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Episode 14:

Season 5 – Mark Panfil

Released: June 15, 2024

About This Episode:

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 music teacher in Hamburg NY where he taught music theory, guitar, voice and ran their fiddle clubs and most recently a bluegrass club for middle and high school string musicians.

In the Creek Bend Bluegrass Band, Mark plays dobro and banjo. In the Emerald Isle Celtic Band he plays accordion, penny whistle and banjo. His diatonic and chromatic harmonica playing is in high demand at several Buffalo recording studios. He has been a featured soloist with the Western New York Children’s Choir, Buffalo Choral Arts Society, the Orchard Park Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2016, Mark and his brother, Chris were inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.

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