Skiffle Stocking Stuffer!

Just in time for Christmas the new CD "Crowd Favorites" from The Skiffle Minstrels is now available! Contact Paul Todaro at


Fourth (and fifth!) Album from The Skiffle Minstrels

With live shows on hold indefinitely, The Skiffle Minstrels are recording their fourth record in a creative, covid friendly way. The rhythm section: Paul Todaro/bass, Phil Knoerzer/guitar, and Bill Hutchison/drums recorded 21 titles at two sessions in August with one…


Sportsmens Park

The New Sportsmens Park opens on August 4th 2019 with Ameripolitan Day!

Doors open at 1:00

The Skiffle Minstrels 2:00

The Steam Donkeys 3:00

The Lustre Kings 4:00

Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun 5:15

Dale Watson 6:45 - 8:30


Ameripolitan Day

In 2018 the National Ameripolitan Music Awards named Sportsmens Tavern in Buffalo, NY the best venue on the planet for Honky Tonk, Outlaw Country and Western Swing. Now Dwane Hall and the Sportsmens family celebrate the opening of a new…


The Skiffle Minstrels Trio

The popular Western Swing band The Skiffle Minstrels have launched a trio version of the group. Dave Mussen on Guitar and Clarinet, Chris Jones on Fiddle and Guitar and Paul Todaro on Upright Bass and vocals offer Western Swing classics…


Kristyn Harris and Hailey Sandoz

Paul Todaro (Bass Fiddle) and Skiffle Minstrels emeritus Gary Meixner (Lap Steel) will back the Texas duo at a Cowboy Christmas event for charity in Eden, NY on 12/7/18. Kristyn and Hailey have won multiple awards and traveled the globe…


The Skiffle Minstrels win

The Skiffle Minstrels were voted Best Band of 2018 by the Sportsmens Americana Music Foundation tying with The Kensingtons.

Thank you SAMF!


"Best Band" The Skiffle Minstrels

The Sportsmens Americana Music Foundation has nominated The Skiffle Minstrels as the "best band" of 2018. The winner will be announced at the annual ceremony on October 15th at Sportsmens Tavern. Good Luck!


Live From Black Rock Debut

Sportsmen's Americana Music Foundation's show Live From Black will air on WWBZ local TV in Buffalo, NY on Tuesday June 21st at 6:30 PM and Thursday 6/23 at 10:30 PM. This Pilot episode features performances by The Skiffle Minstrels and…


Big Band

on January first, 2016 The Skiffle Minstrels' big band sound got a little bigger. Please welcome Dave Mussen on the Clarinet and Jim Whitford on Steel Guitar. The great Gary Meixner and his Steel Guitar will also make several appearances…


Live from Black Rock Pilot

The Skiffle Minstrels and The Leroy Townes Band will be the featured artists in the pilot episode of Live From Black Rock. The show is an Austin City Limits style live music show brought to you by Sportsmens Americana Music…


Happy Hour Nomination

The Skiffle Minstrels latest record "Happy Hour" and its lead off, original track "Louisiana, Texas" have both been nominated for album and song of the year by The Academy of Western Artist in Forth Worth Texas in the Western Swing…