Mike “CottonToe” Scrivens has been playing his own version of acoustic/electric blues in and around Upstate NY for nearly a decade. He has also performed at several large venues, including New York State Blues Festival, the Lima Crossroads Blues Festival, and the Rochester Fringe Festival.
CottonToe engages audiences young and old with his soulful voice, singing stories of those less fortunate and those whom he’s crossed paths in his lifetime. Frank DeBase from CITY Newspaper described his debut cd DOWNTRODDEN BLUES as “eight songs that are bluesy, yes, but with other elements of singer-songwriter and warm Americana denim, wood, and wire.”
Joining CottonToe will be Jonathan Tucker (Joe Beard, Me & the Boys) on keys and Levon Jones (Bootleg Hootch) on drums.
Cooper Scotti is a Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist. He began playing guitar at a young age with early influences of jazz, blues and classic rock. His latest original pop tunes fuse finger picking guitar, jazz chord voicing with Hip Hop and Country vocal and lyrics. Cooper’s live shows blend original music with popular cover songs. He also features an extensive John Mayer tribute set spanning John’s entire career.
For Steve Grills, the Blues has been a life long journey.
Growing up Steve heard the music of Big Bill Broonzy, Leadbelly and Lightnin’ Hopkins from his father’s record collection. Through the Beatles, Steve discovered Chuck Berry and he hasn’t looked back since. He has searched out the roots of Rock and Roll, uncovering many great artists who have influenced and inspired him. Primarily among these are Robert Lockwood Jr., Earl Hooker, Freddie King and Albert Collins. Steve befriended Robert Lockwood Jr after meeting him in 1978. In 1992, Robert invited Steve and his band to perform at his Legendary Blues Festival near Cleveland,Ohio. Steve later recorded with Robert on Shakin Smith’s cd Harmonica Wizard.
Steve and his band the Roadmasters (named after Earl Hooker’s band) draw their repertoire from these and other artists, giving audiences the opportunity to discover the vitality of the music of these legendary and influential musicians.
Steve released a cd with pianist Ernest Lane, After Hours on the Toogaloo label. Steve is grateful to have had the opportunity to record with Ernest. Ernest’s musical career reaches back to the late 1940s when he played and recorded with the enigmatic delta blues guitarist Robert Nighthawk. Ernest backed Nighthawk on his Aristocrat (later Chess) recordings Black Angel Blues (Sweet Black Angel) and Annie Lee Blues. Blues scholars consider these recordings with Nighthawk to be among the greatest Post war Chicago blues records ever made.
From high energy stomp, to mellow campfire acoustic – 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.
“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
Vinyl Bingo is a spin on an old favorite. Free to play, win prizes. This is our rescheduled May Edition (typically Vinyl Bingo is the third Tuesday of the month).
Every player receives a free Bingo card with 25 squares per game. Squares contain a song / a musician / a genre / or specific words. When the DJ spins a song that matches a square on your card – mark the spot. Game plays like regular bingo, with five squares vertically, across or diagonally connected is a winner.
Bring your card to DJ D and collect your prizes – chocolates from Fairport’s Affaire De Chocolat and a B-Side gift certificate.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5 Liftbridge Lane, Fairport, NY 14450
5 Liftbridge Lane
Fairport, New York