Formed at the beginning of 2014, Junkyardfieldtrip was originally put together as a songwriting vehicle for Mike Gladstone and Rob Smith. After adding one of western NY’s top rhythm sections (Emmett Ientilucci and Don Torpy), the band started playing acoustic shows around the Rochester, NY area. Eventually the band started writing and playing more electric material.
Over the last 2 years, Junkyardfieldtrip has quickly become one of the region’s most in-demand, eclectic bands, being nominated by City Newspaper’s Best of Rochester award for best band. In the summer of 2015, the band played the prestigious Fairport Music Festival. With outstanding musicianship, memorable original material and cool and unexpected covers and remakes, JYFT is not to be missed!
Native of Rochester, NY, Paul is known as “The Human Jukebox“ because of his knowledge of over 700 songs and extraordinary recall of classic tunes.
Paul was named Best Solo Musician in CITY Newspaper’s 2016 Best of Rochester readers’ poll.
Paul has opened for and shared the stage with national acts like Joe Perry (Aerosmith) Edgar Winter, Marc Cohen, Robert Klein and many more. Incorporating his sense of humor and knack for imitation (Johnny Cash does the Bee Gees) – every song is a journey through the past charged with Paul’s incredible energy.
Blonde Over Blueis a newly formed trio of music professionals. Performing a fun upbeat repertoire of singable, danceable, entertaining songs. The trio comes from a variety of musical backgrounds including Broadway tours, Nik & The Nice Guys, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Brass Taxi.
Lisa Winter is a singer-songwriter from Upstate, NY. Americana soul, woven with new folk, embedded in gospel roots.
Participating in a high school talent show sparked a passion for writing and performing… She has applied her heart and soul to the craft, resulting in rich, inspiring songs. Her self-taught style of guitar delivers interesting syncopation, finger picking, and creative expression.
Frank deBlase of CITY Newspaper describes her songs as “little prayers sent up on gossamer wings…. They’re lyrically impactful yet melodically gentle. The Rochester singer-songwriter is a compelling performer.”