The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame (BMOHF) has announced the inductees for the Class of 2013. The official unveiling took place at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls just prior to the dedication and grand opening off the new Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Room given by the Hard Rock in honor of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and the tremendous talent in this region.

The 31st BMHOF Annual Induction Gala will take place on in October. Date and venue to be announced.
“Can’t say enough about this year’s class.  Once again, it amazed me of the talent we have here in Buffalo,” said Rick Mathews, president of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. “It is truly a privilege to recognize and pay tribute to the outstanding talent of these incredible individuals as we prepare to induct them into Buffalo’s coveted Music Hall of Fame.”
The inductees for the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Class of 2013 include:
Performers.
Jony James: Blues guitarist extraordinaire
Joe Public: Top selling R&B/ POP group.
Howard Wilson: First call drummer who has played with just about everyone in Buffalo
Bobby Previte: A prolific jazz drummer, composer and bandleader.
Natalie Merchant: Platinum selling recording artist.
Linda Lou Schriver: From Country music royalty. She is a multi- instrumentalist, singer and songwriter.
Ed Supple: Amazing musician, performer and teacher
Non-Performer:
Dave Fridman – Grammy nominated music producer
Jim Santella: Radio host known as the father of progressive radio here in Buffalo.
Legacy award:
Andy Anselmo: Vocal teacher to the stars including the likes of Liza Minelli and others.
Fred Casserta: A booking agent and concert promoter who started the Kingdom Bound concert festival
President’s award:
Cannibal Corpse – Ground breaking million selling Heavy Metal band
Industry award: New Buffalo Shirt Factory: Industry leader in concert apparel.
To be considered, inductees must have been born in the Western New York area or made major contributions to their musical career while in the area. Past Hall of Fame inductees include the Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco, Brian McKnight, Willie Nile and Rick James.
For more information on the 31st Annual BMHOF Hall of Fame Gala, please visit www.buffalomusic.org.
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