“…invoking elements of R&B, gospel, rock, and western influences to dust things up with a helping of soulful grit.”
“…sweetly optimistic and fun-loving…”
– Guitar World Magazine
With his rich baritone vocal and hopeful melodies, Huntington Beach-based singer-songwriter, David Rosales, comes from a place of deep content and shining optimism in his debut album, BRAVE ONES.
He draws on the wide-open spaces of the Southwest and the smooth textures of the Pacific Ocean to seamlessly weave an alluring landscape of Country, Folk, Blues and Rock.
It’s impossible to deny the warmth and ease of Rosales’ songwriting prowess throughout the 11 tracks as he seamlessly blends his vintage sonic tastes with fresh vision. Crediting his love of classic Rhythm & Blues and Country & Western singers Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Johnny Cash, coupled with his admiration for contemporary troubadours the likes of Ryan Adams, Amos Lee, Nathaniel Rateliff and Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) as being influential in the writing and recording process.
BRAVE ONES marks Rosales’ third collaboration with Co-Producer, friend and Donavon Frankenreiter sideman, Matt Grundy. Looking for a change in scenery, the duo recorded at Super Bloom Studios — a log cabin studio that rests on the edge of the wind-swept expanse known as the Mojave Desert in the shadow of California’s Mount San Antonio. The duo thrived in this remote location, which became an unequivocal inspiration for the recording sessions.
Vinyl : This 4 piece cover band, with members from Teagan & The Tweeds and Tryst, has been playing wrong chords since 1995. Playing fun, hip covers to make you forget about the work week. Fun fact… lead vocalist, Jim Marconi, is the only non Chilean in the band. As a result, the band almost took the name Menudo and the White Guy.
Grace Stumberg is a creator of friendly original music that grabs the ears of any listener. Singing Buffalo’s “Good Feet” jingle and opening for bands such as Rusted Root, Hawksley Workman, and Haiku, she has earned her keep in the music industry. Inspired by raw simple songwriting that really rocks out, Grace’s music is a genre that can be explained as pop/rock/funky and sometimes folk; never fully understood until experienced.
Grace has learned the ways of the “touring world” by serving as folk legend Joan Baez’s guitar tech and personal assistant. As a result, Grace has gained an insatiable hunger to share her music with others. She has toured with musicians such as Left On Red and Pete Mroz, singing songs to bring awareness to fair-trade purchases and raising money for local food banks. Grace Stumberg’s own live performances consistently demonstrate her musical abilities, incorporating a wide range of cover songs as well as her own originals.
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.
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
The Jason Dodson Band is a guitar-driven blues band featuring 19 year old guitar virtuoso Jason Dodson, his dad Walt Dodson on bass and vocals and Dana Gregory on drums and vocals. Doing a mix of covers and originals.
“It must be something in the water: Rochester is spawning a lot of young guitar players lately, young six-stringers like Mickey James, who recently moved to Nashville, Jack West, Jon Dretto, and Jason Dodson. Dodson, formerly of the JD Blues Experiment, plays the blues a la SRV. The boy really digs in. If you get a chance to see him do “Hideaway” with a cool twist on the breaks, you’ll see what I mean.” – CITY Newspaper
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.
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).
We welcome back Steve Grills and The Roadmasters to B-Side.
“Blues guitarist Steve Grills is about as low key as they come; a tres cool operator that wields a red-hot guitar. Parked stage left, he puts his band, The Roadmasters, through the paces as he gives the audience a tour of the blues – a sampler platter, if you will, or perhaps passages off yellowy pages ripped from an encyclopedia of the blues. Mixed in with Grills’ referential and reverential treatment lies the man’s own sound, one that weaves in and out with the ghosts he admires and conjures.” – Jeff Spevak / Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Mr. Loops takes the stage for family fun night at B-Side.
Mr. Loops will be providing the musical entertainment for all ages young at heart. Teaching lessons and telling stories of how to be kind and friendly, and exploring the world with the help of catchy rhythms.
We’ll have a special kid’s menu. Costumes encouraged!
Great music to share with friends is what the East End Drifters deliver.
Joe’s powerful voice blends with Pete’s as only the Fornieri brothers can, and together the guys belt out tunes from the 50’s thru the 80’s while throwing in a healthy dose of roots blues. Matt McNulty lays down the foundation on bass, and locks in with Mike Morgan on drums to create a big, toe-thumping groove.
The East End Drifters serve up an energetic mix of rock and roll with soul!
Check out their music on their website: http://eastenddrifters.com