Don’t miss the Legendary Joe Beard and his band performing an evening of smooth Mississippi Blues.
“Joe’s smokey guitar riffs were developed in Ashland, a small town located in the Delta region of Mississippi, where one of the earliest styles of blues music originated.
There was always a guitar in Beard’s childhood home and oftentimes someone would be playing it. He grew up watching B.B. King, Matt “Guitar” Murphy and many other iconic blues musicians practice before gigs in the living room where he lived.
“Those musicians influenced me to a point where I was able to learn how to play the guitar, just by listening and watching them play,” Beard said. “When I picked up the guitar for the first time at 15 years old, I could play all my favorite blues songs.”
His music career has taken him around the world to places like Paris, India, Belgium and Sweden. And in 1989, he performed at President George H. W. Bush’s inaugural ball.” – Rodney Brown / Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Joe was inducted to the Rochester Music Hall of Fame in 2017.
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.
Ross is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, performing in the Rochester, New York area. His finger-style guitar combines the percussive, gutbucket feel inspired by the Delta Blues songsters with a lush, jazzy harmony. His repertoire is rooted in Tin Pan Alley, blues, and standards, but includes his own work, more modern popular songs, and solo fingerstyle arrangements of classical, popular, and other instrumental music.
Ross plays this variety of music in a freewheeling, one-man-band style. As a singer, he can be brash and bluesy, plaintive and jazzy, or ironic and amusing. His own songs cover a wide variety of styles but are usually light, and bemused at the missteps of their broken and befuddled narrators. His attitude is one of perseverance and hope.
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
Rochester’s hot new singer/songwriter duo Mary Monroe and Nate Coffey provide a unique blend of instrumentation and World-Americana music. Monroe performs the lever harp, voice, and guitar, and Coffey the guitar, voice and bass. Their music features original lyrical and instrumental music along with arrangements of popular cover songs, and alluring vocal harmonies.
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!
Kennedy Jason is a singer-songwriter from Rochester, NY. She began writing music at a young age and continues to add to her long list of original music. In June of 2015, Kennedy participated in and won the Firehouse Saloon’s Songwriter Contest in Rochester, NY, and went on to record her debut EP at The Green Room studios in Ontario, NY. Kennedy has since played various venues and local radio gigs in Rochester, and is working on broadening her horizons by booking gigs in Pittsburgh.
“Brian’s music is pure Americana; plugged in Americana that is full of spunk and life. He possesses a Springsteen type swagger and exudes the same confidence delivering his well crafted tunes with guitars blazing.” – Don Zelazny, Americana Roots
“Brian Lindsay’s ragged soul runs deep. You’ve only got to listen for a minute or so to know he’s got something to say. But I’m not even talking about lyrics. There’s a subliminal surge coursing through this roots-rocker’s sound, one of bravado and yearning; one where there’s no shame in desire. Friday night as Lindsay (under a cool tweed lid) and his impeccable band tore through his songbook with a crisp twin-Telecaster attack. Lindsay’s voice was warm and urgent and the band swung big, bad, mighty, and mad. Despite picturesque tones and veneers that easily conjure visions of big sky country, Lindsay is a full-blooded Summerville homeboy, as referred to in his song of the same name – one of my faves – which was amidst a pile of other classics and new ones we were lucky enough to help road test that night.” – Frank De Blase / CITY Newspaper
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