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Panfil Brothers

Mark and Chris Panfil are brothers that play original music and carefully chosen covers in a variety of musical styles.
From bluegrass to folk, country, Irish and acoustic jazz they move seamlessly from guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, fiddle, harmonicas and accordion. They have released three CDs as the Panfil Brothers, six as Creek Bend and one as the Emerald Isle Irish band. Chris is a former studio musician from Nashville and Mark is an award-winning harmonica player and nationally recognized dobro instructor. In 2016, the Panfil Brothers were inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. They are working on their fourth CD as the Panfil Brothers.

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Buffalo Bluegrass Youth Ensemble

The Buffalo Bluegrass Youth Ensemble is a club that is open to any students, grades 6-12 who play violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, mandolin, 5 string banjo or Dobro.
They meet every first, third and fifth Monday, October through June at Wayside Presbyterian Church in Hamburg NY from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
The BBYE play songs by Bluegrass pioneers like Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Ralph Stanley and Jimmy Martin. We will also play music by newer bluegrass influenced artists like Nickel Creek, Old Crow Medicine Show and the Grateful Dead. Instrumentally our music choices also include traditional Irish and American Fiddle music that has entered the mainstream of American string music. They have performed at local farmer’s markets, The Erie County Fair, The Fiddlers Festivals at the Genesee Country Village and the Fiddlers Green and Bluegrass Festival.

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South Buffalo Fresh Air Club

The South Buffalo Fresh Air Club was founded in 1936 by a number of lads from the Seneca Street section of South Buffalo including, Dennis “Bing” Collins, Jack “Shiny Face” Collins, Eugene “Pretty Boy” Connolly, Jim Farrell, Tom Frawley, Tig Gleason, Henry Kreis and Joe Schoellkopf. The club’s members remember and seek inspiration from those who have gone before.  

The South Buffalo Fresh Air Club believes that the primary focus of any civic organization is to try to make the community a better place, quietly and without fanfare, keeping it simple, while still having fun. 

The South Buffalo Fresh Air Music Club’s roots trace back to a 2011 get together for NY State Supreme Court Justice Lynn Keane which featured music by Barry Fitzgerald, Neil Farrell and original members of the South Buffalo Fresh Air Club, Jim Keane and his brother Cornelius Keane. The club meets monthly and is devoted to the promotion of group music playing and singing, and like the original South Buffalo Fresh Air Club, to the betterment of the community. Featuring singer/songwriter/violinist Blair Sailer, the band plays eclectic sets including Celtic, rock n roll, country, and show tunes.

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Creek Bend

Creek Bend has performed continuously since 1978. The band features Mark Panfil (banjo/dobro/vocals), Chris Panfil (guitar/vocals), Rich Schaefer (bass/vocals) and new comer, Sally Schaefer (fiddle/vocals).  You will hear a mix of traditional & contemporary bluegrass songs/instrumentals as well as original tunes mixed with humor.

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Barn Katz

The Barn Katz stared back in 2015 when John Chynoweth, Lew Markle, and Dave Miller got together to pick a few old favorites and just enjoy some music.  Rachelle Francis joined us a few years later and brought a strong lead vocal and wonderful harmony to the band.  We play an eclectic mix of folk, bluegrass, country, and old favorites, drawn from our collective experiences from the 1960’s right up to the present day.  We put a premium on close harmony, and creating an atmosphere of fun and easy listening for our audiences.