WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash
Buffalo Toronto Public Media is committed to the health and enjoyment of its event attendees. Following guidance from the governor's office and public health officials, we are postponing WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash on April 4th to a later date. Ticketholders will be notified of the new date as soon as it is scheduled.
Other ticketed events, including Antiques Home Show and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, are currently taking place as scheduled. Check back for the latest information.
We truly apologize for this inconvenience. We look forward to bringing these great performers to Buffalo soon!
Doors open at 6:15 pm
WNED PBS Studios
Featuring: Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers
2019 New England Music Award-Winning “Blues Artist Of The Year”
International Blues Challenge Semi-finalist (2019, 2017, 2013 & 2011)
Opener: Rockabilly Steve and BR3
Tickets are on sale now. Tickets WILL SELL OUT, so act quickly!
The proceeds from this fundraising event are used to help pay for high-quality, public programming on Buffalo Toronto Public Media’s family of television and radio stations. Those programs include 10 hours of blues programming WBFO-FM 88.7 airs every weekend. Thank you for your support.
WNED PBS Studios
140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202
Concert begins at 7 pm
Doors open at 6:15 pm
HEADLINER: Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers
Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers were just named New England's best blues band, winning “Blues Artist Of The Year” at the 2019 New England Music Awards! Singer/guitarist Erin Harpe leads the roots-rocking electric band on vocals and lead guitar, playing a mix of styles they call “Boogie, Blues & Beyond”. A rising star in the roots and blues scene with a growing fan base around the world, she’s been called “one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene” by Living Blues Magazine, and has been compared to legendary blues women like Bonnie Raitt and Rory Block. The Midwest Record even called her “Bonnie Raitt on modern performance enhancing drugs!” The “modern blues mama for our times” has had an exciting year, from winning awards, to competing solo at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (where she made it to the Semi-Finals!), to touring around the US – with stops at the Rhythm & Roots Festival (RI), Tall City Blues Fest (TX), Musikfest (PA) and Paw Paw Fest (OH), as well as in the UK! This holiday season Erin and the band celebrate with a limited-edition vinyl release of their album “The Christmas Swing” and a string of holiday parties.
- 2019 New England Music Award-Winning “Blues Artist Of The Year”
- International Blues Challenge Semi-finalist (2019, 2017, 2013 & 2011)
- “Blues Artist of the Year” from the Boston Music Awards (2012)
- Boston Blues Challenge Winner (2018, 2016, 2014, 2012 & 2010)
- Boston Music Award Nominee (2018, 2012, 2011, & 2010)
OPENER: Rockabilly Steve and BR3
Rockabilly Steve and BR3 are a blend of Blues, Swing, Jazz, Roots Music with a pinch of Rockabilly added to the musical stew pot. Rockabilly Steve has developed his own style at a very early age. Starting out on percussion and drums at the age of 2, then, guitar, violin, bousouki, and mandolin.
Through his eclectic tastes in music, Rockabilly Steve has carved out his very own musical niche. Vowing to be different than the other Blues musicians on the scene, writing mostly Original music. Rockabilly Steve has developed his own unique musical style, getting his influences from, Louis Jordan, T Bone Walker, B B King, Albert King, Albert Collins, and Chuck Berry just to name a few.
Rockabilly Steve and BR3 band members consists of Rockabilly Steve Durusky, on guitar and vocals. Doghouse Johnnie on the stand up bass, Mama Blues or Lynnie Durusky on guitar and vocals, Blu Lou Lambros on drums and Darryl Silversax Brown on saxophone.
Don't miss this exciting new talent, Rockabilly Steve and BR3!