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December 2019

Lucia Barrero, violin  Paula Sanz, violin  Alfredo Oyagüez, piano

Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
three musicians

Red Newt welcomes violinists Lucia Barrero and Paula San accompanied by Alfredo Oyaguez Motero for an afternoon of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Moszkowski. Lunchtime Music Series informal and eclectic. Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk. Music starts a 1pm no cover – no reservations.  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.

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Mac Benford and Up South

Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
mac benford

Afternoon Lunch Music Mac Benford has been a leading figure in the preservation and performance of traditional Appalachian stringband music for more than forty years. He began playing clawhammer banjo in 1960, while a student at Williams College. His interest in the authentic mountain styles of playing the 5-string led him to the greatest living masters of the time - players like Wade Ward, Kyle Creed, Tom Ashley, and Roscoe Holcomb who would provide life-long inspiration and models in the Read More »

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Jaimie Lee 12/15

Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
jaimie lee

Afternoon Lunch Music Jaimie Lee grew up in North Carolina, where her love for music began. She always enjoyed singing and had an urge to write songs. Learning to play the guitar was the perfect avenue for this creative venture. Through high school and college, she played solo gigs at coffee shops, special events, and bars/restaurants. Her musical influences early on were Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Jim Croce, and Ingrid Michaelson among others. Now in the Finger Lakes Region of Read More »

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Lynn Wiles – 12/22

Sunday, December 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
lynn wiles guitar

Afternoon Lunch Music Lynn Wiles has been a guitarist for over three decades. He has developed a style influenced by Leo Kottke, Jorma Kaukonen, Wes Montgomery, Howard Alden, Jimmy Ponder, and many other finger-style and jazz greats. His style of playing reflects these influences. Lynn has a busy performance schedule, and you can catch him performing as a solo or with other guitarists, at many listening rooms throughout the US. When time permits he enjoys building guitars. Lunchtime Music Series Read More »

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Bob Keefe 12/29

Sunday, December 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
bob keefe

Afternoon Lunch Music For the past twenty-one years, Bob Keefe has maintained an active guitar studio of about 38 students a week. He currently teaches at McNeil Music in Ithaca, New York and is a guitar instructor at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and Tompkins Cortland Community College (Dryden, NY). Bob holds a PhD in composition from the University of North Texas (formerly NTSU) and has over fifty works to his credit, including three works for orchestra,two rock musicals and a Read More »

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January 2020

Bert Salmirs – Sunday January 5th

Sunday, January 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
bert salmirs at the piano

Bert Salmirs - Afternoon Piano Jazz 1-2:30pm, Full Lunch, no cover Please join us at lunchtime on Sunday for this special treat! Bert Salmirs started his musical career at Julliard School of Music, and has been playing piano in the Finger Lakes for over four decades. With a repertoire from the American Song Book that includes jazz, ragtime, Broadway show tunes and more, Bert never fails to show his virtuosity. Some of you may remember him tickling the ivories with Read More »

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Travis Knapp January 12th

Sunday, January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
travis knapp

Afternoon Lunch Music After studying piano accompanying at the Conservatory of Music at Ithaca College, Travis Knapp was awarded the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship in 2008 (for his song “Before You Go”).  Following an enthusiastic plunge into organic agriculture for a few years, he began performing as a songwriter in 2013 with the release of his first album “Bright New Way.” For 4 years, he served as vegetable gardener and musician-in-residence at the Body Mind Retreats (also home to Read More »

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Richie Stearns & Aaron Lipp January 19th

Sunday, January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
richie stearns and aaron lipp head shots

Afternoon Lunch Music RICHIE STEARNS first discovered the pleasures of the old time banjo when he was 14. He’s traveled round the world, performing both traditional and his own original music, finding ways to collaborate with musicians from five continents as well as local musicians from diverse musical backgrounds. Over the past three decades, he’s written original music for film scores and dance ensembles as well his own bands (The Horse Flies, Evil City String Band, Ti Ti Chickapea, Donna Read More »

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Mike Titlebaum and Catherine Gale – January 26th

Sunday, January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
mike titlebaum and catherine gale

Afternoon Lunch Music Saxophonist Mike Titlebaum and vocalist Catherine Gale lead a jazz group for an evening of great songs and beautiful, swinging jazz. Mike Titlebaum has played at infamous musical venues such as the Blue Note, Smalls, Augies, Fez/Time Café and the legendary CBGB’s as well as the pit orchestra of the Broadway musical “Cats.” He has performed with dozens of internationally recognized artists and groups such as John Hollenbeck, Gary Versace, Red Rodney, Clark Terry, Lee Konitz, Kenny Read More »

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February 2020

Bert Salmirs – February 2nd

Sunday, February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
bert salmirs at the piano

Afternoon Piano Jazz 1-2:30pm, Full Lunch, no cover Please join us at lunchtime on Sunday for this special treat! Bert Salmirs started his musical career at Julliard School of Music, and has been playing piano in the Finger Lakes for over four decades. With a repertoire from the American Song Book that includes jazz, ragtime, Broadway show tunes and more, Bert never fails to show his virtuosity. Some of you may remember him tickling the ivories with the "Bert Sal Read More »

