“One of the best bands in Rochester.”
— Jeff Spevak, (then with) Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Style: North Americana, eclectic, folk music with a beat
Instruments: Drums, bass, acoustic and electric guitars, accordion, keyboards, trombone, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica, melodica, kazoo
Repertoire: Originals and covers of The Band, Travelling Wilbury’s, Steve Earle, Colorblind James and others
Songwriting: Five of our six members contribute original songs.
Rick Danko, David Grisman, John Hiatt, Duke Robillard, Loudon Wainwright III
Buffalo, N.Y.: The Tralf
Rochester, N.Y.: Abilene, Corn Hill Arts Festival, Eastman House Garden Vibes Series, Lilac Festival, Little Theatre One, Park Avenue Festival, Party in the Park, Water Street Music Hall
Geneva, N.Y.: Billsboro Winery, Smith Opera House
TV and Radio Concerts on
Rolling Hills Radio, Jamestown, N.Y.Live OnStage, WXXI-TV, Rochester, N.Y.
WITR-FM, Rochester, N.Y.
Bound for Glory, WVBR-FM, Ithaca, N.Y.
The band has held multiple month-long residencies at the Little Theatre Cafe, Rochester, since 2009, mostly on Monday nights.
The band has performed a world record 99 original Christmas holiday songs.
Sticky Mittens (2015)
The Return of Watkins and the Rapiers (2010)
It’s Christmas, Baby! (2006)
Whatever Happened to Watkins and the Rapiers (1999)
Play Along With Watkins and the Rapiers (1997)
Watkins and the Rapiers Live OnStage (2007)
SEE/HEAR THE BAND
Watkins and the Rapiers YouTube Channel
Scott Regan, email@example.com, (585) 520-3998
Kerry Regan, firstname.lastname@example.org, (585) 415-2026