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.
Parker moved to Florida in the mid 90’s ready for new challenge. With help from friend and mentor Johnny “Clyde” Copeland, Parker was connected with internationally acclaimed blues artist Rock Bottom, whom he recorded with and toured with over much of the late 90’s. His mainstay status on the Tampa Bay blues scene was established as “Freightrain” was not only known for his bass playing but also for his soulful lead and powerful backup vocals.
Parker has also toured internationally with Texas bluesman Sherman Robertson, Chief James Billie and over the past several years has toured both the U.S. and Canada with award winning Canadian artist Paul Reddick and his band the Sidemen. he has been seen filling in with Big Bill Morganfield the son of legendary blues man Muddy Waters. He also has been the Go to for touring musicians passing through WNY, Joe Beard, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Mike Morgan and The Local Legendary Members of Raven and more…
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
Native of Rochester, NY, Paul has been called “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.
Catch a wave to B-Side for our next 5-course pairing dinner with surf-inspired music by EyeSpy hosted by Dem Jones. Tickets are $35 and available for purchase at the bar.
Papaya Pork Tenderloin Salad
Pan seared glazed pork tenderloin topped with a fresh papaya salsa over an arugula salad with red onion and almonds in a light tropical dressing.
Paired With: Pink Passion
Pink lemon liquer with cranberry juice and Jic Jac Lemon/Lime Soda.
Baja Fish Taco
Light beer-battered and flash-fried Mahi Mahi served in a soft corn tortilla with cilantro, red cabbage slaw, roasted tomato, lime crema, jack cheese, and fresh guacamole.
Paired With: Coconut Mojito
Muddled fresh mint and lime with coconut rum, white rum, a splash of coconut milk and club soda.
Pulled Pork Stuffed Pineapple
Hawaiian BBQ pulled pork inside a grilled pineapple ring, topped with fresh jalapeno, a citrus crème fraiche, and scallion.
Jalapeno infused Bulleit Bourbon with simple syrup, lime juice and soda water in a tortilla chip rimmed glass.
Shaded Coconut Shrimp Risotto
Flash fried coconut shrimp over a dried cherry and pineapple risotto, drizzled with a pina colada sauce under a cocktail umbrella.
Grapefruit/Watermelon Sparkling Sangria
A Pinot Grigio, Prosecco, grapefruit and watermelon sangria.
Kona Coffee Mud Pie
Coffee mud pie in an Oreo cookie and macadamia crust, topped with chocolate ganache, Kahula whipped cream and a drunken cherry.
Sugar Shack Generra Coffee
Hawaii Lion Vanilla Nut Coffee (decaf) with cinnamon and Gran Marnier. Garnished with a toasted marshmallow and orange peel.
(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5 Liftbridge Lane
Fairport, New York