6/7/2018: Junkyardfieldtrip w/ Mike and Mel of Violet Mary
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 few 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 2017, the band played the prestigious Fairport Music Festival. In March 2018, the band signed with Spectra Records. With outstanding musicianship, memorable original material and cool and unexpected covers and remakes, JYFT is not to be missed!
Violet Mary is the groovy, indie musical love child of Mike and Mel Muscarella. Backed by a rotating cast of characters including Joe Myers (drums), Brennan Terry (bass) and Jason Tortorici (guitar), the band has embraces styles as diverse as blues, soul, indie pop, rock, and alt folk. Violet Mary has shared stages with such acts as moe., Dawes, and The Gin Blossoms, and has been featured in Elmore Magazine, Fireworks (London, UK) and Relix Magazine. The band also works directly with The Ugandan Water Project to provide solutions to the water crisis facing Ugandan students, raising over $23,000 for clean water in the past three years.
7/19/2018: Branded w/ Paul Cummings
Branded is one of the premier modern country bands in Western New York. This versatile group of musicians brings energy and excitement to today’s hottest chart topping hits. Not only does Branded capture the sound and creativity of today’s top country’s artists, they bring an atmosphere fun to there shows and engage the audience in a way that is all their own.
The members of Branded come from a wide range of musical backgrounds including Rock, Blues, Jam Band and of course Country. Their intangible chemistry takes the band well beyond their individual musical ability. Ken, Rick, Anthony, Dave and Ben bring experience and a burning passion to energize the audience everywhere they perform.