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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"! Lisa will be performing original songs which will be on this CD this summer and fall and in October 2016, the CD will be released and ready for sale and gift-giving! Joy to Music!

Time Benders is a folk 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!

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 commited to this!) is available for holiday purchase and enjoyment! December 2012!

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
54 years


CSNY, Bonnie Raitt, Sara McLaughlin
others in band influenced by Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd ...and lots more, we are eclectic folksy, meaningful, bluesy, entertaining.

CONTACT ME! bonartdesigns

Members Of Band

Time Benders (baby boomer members!)

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.


We have what we need and play with amps.

We have played monthly and more often in fall and spring, but not much in summer as we all work full time jobs and like to take our family vacations. Committed but otherwise occupied by family and work, so we were a real band and celebrate what we've done with this CD. We are not active now as other work has taken over, but we still love this website and sell CD's and we hope you purchase and enjoy!



Past Events

1 Covering the Ways I Roam
2 The Drive Home Makes Me Wonder
3 Permanence
4 Some From Our Body
5 Knockdown Highway
6 Led Me To Unknown
7 Cory-iei Madd-iei Patt-iei
8 There Was a Fire
9 Fudgin' Downright Amazing
10 Midnight R & B
11 Shady Lady
12 It Feels Like A Miracle
13 She's The Woman She's The Wine She's the Season
14 Superman
15 Alejandre

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.