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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




  • Sto Lat Bar for Amherst Gaelic League Party
    Sto Lat Bar for Amherst Gaelic League Party
    Fri, Mar 08
    Sto Lat Bar
    Mar 08, 2024, 5:00 PM – Mar 09, 2024, 8:00 PM
    Sto Lat Bar, 4475 Transit Rd Suite 108, Buffalo, NY 14221, USA
    The Restless Soles will be playing a bunch of their Irish favorites from their days in Poor Ould Goat. This annual event honors a member of the Irish American Community who has worked locally for the good of the Irish American Community. Food, drinks, and live Irish Music.
  • Gene McCarthy's Old First Ward Brewing Co.
    Gene McCarthy's Old First Ward Brewing Co.
    Sun, Mar 10
    Mar 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Buffalo, 73 Hamburg St, Buffalo, NY 14204, USA
    The Restless Soles will be playing a bunch of their Irish favorites from their days in Poor Ould Goat. Come out and get your green on in the Old First Ward, at Buffalo's favorite Irish Pub. The beer selection is wonderful, and the food is delicious. Come hear us play!
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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