never Too Late, which she was asked to write an original song for. On top of that, she has been featured on many websites and blogs, including the homepage of Big City Country (NYC), and has made dozens of live television and radio appearances.
Alyssa has released three albums and/or EPs: Hi (2013), Wild & Crazy (2015) and Daisies (2016). She is also working on a fourth (release date TBD), which was made possible by her dedicated fan base, who altogether raised over $6,000 (over $1k past the initial goal of $5k) in a GoFundMe campaign launched to cover production costs. Every song Alyssa has released was written on her own without the help of co-writers, an accomplishment praised by many.
Alyssa has a bright career ahead of her. And as many agree, she is one to watch for sure.
From his roots growing up in Rochester, NY, RAY PAUL learned how to harmonize at very early age by listening to the EVERLY BROTHERS and was heavily influenced by the energy and excitement created by the first British Invasion, especially THE BEATLES and the classic pop songwriting of the ’60’s. After years of performing in groups touring the clubs, schools and colleges of NY State and the Northeast, and opening concerts for top acts such as THE RASPBERRIEDS and TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS, RAY PAUL moved to Boston in 1976 amid a burgeoning rock scene.
In February 1997, after 15 years away from the stage, RAY PAUL teamed up with his friend and pop legend EMITT RHODES to perform together at The Poptopia Festival in Los Angeles. It was a night to remember for pop music fans! 2 years later in 1999, RAY PAUL teamed up with EMITT RHODES to record a new track, “Some Sing, Some Dance,” which peaked at #43 on radio trade magazine FMQB’s Hot A/C chart and made it as high as #5 on New Music Weekly’s Hot A/C chart. The song appeared on the RAY PAUL CD career compilation “The Charles Beat (Best Of The Boston Years 1978-1981 & Now)” released on Permanent Press in May 2000. (See the History Page to order this CD.)
In October 2003, “PERFORMANCE REEL VOL. 1 & VOL. 2,” 2 DVD collections of RAY PAUL live concert and TV appearances from the late 1970’s in Boston up to 2000 were released on Permanent Press/Ray Paul Media Corp. They are still available and manufactured by special order only. (See HISTORY page on this website for ordering info.)
The new album, “WHIMSICALITY,” marks the first new RAY PAUL release since “The Charles Beat” CD compilation in 2000. The album was recorded in studios in Los Angeles, CA; Costa Mesa, CA; Toronto, ON; Highland Park, NJ and one track in Rochester, NY. With a album, there is a new RAY PAUL & RPM band who will be touring this summer to promote the new album.
Joey grew up across the country, from California to Western, New York. He’s proud to have been brought up by a veteran of our beloved country. But he wasn’t always playing it tough. Joey received classical training at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance as a child. His singles “Save Me” and “Crazy” have been played on Rochester, NY’s local country music station, WBEE 92.5FM. Each of these tracks have been welcomed by the local music scene. The response that he has received from his singles, have pushed him to pursue his goal of becoming the musician he was born to be. Joey entered the 2013 Texaco Country Showdown where he tied for second place at the local competition held at Frost Ridge Campground in Le Roy, NY. He has been compared to the likes of Chris Young, Montgomery Gentry, Brantley Gilbert etc. Joey brings the values of old school country and modern “Rock” together to form a sound that will keep you coming back for more. His main goal is to create good country music that people can relate to. Joey appreciates each and every one of his fans as he sets forth on this k#^&@!! country journey.
Joey Allen – Vocals
Jae Furiuso – Drums
Jim Osterman- Guitar
Daniel Althouse- Bass