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Next Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour at Sportsmen's is Sept. 10, featuring Santana's debut album

Santana's eponymous 1969 debut album is the next selection for the Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour series at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the Sportsmen's Tavern.

(Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

Previous events in the Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour series were held before near capacity crowds. Those wishing to attend Sept. 10 are encouraged to arrive early, as entry is not guaranteed. There is no presale available.

Buffalo News Music Critic Jeff Miers and 97 Rock DJ Anita West co-host each event of the monthly series, held on select Mondays.

Each month, Miers and West select a classic album from one the great forms of American music, spin portions of it on vinyl live in the club and open the floor to questions.

The evening is capped by a live performance from a hand-picked selection of Buffalo's finest musicians, who perform their own interpretations of selections from that month's album.

On Sept. 10, a band consisting of George Puleo (guitar), Jeff Miers (guitar), GC Rnsm (percussion), Damone Jackson (drums), Paul Yates (bass) and Joe Rozler (keys) will perform "Santana" classics.

No advance purchase is available, but again, early arrival is encouraged. There is a $7 cover at the door.

Come out for happy hour drinks, classic vinyl, an intelligent discussion and the finest local music, all at the club the annual Ameripolitan Awards recently decreed "the finest venue for Americana music in the world."

Each Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour includes audience participation in the discussion about the featured album. (Harry Scull Jr./ Buffalo News)

Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour

When: 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10.

Where: Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St.

With: Buffalo News Music Critic Jeff Miers and 97 Rock DJ Anita West.

Featuring: Santana's debut album, "Santana."

What: Listen to songs, join a discussion and then hear a live performance by George Puleo (guitar), Jeff Miers (guitar), GC Rnsm (percussion), Damone Jackson (drums), Paul Yates (bass) and Joe Rozler (keys).

Cost: $7 at the door.

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