Had an excellent time performing at the Western Ranch Saloon

So I played at this delightful family-owned bar restaurant last Friday. It must’ve gone well because Wally, the owner, asked me back again this week (1/15). Lots of friendly patrons who love acoustic music. Didn’t eat at the restaurant but it was packed and the people I asked said it’s good food. Actually, here are some of their menus:

WesternRanchMenus

And here’s the contact information:

Western Ranch Motor Inn
1255 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13209
(315) 457-9236

Winter Schedule is Shaping Up

This coming Friday (1/8) I’ll be at a new venue:

Western Ranch Motor Inn
1255 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13209
(315) 457-9236

Here’s their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-Ranch-Motor-Inn/118340524844587

Starting next Tuesday (1/12) I’ll be performing every week (except on 2/11) from 6-8 pm at Pascale’s Italian Bistro for “Acoustic Tuesdays with Michael Gordon.” The dining crew and I will be doing our best to create a warm experience on what likely will be cold nights. Good music aside, you can also take advantage of the best dining deal in town — $10 pasta dishes with side salads.

The restaurant is located at 800 Nottingham Road, Syracuse, NY 13224 – on the swimming pool side of the Drumlins complex. For reservations, call 446-8511 and tell the hostess you want to be in the room with the live music.

 

Pascale’s Italian Bistro this Saturday Evening

Head over to Pascale’s Italian Bistro (http://www.pascaledrumlins.com/) this Saturday evening from 7:30-10:30 pm for my first show of the spring season. If you haven’t spent an evening listening to music while dining on some of Pascale’s best, here’s your chance. Judging from past events, you’ll have an excellent time of it.

Because it certainly will be a busy evening, call ahead for reservations at 446-8511. Also don’t forget about their Saturday special — Prime rib, side and salad for only $14.95.

I hope you can make it. Thanks

Irrational Behavior

For reasons that defy rational explanation, I’ve returned from sunny Arizona to the eternal winter that is Syracuse. But I am totally ready for another joyous evening on the second floor at Frankie’s this coming Friday 3/27 from 6-9 pm at 656 North Salina Street (frankiesnybistro.com). True, I won’t have first played golf on a canyon course or walked alongside a mountain lake.  But I will have a chance to do what I like best – singing for friends, new and old.

Please come by and spend some time eating wonderful Italian fare and listening to lots of good tunes.

Two shows in one weekend . . . Perfect

Two opportunities this week to hear the dulcet tones of one Michael G.  I’ll be at Frankie’s (frankiesnybistro.comthis Friday evening from 6-9 pm. Make sure to make reservations at 863-4098 because that second floor has become a most popular spot, even with all the lousy weather. And they’ll have that early bird special from 4:00pm – 6:00 pm: one free drink or dessert w/ the purchase of any entrée (not good with any other offers). 

Saturday I’ll be at Pascale’s Italian Bistro (pascaledrumlins.com).  By accounts other than just mine (I swear), the last show was very well received and everyone enjoyed his/her meal.  And, for scheduling reasons, I won’t play there next month – so now’s your chance if you prefer an East Side venue.  The show runs from 7:30-10:30 pm.

Like my refurbished web site?  While it’s not completely renovated, it at least has the “new look” that my buddy, Doug, designed. I’d welcome any suggestions so another buddy, Simon, can implement them.

Hope to see you this weekend.

Start the Valentine’s Day Weekend Off Right

Even if you’re going out Saturday for Valentine’s Day, you should consider the benefits of some excellent musical foreplay on Friday night. I’ll take the occasion to sing one love song after the next in every genre you can imagine. Expect lots of tunes like “Bless the Broken Road,” “All of Me,” “My Eyes,” “Handyman,” “She’s Got a Way About Her,” and more. Just be aware that I might not be able to keep myself from performing some blues along the way — songs that address a few of the less tender sentiments that can arise.

So start your Valentine’s weekend off right with a romantic night of sweet acoustic music at Frankie’s Piccolo Bistro. I’ll be playing from 6-9 pm at 656 North Salina Street (frankiesnybistro.com).

You’ll definitely want to make reservations by calling 315-863-4098. Make sure to tell them to seat you upstairs with me. They’ll have a 4:00pm – 6:00 pm Early Bird Special: one free drink or dessert w/ the purchase of any entrée (not good with any other offers).

This week I’ll be at Pascale Italian Bistro

I’ll be at Pascale’s (www.pascaledrumlins.com) from 7:30-10:30 pm this Saturday, January 31st. For some of you, that means not having to drive quite so far to hear yours truly do his musical thing. For me, it means being able to do something at least halfway competent on the grounds of a golf course – even if it doesn’t happen to be golf.

My latest project is to beef up my repertoire of the newer country songs. The motivation comes from talking with some high school students who told me that they all loved artists like Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton (whose songs I didn’t know) as well as Randy Travis and Zac Brown (whose songs I’ve been playing for a long while). If teenagers like a certain genre of acoustic music, it’s a good reasons to learn as many of those tunes as possible.

So this week’s addition is a great song, Shelton’s “My Eyes.” You’ve gotta love a song with this line : “My eyes are the only things I don’t wanna take off of you.”

Hope to see you then.

Come in from the cold to the hot food and warm atmosphere at Frankie’s

Judging from attendance at the last few shows, it sure seems that the idea of cozying up at Frankie’s with some excellent food, good friends, and sweet music is catching on. Rumor has it that this Friday from 6-9 pm will be no different. So please try to stop by at 656 North Salina Street (frankiesnybistro.com) and join in the experience.

You’ll definitely want to make reservations by calling 315-863-4098. Make sure to tell them to seat you upstairs with me. They’ll have a 4:00pm – 7:00 pm Early Bird Special: 1/2-price appetizers or a free dessert with the purchase of an entrée (not good with any other offers).

Hope to see you then.

Serious fun playing outside at Frankie’s Piccolo Bistro

Last week the owners at Frankie’s called to ask if I’d play outside for an impromptu celebration of good weather in Syracuse.  Of course, It took me about 2.3 milliseconds to agree. It ended up being a glorious evening of outside music and dining. Of course, the event was all the sweeter because so many of you showed up to join in the fun.

If you haven’t eaten at this restaurant, you should (frankiesnybistro.com).  Even my Italian friends said it’s the best Italian food you’ll find, all at a reasonable price. You’ll want to call for reservations at (315) 479-8797. I’m playing there again on this coming Friday (6/27) from 6-9pm.