The Skiffle Minstrels

The Skiffle Minstrels

 Buffalo, New York, USA

Western Swing & Country standards plus upbeat Originals with a swingin beat that gets em on the floor! see


The Skiffle Minstrels is a dance band that plays at festivals, weddings and parties; in honky-tonks, dance halls and clubs. The band plays Country, Western Swing & Original Tunes designed for two stepping, lindy hopping, texas waltzing & country shuffling. They have won awards in categories ranging from Best Country Band to Best Genre-Defying Act.

The band has earned festival bookings at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Great Blue Heron Music Festival (Sherman, NY), Edinboro Art and Music Festival (Edinboro, PA), The Dam Show (Austin, PA), Bayou and Boogie Festival (Rehoboth, MA), Lilac Festival (Rochester, NY), and many more. The Skiffle Minstrels love to play anywhere people are dancing--and wherever they play, people WILL be dancing!


Happy Hour (2015) - nominated by The Academy of Western Artists as Best Western Swing Album of the Year, and Best Original Song "Louisiana, Texas"

All God's Children Gotta Dance (2011)
a Western Swing Album with 9 originals an 2 standards of the genre.

WBFO On the Border: Wednesday Night Concerts
The nineteen-song compilation features some of the outstanding talent from Western New York including The Skiffle Minstrels' All Night Diner, recorded during a live-to-air concert in August, 2008.

Homespun (2009)
The Skiffle Minstrels first CD. 6 originals & 6 covers simply recorded without overdubs.

Original Jingle for Buffalo's own Community Beer Works (2012)

Radio Play On:
WRUR/WXXI (Rochester, NY)
WMBR (Boston, NY)
WUOW (Oneonta, NY)
WBFO (Buffalo, NY)
KBON (Lafayette, LA)
WBNY (Buffalo, NY)
WITH (Ithaca, NY)
WVBR (Ithaca, NY)
WXRL (Buffalo, NY)
PeelStar Country Club (Netherlands)
WVBR "Bound for Glory" (Ithaca, NY)

Featured Artist in Pilot Episode of "Live From Black Rock" - Sportsmen's Americana Music Foundation

Set List

Hank Williams:
Your Cheating Heart
Hey Good Looking
Honky Tonk Blues
Move it on Over

Bob Wills:
San Antonio Rose
Take Me Back to Tulsa
Sugar Moon
Sugar Blues
My Window Faces the South
Miles of Texas
Blues for Dixie
I'll Keep on Loving You
It's All Your Fault
Right or Wrong
Hubbin It

Louis Jordan:
Aint Nobody Here but Us Chickens
Let the Good Times Roll
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie

I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Besame Mucho
Sweet and Slow
Gimme Mine Right Now
Walkin After Midnight
Kentucky Waltz

Classic Country:
A Six Pack to Go
Leaving and Saying Goodbye
Curtain in the Window
Swinging Doors
Dim Lights Thick Smoke
Live Fast Love Hard
Night Train to Memphis
Smoke That Cigarette
One Piece at a Time