In the Flamingo Lounge with Rockabilly Greg

In the Flamingo Lounge with Rockabilly Greg

In the Flamingo Lounge with Rockabilly Greg, a podcast dedicated to the musical history of Buffalo and Western New York. Stories old and new from people in all areas of music including broadcasters, musicians, promoters, artists and others will be told.

Episodes

June 22, 2024 63 mins

Constance and George Caldwell joined Rockabilly Greg In the Flamingo Lounge on June 10, 2024.

Acclaimed jazz pianist George Caldwell found his musical home in Buffalo after a rich career across the US and abroad. A Mississippi native, he honed his skills at prestigious institutio...

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This week’s guest, Mark Panfil, visited the Flamingo Lounge on May 22, 2024. Mark is a multi-instrumentalist who has established himself in the Bluegrass world as an accomplished dobro player, a solid banjo player, a world-class harmonica player, a versatile piano and an accordion player. 

He has been an instructor in Bluegrass academies in NY and Pennsylvania for over ten years and he has thirty-years-experience as a public school...

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June 8, 2024 58 mins

This week's guest is Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductee, Tom Stahl. Tom joined Rockabilly Greg in the Flamingo Lounge on May 6, 2024. Tom’s musical journey started by driving around in a truck full of paint saying, "Would you like paddles and strainers with that?" One day, he hurt his back. He went to the doctor and said, "Doctor! Doctor! It hurts when I do that." The doctor said, "Don't do that." Tom Stahl then started writing so...

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June 1, 2024 64 mins

This week's guest, Jessie Galante, is no Stranger to the Lounge. She was the second guest to appear on the podcast on March 26, 2022 and was the spark the lit the fire for the starting the podcast.

I recently acquired a large batch of Buffalo Backstage and Nightlife magazines form the early and mid 1980’s and came across some great articles featuring Jessie. “Checkin’ Out,” her first recording with her band “Actor,” was released ju...

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This week’s episode of "In the Flamingo Lounge" was recorded on-site at the Buffalo Museum of Science as part of their “SCIENCE AFTER HOURS: SCI-FI EDITION”. Music is based in science: sound is produced when something vibrates – and those vibrations are brought to the ear as sound waves. And it's mathematical, varying in pitch, volume, tempo, and rhythm. The science of sound reminds us to stop, listen, and feel the vibration. 

The ...

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May 18, 2024 69 mins

Dave Wedekindt, who was recently named Interim President of Artpark in Lewiston, NY joined Rockabilly Greg in the Flamingo Lounge on April 27 to talk about music and music promotion.

Dave joined the Artpark team in 2018 as Director of Marketing & Sales, bringing extensive experience in performing arts marketing, sales, communications, programming, sponsorship and development to the organization. He was promoted to Vice President of...

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May 11, 2024 67 mins

This week’s guest, Bob James, is a veteran of local groups such as the Restless, the Rain, Third Floor Strangers, and many more, Bob has used basic rock and roll as a canvas to portray some of life’s deepest feelings. A member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, class of 2008, he is known more for his contributions to area music as a promoter and producer. He owned his own studio, Maxwell Music, and produced the legendary “We Killed...

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May 4, 2024 66 mins

This week's guests, Tom Sieracki, Trevor Jennings and Mike Bryzski from Captain Tom and the Hooligans joined RockabillyGreg In the Flamingo Lounge on Monday April, 22 2024.

Inspired by local cultures, their instrumentation ranges from accordions to electric guitars, creating a unique blend of the old and the new. While performing original material, the group also puts their own spin on traditional and contemporary songs alike. They...

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April 27, 2024 66 mins

This week’s guest, Kenny Thomasula, sat down with Rockabilly Greg In the Flamingo Lounge on Saturday, April 6, 2024 for a fun conversation on music.

Kenny has been professionally involved in music since 1970. He has worked in a series of bands ranging from Hernandez, Junction West and his own Kenny Thomasula & Breakthru. Kenny, a vocalist who also plays percussion and piano, has done countless radio commercials, performed national ...

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April 20, 2024 62 mins

This week's guest In the Flamingo Lounge is Eric Van Rysdam. 

