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BUFFALO BARN KATZ

BUFFALO BARN KATZ

Barn Katz

PLAY ALONG  IN THE JAM TENT….

BRING YOUR ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENT AND JOIN THE BUFFALO BARN KATZ IN THE ALL DAY OPEN JAM TENT LOCATED NEXT TO THE TRADING POST.

Band Members
Lew Markle, David Miller, Rachelle Francis, John Chynoweth
Americana/bluegrass music with lots of harmonies!

 

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REAR VIEW RAMBLERS

DON’T RAMBLE AWAY UNTIL AFTER YOU’VE HEARD THE HARMONIES OF THE REAR VIER RAMBLERS…

Rear View Ramblers

 

Rear View Ramblers are a bluegrass/original Americana group that has hit the Buffalo music scene in a very big way. Tight harmonies, strong instrumental prowess, and contagious energy are hallmarks for this group of young musicians. Featuring Buffalo Music Award Winning Katie Panfil-Clark (Vocals, Fiddle), Andrew J. Reimers (Vocals, Guitar), Jayson Clark (Banjo, Dobro, Vocals), Eric Rovner (Lead Guitar), Rob Dalimonte (Bass), and Pete Kamien (Drums), Rear View Ramblers have been performing all over Buffalo in clubs, bars, breweries, weddings, and even playing along side national acts such as The Ragbirds at Babeville and Yonder Mountain String Band.

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CITY FIDDLE

Don’t miss  North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Famer, Phil Banaszak, joined by his wife Gretchen, and multi-talented Chris Panfil at the Heritage Park Gazebo! CityFiddleCity Fiddle Band

Offering a savory blend of acoustic Bluegrass, Celtic, traditional and original music, City Fiddle Band is the husband and wife team of Phil and Gretchen Banaszak with the multi-talented Chris Panfil.

One of Western New York’s best-known fiddlers, Phil Banaszak is a former New York State Fiddle Champion, and in 2005 was inducted into the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame. In addition to being a founding member of City Fiddle, Phil is a charter member of the Canal Street String Band, a regular member of The Creek Bend Band and performs with the Buffalo Bluegrass All-Star Band. He is the Chairman of the Instrumental Department at the Community Music School in Buffalo where he teaches fiddle and mandolin. Phil serves on the Board of Directors of the Western New York Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association and he released a book of original neo-traditional fiddle music and accompanying CD in 2002.

Gretchen Banaszak began playing the violin in the fourth grade, and later attended the New England Conservatory of Music. In 1997, after a 17-year hiatus from music, she began playing the fiddle with a special affinity for the Celtic and early American traditions. She is a regular performer at Living History events at Old Fort Niagara, and at American Civil War reenactments across the region. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Old-Tyme Fiddlers’ Association, based in Osceola, New York.

Chris Panfil is a versatile singer-songwriter and instrumentalist who has appeared with many popular Bluegrass, Country and Folk acts from New York to Florida. He balances powerful vocals with mandolin, fiddle, guitar, harmonica and Irish Banjo. Chris is well known as a solo performer but also performs with Creek Bend, Emerald Isle, The Panfil Brothers and with a variety of other bands in the area. He was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2017.

City Fiddle creates a memorable sound, known for intimate harmonies and infectious energy that sets toes tapping and faces smiling in venues ranging from coffeehouses and contradances to living history events and outdoor festivals.

 

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Fiddle Fest is Featuring CREEK BEND

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Creek Bend is a Bluegrass band based in Buffalo, NY that has been serving up good, hot bluegrass music for over thirty years.

Their favorite engagements each year have been playing and producing local concerts with the greatest names in Bluegrass music including; The Johnson Mountain Boys, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, the Bluegrass Cardinals, Tony Trischka, Lynn Morris, the Country Gentleman and Bill Monroe (some 40 – 50 shows total). Their highly successful concert series not only allowed them the opportunity to present the best that Bluegrass has to offer to the audiences of Western New York and Southern Ontario but it has given Creek Bend the truly unique opportunity to watch and learn from the best. This learning experience proved highly beneficial to the band members when they won first place in the band contest at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Creek Bend has recorded a total of five projects including two that were released nationally by the Copper Creek label.

Creek Bend has been recording and performing Bluegrass and Americana music regionally around New York State, Pennsylvania and southern Ontario since 1978. Their records and CDs on the Copper Creek label from Roanoke VA have been distributed and enjoyed world wide. The band has taken first place in the Gettysburg Bluegrass festival band contest and has consistently been one of the most popular bands of any  style in WNY. Rich Schaefer is the bass player and MC and has been the voice of Bluegrass locally as host of the Bluegrass radio show at WBFO. Newest member Phil Banaszak is a former NYS fiddle champion and member of the Fiddlers Hall of Fame. Chris and Mark Panfil were inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2016. All four members actively teach Bluegrass and fiddle music in the Buffalo area and beyond.

 

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BLUE MULE BAND Kicks it up in Springville

Blue Mule Band

If an eclectic mix of traditional bluegrass and upbeat folk music is your style, Blue Mule Band is for you! Five members, Gail Pearles, Bernie Dotterweich, Dug Stein, Steve Strom and Don Strom, make up this warm and humorous group of musicians. To create their own personalized style, they use numerous instruments including the harmonica, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and rhythm guitar while the bass rounds out the bottom end. To learn more about this group, please visit their website www.bluemuleband.com and be sure to check them out on Facebook.