Steve West has performed all across Western New York, as a solo performer, as the front man for W.B. Blues, The Tabletop Three and as part of shows that he is known for putting together with other great acoustic performers from the region.
The youngest of six children who were all active in school music programs, Steve was exposed early on to a wide variety of music including classical, jazz, show tunes, ragtime, and rock & roll. Steve’s journey among the blues started in his teens with a B. B. King concert, and literally took to the road on travels to New Orleans and other parts of the south. The music of Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, and many other classic acoustic blues performers comes together in Steve’s clean finger-picking and gutsy resonator work. After a bought of throat problems several years ago, he traded in a “growl” for his natural singing voice and in so doing has found an identity as a sought-after singer of blues as well as vocal standards.
“The Chinchillas occupy the space located somewhere in between honky-tonk’s “Aww shucks” and rock ‘n’ roll’s “Aww ***k it.” The band is the alt to the nth degree and the bang to the American beer joint’s textbook twang. The Chinchillas are kinda, sorta like The Replacements without as big of a death wish. Hysterically deadpan and insightful, front man Pete Anvelt is one of the best songwriters I know.” – Frank De Blase / CITY Newspaper
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.”