Ryan Buzzetto, Steel Rails To Perform In ‘BRRH’ Season Premiere
Trinity Guitars will continue its annual tradition of recording monthly performances at its 800 W. Third St. location for local radio broadcast.
The WRFA-LP 107.9 FM-affiliated program known as “Back Room Radio Hour” will premiere its fourth season today with live performances by local acts Ryan Buzzetto and Steel Rails beginning at 7 p.m.
“This is kind of a cool way to start off the new season because these are three individuals that we’ve never had on the show before,” said Bill Ward, program host. “The guys in Steel Rails have been doing covers and originals around the area for quite some time, and Ryan is pretty new to the scene but already has a pocketful of originals.”
Buzzetto is a newcomer to the local music circuit, but has quickly found momentum through a steady stream of gigs and his energetic live performance. He has appeared in the last two seasons of The Spire Theater’s annual “Chautauqua’s Got Talent” competition, and has amped up his performance schedule in the greater Jamestown area within the past year.
Steel Rails is comprised of Dave Moller from Russell, Pa., and Gary Cuckler from Kennedy. The duo have been performing a variety of shows — from bars to benefits to back yards — for the past 15 years. From two varied musical backgrounds, Steel Rails has merged into a style that is uniquely theirs. They recorded their first CD with all original music and are ready to entertain their listeners with country, blues and rock.
In addition to the musicians it showcases, “Back Room Radio Hour” also features a community organization to spotlight during each episode. Thursday’s show will include an interview with Chanda Lynn, coordinator of the Rally to Recover Jamestown initiative that will hold a community event Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Allen Park Ice Rink to raise awareness about addiction and provide hope to those who have been affected by it.
“We are rallying to recover Jamestown and show the community there is hope after addiction,” Lynn said in a Facebook post about the event. “Our city is one of many cities in the U.S. hit hard by the addiction epidemic. It is our hope that by rallying together, we can start a movement in our city towards recovery.
Lynn added that attendees of the Sept. 23 event will receive help and treatment, while national speakers will be on-hand to share their stories and live music and vendors will round out the experience. For more information on Rally to Recover Jamestown and its upcoming event, find the group on Facebook.
There is no cost to attend a taping session of “Back Room Radio Hour,” but it is preferable that those interested in attending reserve their seats by contacting Trinity Guitars at 665-4490. Reservations may also be made by visiting trinityguitars.com or via the event’s Facebook page.
The show will begin at 7 p.m., and it is recommended that attendees arrive at 6:30 p.m. in order to ensure the program begins on time.
For more information, find “BRRH with Ryan Buzzetto & Steel Rails” on Facebook.