Music Foundation in Buffalo, NY

The SAM Foundation and its members would not disagree with U2’s Bono who said of music, “It can change the world because it can change people.” And so since its formation just over three years ago, along with celebrating, supporting and promoting the tremendous talent we have in Western NY, the Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation has been committed to getting music into ears and instruments into the hands of as many kids as possible.

Focusing on under-served communities, the Foundation has provided musical lessons on all types of instruments, vocal, and performance training to hundreds of young western New Yorkers to date. Working in collaboration with great community resources such as The Valley Community Association, The Old First Ward Community Center, Child and Adolescent Treatment Centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, our educational advisory staff structures programs that are as entertaining as they are educational.





To foster, promote and expand community appreciation for Americana music from Buffalo and Western New York through the production and sponsorship of performance and broadcast events and presentation of seminars and workshops on Americana music.

Recent Posts

July 1, 2019 in Buffalo Bob Sez

Buffalo Bob Sez: Check out Ameripolitan, Mari Black and more

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July 1, 2019 in Buckwords

Buckwords: Americana, thy name is … Willie?

By BUCK QUIGLEY What is Americana? It’s a question recently posed to me by local music historian and SUNY Fredonia journalism Professor Elmer Ploetz. Although there is some debate on…
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July 1, 2019 in Interviews, Profile, Reviews

Hanging with ‘The Train’: Wayne Hancock hits Buffalo

By COURTNEY S. LENNON (Courtney S. Lennon is a Buffalo-based writer whose specialty is Texas singer-songwriters. So when Wayne “The Train” Hancock came to town, we asked her to write…
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