We’re eager to make our establishment a community gathering place, so we’re always hosting new music and entertainment in our venue and at The Geneseo Riviera. Check here often for bios of each of our acts, as well as reviews of performances and more.
Thurs. Nov. 14 @ Fanatics Pub
House of Hamill
featuring Brian Buchanan from
Enter the Haggis and Rose Baldino
Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan met 10 years ago, late one night backstage at a theatre in rural Pennsylvania.
Brian’s band Enter The Haggis and Rose’s group Burning Bridget Cleary were sharing a stage that evening, and the two bonded over a love of Irish fiddle tunes, Radiohead, and 4 AM whiskey. Their paths crossed a dozen times over the next decade on the road, but it wasn’t until the Folk Alliance 2014 conference in Kansas City that they finally became musical collaborators. Burning Bridget Cleary’s guitarist and drummer had their flights canceled at the last minute, and Rose (in desperation) asked Brian to grab a guitar and join her onstage. The two performed with virtually no rehearsal for over an hour, and their connection was powerful and immediate. A few months later Brian moved from Canada to Philadelphia, and as a tribute to the first tune Rose ever taught Brian, House of Hamill was born.
Brian and Rose are both accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, and despite being young, have over 25 years of writing and performance experience between them. Together, they write unusual new fiddle tunes and exciting, unpredictable original songs while also breathing new life into traditional and contemporary songs. Both are confident and unique lead vocalists, and the blend of their two voices in harmony is hypnotic and irresistible.
Whether House of Hamill is playing songs from their debut album “Wide Awake” (September 2016) or stomping through a set of original jigs and reels from their follow-up “March Through Storms” (2018), their chemistry onstage is always engaging and often hilarious. Spend an hour listening and you’ll leave with tired feet, a huge smile, and a new appreciation for the versatility of folk instruments in a modern context. House of Hamill is on the bleeding edge of a new generation of traditional musicians.
Sat. Nov. 16 – Victor Wainright and the Train @ Geneseo Riviera
opening with Owen Eichensehr
Though his career began over a decade ago with genuine rock n’ roll honky-tonk, Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the art-form forward. Composer, producer, vocalist, and award wining entertainer and piano player; Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleaser with soul to spare.
“Wainwright serves as an electrifying guide to a good time-spinning tales, telling his listeners how to beat the blues, and meticulously conjuring raw soul and energy out of his acoustic piano. He displays a sharp sense of humor and a knack for storytelling… every track is brilliant.” -Living Blues Magazine
“Victor Wainwright is a world champion piano player, two times over! Not only is Victor one of the greatest blues piano players in the business, he’s also a world class entertainer and vocalist.” – Blues Revue Magazine
“Victor Wainwright, winner of this year’s Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA’s, is a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness.” -American Blues Scene
“Savannah, GA native Victor Wainwright is all about boogie woogie piano, deep soul, and a voice that recalls Dr. John at his best. He is a blues star, a tremendous player.” -Chicago Blues Guide
- 2017 BMA Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year
- 2016 BMA BB King Entertainer & Band of the Year
- 2016 Blues Blast Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
- 2016 Cover of the The Blues Festival Guide
- 2016 Top #10 Billboard
- 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise Performer (Solo & Band)
- 2017, 2016, 2015 Big Blues Bender Performer in Las Vegas
- 2014 & 2013 BMA Pinetop Piano Player of the Year
- 2013 Blues Blast Award “New Artist Debut Release” Southern Livin’
- 300+ Days a Year Touring 2012-2013
- Top #10 Billboard May 2013 “Easy Livin'”
- Top 10 Billboard Debut March 2013 “Easy Livin'”
- 2013 Blues Blast Music Award “Sean Costello Rising Star” Nominee
- 2013 Blues Blast Music Award “Blues Band of the Year” Southern Hospitality
Tues. Nov 19 – Nick Moss Band @ Fanatics Pub
Sat. Nov. 23 – Albert Cummings – @ The Geneseo Riviera
“The blues is best served up live, with an enthusiastic audience and a killin’ band, and that’s exactly what guitarist Albert Cummings does[…]. Cummings effortlessly shifts from chimney subdued stylings to raucous roadhouse raunch to soaring yet stinging lead lines, driving his audience to frenzy in all the right places.” – Guitar Edge Magazine
Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy. Taken with Albert’s fire and passion bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton, of the band Double Trouble, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section, volunteered to play on and produce his solo debut recording, 2003’s self-released From the Heart. B.B. King dubbed Cummings “a great guitarist.”
“A barrage of guitar pyrotechnics that calls to mind a grand mix of the styles of past masters like Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Hendrix. – Bluesprint Magazine
Mon. / Tues., Nov. 25 & 26 – Band of Friends
A Celebration of Rory Gallager – featuring Davey Knowles, Brendan O’Neill and Gerry McAvoy
@ Fanatics Pub
Not just the notes – but the sound, energy and feel of Rory Gallagher, delivered by people who helped define it…
Winners of The European Blues Awards 2013
Ted McKenna (bass) Winner best Musician European blues award 2016
“Really has the atmosphere of a Rory concert” – Lust For Life
“In the music industry it’s hard to find something this well done. Priceless.” Miusyk.com
“This is not a tribute band but a group of its own. The trio work wonders.” – Rock & Folk
“A sturdy pot of blues-rock – they impressed, and not only me” Bluesbreaker
“Like no other power trio, they celebrate the amiable guitar hero’s passion on stage” -The Blues Alone
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