Hullo friends. This week...
Tuesday, 7/13 at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Laurie Bordonaro, vocals Michael T. Jones, piano Sabu Adeyola, bass your host, drum set
She's back! The Joyful One returns. And this time with new material. Though she never stops studying, Laurie is excitedly preparing for her return to the Art Gallery stage. The finale for the Summer Sundays series at the Albright Knox, Laurie is the featured vocalist with the Michael T. Jones Quartet. So new material is definitely in order. And this week we offer the indoor preview for said outdoor performance. Laurie is beloved, so we're expecting a strong house. And while the air conditioning on the steps of the Art Gallery is whimsical, it's guaranteed at Bobby McGee's. Please join us as we present the hardest swinging singer this side of Akron. ...i
n the Maple Ridge Plaza, Sweet Home & Maple Roads. Tina, Jyl, steady Billy & quiet Mike - good music, good food, good people, chilled spirits, a grand piano, and a great hang.
Saturday, 7/17 at Templeton Terrace 6:00 - 10:00
Ben Baia & the Big City Horns
Ben Baia, vocals Phil Sims, trombone & arrangements Tim Clarke, trumpet Kenny Kuriscak, sax Pat Georger, keys Cameron Kayne, bass yours truly, drum set
Yikes! Were you at the Taste of Buffalo for Benny's big stage debut? Needless to say, the crowd responded with the same enthusiasm that we get at all of the Templeton Terrace gigs, except in numbers of 1,000 or more. Dancers and listeners love Benny, they love the horn section, and they love the music of our youth: Chicago, BS&T, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, the Ides of March, Al Green, The Four Tops, Steve Winwood, even The Spiral Staircase! This band is killing it. And on the patio, the setting at the former Shanghai Reds is a literal summer sensation. Come join us for a spectacular night on the waterfront.
Tuesdays at Bobby McGee's 7:00 - 10:00
7/20 Chris Dempsey & Bruce Johnstone
7/27 Dick Fadale
8/3 Patty Flaherty & Craig Kastelnik
8/10 Mike Kaupa
10/26 Gary Keller
Fridays at Bobby McGee's 8:30 - 11:30
7/16 Gretchen Shulz
7/30 JJ Moscato & Blue Avenue
9/3 Ben Baia & the Big City Horns
Saturdays at Bobby McGee's 8:00 - 11:00
7/31 Patty Flaherty
School's out, but the schooling remains...
Prejudices, it is well known, are difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among the stones.
- Charlotte Bronte, 1816 - 1855