Photo Gallery: 3rd Annual SAM Foundation Awards Show

On October 16th, we held our 3rd Annual Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation Awards Show at the Sportsmen’s Tavern. The tavern was perfectly crowded and a great time was had by all. Our National Spokesman, Bill Kirchen, was there to help hand out the awards and become part of The Twang Gang. Nearly all of the […]

December 2017 Newsletter

The Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation wishes you peace, love, happiness and good health during this holiday season. Thank you so much for your love and support. Please stop by our store for your holiday shopping. Along with our merchandise, we’re selling memberships to the Foundation. They make a great gift! The store will be open […]

November 2017 Newsletter

BUFFALO BOB SEZ BUFFALO’S THE LAST WALTZ On Friday, November 17, 2017, the legendary final concert by The Band on Thanksgiving Day in 1976 in San Francisco will be reenacted by an all-star cast of Buffalo and Western New York’s greatest musicians and performers. This theatrical performance will include all the music and the special […]

Acoustic Blues Guitar Workshop

  Ten Week Acoustic Blues Guitar Workshop! With Buffalo Music HOF member and Berklee School of Music Alumnus Jim Brucato! Explore the fingerpicking styles of the great acoustic bluesmen of the ’20s, ’30s, ’40s, and beyond… Charlie Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson, Lightnin’ Hopkins Learn: Boogie woogie bass lines played with thumb Independent chordal […]

August 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the August 2017 JAM! This month’s issue is full of exciting stuff. Read below what Bob Sez (including our ticket giveaways), Beave Sorenson’s article, Paul Todaro’s testimony, an interview with Mr. Conrad, a great article about Doug Yeomans, pictures from Helen Butler-Ceppaglia’s workshop with children, Tim Franzak’s CD party and Twang Gang at […]

June 2017 Newsletter

The Sportsmens Americana Foundation, along with the generous sponsorship of Silo City, GoBike Buffalo, Flying Bison Brewery and Buffalo’s Best Grill, is proud to present Silo City Alive: an afternoon of art and music in one of the city’s most iconic spaces on Sunday, July 2nd from 2 to 8pm. The grain silos along the […]

May 2017 Newsletter

Dear Members: Thanks to Beave Sorenson for his heartwarming article, Jim Whitford for his tribute to Susan Tanner, Willie Schoellkopf for his contribution to Americana Music representing our hometown and Kevin Cox for reviewing the Dave Alvin show at the Sportsmen’s Tavern. And have you heard about the new Americanarama Buffalo Online Radio Station? Elmer […]

February/March 2017 Newsletter

Letter from our Chairman, Dwane Hall Hello Members of the SAM Foundation, This is the first time I’m addressing the membership as your Chairman of this amazing musical journey. Right now, I’m on American Airlines coming back from the Ameripolitan Awards in Austin Texas representing Americana roots music from Buffalo. I would like to take […]

Bobby Lebel’s Acoustic Guitar Workshop for (Adult!) Beginners!

Have you always wanted to learn to play guitar but could never find the time; kids, career, life, just kept getting in the way? Well here’s your chance to finally unleashed that Jimi Hendricks, Bonnie Raitt or Stevie Ray that’s been bottled up inside for far too long!   The workshop will be headed up […]

Live From Black Rock Pilot Episode

Here’s the debut of The Sportsmens Americana Music Foundation’s production of Live From Black Rock! This is the pilot episode featuring Leroy Townes Band and The Skiffle Minstrels. Filmed live at Sportsmens Tavern in Buffalo, NY.