Renee Dion makes a stop at B-Side on her current tour in support of her new album Haven.
“Columbus Ohio singer and songwriter Renee Dion’s sultry blend of jazz, R&B, hip hop and soul makes her a unique find in a sea of imitators. After sharpening her skills in Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta, the Columbus Ohio native is quickly becoming one of the most talked about new singers in alternative soul music.” – JazzColumbus.com
Renee’s album Haven is an intimate view into the space of a woman rediscovering herself – take a listen: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/reneedion1
B-Side Open Jam hosted by Andy Saxby of Banned From The Tavern and Matt Beeman of Acoustic Brew.
A new event at B-Side bringing together fellow musicians from the Fairport/Rochester area performing live on stage. There will be a full drum kit, bass, and electric guitar rigs, keyboards, and vocal mics set up and ready to plug in and play. Bring your full band or if you’re a guitarist, bass player, harmonica player, sax player etc. you can jam on stage with the House Band or plug in your acoustic guitar to the house sound system, step up to the mic, and show off your solo skills.
Bring your friends, your fans, and your family for some great beers on tap and bottles, classic cocktails, and delicious food to pair with an amazing night of musical performances at B-Side every 3rd Thursday of the month.
Alex Goettel is a bassist, guitarist, violinist, singer/songwriter, and educator. His diverse musical skill set has made him a familiar face at local music venues (familiar to B-Side audiences as a member of the Ahren Henby Trio).
Robert “Freightrain” Parker is a native of Buffalo N.Y.. Being brought up in a musical family peaked his passion for music at an early age. At around 13 years old he began to play gigs with Brother Kenny on sax and Dad on guitar, mostly house gigs but also at Dads gigs in between sets. Although heavily influenced by jazz and rhythm & blues heard growing up, he developed his own rhythm and style that is unique and hard to match. He was quickly established on the Buffalo music scene as a well known and sought after bass player. His booming rapid fire licks earned him the name “Freightrain from New York musicians as he always leaps into the depths of the rhythm section with the strength of a Train.
Parker moved to Florida in the mid 90’s ready for new challenge. With help from friend and mentor Johnny “Clyde” Copeland, Parker was connected with internationally acclaimed blues artist Rock Bottom, whom he recorded with and toured with over much of the late 90’s. His mainstay status on the Tampa Bay blues scene was established as “Freightrain” was not only known for his bass playing but also for his soulful lead and powerful backup vocals.
Parker has also toured internationally with Texas bluesman Sherman Robertson, Chief James Billie and over the past several years has toured both the U.S. and Canada with award winning Canadian artist Paul Reddick and his band the Sidemen. he has been seen filling in with Big Bill Morganfield the son of legendary blues man Muddy Waters. He also has been the Go to for touring musicians passing through WNY, Joe Beard, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Mike Morgan and The Local Legendary Members of Raven and more…
Most recently Robert was the First American Indian Inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.
Robert Freightrain Parker – Bass
Grace Lougen – Guitar
Damone A-Miracale Jackson – Percussion
Greg Leech – Organ
“I write and I perform what makes me feel good – from soul to rock, to torch songs, from R&B to folk, from club anthems to island flavor, from Americana to the blues and back again. I sing, write, and perform good music. So I’ve decided that that’s the genre – good music.
I’ve gotten a lot of vocal comparisons over the years including Joan Osborne, Marvin Gaye, Sharon Jones, Marc Cohn, Joss Stone, Stevie Wonder, Rickie Lee Jones, kd Lang, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, and on. (I threw the men in there, because, whether or not I sound like them, I FEEL like them when I sing sometimes, lol.) And… forgive this indulgence, but I also believe I sound like, well… me.” – Meg
If you like your Rock n Roll soaked in a bucket of Blues, Soul and Grit ~ Then look no further! Vinyl Orange Ottoman is exactly that. Sounds reminiscent of Joe Cocker and The Black Crowes. Marinated in undertones of Bobby Blue Bland, Bill Withers and Muddy Waters. The band is fronted by scene vet, Vox/Key player Pete Griffith. He is flanked by Guitarist Brady Hoover and Noah Swartele. The rhythm section is made up of Bassist Sam Klotz and Drummer Nick Glover.
With a true Rock ‘n’ Roll band, live is where they thrive. “It was incredible, and an incredible eye-opener. The band raged with an unstoppable fortitude that leaned on classic strains without relying solely upon them. It was familiar yet new–and beautiful.” – Frank DeBlase, CITY Newspaper
From high energy stomp, to mellow campfire acoustic – Head to the Roots is singer-songwriter Anthony Siciliano. Anthony pulls at the roots of folk, blues, and rockabilly music. The fabric of his songwriting is both thought provoking and playful, woven with the themes of life exploration, travel, and love.
We welcome back the incomparable Cinnamon Jones and her dynamic band Eternal Soul to the B-Side stage.
Cinnamon’s body of work reflects inspiration from Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Pop, R & B, and Soul. Her ability to bring together these many influences infusing them all with a Gospel core, stunning vocal prowess, and commanding stage presence, lends to a performance that is both moving and unforgettable. She’s toured Denmark, Austria, Spain, Finland, Germany, Paris, and Africa with the Campbell Brothers.