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2014 Annual Buffalo Music Hall of Fame’s “Denton Cottier & Daniels” Student Music Scholarship Award


Attention All WNY High School (9-11) Students: Applications for the 2014 Annual Buffalo Music Hall of Fame’s “Denton Cottier & Daniels” Student Music Scholarship Award are now available. Applications are being sent to all Western New York schools, public and private. Students can check with their Guidance Office and/or Music teachers to obtain an application. It is also available to download online or Click Here for Electronic Scholarship Application.

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:



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.


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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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.










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!

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Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.

To 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

“With this being the 30th anniversary, we want this to be our banner year,” said Hall of Fame President Rick Mathews.


Nomination Information



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The 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.  


The 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 music.


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 In 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 or contact Rick Mathews (President of the BMHOF) at 716-400-8934. or click here for our contact form



The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame proudly presents the release of their CD entitled "Volume 1."


This 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 Rivera.

Click Here to Listen to the BMHOF Vol. 1 CD


Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Compilation CD Volume 2


The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame is proud to offer the Compilation CD Volume 2 release featuring The 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.




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Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Compilation CD Volume 3

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame is proud to release its 3rd Compilation CD featuring Mark 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.




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