Jeff Riales and The Silvertone Express

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Jeff Riales, a Memphis born and raised singer/songwriter, lives in New York and currently has released four albums. His latest album, “Mama Waved at Elvis”, was released in 2022 and is being played worldwide to positive reviews. His 2008 release, “The Ticket”, was named Rochester’s Local Album of the Year. Jeff has opened as a solo act for national acts including John Hiatt, Delbert McClinton, Chris Smither and folk icon Eric Andersen. Jeff is the songwriter and lead singer for his band, The Silvertone Express, and plays acoustic guitar. Local music critic Jeff Spevak considers Jeff the best songwriter in Rochester…”suggesting that someone is the best songwriter in town depends on what you’re looking for in a song. In listening to ‘Mama Waved at Elvis,’ I think he’s the best we have.”

The Silvertone Express band consists of four other fantastic local musicians. Joe Grillo (drums) was the house drummer for the Flipside Open Mic (originally started by Jeff and his singer/songwriter friend, Jed Curran) and has performed with other bands in the area. Bruce Diamond (fiddle, mandolin, bass, backup vocals) performs with a variety of touring bands and is considered a master at his craft. Dana Fine (bass, backup vocals) has been writing, recording and performing original and traditional bluegrass and folk music locally and in other venues (including Ohio), frequently accompanied by his wife, Ruth. Dana has a powerful voice and is equally skilled at lead and backup vocals for the band. Mike Wittek (lead electric guitar, mandolin) has performed over the years with several bands, including HuNu. Mike’s Americana playing style and solid backup vocals are the perfect complement to Jeff’s original songs.

The Silvertone Express has performed at a variety of venues across the region.

Location: The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage
Time: Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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