On September 14, western New York rockers Widow Maker brought their show to the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, New York for a night of rock and pop music.
The night featured antics from Widow Maker lead guitarist and Buffalo Music Hall of Famer Michael Hund and some special guest performances including BMHOF member Jesse Galante and DoDriver lead singer Jody Velletta.
The night of fun and music began with the Fleetwood Mac hit Rhiannon.
With no planned set list, Hund polled members of the audience asking them where they were from, the name of their favourite band, and what they wanted to hear.
The first set of the night continued with “Stone in Love”, “You’re So Vain”, “Sweet Child of Mine”, “Surrender”, “Peace of Mind”, “Sympathy for the Devil”, “Pink Cadillac”, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, “Under the Bridge”, and “Don’t Stop Believing”.
After taking a break, the band returned to the stage for more music. Jesse Galante helped to get the set started as the band performed “Kiss Me Deadly”, “I Will Survive”, “Promises in the Dark”, “La Grange”, “Tush”, “White Rabbit”, “High Road Easy”, “I Don’t Want to Lose Your Love”, “Little Red Corvette”, “Purple Rain”, “Take it on the Run”, “What’s Up?”, and “Rocky Mountain Way”.
Jody Velletta joined the band for performances of “Rock and Roll All Night Long”, “Panama”, and “Strangle Hold” and had the stage jumping.
With music from Journey, Fleetwood Mac, Carly Simon, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Cheap Trick, Boston, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Pat Benetar, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lita Ford, Gloria Gaynor, ZZ Top, Jefferson Airplane, Sass Jordan, KISS, Van Halen, The Outfield, Prince, REO Speedwagon, 4 Non Blondes, Joe Walsh, and Ted Nugent – for whom Hund once played, Michael Hund showed off his diversity as an artist and why in 1992 he was the youngest member to ever be inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.