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Lisa Lambert of Time Benders is now recording a solo CD with the title track "The Drive Home Makes Me Wonder"!

Time Benders is a soft rock band and we perform and are well received at Moon and River Cafe, farmer's markets, street festivals, and have played and received much applause too at Starbucks, Pinhead Susan's, Katie O'Byrne's, Tesoros Cafe, SOS and other local spots over the years!

See Calendar of Upcoming Events! CD Released December 6!
Meaningful originals with poignant lyrics and messages to take home. Life experiences. We play fun covers too like Black Magic Woman and Bad Moon Rising which are always well received.

Our first CD "Stay" (2 years in the making and we are proud to have committed to this!) is available for purchase and enjoyment!

Lisa plays with Time Benders Combo and Lisa and the Night-Life Players - a variety show, arranged by Lisa.

Screen name:
Member since:
Sep 05 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
56 years


CSNY, Bonnie Raitt, Sara McLaughlin, Joni Mitchell, Tracey Chapman, Dionne Warwick
others in band influenced mostly by folk, pop and rock artists ...we are eclectic folksy, meaningful, bluesy, entertaining.

CONTACT ME! bonartdesigns@gmail.com

Members Of Band

Time Benders (baby boomer members of the past!)

Lisa Lambert - Songwriter and lyricist, guitarist, lead singer (alto)
Nancy Benz - Harmony singer, floutist (alto/soprano)
Dan Bernard - Harmony singer, djembe/bongo percussionist, lyricist (tenor)
Chandler Rowell - Drum set, chimes
Lori Keddell - Harmony singer, dulcimer (alto/tenor)
Nelson Gage - Mandolin
Tom Morris - rhythm guitar, sound and studio assistant
Randy Jennings - Bass

copyright 2012 All songs and lyrics written by Lisa Lambert of Time Benders with the exception of lyrics by Dan Bernard on Contained in Giant Shadows - Downloads and CD's for purchase only, and reproduction of this material in any form is not allowed without prior approval and written permission of Time Benders with due compensation. Any performance of these songs by other bands or band members in multiple bands require public credit and if compensated, royalties to Time Benders as determined by Lisa Lambert. Recorded songs from CD Stay include players mentioned above.

Current Combo Players:

Norm Ainslie - drums
John Slovachek - keyboard
Lisa Lambert - vocals, guitar, songwriter, lyricist


We have what we need and play with amps.



Past Events

Spooky music, Witchy Woman, Boris the Spider, Dark Lady, Black Magic Woman and more.
see moonandriver for details and lineup. My band plays at 7pm followed by open mic.

115 S. Ferry St. Stockade Schenectady

No, it's not a pickup place! Singles, widows, divorced, some couples, friends join to listen to music among the many things they do together. Come to S.O.S. on Friday night for live music by Lisa & the Time Benders Combo. Trio plays rock, blues, FUN!

S.O.S. is on New Karner Road in Hanover Sq. in Colonie. Just south of Shaker Pine Plaza. Look carefully for the sign, drive around to the south building. Park, enter, have fun! $slight cover charge, but snacks soft drinks and coffee provided. You will have a good time, no doubt!

Lisa & the Time Benders Combo (trio) playing in the lounge with wine and cider. Come have a taste of beverage and a taste of our rock, blues, FUN!

7pm - 9pm

Parker Inn & Suites on State Street downtown Schenectady next to Proctors. See you then.

Lisa will be performing solo style at Peace Mountain Music Festival - come hear her songs in Joni style. Named this set "Joni Like".

Live Music Barn Party - Rotterdam, NY. Call for free pass. Seating limited.

Strawberry Festival Upper Union Street Schenectady - Live Music - City Squire Ale House - off Union Street Keyes Avenue. Irish pub with patio and balcony! NICE 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm.

Jazzy, bluesy rock.

Please come for a wine tasting and music at the Parker Inn & Suites. 7pm - 9pm Friday June 7th

Live Music - covers of Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, Pink Floyd, Alison Krauss, Santana! Etc. Originals too.

Live music- Rock, Pop, Blues, Fun! 7-9pm.

Live Music - Rock, Pop, Blues, Fun! 5:30- 7:30 pm 434 State St. Schen 12305

Live Music
5:30 - 7:30 pm. 434 State St. Downtown Schenectady.

Originals and Covers
Rock, folk, blues, fun!

Guitar, keyboard, drum kit. Tea, coffee, desserts, grill open.

The trio will be playing at Moon and River Cafe on Ferry St in Schenectady Stockade section. See you there between 7pm and 9pm for fun music, tea, dinner, coffee, dessert.

Red Hot Love songs to beat the winter blues! Performing ballads, blues and pop rock. 7pm - 9pm

Singles Outreach Society on New Karner Road in Hanover Square (south side of lot)
take Central Avenue to 155 and go north on 155 between Central Avenue and Shaker Pine Plaza Hanover Square on the right (or east.)

