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WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash, Oct. 5, 2019

WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash

Saturday, October 2, 2021
7 pm
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


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

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is conveniently located in downtown Buffalo at 140 Lower Terrace, near the I-190. The entrance to our parking lot is on Charles Street (also known as "Mark Russell Alley").

HEADLINER: Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers

Photo by: Seth Jacobson Photography

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!

Buffalo Toronto Public Media continues its commitment to the blues, bringing top performing acts, as well as local talent, to the event. Previous Buffalo Blues Bash headliners included Ms. Hy-C & Fresh Start, Mississippi Heat, the Keeshea Pratt Band, the Noah Wotherspoon Band, Ghost Town Blues Band, Billy the Kid and the Regulators, Selwyn Birchwood Band, JP Soars & the Red Hots, the Jeremiah Johnson Band, Altered Five Blues Band and the Dawn Tyler Watson Band.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

For information about becoming a sponsor of WBFO’s Blues Bash contact Sylvia Bennett by calling (716) 845-7000 ext. 307

Previous Bashes