•Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Peachey Nietzsche will present a special Reunion Concert on Saturday, November 10 at The Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. In addition to the current six members of the group, there are over fifteen additional alumni members who will return for this show! (In fact, rumor has it that the show will run at least five hours.) Jeff Leon serves as MC. (603-921-0736)
•On November 4, singer/songwriter Maria Gillard will launch her new CD, Mending, at the Lovin’ Cup Bistro in Park Point Plaza, Henrietta. The album features many local musicians adding their support to her latest which offers everything from jazz to folk to blues. (585-292-9940)
HOG Drum Expo 2012:
•The House of Guitars presents their 16th annual Drum Expo on November 3rd. In addition to offering great deals on equipment, the event brings with it opportunities for you to join in the fun and to enjoy special guest appearances. At 10:30 a.m., a live open drum jam with Ryan Barclay is planned. Ryan also will perform with Michael James Lasponara and The Something Else Band. A Drum Playing Competition is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. (call for details); and a Drum For Fun session with Freddy Colon & Dave Mancini is planned at 5 p.m. (bring your own drum or use one of the HOG’s). Also on the schedule is a Drum Clinic and Live Performance by Dave Mancini at 1:30 p.m. Highlighting the day is an Instore Performance by Jay Medynski, the acclaimed percussionist at noon – with cameras and autographs welcome. Mednynski has performed with Billy Squire, Pat Travers, Rick Derringer, Richard Marx and Widowmaker. (585-544-3500)
•Hartke Bass Products bring Victor Wooten to town to present a free bass clinic and demonstration at the House of Guitars, 645 Titus Avenue, on November 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Famous for his work with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Wooten is a five-time Grammy winner. Autographs and cameras are welcome. (585-544-3500)
•On Friday, November 2, Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby will perform a house concert at the home of Rick & Monica Simpson. The duo is a two-piece rock ‘n roll group that released its debut album in 2008. They’re currently finishing up work on a new one of all-original songs. Email email@example.com for ticket availability and directions.
•John Stowell, a jazz guitarist from Portland, Oregon, will perform on November 14 at Bernunzio’s Uptown Music at 122 East Avenue, accompanied by local jazz guitarist Bob Sneider. Stowell has been performing and teaching internationally for thirty years. (585-473-6140)
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