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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…

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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…

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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…

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CD Release Party!

The new CD from The Skiffle Minstrels "Happy Hour" will be released on Friday, June 5th at the band's regular first firday happy hour show at Sportsmen's Tavern. 14 tracks of original, traditional, classic and eclectic Western Swing music make…

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The Skiffle Minstrels third CD

The Skiffle Minstrels will begin work on a new CD slated to be released in the spring of 2015. Planned is an exciting mix of originals and Western Swing standards. Working title: Happy Hour! Contact us to order an advanced…

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Skiffle Minstrels Welcome Chris Jones

it's Fiddle Time again as the Skiffle Minstrels welcome Chicago fiddler Chris Jones. Chris' fiddle promises to put the Western back in the group's Western Swing. The newest member of The Skiffle Minstrels, Chris' debut with the band will be…

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Skiffle Minstrels Swing Dance

The Skiffle Minstrels will host a new Swing Dance Series in Buffalo, NY. The 1st installment will be November 22nd 2013 7 to 11pm at the Protocol Restaurant 6766 Transit Road in Williamsville. Couples, Singles, Dancers, Drinkers, all are welcome…

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The Skiffle Minstrels celebrate 10 years!

The Skiffle Minstrels started in the summer of '03 with "the summer of skiffle." this summer marks the 10 year anniversary of that summer as the band launches into big week with five consecutive shows at the height of the…

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The Skiffle Duo

Beginning in June of 2013 get a little more Skiffle! To meet the high demand for The Skiffle Minstrels, Paul and Gary will be performing as The Skiffle Duo. Paul Todaro will stay on Bass Fiddle and Gary Meixner will…

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Skiffle 2013

By Popular Demand The Skiffle Minstrels will add some evening shows to their regular First Friday Happy Hour at Sportsmens Tavern in Buffalo, NY. The Band will continue to appear every first friday of the month at 5:30... But! in…

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Bound for Skiffle Glory

The Skiffle Minstrels will be the featured artists on February 24th, 2013 for WVBR's "Bound for Glory" broadcast from Anabel Taylor Hall on the campus of Cornell University 8 to 11pm. Host Phil Shapiro has seen over 1200 sunday shows…

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Wedding Band for Hire!

Do you want EVERYONE at your wedding to dance? Tired of YMCA, Mustang Sally and Billy Joel? Consider something different - the Western Swing Dance Band The Skiffle Minstrels. We've played weddings all over western & central NY for years…

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