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PERFORMING ARTIST LINE UP

•ERIN SYDNEY WELSH (Winner of The Jack Yellen Foundation Young Writer’s Award)
•ED BENTLEY (Country Song Meister & Rockabilly Hall of Fame Member)
•JOE HEAD (Buffalo’s Answer To James Taylor)
•TOM LORENTZ (Singer, Guitarist, Song Crafter)
•THE BUFFALO TOUCH (Polka Band Extraordinaire)
•BILLY McEWEN (Master Rhythm And Blues Vocalist)
•THE GOOD (Classic Punk)

 


Pictured: Buffalo Musician Medics Vinnie Derosa, Joe Head and BruceMoser with staff members at Women & Children’s Hospital in Buffalo.

Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Musician Medics Perform for Young Patients and Their Families at Women & Children's Hospital in Buffalo

Pictured: Buffalo Musician Medics Vinnie Derosa, Joe Head and BruceMoser with staff members at Women & Children’s Hospital in Buffalo.


 

Musician Medics Partner with Buffalo City Mission for Lunchtime Concert

 

Photo left to right: MM Marty Peters with City Mission's Suzanne Cervi and Buffalo Music Hall of Famer Richard Sargent

 

Musician Medic Marty Peters took time out to play for residents and visitors during a special lunchtime performance the at the Buffalo City Mission on June 13th. Buffalo Music Hall of Famer and MM Ambassador Richard Sargent was on site to coordinate the event.

Photo left to right: MM Marty Peters with City Mission's Suzanne Cervi and Buffalo Music Hall of Famer Richard Sargent


Musician Medics Perform at Veterans Hospital in Buffalo

Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Musician Medic Jim Catino along with members of the "Old Hippies" recently performed from room to room for patients at the VA Hospital in Batavia. Patients provided musical requests and participated in a fun sing-a-long during the event. Special thanks to BMHOF Hall of Famer and Musician Medic Ambassador Richard Sargent for his support.

Musician Medic performancesMusician Medic (MM) Vinne LaRosa entertained patients, families and staff in Veterans Park during the recent VA2 Walk.

 

The event took place on May 21st at the Veterans Hospital on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo.

 

MM Program Ambassador and Buffalo Music Hall of Famer Bruce Moser was on hand to coordinate the on-site performance.

 

 

Photo- L to R Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Inductee Bruce Moser with Vinnie LaRosa pose with one of the nurses at VA 2 Walk on May 21st at the Veterans Hospital on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo.


 

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Celebrates 2013 Inductees

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame (BMHOF) celebrated the 31st BMHOF Annual Induction Gala on October 3, 2013 at the Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo, New York.

 

The inductees for the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Class of 2013 include:

 

Performers

Jony James - Blues guitarist extraordinaire. One of the hardest working players in Western NY.

Joe Public - Top selling R&B/ POP group. They were part of the New Jack Swing movement that has helped define pop culture and been influential on many genres of music.

 

Howard Fleetwood Wilson III -First call drummer who has played with just about everyone in Western NY.

 

Bobby Previte - A prolific jazz drummer, composer and bandleader.

Natalie Merchant - Platinum selling recording artist. Started her career with 10,000 maniacs and then established herself as one of music's top female artists.

 

Linda Lou Schriver - From Country music royalty. She is a multi- instrumentalist, singer and songwriter.

 

Ed Supple - Amazing musician, performer and teacher. The list of people he has played with is extraordinary.

 

Non Performer

Dave Fridman - Grammy nominated music producer. From the Flaming Lips to MGMT and many bands in-between, David is one of the most sought after producers in the business.

 

Jim Santella - Radio host known as the father of progressive radio here in Buffalo.

 

Legacy Award

Andy Anselmo - Vocal teacher to the stars. The list of artist that Andy has worked with and whom give him credit is incredible. From Liza Minnelli to Tony Bennet, just to name a few.

 

Fred Casserta - A booking agent and concert promoter who started the Kingdom Bound concert festival. This festival is a sight to see with sell out crowds every year.

 

Industry Award

New Buffalo Shirt Factory - Industry leader in concert apparel. They have cornered the market in concert shirt manufacturing.

 

Presidents Award

Cannibal Corpse - Ground breaking million selling Heavy Metal band that has influenced countless metal bands around the world.

 

Performing live at the Gala was: Jony James, Joe Public, Linda Lou Schriver, Howard Fleetwood Wilson and Ed Supple. Ed Supple played with the legendary Michael Spriggs who traveled in from Nashville to perform with Ed. Michael, he was inducted in 2004.
This years host was Anita West from the Home of the Blues, WBFO and 97 Rock.

