Thursday, January 1, 2015


New Year Eve December 31, 2014 rolled in with some amazing Syracuse Musical footnotes-

First Taylor Swift performed live on ABC TV's  (WSYR TV-9) Dick Clark's Rockin New Years Eve with Ryan Seacrest singing songs from her 2014 #1 selling album "1989". But the CNY music news is that she was backed up on the Times Square stage by two great Syracuse musicians- Wayne Tucker & Chad Brown (on trumpet & saz). These two gentlemen you may remember performed in CNY along with the talented Nick Frenay & Spencer Murphy. (thanks Skip).

Meanwhile at David "Rock" Feinstein's Hollywood Restaurant in Cortland, NY..Sammy Hall of Famer Dave Porter & Bob took the stage at 10AM to rock in the New Year. Just before midnight Dave was joined on stage by another Sammy Hall of Famer- David "Rock" Feinstein along with Garry Bordonaro (both members of world traveling band "The Rods") They performed the great ELF/ Ronnie James Dio song "Hoochie Koochie Lady". A great tribute to our great friend Ronnie. I was honored to me there. In attendance were many of CNY's great player- Dave Porter, Rock Feinstein, Steve Corey, Garry Bordonaro, Dick Bottoff, Steve Starmer, Joe Leo, Mike Donohue and Terry & Brian Mingle. A very special memorial group photo was taken to celebrate the moment.

Other New Year Eve 2014 CNY Happenings included- to name a few

Fabulous Ripcords at Ridge in Chittenango, NY
Castle Creek (Kim Monroe & Chris Eves) at Good Nature Brewing- Hamilton, NY
Letizia & The Z Band at Turning Stone Casino
Johnny Rawls at Dinosaur Bar B Que
Mark Hoffmann & Swing This at Small Plates
Sophistafunk at Funk n Waffles, Downtown Syracuse
Better Than Bowling at Flat Iron Grill
Joe Whiting & Terry Quill at Best Western- Carrier Circle
Grit n Grace at Club Aqua
Redline at Hilton Garden Inn
Scars N Stripes at Mac's Bad Art Bar
Timeline at SU Sheraton Inn-University
Bob Holz Band at The Office
Mark Zane at Krabby Kirks
Lisa Lee Trio at Brae Loch- Cazenovia
Dirtroad Ruckus at Timber Tavern
Mike Estep Band at JP's Tavern- Baldwinsville
Gary Dunes & Del-Tunes at Maplewood Inn, Liverpool
Dan Elliott & Monterays at Turning Stone Casino
Lyicado & Dappophir at Westcott Theater
Tom Rozzano- Turning Stone Casino
Ronnie Leigh- Turning Stone Casino
Soul Mine- Turning Stone Casino
Beattle Brothers- Turning Stone Casino
Cousin Jake at Mattydale V,F,W,
Under The Gun at Clarion Inn
40 Below Party at Landmark Theater
Southern Comfort Band w/ Tom Gilbo at Am Legion- Liverpool
Paul Davie at Mohegan Manor- Baldwinsville
Quickchange at American Legion-Manlius