After finishing the year with a concert at the Jive Mill in Rochester, RavensFire had a great start to 2018, keeping busy having fun with so many of our friends.
We started with three evenings of welcoming music for the Absolute Theatre’s production of The Robber Bridegroom. The musical included dozens of bluegrass tunes which inspired us to dig out our bluegrass songs, like Rocky Top. Since that engagement, audiences have sung along with that favorite every night. Our friends often comment that they hear something new at every performance, plus we play their favorites, too. There’s enough variety in our repertoire to keep everyone entertained, singing along and clapping to the music.
The very next day, the band traveled to Spring Valley to the Four Daughters Vineyard for an afternoon of wine, food and fun. For the afternoon, we returned to our Irish and Americana roots, adding some of the resurrected bluegrass tunes to the mix. The crowd always enjoys favorites like Danny Boy and Whisky in a Jar.
Back in Rochester, RavensFire filled the house at the Post Town Winery and Studio 5 for another afternoon of fun music, wine, and good friends. Studio 5 is a wonderful venue, just like playing in someone’s family room. Our friends sit up close, listen intently, and sing along with their favorite tunes. We all felt as if we were at home with our best friends.
To cap off the month, the band traveled to LeRoy to celebrate the newly remodeled Center for the Creative Arts. Our host, Dave Perkins, has created a wonderful place for audiences to enjoy fun music and see works by dozens of local artists. Friends old and new from around the area packed the chairs to sing along to so many good tunes. It’s always a pleasant surprise to hear a crowd sing along on the chorus to songs like Cockles and Mussels, jazz favorite Summertime, and Melissa’s original Sail Away on the Wings. Perhaps the best part of the evening in LeRoy was reconnecting with so many friends we haven’t seen in a long time. The grand re-opening series continues as Dave hosts two more concerts at the Center in February.
Watch for more chances to see RavensFire in the next several weeks. You’ll have plenty of chances to hear your favorite band play soon. Join the RavensFire group on Facebook to get a personal invitation to our next gig.
The RavensFire Band is well known all around the area for their energetic performances, beautiful vocal harmonies, and skilled instrumentals while playing and singing their unique collection of lively traditional Irish, Folk, World, Americana and original music.