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Jaimie Lee – February 9th

Sunday, February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
jamie lee

Afternoon Lunch Music Jaimie Lee grew up in North Carolina, where her love for music began. She always enjoyed singing and had an urge to write songs. Learning to play the guitar was the perfect avenue for this creative venture. Through high school and college, she played solo gigs at coffee shops, special events, and bars/restaurants. Her musical influences early on were Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Jim Croce, and Ingrid Michaelson among others. Now in the Finger Lakes Region of Read More »

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The Meanderers – Saturday February 15th

Saturday, February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
Meanderers photo

The Pedal Steel duo of Der Walters and 6-string guitarist John Simon ("Me") is the core of  "Me-an' Der." Throw in a percussionist and a bass player and you have a tasty little ensemble that plays original material, campfire singalong favorites and bouncy dance numbers. Based in and around Ithaca, Meanderers is John Simon (guitar and vocals), Der Walters (pedal steel guitar) and the Radio London rhythm section (Jon Hilton and Dan Lashkoff on bass and percussion). Twangy covers, tasty Read More »

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Ed Clute – Saturday February 22nd

Saturday, February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
Ed Clute at the piano

Ed Clute is a native of Watkins Glen, New York. He attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated with a performance degree in piano. His musical career has continued to flourish as a solo piano performer. He also plays with a jazz quartet and a six-piece Dixieland band. He tickles the ivories for the live recreations of old-time-radio shows at various conventions throughout the United States, providing live background music and bridges between the Read More »

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Martin, Keefe & White – Sunday February 23rd

Sunday, February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
Trio-Martin, Keefe and White

Join us Sunday for a relaxing afternoon with this amazing trio. Dr. John W. White, Associate Professor of Music at Ithaca College. John remains active as a professional pianist specializing in diversity and is equally at home in the worlds of jazz, classical, and popular music. Highlights of his performing experience include:  duo and small group collaborations with jazz vocalist and free improviser Rhiannon; appearances with jazz vocalist Kim Nazarian and jazz instrumentalists performers Wycliffe Gordon, Tony Baker, and Paul Read More »

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Jen Cork – Saturday February 29th

Saturday, February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
Jen Cork Musician

Red Newt Lunch Music Jen Cork has a passion for dirt, baritone ukes, 1904 uprights, vocal layering, emotional honesty and found sounds. Piano, guitar, melodica, and damn, she can sing….and her voice is just the beginning. From packed art galleries, camp fire circles in Michigan, and harmony singing to deep listening rooms, Jen is at home. She is a well-known part of the music scene in Ithaca, NY. She ruminates on rusty turnbuckles. She loves the history, grit and intersection Read More »

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March 2020

Bert Salmirs – Sunday, March 1st

Sunday, March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
bert salmirs at the piano

Afternoon Piano Jazz 1-2:30pm, Full Lunch, no cover Please join us at lunchtime on Sunday for this special treat! Bert Salmirs started his musical career at Julliard School of Music, and has been playing piano in the Finger Lakes for over four decades. With a repertoire from the American Song Book that includes jazz, ragtime, Broadway show tunes and more, Bert never fails to show his virtuosity. Some of you may remember him tickling the ivories with the "Bert Sal Read More »

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Robin Burnett – Saturday March 7th

Saturday, March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
Robin Burnett

Robin Burnett Ithaca-based musician and performer, Robin Burnett has delighted audiences for 25 years with her powerful vocals, magnetic personality, and rhythmic guitar. Robin is known for her compelling interpretations of popular rock and country tunes, as well as her creative arrangements of older blues and folk pieces. Her genre-crossing style is showcased in her new CD “My Greatest Wish” which is a compilation of favorites that Robin performs with a special cast of musicians from the Finger Lakes region Read More »

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Lynn Wiles and Jessica Bindel – Sunday March 8th

Sunday, March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
lynn wiles guitar

The pulse and sensitivity of Lynn’s guitar accompaniment compliments the sweet lushness of Jessica’s lovely voice. The duo presents the vibrant and romantic music of Brazil, aka as Bossa Nova. However their performances do not stop there, by adding a number of favorite tunes from the great American Songbook, and a few guitar instrumentals from the hands of Lynn’s guitar work. During a show, one might even hear a few Americana and pop tunes. Giving their heart and soul for Read More »

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The Meanderers – Saturday March 14th

Saturday, March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
line drawing of bistro

The Pedal Steel duo of Der Walters and 6-string guitarist John Simon ("Me") is the core of  "Me-an' Der." Throw in a percussionist and a bass player and you have a tasty little ensemble that plays original material, campfire singalong favorites and bouncy dance numbers. Based in and around Ithaca, Meanderers is John Simon (guitar and vocals), Der Walters (pedal steel guitar) and the Radio London rhythm section (Jon Hilton and Dan Lashkoff on bass and percussion). Twangy covers, tasty Read More »

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Tenzin & Emmett Sunday March 15th

Sunday, March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
Tenzin and Emmett

Emmett Scott Pianist Emmett Scott teaches private students out of Ithaca, NY and works with musical theatre students at SUNY Cortland. In the past he has toured with renowned bands such as Big Mean Sound Machine and Dreamt, while continuing to perform with Swamp Kids and New Planets. Tenzin Chopak Tenzin Chopak is an artist and songwriter based in Ithaca, NY.  The son of a minister and a painter, and the brother of a fellow musician and songwriter Greg Horne, Read More »

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