“…So sweet and sleepy, to relax at Rohall’s Corner in Black Rock, soaking up Austrian wine and the sounds of Joe Bellanti. Bellanti is the kind of piano man you would dream of finding in a New Orleans piano bar and probably would not be able to. When we stopped in, the evening drifted by as if we were in the Big Easy. Bellanti played the ancient blues “Sugar Babe, It’s All Over Now.” And Stephen Foster. And James Taylor. Two of the Skiffle Minstrels showed up and sat down at the bar. Such a carefree night! But for Bellanti, it ended under duress: He had to be up early to shepherd his fifth-grade kid’s class on a field trip to Gettysburg, ain’t that the blues? “And I think I’m in charge of snacks for the bus,” he added. Man, you could write a song about that…”

– Mary Kunz Goldman in the Buffalo News – May 20th, 2014

     Link to Buffalo News Article


“…That old guy that just played wasn’t bad …”

– Overheard; 2013 Elmwood  Avenue Festival of the Arts, Saturday, August 24th, 2013


The following are links to reviews of the moe. shows at the Town Ballroom on September 27th and 28th, 2013 that made some mention of the fact that I had showed up: