DougYeomans03Springville Center for the Arts (SCA) and  JimHoweConcerts present a “Songwriters in the Round” on Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m.

Western New York’s own award-winning songwriters, Doug Yeomans, Chris Panfil, and Pat Shea, present an intimate evening of songs they have written and the stories behind them, and they discuss their personal songwriting processes.

“We love this location for a songwriters in the round” notes Doug Yeomans on the SCA.  “It’s intimate, friendly, and offers terrific sound.”

Pat Shea came to the attention of fans across the United States and Canada when he triumphed over nearly 200 other competitors, week after week, on the nationally televised “Star” talent search. Emerging as the champion and grand prize winner, Shea went on to appear numerous times as a guest on the popular television show “Nashville Now.” He recorded his song “The Lord May Take Me” for Polygram Records, which was released to radio nationally and internationally. Shea’s critically acclaimed CD “The Road Less Traveled” has received airplay not only in his hometown of Buffalo, but across the U.S. and as far away as The Netherlands and Australia.

Chris Panfil is a former Nashville touring and recording multi-instrumentalist who has toured with several Grand Ole Opry stars. Panfil moved to Florida after high school to play fiddle with the sun coast bluegrass band “Bluegrass Southern Style” in the 1980s. This resulted in an album and several tours.  Moving back to his native Buffalo just in time for the country music boom of the 1990s, Panfil joined the “J.C. Thompson Band,” a popular country rock cover band in Western New York. He played fiddle, harmonica, mandolin and guitar.  He also joined up with a long time Western New York bluegrass favorite named “Creek Bend” to perform and play the northeastern U.S. festival circuit and record.

Doug Yeomans has been in the music making business for four decades. He has traveled across America playing music in concert halls, festivals, clubs and private events.  His guitar playing, songwriting, and vocals have earned him praise as one of the best musicians to ever come out of Buffalo. In 2004, he was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and in 2001 he won the North American Rock Guitar Competition. The Buffalo Music awards have named him Best Blues Guitarist, Best Country Guitarist, and Best Bluegrass Guitarist.

SCA is located at 37 North Buffalo St. in Springville.  The show begins at 8:00 p.m., with doors opening at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 presale, available online at or by phone at 592-9038. Tickets at the door are $12.

Call 716-592-9038 for more information.