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Grant Dermody & Frank Fotusky – Acoustic Blues Concert and Workshops

September 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation and Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village present…


A Day of Guitar and Harmonica Workshops, Break-out Jams, Concert


BNHV and our Heritage Music Guild are pleased to host a concert and workshop presented by The Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation. The 90-minute workshops will run concurrently Saturday afternoon in advance of the evening performance.

Workshops – 2:00PM

  • $20 general admission / 10 for SAMF Members / $15 for BNHV members.
  • Workshop prices include the concert performance and admission to BNHV.

Guitar Workshop by Frank Fotusky

Piedmont style / finger-picking Acoustic Blues in the style reminiscent of the great East Coast “Piedmont” players such as Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Boy Fuller, John Jackson, Blind Willie McTell, to name a few. A majority of Frank’s material is culled from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. Acoustic Blues and Guitar Rags are the foundation of his music. More at www.frankfotusky.com

Harmonica Workshop by Grant Dermody

Americana Roots Style – harmonica player, singer, songwriter, and teacher. Workshop will address relaxation, tone and expanded repertoire. “No Depression” magazine called him a “harp wizard with a panoramic view of roots music styles, both old world and new.” More at: www.grantdermody.com

Breakout Jams – 4:00PM

Breakout jams follow workshops, food and beverages available

Grant Dermody & Frank Fotusky Concert – 5:30PM

  • BNHV Heritage Music Guild “Porch Pickers” ensemble will open
  • $8 general admission / $5 for SAMF and BNHV members
  • Come early and enjoy access to the museum and all other scheduled activities — museum and grounds close at 5PM.

Coinciding with this event on the grounds at BNHV is the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Encampment 10:00AM-5:00PM, Parade at 12:45PM and Quoits (Horseshoe) Tournament.



September 29, 2018
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Heritage Music Guild
Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation


Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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