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Ellicottville Entertainment March 8-14, 2013

By Freddie Joseph

Friday, March 8

Gin Mill, 9:00 pm

Three Easy Pieces

The name of this trio is derrived from the title of the 1970 Jack Nicholson movie “Five Easy Pieces”…these three talented musicians are “easy” to work with and play a wide variety of rock and country favorites, with some new hits thrown in for good measure. So start your big weekend off on an upbeat note and enjoy.

Balloons, 5:00 pm

Route 66

An excellent Classic Rock band whose roots date back to 1986, Route 66 specializes in familiar, fun and danceable party rock, delivered with a special touch. This group’s many accolades include The Buffalo Music Awards Hall of Achievements Best Classic Rock Band of the Past Decade. So, get YOUR kicks with Route 66 ( Sorry, I couldn’t help it !).

Madigans, 9:30 pm

Leon & The Forklifts

A classy (some wear ties) quintet from the Queen City, Leon (who no one has ever seen) and the Forklifts are the sultans of Swing, Rock, Rockabilly and Blues. Featuring vintage sounds like an upright bass and sax, these guys cover tons of original music and old stuff from ages past that will have you twistin’ on the dance floor.

 

Saturday, March 9

Holiday Valley Yodeler 

Lodge, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

10 Delaware

After a fun Winter Carnival day on the slopes, come inside and head to the upstairs bar inside Yodeler Lodge to listen to this four-piece band play their rock cover classics.

The Depot, 9:00 pm

Hollowbody

This five-piece group from Kane, PA specializes in alternative, modern and grunge rock, with maybe a few classics thrown in. To quote their facebook page: “Hollowbody is a precision instrument used for sonically implanting a variety of musical emotions deep into your soul”…That says it all !

Gin Mill, 9:00 pm

Live N’ Kickin’

These guys have been a regular favorite at the Gin Mill since the 90’s, playing high energy and very danceable Rock and Classic Rock that always keeps the dance floor full, shoulder to shoulder, all night long.

Balloons, 4:00 pm

Black Widow

A Buffalo area quartet, they are always ranked very highly on live music fans’ lists as one of the top Rock bands…and that “rock” category covers alot of ground – hard and not-so hard to classic favorites. This band is definitely not for the faint of heart, so rock on !

EBC, 10 p.m.

Mojo Hand Blues Band

Vocals by Fontilla Timmons, “Traditional rhythm and blues, blues, soul, and funky stuff, played by folks who be diggin’ the music, for folks who be catchin’ the groove.”

 

Sunday, March 10

Holiday Valley Yodeler 

Lodge Champagne Deck

DJ John Barry

Madigan’s, 9 p.m

Chance The DJ

 

Monday, March 11

Gin Mill, 7:00 pm

Touch of Gray

Mr. Gray and Mr. Jones are back, now alternating Monday nights with Homemade Jam, and together these two troubadors crank out some fun-loving renditions of all your old rock, country and blues favorites as only they can…it’s like an evening around the campfire, but only with central heating !

Madigan’s, 10 p.m

(Yet To be Announced)

 

Wednesday, March 13

Gin Mill, 8:00 pm

Joe Wagner & Friends

Around these parts, “Wings & Wagner” is as popular a pairing as franks & beans or death & taxes…and even more so every Wednesday night, singin’ great Classic Rock and Folk to an appreciative audience who loves his harmonica and laid-back acoustic stylings.

Balloons, 7 p.m.

The Haybalers

Since 2005, the Haybalers (not so bluegrass) band have performed their own unique blend of honky-tonk, bluegrass and hard-driving rock and roll, and have even shared the stage with touring acts like the Avett Brothers, Peter Rowan trio, John McEuen (of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band fame) and many more.

Thursday, March 14

Gin Mill, 8:00 pm

Freddie N’ Tuck

Start your weekend early with your friends Freddie & Rod, a dynamic musical duo you can really dance to, with acoustic guitar, drums & bongos (and maybe Jay & Joey D…the ryhthm devils),their show sounds like a larger group. They play new stuff, old stuff, and always GOOD stuff !

 

The Pub, 9:00 pm

DJ Felony

DJ Felony (AKA Keith Barmore) prides himself on being a totally open format DJ, spinning all types of tunes. He does it all, and loves every second of it !

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