This photo just in from my father who played this morning with his Elmira based group, "Dr. “Chick”, The 2 Bobs and a Gal" a name given to them by the activities director at the Skilled Nursing Unit at St. Josephs Hospital in Elmira, New York. They presented an Italian themed program. Columbus day is coming up!
From left to right: Bob Melnick on accordion, Tony Ciccariello on accordion, (who indecently was my dentist when I was a kid) Carrie Hopper on vocals, She has been blind from birth and is an accomplished musician and linguist. She has performed at many venues throughout the Southern Tier, and teaches Italian and German at Elmira College. And of course my father Bob Ivers on Mandolin. They've been performing for the patients and residents at this facility for 10 years, They return several times a year to entertain at this facility with seasonal themed shows.