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Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Celebrates 2013
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.
“I can't say enough about this year's class.
Once again, it amazed me of the talent we
have here in Buffalo,” said Rick Mathews,
president of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.
“It is truly a privilege to recognize and
pay tribute to the outstanding talent of
these incredible individuals as we prepare
to induct them into Buffalo’s coveted Music
Hall of Fame.”
inductees for the Buffalo Music Hall of
Fame Class of 2013 include:
James - Blues guitarist extraordinaire.
One of the hardest working players in Western
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.
Fleetwood Wilson III -First call drummer
who has played with just about everyone
in Western NY.
Previte - A prolific jazz drummer, composer
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.
Lou Schriver - From Country music royalty.
She is a multi- instrumentalist, singer
Supple - Amazing musician, performer
and teacher. The list of people he has played
with is extraordinary.
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.
Santella - Radio host known as the father
of progressive radio here in Buffalo.
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.
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.
Buffalo Shirt Factory - Industry leader
in concert apparel. They have cornered the
market in concert shirt manufacturing.
Corpse - Ground breaking million selling
Heavy Metal band that has influenced countless
metal bands around the world.
hits the right note: Buffalo
Music Hall of Fame teaming with Hard Rock
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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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.
Music Artist Ricky Lee Teams Up with
the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician
Medics Initiative to Perform for WNY
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!
Music Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations
are being accepted for the Buffalo Music
Hall of Fame.
be considered, nominated individuals
and groups must have been born or lived
in Western New York and contributed
greatly to their musical careers while
here. Hall of Fame members include the
Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco, Brian McKnight,
Willie Nile and Rick James. For nominations,
information and criteria, visit www.buffalomusic.org.
this being the 30th anniversary, we
want this to be our banner year,” said
Hall of Fame President Rick Mathews.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit
corporation entity created for the cultural
enhancement and enrichment of Buffalo and
Western New York through the region's musicians
and music history, was established in 1983.
BMHOF's Mission is: To honor and protect the
diverse cultural music heritage of WNY through
preservation, education, scholarship, and
performance. In doing so, the BMHOF has inducted
over 230 members which includes outstanding
musicians, performers, innovators, and non-performers
who have made special contributions to WNY
addition to honoring outstanding musicians
from the Western New York area at our Annual
Induction Gala, the Buffalo Music Hall of
Fame works to promote local music by sponsoring
an annual Scholarship awarded to High School
Music Students at the Annual "Concert
from the Heart", a performance by members
of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Historic
Colored Musicians Club. Other "Spotlight
Concerts" are held throughout the year
to raise money for charities. The BMHOF is
excited about the annual "Music Industry
Networking Event" (MINE) where we match
young musicians with BMHOF veteran performers
in a mentoring role.
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame is committed
to expanding its archives of significant memorabilia
and to establishing a permanent location at
which to showcase this memorabilia. The permanent
location will also provide the facitilies
to continue and to expand our efforts to educate.
The Board of Directors of the Buffalo Music
Hall of Fame always welcomes new members to
the board with an interest in music (though
it is not necessary to have musical talent!)
who would like to be part of this vibrant
and exciting organization.
For any questions e-mail
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact Rick Mathews (President of the
BMHOF) at 716-400-8934. or click
here for our contact form
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame proudly presents
the release of their CD entitled "Volume
is the first disc in a series aimed at showcasing
the talented members inducted into the Buffalo
Music Hall of Fame. Western New York has a
diverse, rich musical history and this series
was created to pay tribute to some of the
artists inducted into the Hall of Fame who
represent the amazing musical talent found
in this area.
The album is a musical journey
featuring 12 great artists who have made an
impact on Western New York's music history.
Artists include Lance Diamond, Soul Invaders,
Castellini & Andriucci, Tony Galla, Hernandez,
Morgano/Veltri R&B Soul Revue, The Road,
Shyboy, Stone Country Band, Weekend and Wendell
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Listen to the BMHOF Vol. 1 CD
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
Compilation CD Volume 2
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame is proud to offer
the Compilation CD Volume 2 release featuring
Headers, Talas, Ed Bentley, Gretchen Schulz,
Tommy Z, Taylor Made Jazz, Jim Ehinger, Terry
Sullivan, The Morvells, Gurf Morlix, The Plimsouls,
Willie Nile, Stan and The Ravens, Willie Haddath,
Jim Whitford and Joyryde.
Here to Listen to the BMHOF Vol. 2 CD
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
Compilation CD Volume 3
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame is proud to release
its 3rd Compilation CD featuring
Freeland, McCarthyizm, Jesse Galante, V&E,
Nelson Starr & The Benjamins, Stuart Ziff,
The Utility Band, Weekend, Bob James, Dick
Bauerle, Eric Anderson, Michael Spriggs, Mark
Winsick, Willie Haddath with Phil Dillion
and Tom Hambridge.
Here to Listen to the BMHOF Vol. 3 CD
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