Thursday, October 17, 2019

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC - "OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 213 - FIRST EVER HISTORY OF SYRACUSE ROCK N ROLL HORN JAM- 10-13-19

After 24 shows the History of Syracuse Rock N Roll live presented the first ever 'HORN JAM" at the Liverpool, NY Holiday Inn on Sunday October 13, 2019 the almost five hour jam packed shows  music starting at 3 PM.  Six of CNY greatest horn band on stage in one amazing live show. The lineup included The Blacklites, Sharp Dressed Penguins, Menage A Soul, Atlas, Prime Time Funk & Brass Inc. Here the musician lineups of each band. Some 51 diff musicians took the stage for this historic event. MC- Nick Caplin Dino Radio.

BLACKLITES-    Eddie Wallstreet Brown, Rick Chisholm Emanuel Atkins,
Dick Woods. Corky Ellison, Ken Chase, Saul Brown, Dave Frateschi, Rick Linzy,
Sylvester Livingston.

SHARP DRESSED PENGUINS-   Bill Barry, Jerry Crimmons, Joey Beccheria,
John Mangicaro, Mike Crissan, Jay Capozzolo, Rick Paccolia, Dave Frateschi.
Ken Chase.

MENAGE A SOUL     Dave Frateschi, Mike Davis, Rock Carbone, Dickie Capatto,
James Spivey, John Saltamach, Kia

ATLAS-  George Feltman, Jerry More, Ted Boileau, Eric Miller, Ronny Dorsey,
Andrea Johnson, Anthony Gordon, John Kowalczyk, Peter Isaac

PRIME TIME FUNK-   Ronnie Leigh, Ronnie France, Derrick Lipp, Dave Cohen,
Mike Edwards, Joe Chiappone, Ron D'Angelo, Andy Calabrese, Vince Ercolomento,
Jim Richmond.

BRASS INC.   Dee McComber, Dave Frateschi, Bill Kribbs, Rick Carefbrvflton,
Tom Checker, Brian Burke, Clayton Morgan, Vic Tumbiolo.


Show MC-    Nick Caplan - Dinosaur Radio

Show Photo by-   Wendy Newton Colucci, Bill DeLapp

Show Sound-    Ted Storto & Steve Schad

Stage Manager-    Don Shoudy


Show Venue-  Liverpool, NY Holiday Inn



Sunday, July 21, 2019

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC - "OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 212 - DIO DAY 2019 ON July 14, 2019 at Night Owls

During the early winter, early spring and summer of 2019, the Dio Day Cortland Concert Committee worked hard on putting together another tribute to our friend - Ronnie James Dio. The committee David "Rock" Feinstein (Chairman), Dick Bottoff, Vince Faraoni, Larry Baker, Kat Walters & Ron Wray assembled the following musical lineup to perform  "Ride For Ronnie" musical concert and  Motorcycle Ride to benefit  many Ronnie James Dio Cancer Funds including the "Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund" in California. As well as the Ronnie James Dio Music Scholarship Fund for outstanding scholastic musicians in the Cortland Area. A fan auction was held near the end of the event- auctioning off a large "RIDE FOR DIO" event poster signed by all musician and honored guests attending. 

This successful event was schedule for  Sunday afternoon July 14, 2019 at Night Owls in Polkville, NY (near Cortland).. Rain or Shine.

The musical lineup was as follows with approx times

Sydney Irving & The Mojo     1 PM
The Essentials                           1:30 PM
Dimitri Cosimo                         2:30 PM
Pull                                            3:30 PM
Band of Doom                          4:30 PM
Tink Bennett & Tailor Made  6:00 PM  
Ten Man Push                          7:00 PM

Food provided by - Fire Dawgs
Night Owls - Thank You - Larry Baker
Event MC- Kat Walters

Thanks you as fans attended from California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Canada & Spain

Sunday, May 19, 2019

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - REACHES 345,452 HITS TO 164 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD -

We now have 345,452 hits on our History of Syracuse Music "Official Site" coming from the following (164) different countries around the world.

