Amy Montrois is an acoustic guitarist and vocalist from Rochester, NY who plays a mix of cover tunes ranging from pop and country, to alternative rock. Bands covered include Grace Potter, Jason Mraz, Pearl Jam, Miranda Lambert and more. She loves to experiment with many different genres, and is often complimented for the wide variety of songs in her set list – including Rocky Raccoon / The Beatles, American Girl / Tom Petty, Pumped Up Kicks / Foster the People, Folsom Prison Blues / Johnny Cash, to name a few.
B-Side’s Open Jam hosted by Andy Saxby of Banned From the Tavern and Matt Beeman of Acoustic Brew.
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.
Interested in being a part of the Open Jam? Send us an email – email@example.com.
Sam Nitsch is a composer and performer specializing in the fusion of diverse musical styles and techniques.
After beginning his career as a classical violinist, Nitsch developed a distinct voice through the exploration and inclusion of multiple instruments, technology, and contemporary methodologies into his music.
Nitsch emerged from the Rochester music scene in 2015 and now is based in Boston at the Berklee College of Music. Since 2015, Nitsch has performed over 100 shows in over 50 venues.
In the Spring of 2016, Nitsch released his debut album, “Passage”, followed by his EP “Torn” the next year. Nitsch has received much acclaim for his music including an invitation to perform at the 2017 Rochester Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony alongside musical veterans Paul Schaffer, Gary Lewis, and others. Nitsch’s new album, “Conscience”, reflects his time at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he works close to the heart of the industry as part of the next generation of writers and musicians.
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
Eclectic and energetic mix of rock/blues/soul from the 50’s to the present.
The East End Drifters deliver great music for sharing with friends! Joe’s a bluesman endowed with a powerful voice, picking prowess, and a harp styling that hearkens back to Little Walter, and Pete’s fat and greasy guitar lines and solos grab you and carry you off. Together, the Fornieri brother’s vocals move the crowd as the band belts out tunes from the 50’s to the present. Matt McNulty lays down the foundation with punchy, butt moving bass lines, and locks in with the versatile, dynamic and exciting Mike Morgan on drums, creating a potent toe-thumping groove. You need to experience this unique and spirited mix of Rock & Roll with Soul!
Get Comfy – The Living Room Session Pairing Dinner. Warm up to 5 courses of small plates and drinks. Seating is limited – tickets are $35 and available at the bar.
Hosted by Dem Jones with music by The Living Room Session playing a wide variety of tunes from folk to classical to rock & roll covering Tom Waits, Crowded House, Raul Malo, Roy Orbison…
Buffalo Tofu Slider
Lightly breaded tofu in a medium wing sauce with Bibb lettuce, Campari tomatoes, red onion, and a jalapeño blue cheese spread on a toasted mini bagel. Served with celery spiced potato chips.
The Drink: Thin Man Pills Mafia, A German-Style Pilsner
Seafood Salad Wonton
A seafood salad of crab, lobster, shrimp, and scallops in a crispy wonton, drizzled with a seaside crema over a fresh champagne slaw.
The Drink: Salted Grapefruit Champagne Negroni
Chicken And Waffle Ballantyne
Chicken with a savory pecan, bacon, and waffle stuffing, finished with a maple bourbon glaze and served with a lemon peel and thyme sweet potato mash.
The Drink: Urgency Pinot Noir
Rhubarb and Chai Pork Tenderloin Roll Salad
Pork tenderloin with a spinach, rhubarb, and goat cheese filling. Served over a salad with a rosemary-chai mustard vinaigrette dressing.
The Drink: The Peach Cosmo
Strawberry Banana Bacon S’more Egg Roll
A fresh strawberry, banana, bacon, and marshmallow crispy egg roll over a chocolate brownie with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream.
The Drink: Mexican Hot Chocolate
Recently arrived in Rochester, Reverend Kingfish performs a mix of early blues, jazz, and tin pan alley along with original tunes in the style of the beginning of American popular music.
As an ordained minister, Reverend Kingfish expresses his faith through music. And that music is derived from the jazz and blues musicians of the early 20th century. The list of influences includes timeless greats such as Blind Blake, Fats Waller, the Boswell Sisters, Blind Boy Fuller, Scrapper Blackwell, Emmett Miller, Jimmie Rodgers, and too many more to mention.
There is something special about the music of this era; before multi-track recording, synthesizers, digital editing and everything that cheapens artistry. Recordings were a single take and musical styles were just evolving. It was a period of unparalleled creativity. Reverend Kingfish strives to keep this era fresh and relevant.