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The Fools / Press

“FOOLS 9PM Rochester, Thursday, March 14 - Dinosaur BBQ The Fools. With a name like that, you got to be good and these cats are. See 'em at the Dinosaur in Rochester.”

“After my wife and I dined as Mario's guests Friday night, we headed to Abilene for a nightcap, which turned into a blasting cap with The Fools. Maybe it was the Rory Gallagher rave-up that spun me out right away, but I really dug the band's set -- a blend of blues and atmosphere on the rocks.”

" 2012 Music This year’s Entertainment line-up is one of the strongest and most varied ever presented on the Gazebo Stage in Commons Park. From Motown and R&B to the best in Bluegrass and Classic Rock, festival weekend will have something for everyone’s musical taste. Headlining on Saturday is Rochester’s hottest rock quartet, The Fools. Bound to blow you away with their singing and playing are it’s illustrious band members including Mary Ellen Hayden on vocals. Mary Ellen starred as the singing Janis Joplin in the touring production of "Love, Janis" and is often compared to Susan Tedeschi. Rounding out these seasoned music luminaries are Mickey Ames on guitar, Dave Quick on Bass and Ken Kahler on Drums. We hope everyone comes out and enjoys the great free music with us on July 13, 14 & 15. See you there! Vanessa Capogreco Entertainment Coordinator " - Vanessa Cappogrecco, Canandaigua Music & Arts Festival Website

Vanessa Cappogrecco - Canandaigua Press

“Concert Review: The Fools at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que I'm not fooling when I tell you that The Fools ain't foolin'. Sure, the name might come off as dismissive, but these fools positively rocked my ass Thursday night at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, where more heat was coming off of Mickey Ames' guitar than from the smoker out back. This long-haired cat is in the Rochester electric church; the local pantheon of guitarists like Dave Riccione, Steve Grills, Greg Townson, Bill Rebis, Todd Krasz, Gordon Munding, Steve Green, Brian Mason, Bobby Henry, Kurt Johnson, etc., who nightly drag Rochester rock 'n' roll fans across their laps and spank 'em. The Fools rock and wail with a Bay-area boogie reminiscent of a time when starships were still airplanes, and the blues were something you had for real. Singer Mary Ellen Hayden sings with serious balls through serious pipes not unlike the late Miss Joplin. The band was funky and rocking and an overall blast. Dig it as soon as you can, fool. ”