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

May 8, 2024 in Director's Note, Education, Events, Features, Foundation, Jazz, Musical Partners, New Music, Note from the Executive Director, Uncategorized

SAMF joins forces with renowned musician Bobby Previte and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

A Note from SAMF Executive Director Jeff Miers We’re looking forward to a full summer of SAM Foundation activities, with some exciting announcements on the horizon! In the meantime, a…
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May 8, 2024 in News

A few words from your membership coordinator: May 2024

Your membership coordinator is bringing you sunshine and warmer weather.  Ok I won’t take credit for it; it happens every year around this time.  Last month was filled with new…
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May 8, 2024 in Bluegrass Roundup

Bluegrass Roundup by Mark Panfil, May 2024

The Sweetest Gift, Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt, Seldom Scene Lyrics She did not bring to him a parole or pardon She brought no silver, no pomp or style…
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May 8, 2024 in New Music

New Americana Music to Listen To: May 2024

A few songs from new albums via T-Bone Burnett from his album: The Other Side Glen Campbell - from his new album Duets: Ghost on the Canvas Sessions…
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