You may know this week’s guest from many places. If you were in the Fredonia area in the mid 80’s, you’ll know him as a DJ from BJ’s. You may know him from his days at Record Theatre. You may him as "The guy from Home of The Hits". Or you may know him as the DJ from the Old Pink “who plays the best music you’ve never heard”. Many know him simply as “EVR”.

Eric visited th...

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April 13, 2024 69 mins

This week's guests In the Flamingo Lounge are Oscar Woodrich and Maegan Jones from Smac! We had a great conversation on music and, as an added bonus, Smac! Debuted the Flamingo Lounge mix of the first song off their new EP "Liar" which will be out Fall of 2024.

Jazzy. Soulful. Powerful. Those are the words fans use to describe this week’s guests. Directed by singer-songwriter Maegan Jones, and multi-instrumentalist Oscar Woodrich, ...

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April 6, 2024 67 mins

This week’s guest In the Flamingo Lounge, Marcangelo Perricelli, is a highly accomplished composer and songwriter whose music has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Throughout his career, Perricelli has received widespread recognition for his exceptional talent and innovation in the music industry. His compositions have been featured in numerous films, television shows, and commercials, adding depth and emotion to various ...

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March 30, 2024 76 mins

This week’s guest In the Flamingo Lounge, Taylor Belling, grew up in Williamsville. He went to Kent State University because he was a big Neil Young fan. At Kent State he sang in the choir, had a barbershop quartet and started a band and he ended up touring with a blues band. He lived in Akron Ohio seeing The Black Keys around at the bars as they were all coming up together. He then moved back to Buffalo and started selling guitars...

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March 23, 2024 67 mins

This week’s guests, Johnny Hart and Kooks, from Johnny Hart and the Mess, celebrate the history of rock n roll while paving the way for a new era. With influences from across the board, the band has its roots soaked in rock, but wanders off the beaten bath and delves into various veins of music and sound. Most fittingly is the "Alt Rock" nomenclature because it is so broadly defined. At any given point, the band can sound like a po...

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March 16, 2024 60 mins

This week’s guest in the Flamingo Lounge, Tony Zambito, is a familiar face in the local jazz scene. Tony visited the Flamingo Lounge on February 20, 2024 and shared his stories.

Tony is the music coordinator for the Northwest Jazz Festival in historic Lewiston New York. He is also an avid jazz fan and musician in the band “My Cousin Tone’” and is the Founder and Executive Director of JazzBuffalo, a non-profit organization dedicated...

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March 9, 2024 70 mins

In January 2024, Matt Aquiline, who was a guest on the podcast in 2023, and also runs a Facebook page entitled “Buffalo & WNY Garage Bands” posted a clipping from the 1965 WKBW 16-hour Variety Telethon featuring over 65 local performers. One of the bands on that broadcast, The Avantis, featured this week's guest, Richard Sargent. No stranger to the podcast, Richard was the very first guest and returned to share more stories on Chri...

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On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, Joy Ann Wrona, Michael Wah and David G. Poole from the Imperial Court of Buffalo joined Rockabilly Greg to talk about musical theatre and their upcoming MisCast fundraiser.

All have worked together on stage over the years and reminisced about the many facets of performing in live musical theatre productions.

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February 24, 2024 57 mins

This week's guest, Caroline Mallonee, joined Rockabilly Greg In the Flamingo Lounge on January 25, 2024 for a fascinating conversation on her musical compositions.

Caroline is an award-winning composer and performer based in Buffalo, NY. Inspired by scientific phenomena, visual art, and musical puzzles, she has been commissioned to write new pieces for prominent ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmoni...

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February 17, 2024 70 mins

Most people know this week’s guest, Jeff Miers, as the former music critic for The Buffalo News. Jeff visited the Flamingo Lounge on January 27, 2024 and talked about his music, his family and son Declan.

These days Jeff can be found contributing to his BLOG “Miers on Music” as well as his bi-weekly podcast “Why Music Matters”.

A Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductee, Jeff also currently sits on the board of Music is Art and is the E...

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February 10, 2024 57 mins

Zuri Appleby joined Rockabilly Greg In the Flamingo Lounge on Friday, December 29 to talk about her music and help celebrate the 100th episode of the podcast.

Zuri is a professional bassist, vocalist, model, and educator. The daughter of musicians and educators, Rodney and Linda Lombardo Appleby she has been described as “The complete package” and “Looks like a million dollars and plays bass like five million”.

Zuri has toured with...

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