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Episode 23:

Season 4 – Jeff Miers

Released: February 17, 2024

About This Episode:

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.

In 2008 Miers was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his music criticism at The Buffalo News. He has also won several New York State Associated Press awards for music journalism; he took the award for Arts Entertainment Criticism in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

But, he is much more than that. Since his days at SUNY Fredonia, Jeff has been in many bands including The Beat Unit and The Tails with Nelson Starr, The Dollywatchers, with Terry Sullivan, a Pink Floyd tribute band called the“Relics” as well as various ensembles fronted by Terry Sullivan and with several groups assembled by Eric Crittenden. He also formed the Jeff Miers Band with his son, Declan.

Miers also contributed guitar to a song for Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan’s album “Gillan’s Inn.” The album was recorded largely in Buffalo at GCR studios.

These days Jeff can be found contributing to his BLOG “Miers on Music” as well as his bi-weekly podcast “Why Music Matters”. You can find out evrything you need to know about Jeff and what is on the horizon for him at jeffmiersmusic.com.

A 2014 Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductee, Jeff also currently sits on the board of Music is Art and is the Executive Director for the Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation.

One of Jeff’s “Why Music Matters” podcast with his son, Declan Miers.
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