AyersFest presents Blue Jimmy, Pat Harrington Trio and Chris Wilson & Brian Ayers

A Triple Bill Saturday Night: AyersFest presents live music at Lincoln Hill Farms with Blue Jimmy, Pat Harrington Trio and Chris Wilson & Brian Ayers

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023

Doors 5pm // Music 6pm // All ages show

Advance Online Tickets: $20
Day of Show At the Door Tickets: $30

Live Music Lineup:
Chris Wilson & Brian Ayers 6pm
Pat Harrington trio 7:30pm
Blue Jimmy 9:15pm

Blue Jimmy

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“Blue Jimmy is a well-worn roots-rock quintet that shuffles country, folk, rock and pop into a loaded deck of fantastic Americana… Full of lush harmonies and grooves that bop, rock, swing and waltz, Blue Jimmy may be one of the most perfectly balanced, truly Americana bands you’ll hear… It all rests on Blue Jimmy’s beautiful song writing, storied lyrics and clever structure.” (Frank DeBlase, Rochester City Newspaper).

Growing up and still based in the small town of Bloomfield, New York (just southeast of Rochester, New York), the five members of Blue Jimmy are comprised of two sets of brothers and a life long best friend. Brian Ayers (acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead vocals), Chad Ayers (electric guitar, mandolin, harmony vocals), Steve Nelson (drums), Mike Nelson (bass guitar), and Greg Gefell (electric guitar, pedal steel, resonator, harmony vocals). All spent time in the music program at Bloomfield Central, where the seeds of theory were planted and the bricks of friendship laid at a young age. In addition to writing, recording, engineering, mixing and producing their own music, Greg, Chad and Steve all play instruments they made themselves. Steve is president of his own company, which builds custom drum kits. Chad made one of the guitars he plays and Greg plays a pedal steel that he built from scratch. Lending an even more down home and unique sound to the group. It is no wonder that they create their music the same way. Crafting songs from a solid heartfelt foundation, technically sound and artistically free, winning the listener over time and time again.

It is with this twenty-plus year bond in life, musical pursuits and friendship that Blue Jimmy has built a loyal regional following. Landing them supporting act slots and praise from such national touring artists as: Travis Tritt, Billy Currington, Steve Holy, Kenny Rogers, Pure Prairie League and many others. Further accolades include airplay and in-studio performances on many of Rochester, New York’s major radio stations. 92.5 WBEE FM, 96.5 WCMF FM, 98.9 WBZA FM, as well as airplay in Syracuse, New York.

Pat Harrington Trio

Pat Harrington is the lead guitarist for the Grammy Nominated and Multi-Blues Music Award winning band, Victor Wainwright & The Train.
Originally from Western NY, Harrington made his home in Memphis, TN for 5 years where he toured full-time nationally and internationally with The Train as well as several other of the Blues world’s most notable names.
When not on the road, Harrington became a sought-after guitarist on the local scene playing countless gigs around town as he became a student of the soulful sounds that have long been synonymous with Memphis music. It was during those formative years that Harrington truly began crafting his own unique voice and style as a guitarist, bringing in his many different musical influences, from Jazz and Funk to Bluegrass and Country flavors. He has since become a part of the national conversation as one of the most inspiring, versatile and distinctive players in the American Roots music genre today.
Pat can be seen performing regularly with his right hand man Owen Eichensehr whom over the years, has become a sought after hired gun on the drum kit and guitar, having gigged and recorded with dozens of Western New York’s heaviest hitting roots musicians (many of whom are Buffalo Music Hall of Famers). These include, but are certainly not limited to: JJ White, Jeremy Keyes, Willie May, Hayden Fogle, Jay Moynihan (Buddy Guy), Robert “Freightrain” Parker, Jony James, Tommy Z, Doug Yeomans, and Sharon Bailey, to name a few.
Chris Wilson & Brian Ayers
A Celebration and recreation of the music of Simon & Garfunkel by two of Upstate New York’s greatest singer songwriters, Chris Wilson & Brian Ayers

VENUE & TICKET INFO: Food & beverage will be available for purchase during show. All tickets sales are final – no refunds or exchanges. Shows are rain or shine, inclement weather may cause delays. Low-back foldable chairs will be permitted for those who are not able to stand for long periods of time only. Limited seating and picnic tables are available inside the venue. First come, first serve. Please read venue and parking information here before purchase. Music times are approximate and subject to change or delays. 

Saturday, September 9, 2023
5:00 pm

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