Russia (31,486) Germany (11,556), France (9,960), Italy (8,729), Ukraine (6,151), United Kingdom (2,916), Poland  (2,300), Canada (1870), Spain (1,847), China (1,269), Netherlands (1,192), Indonesia (1,114), Ireland (905), India (815), Singapore (710), Japan (698), Australia (699),  Brazil (694), Turkey (599), United Arab Emirates (595), Romania (498), Latvia (478), Vietnam (408), Armenia (401), Philippine Islands (383), Malaysia (378), Thailand (347),  Morocco (280), Mexico (236), Sweden (229), Belgium (221), So Korea (206), Turkmenistan (201),  Pakistan (193), Argentina (172), Portugal (169), Greece (159), Hong Kong (144), Switzerland (144), Bangladesh (142), Hungry (98), Isreal (139), Serbia (134), Czech Republic (122), Finland (111), Moldova (113), Egypt (106), Kazakhstan (104), Taiwan (102), Denmark (95), Bulgaria (85), Belarus (84), New Zealand (73), Norway (62), Austria (54), Czechia (52), Nigeria (52), Colombia (43), Georgia (39), Jersey (37), Nicaragua (38), Tanzania (38), Chile (36), Lithuania (35), Venezuela (35), Cambodia (34),  Algeria (30), Nepal (30), Bahamas Islands (27), Croatia (26), Macedonia (26), So Africa (26), Peru (25), Ecuador (24), Kenya (24), Costa Rica (23), Saudi Arabia (21), Dominican Republic (19), Iraq (19), Lebanon (19), Estonia (18), Bosnia-Herzegovina (17), Zimbabue (17), Seychellas (16), Mauritos (15), Puerto Rico (13), Slovakia (13), Jamaica (12), Cyprus (11), Iceland (11), Palestine (10),  Trinadad-Tobago (11), Macao 10), Panama (9), Slovenia (9),  Kuwait (8),  Luxembourg (7), Sri Lanka (7), Malta (6), Barbatos (5), Bolivia (5), Mozambique (5), Senegal (5), Tunisia (5), Albania (4), Benin (4), Ghana (4), Iran (4), Jordan (4), Myanmar/ Burma (4), Qatar (4), Yeman (4), Antigua & Barbuda (3), Belize (3), Ethiopia (3), Guatemala (3), Honduras (3), Kosovo (3), Paraguay (3), Syria (3), Tajikistan (3), Uganda (3), Uruguay (3), Uzbekistan (3), Azerbaijan (2), Bermuda (2), Cameroon (2), Haiti (2), Liberia (2), Libya (2), Liechtenstein (2), Mongolia (2), Namibia (2), Palestine (2), Turks & Caicos Islands (2), Montenegro (2), US Virgin Islands (2) and one each (1) from the following countries- Andorra, Angola, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Commonwealth of Dominica, Congo- Kinshasa,El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Gabon, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guinea, Laos, Madagascar, Oman, Reunion, St Martin, St Vincent- Grenadines, Uzbekistan also- unknown areas (976) , plus across the United States (230,201).


We send our thanks, and hope you have enjoyed reading all about our Syracuse Music History- Ron Wray

Thanks to our other fantastic research team members - Pete Shedd along with Sydney Irving, John D'Angelo, Jessica Amidon, Nick Caplan, Lee Goodman, Bill Weiss, Don Shoudy, Dave Novak, Frank Rhodes, Mike Ferrante, Ted Storto, Joe Rao, Mickey Palumbo, Chet Andrews.

Friday, April 19, 2019

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" CHAPTER 211 - CHERRY RED LABEL IN THE UK RELEASES THE "ELF" ELF ALBUM ON CD WITH A 16 PAGE BOOKLET ON DIO & ELF HISTORY.

Cherry Record label out of the UK has released the ELF- "ELF featuring Ronnie James Dio" Cd to the market again. This Cd package includes a 16 page booklet documenting Ronnie & the bands career from Ronnie Dio & The Prophets / Cindells to the ELF years. This cd has the original 8 tracks that were produced by Deep Purple's Roger Glover & Ian Paice back in 1972. A great updated (reissued) package that thanks Wendy Dio, David "Rock" Feinstein, Mickey Lee Soule, Rodney Mills, Glover  & Paice. Liner notes written by Malcolm Dome. A must for Dio, Elf, Rods collectors around the World. I even found a copy in Russia last week. It's pure Rock N Roll +++ ELF is- Ronnie James Dio, David "Rock" Feinstein, Mickey Lee Soule & Gary Driscoll.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 210- SYRACUSE AREA MUSIC AWARD WINNERS & NEW HALL OF FAMERS MARCH 7-8, 2019


March 7, 2019  SAMMY Hall of Fame Induction held at Dinosaur Bar B Que

Al Falso
Jan & The Radiants
Karen Savoca & Peter Heitzman
Scott Dixon

Sammys- Music Educator Award

Melissa  Gardnier

Sammys- Lifetime Achievement Award

Lou Reed



March 8, 2019 - SPIRIT OF SAMMYS AWARD - (1st Ever)

Jack O. Bocchino


March 8, 2019 - SYRACUSE AREA MUSIC AWARDS- Palace Theater  7 PM
MC- Dave Frisina

Best Alternative                           Strange To Look At
Best Americian                            Eileen Nicholson Kallass
Best Blues                                    Tas Cru
Best Country                                Steven Cali
Best Hard Rock                           The Last Divide
Best Hip-Hop or Rap                  G- Netics
Best Jam Band                            Count Blastula
Best Jazz                                     Bob Holz
Best Other Styles                        Samba Laranja
Best Pop                                      Emma Jude
Best R&B                                    Jaquiel THEVOICE
Best Rock                                    Atkins Riot
Best Singer- Songwriter              Stephen Douglas Wolfe

People Choice Artist                    CNS Marching Band
People Choice Venue                   Homer Center for the Arts
Peoples Choice Festival              Taste of Syracuse



March 8, 2019 - Featured Performances at the Palace Theater By

Barroom Philosophers
Sean McLeod with Alani Skye
Karen Savoca & Peter Heitzman
Isreal Hagan and Stroke
Lou Reed Tribute Band