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Ethnic reveal: I am not of Polish descent. My ancestors did not arrive in Buffalo from Eastern Europe. My mother has never made homemade pierogi; I’ve yet to sip my first bottle of Zywiec or Tyskie; and I’ve never celebrated the Hall of Fame polka catalog of Eddie Blazonczyk. But this lack of country connection doesn’t prevent me and thousands of Buffalonians from …


Buffalo bar crowds love their Americana. Whether it’s the beards, the banjos or lyrical themes reminiscent of songs sung off the banks of the Erie Canal, there’s a connection between the genre and the locals perched on barstools amid its music’s rustic, audible emanation. If the members of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Cabinet don’t know of this local allegiance yet, …