Union Street - Niskayuna
7 - 9 pm - Saturday
Columbian cuisine

7 - 9 pm Featuring Guest Vocalist Carmen Lookshire

7 - 9 pm Featuring Guest Vocalist Carmen Lookshire


check us out! JAN 19 FRIDAY

Players pictured, some playing this Jan gig, some coming for drinks and eats. 4 acts in one night! ROCK, BLUES, FOLK, FUN! LISA AND THE NIGHT-LIFE PLAYERS

Come for socialization, a drink, a bite, a dessert and some fun, upbeat tunes. We rehearse hard, play with passion, we enjoy what we do!
The Night-Life Players is a musical Variety Show - Lisa Lambert, Norm Ainslie, John Slovachek - the Time Benders Combo, Saucy Pots, Jordan Twardy Keyboardist and Doug Dales with Bottom Line Band. This show features a variety of vocal and instrument styles and we play what you like for your night out!

JANUARY 19 8PM - 11 PM

Lisa and the Time Benders Combo plays 8:00 - 8:40 pm followed by
Ryan T. Legere 8:45 - 9:05 pm
Doug Dales 9:10 - 9:30 pm
Carmen Lookshire 9:35 pm - 10:15 pm
Steve Sachar 10:20 pm - 11 pm

I will be performing with my Ibanez acoustic electric at Arthur's Market, (find the statue in the Stockade), Ferry Street. Fellow musician will be soloing as well (we share gigs). He is extremely energetic, passionate in his vocal style, reminds me of Jack White of Raconteurs and David Byrne of Talking Heads. He is RTL, Ryan T. LeGere. Hope to see you there for music, food, non-alch hot or cold drinks.

7pm - 9pm Stockade Schenectady
Moon and River Cafe with Ryan LeGere

see last entry 7/27/2016

Come to Open Mic at Tesoros Cafe
Upper Union Street (across from ILoveNY Pizza)
I will arrive approx 7pm to sign up to play
See you there!

Sign ups start 6:45 pm but one can always come when one can and sign up
just don't plan to come at 8:45 and think you can play, it may be busy!

Covering the Ways I Roam

Lisa's Solo CD to be released October 15, 2016

15 songs, 15 dollars, catch it on the 15th of October! The peak season for colorful music!

Coffeehouse atmosphere, I will play folk, pop, rock covers and originals as I am a songwriter and lyricist.

See you there!

115 S. Ferry St. Stockade Schenectady

Hey all...folk musician, my sister, Lori Buffalo, will be playing at Tesoros Cafe for Open Mic so please come listen to this great sister and songwriter! My song "Stay" is about her being a hippie when I was a little girl and I thought about her expedition and missed her as she traveled away from home.

Open Mic at Tesoros Cafe
6:30 set up and start Kitchen Open
1712 Union Street

Tom, Doug and I will be sharing a gig at Tesoros Cafe
1712 Union Street Schenectady
during the Strawberry Festival

1:00 - 2;30 pm

I will be sharing a gig with folk singer guitarist Peter Carman. Please come hear us perform folksy pop spirited music
Friday 7pm - 9pm
Moon and River Cafe
So Ferry Street

Creating, Organizing, Performing
7-9 pm
music, poetry, jokes, students rehearse, come to applaud
drink coffee, eat!

Union Street Schenectady Open Mic Union

come sing, play, clap, drink coffee, order food, enjoy!

Students want to practice - come - it is family friendly!

7-9 pm

Every Wednesday Night

SOS! That's Singles Outreach Society at Hanover Square
435 New Karner Road - 0.6 miles north of Central Avenue
Right side, set back from New Karner

Lisa Lambert of Time Benders Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Plays Joni Mitchell Style - Solo with Guitar

7pm - 9pm



$5 cover

See you there!

1712 Union Street - just east of the Trustco Banks (yes plural)

Playing Brunch 11 - 12 noon

See you there!

Tune in! Use this link

To Lisa From Ann
Here is your direct link to your video interview:

Part I: http://youtu.be/bj1gzHNmOyU

Part II: http://youtu.be/f8nmDK7x9fg

Folk, Rock, Pop, lyrical, guitar. Great place to have dessert, coffee, Spanish decor. NICE venue!
7pm - 8:30 pm

go to Tesoros Cafe Union Street on FACEBOOK!




Come for dinner or cool beverage!

Cajun American cuisine!

We'll play some NOLA type music, and other covers and originals.

See you then.

Lower Union Street between Clinton and Liberty, near Little Italy.

7pm Lisa warms up the place with Joni Mitchell style acoustic stool in the spotlight solos
8pm - 9pm Lisa Lambert gives the stage to a warm up band
9pm - 10 pm Time Benders follows


Live streaming 10 am and 6pm

Stay - CD and uploads available for purchase.