 

 


The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Musician Medic's program brought acoustic jazz duo Lewis & Klark to Freedom Hall at the VA Medical Center for a lunch time concert for staff and patients on July 8th

Click here to visit Lewis and Klark's web site.

Lewis and Klark Guitar Duo


Partnership hits the right note: Buffalo Music Hall of Fame teaming with Hard Rock

Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls has donated a room to the hall of fame organizers to display memorabilia and items of interest from this year's induction class, which will be revealed at a ceremony at the restaurant at 7 p.m. tonight, just prior to a ribbon cutting unveiling the new room.

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Ricky Lee Musician Medics

Country Music Artist Ricky Lee Teams Up with the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics Initiative to Perform for WNY Veterans

 

Country recording artist Ricky Lee performed during a recent Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Musician Medics event on Wednesday, March 6th at the Veterans Adult Day Care Center (ADHC) on Sheridan Drive in Amherst. The veterans who participate in this program are primarily elderly. Lee shared stories and sang songs that he personally wrote throughout the hour long visit that are featured on his four CDs. Made in America store founder Mark Andol was also on hand to say hello and thank the veterans for their service to our country. Upon completion of the performance, each of veterans received a personally autographed CD from Ricky to take home to enjoy!

Ricky Lee Musician Medi

Richie English and Musicians Medic

Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Advisory Board Member Heidi Raphael and BMHOF inductee/Advisory Board Member Bruce Moser with Classical Pianist Richie EnglishVolunteer Services Administrator Debra Miga during a recentperformance at and Roswell ParkCancer Institute


Nationally acclaimed Classical Pianist Richie English Performs during Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics Event at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.




Nationally acclaimed and Buffalo born classical pianist Richie English recently took time out of his busy schedule to entertain patients, their families and staff members on site at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in conjunction with
the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's newly launched Musician Medics initiative.

 

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National Country Recording Artist Jerrod Niemann Kicks off Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics Initiative

Musician MedicsBuffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics Initiative Arista Nashville National Country music singer/songwriter Jerrod Niemann recently helped kick-off the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's (BMHOF) brand new Musician Medics Initiative on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.

Music has long been regarded as source of healing for patients faced with illness. Modeled after other similar programs across the country, the visits are quite simple. Local and national musicians volunteer their time to perform several songs acoustic and talk to patients in an up close and personal setting.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer this outstanding new program to patients and their families in our community," said Heidi Raphael, Chair of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics Initiative." "We are very grateful to Jerrod for taking time out of his busy tour schedule to help us launch this wonderful initiative and look forward to continuing to provide more events with local and national artists in the future." Committee members also include BMHOF Hall of Famer Bruce Moser, Board Member Bob Silvestri and Ross Catalinofrom Back II Back Promotions.

Niemann, who is best known for his national country top charting hits, including "Lover-Lover," "What do You Want," Only God Could Love You More" and "Shin'in on Me" was in town to perform at Club Infinity as part of his current national tour. The singer/songwriter stopped by to spend time and play a few songs for the patients, families and nursing staff at Roswell Park.

In addition, WYRK-FM Morning Personality Clay Moden was on hand to say hello to everyone and interview Jerrod about his current tour.


Music Hall of Fame Seeking Nominees
Business First by James Fink, Buffalo Business First Reporter
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 12:12pm EST


The music hall of fame is open to all those with a local connection - such as being born or raised in the Western New York region or made major contributions to their musical career while in the area.

Past inductees include the Goo Goo Dolls, the late Rick James, moe, and singers like Brian McKnight, Willie Nile and Ani DiFranco.

“We want this to be our banner year and the best one yet,” said Rick Mathews, Buffalo Music Hall of Fame president.

But, nominees need not be limited to rock or popular music.

Past inductees include Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra music director JoAnn Falletta, local opera singer Valerian Ruminski, UB Music Professor Morton Feldman, the Colored Musicians Club and the Gordon Highlanders.

Nominations, which are due by April 1, will be considered for individuals as well as musical groups. There are also awards for non-musical inductees for people who have contributed greatly to the music scene as well “The Legacy Award” which honors long time performers from by-gone eras. Full list of nominating criteria and instructions for nomination can be found by logging onto: www.buffalomusic.org .

“We want a killer class of inductees,” Mathews said.

Inductees are chosen by committee after being objectively rated in several different categories.


Nominations may be mailed to:
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 256
Buffalo, NY 14205


 

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