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The Restless Soles are a 5 piece band who play Electric/Acoustic Rock, Folk, Country, Reggae, World, Americana and more. There are 4 vocals, mandolin, guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, drums and hand percussion. The Soles play their own songs and songs by Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Lucinda Williams, The Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Lowest of the Low, Hank Williams, The Grateful Dead, and more.

 

The Restless Soles members have played together for over 20 years in several bands, including Irish/Celtic band "Poor Ould Goat", Americana duo "Meet the Bacons", Ska band “Mr. Wonderful Surprise?!” and Alt-Ska band “Major Healy”. With hundreds of shows together in their previous collaborations/bands, including international TV appearances, opening slots for Smashmouth, Run DMC, Sister Hazel, numerous festivals, concerts, dive bars, the newness of The Restless Soles band belies the true experience of the band members. The Restless Soles are: Joe Bacon (vocals, guitar), Robin Bacon (vocals, harmonica, hand percussion), Brian Carney (vocals, mandolin), Jeff Jankowski (drums and percussion), Mike Morrissey (bass guitar, vocals).

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Shows

SHOWS

  • South Buffalo Porchfest
    South Buffalo Porchfest
    Sat, Jun 29
    Buffalo
    Jun 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Buffalo, 377 McKinley Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14220, USA
    We're at South Buffalo Porchfest back at the same beautiful porch we played last year, with our wonderful hosts, Sharon and Jack! Play times are yet to be announced.
  • Jam By the Dam, Cuba Lake, NY
    Jam By the Dam, Cuba Lake, NY
    Fri, Jul 05
    Allegany County
    Jul 05, 2024, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Allegany County, Cuba Lake, New York 14727, USA
    The Restless Soles play the outdoor Jam By the Dam at Cuba Lake. View from the water, only.
  • Newfane Gazebo Summer Concert Series
    Newfane Gazebo Summer Concert Series
    Wed, Aug 14
    Newfane
    Aug 14, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Newfane, 2729 Main St, Newfane, NY 14108
    The Restless Soles bring their summer vibe and a great mix of Rock, Reggae, Folk, Americana, Country and World music to the Newfane Gazebo Summer Free Concert Series. Brink a chair, a blanket, a basket, and beverages and enjoy the summer breeze!
  • Gene McCarthy's Old First Ward Brewing Co.
    Gene McCarthy's Old First Ward Brewing Co.
    Sat, Aug 17
    Gene McCarthy's Old First Ward Brewing C
    Aug 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Gene McCarthy's Old First Ward Brewing C, 73 Hamburg St, Buffalo, NY 14204, USA
    The Restless Soles bring their upbeat mix of summer music to the Gene McCarthy's OFW Brewing Co.'s patio. The Restless Soles play a mix of fun Rock, Country, World, Americana, Reggae, Blues and more!
  • Niawanda Park Summer Sunset Concert Series
    Niawanda Park Summer Sunset Concert Series
    Sun, Aug 18
    Niawanda Park Summer Sunset Concert Seri
    Aug 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Niawanda Park Summer Sunset Concert Seri, 200 Niagara St, Tonawanda, NY 14150, USA
    The Restless Soles bring their mix of Americana, Rock, Classic Country, Roots, Reggae and World music to the band shell at Niawanda Park in the City of Tonawanda. Bring a blanket/chairs, a picnic basket and cooler and enjoy the live music and sunset in the summertime!
  • Lake Erie State Park Summer Concert Series
    Lake Erie State Park Summer Concert Series
    Sat, Aug 31
    Lake Erie State Park Summer Concert Seri
    Aug 31, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Lake Erie State Park Summer Concert Seri, Lake Erie State Pk, Portland, NY, USA
    The Restless Soles play on the waterfront stage at Lake Erie State Park for the Summer Concert Series. Bring a chair/blanket and enjoy the music and the view. Rain or shine (moved indoor if weather is uncooperative).
  • ChoctoberFest @Flying Bison Brewing to benefit Family Promise of WNY
    ChoctoberFest @Flying Bison Brewing to benefit Family Promise of WNY
    Thu, Sep 26
    ChoctoberFest @Flying Bison Brewing to b
    Sep 26, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    ChoctoberFest @Flying Bison Brewing to b, 840 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14210, USA
    Choctoberfest is an annual fundraiser to benefit Family Promise of WNY, which keeps families experiencing homelessness together as they work to find their way back home.
Song List

SONG LIST

I Got Loaded by The Wood Brothers (Little Bob & the Lollipops)

If I Lose by Stanley Brothers
Another Saturday Night by Sam Cooke
Burning Down the House by Talking Heads
Can't Let Go by Lucinda Williams
Deep Elem Blues by Grateful Dead
Don’t Worry Little Birds by Bobby McFerrin and Bob Marley
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

Santa Monica - Everclear  

I Got Me A Woman by Levon Helm
Jambalaya, On the Bayou by Hank Williams
Love Is The Seventh Wave lyric only by Sting
Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard by Paul Simon
Squeezebox by The Who
Steal My Kisses by Ben Harper
Stir It Up by Bob Marley
Vices by Sister Sparrow
You Don't Know How It Feels by Tom Petty
Cecilia by Paul Simon
Dead Flowers by Rolling Stones
Rudy, A Message To You by The Specials 
Rosy & Grey by Lowest of the Low

Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash
You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man by Loretta Lynn
I Know What I Know by Paul Simon
Jump Up by Joe Bacon
King of The Road by Roger Miller
Jackson by Johnny Cash
Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
Ain't No Man by The Avett Brothers

Touch of Grey - The Grateful Dead

Take It Easy - The Eagles

Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band

King of the Road - Roger Miller

Galway Girl - Steve Earle

Goin Up - Great Big Sea

Long Journey Home - Monroe Brothers

I Gotta Get Drunk - Willie Nelson

Shanty - John Edwards

and much more!

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