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Monthly News-May 2021

Mark Panfil Article for Jam May 2021 “One morning, one morning, one morning in May” words to a beautiful ballad recorded by the Country Gentlemen among many others. May flowers are an annual promise...

Monthly News- March 2021

‘Tis the season for renewed hopes of windows opening both figuratively and literally. The third US sanctioned vaccine was announced this week and new cases of Covid are steadily declining. As we are slowly...

Monthly News- February 2021

Welcome February! Well we ain’t at the end of the cloud of Covid but we are sighting breaks in the clouds up ahead. First off, February marks the birthdays of some of Bluegrass music’s...

Buffalo Bluegrass monthly news January 2021

Happy New Year 2021. I don’t think anyone could have predicted this past year back at the 2020 New Years celebrations. To start on a bright note, last week WXRL radio featured a tribute...

December 2020- Notes

Welcome December 2020! You are family, music, the excitement of children, the joy of giving and the hope of a better year in 2021. In Bluegrass, this December marks an anniversary worth noting. Seventy...

Buffalo Bluegrass notes August 2020

Well, it’s been a heck of a spring and summer so far.Virtually every Bluegrass festival and music festival since March has been canceled. Countless gigs have been postponed and we went into quarantine. But...

Bluegrass Roundup May 2020

By Mark Panfil Hello friends of bluegrass and live music in general in the Buffalo area. Well, it’s been a month since I last wrote for the JAM. Now as I write this, I...

Local Bluegrass Memories

ATTENTION: New Photos just added! in Dec of 2018! A brief history of Bluegrass Music in Western New York By Mark Panfil and Rick Falkowski (and many of you) Chapter 1- 1950’s to 1983...