Today the second BuffaloStyle video for Step Out Buffalo hits the Internet.  Once again, my partner, Marc Odien (WNYMedia) has done a terrific job at producing a fresh new approach in video stories about WNY restaurants and their owners.

However, this week’s video has an added dimension of hometown panache that I am particularly proud to tout….local music. Beginning with this edition, all featured music on the Step Out Buffalo/BuffaloStyle videos will be performed by a WNY musician or band.

I have been promoting the wealth of talented musicians in our community since  the early days of my BuffaloStyle Internet radio broadcasts in 2006.  It was then a natural progression to continue to highlight hometown performers in these videos where music is such an integral part of the viewing experience. 

I am particularly pleased to begin our video roster of BuffaloStyle  musicians with a Lackawanna boy who made music history playing lead guitar for a rock legend and is now following his own musical path as a composer and performer of classically inspired, new age music. .

Alyn Syms is a musician of the most inspiring kind. He gives all of his being to his music and is passionate about every element of his craft.  I have come to know Alyn as a friend, respect him as a performer and admire him greatly for his lifelong dedication to that which makes him complete….creating his own unique style of music.

Here’s to celebrating great WNY food and music!