A Wednesday night at Funk ‘n Waffles: featuring the Bog Brothers

The Bog Brothers


The fun, high-energy acoustic folk-roots music of The Bog Brothers filled the air at the equally fun Funk n Waffles on a recent Wednesday. Led by multi-instrumentalist Mike Gridley, the band played classics such as Woody Guthrie’s “Vigilante Man” and The Waterboy’s “Fisherman’s Blues.” This band is also known for their impressive originals, such as “Breakaway,” “One More Song,” “Carry Me Away,” and “Macon.”

Rounding out the rest of the Bog Brothers this Wednesday evening: Mike Lounsbery on harmonica and vocals, Steve Buck on vocals and bass, Scott Wilson on dobro, and Steve Scuteri… substituting in for their usual guitarist, Marc Odin. Drummer Taylor Bucci was also out of town for this show.

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Despite the missing drummer and a substitute guitarist, the Bog Brothers put on a strong and entertaining show. People feel relaxed and welcome at Funk ‘n Waffles, a wonderful venue for local musicians. Patrons enjoyed beer, wine, and cocktails along with savory and sweet waffles. This reviewer enjoyed their famous Jive Turkey waffle, made from stuffing and piled high with mashed potatoes sliced turkey and delicious gravy. Of course there was a side of cranberry sauce! One of the band-members enjoyed a James Brownie waffle when the night was done. That’s a waffle made out of brownie mix and covered in vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream.

Biography

The Bog Brothers were formed by a group of like-minded musicians in the Central New York area who share a love of playing Americana music and having a good time doing it. Mike Gridley leads the group, playing mandolin, banjo and providing lead vocals. He is joined by Marc Odin on guitar and Steve Buck on bass and vocals. Mike Lounsbery adds harmonica, percussion and vocals, and Scott Wilson rounds out the group on dobro. Since the group’s inception in 2012, they have been a growing presence on the local CNY scene. Highlights have been their performances at several local music festivals, i[...]
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