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The Restless Soles live band
Upbeat, Offbeat, Earthbeat Music


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).





The Restless Soles band




  • The Soho, Buffalo
    Thu, Jun 22
    The Restless Soles bring their upbeat mix of summer music to the Soho Buffalo's beautiful upper patio. We'll play a mix of fun Rock, Country, World, Americana, Reggae, Blues and more!
  • The South Buffalo Porch Fest
    Sat, Jun 24
    South Buffalo
    Save the date for The South Buffalo Porch Fest. A great, free walking event in South Buffalo with happy crowds of people wandering from porch to porch, appreciating a huge variety of live music and great entertainment. Times and location will be released as soon as available.
  • Gene McCarthy's Old First Ward Brewing Co.
    Sat, Aug 05
    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!
  • Newfane Gazebo Summer Concert Series
    Wed, Aug 09
    The Restless Soles bring that summer feeling to the Newfane Gazebo's Summer Concert Series. You'll hear Rock, Folk, Americana, Country, Reggae and World music topped with all the great vocal harmonies you'd expect from The Restless Soles. Bring a chair, a blanket, a basket and beverages, and enjoy!
  • Woodcock Brothers Brewing Co., Wilson. NY
    Sat, Aug 19
    The Restless Soles are playing at Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company in Wilson, NY. Come out for great live music, beer, food and fun!
  • Hertel Ave. Music & Murals (Summer Concerts)
    Fri, Aug 25
    The Restless Soles play live on the sidewalk at Hertel (spot TBA). Grab a drink, listen to music and walk the strip. Get dinner, shop, enjoy the art! Discover the amazing public art that Hertel Avenue has to offer - murals and art stores/ galleries are spot lit this evening.
  • Fat Bob's Smokehouse Downtown Buffalo
    Sun, Aug 27
    The Restless Soles play Fat Bob's Smokehouse on the covered patio in Allentown, Buffalo. Get a dose of fun summer music, mouthwatering BBQ and ice-cold beer/drinks. We'll play a great mix of Rock, Americana, Country, Reggae, World, Blues and more!
  • at the "Open Air Bar", Newfane
    Sat, Sep 02
    The Restless Soles are outdoors at the "Open Air Bar" in Newfane, NY. Join us for all the fun and a unique experience you can't get anywhere but at The Open Air Bar. The Open Air Bar is a unique outdoor bar that serves bar style food, beer, wine, and mixed drinks.
  • Private Event Cuba Lake
    Sun, Sep 03
    Allegany County
    The Restless Soles have a private event
  • Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
    Sat, Sep 16
    The Restless Soles will be back at The Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games. It's a great event for the whole family, with plenty to do, see and hear! More details to follow
  • ChoctoberFest @Flying Bison Brewing to benefit Family Promise of WNY
    Thu, Sep 28
    The Restless Soles will be playing again to benefit the Family Promise of WNY. This wonderful event has plenty more than music and beer. There's chocolate, of course, and more! Details to follow.
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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