“The Skiffle Minstrels play classic songs of classic songwriters, country blues, swing and honky-tonk, and originals which merit being played in in the same sets as Hank Williams. It’s listening music, it’s dancing music played with energy and joy. I’ve also had the privilege of hosting them live on my radio show twice. They are great in the small radio studio, but the dance hall is their domain.”—Scott Regan (WRUR Radio, Rochester, NY)
“Dancers love the Skiffle Minstrels! They play music that’s just perfect for all kinds of dancing—country two-step, swing, waltz, blues—in one fun-filled, high-energy package!”—Esther Brill and RJ Ruble (Partner-Dance Teachers)
“A couple of us went to catch a show by the Skiffle Minstrels. The plan was to see some good music and talk about planning an event. Well, nothing got planned because we could not divert our attention from the band long enough. If you are ever looking for something fun to do [. . .] these guys are it.”—Buffalo Rising
“The Skiffle Minstrels are a hard-working and crowd-pleasing bunch.”—Buffalo News Gusto
Posted on November 25th, 2010
Thanks to everyone who voted for us (and to Mighty Taco for sponsoring the award). You helped us win the “Best New Original Band” category in the Buffalo Music Awards! While the band is far from “new,” it’s nice to be appreciated for our original tunes–which are mostly recent additions to the roster.