Bat McGrath will be at Lovin' Cup

05:00 AM, Aug 01, 2013

Bat McGrath will play at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lovin' Cup Bistro & Brews. (GARRY GEER//Provided photo)/


Written By Jeff Spevak | Staff music critic

Bat McGrath has made a cottage industry out of his days as a squire of the local scene alongside music partner Don Potter in the 1960s and early ’70s, leaving his Nashville mountainside retreat two or three times a year for trips to Rochester.

The next gig is 8 p.m Wednesday at Lovin’ Cup Bistro & Brews, 300 Park Point Place, Henrietta, near the Rochester Institute of Technology campus.

True, there’s some memory lane here, as McGrath sings old favorites like “The Spy” and “Wegmans,” as well as the big hit that he wrote for Wynonna Judd, “Come Some Rainy Day.”

But McGrath has been busy is recent years, with a string of self-released albums.

When McGrath was here in April, to be inducted into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame with Potter, Lou Gramm and Son House among others, he opened his solo set at the Eastman Theatre with the title track from his latest, No Reverb. McGrath’s performance, and his reunion set with Potter, were one of the top highlights of the evening.

Tickets ($20 advance, $22 at the door) to Wednesday’s show are available at the venue.