Pat Feldballe

Blues Host

Pat is a member of the Buffalo Broadcast Hall of Fame. He hosts WBFO's Weekend Blues Show from 7-11 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. to midnight Sunday.

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It has been a busy and productive year for filmmaking in Buffalo and Western New York. On this week's Press Pass, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe talks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about the year’s events and what’s heading to town in 2018.


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The film business in Western New York has had a very busy 2017 so far and the last quarter of the year is on track to maintain that level of activity. Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark and with WBFO’s Pat Feldballe talk about what's happening now and what's coming up on this week's edition of Press Pass.


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Summer is a busy time for filmmakers in Western New York. This season brings Hollywood star and Cheektowaga native William Fichtner to town, where he will be producing his own film.


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Another independent film producer "is using Buffalo as his canvas," said Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark in describing the work of filmmaker Mac Cappuccino. Cappuccino and his crew have been present along Hertel Avenue as they produce "Malaisia." Clark chats about the project with WBFO's Pat Feldballe during his monthly appearance on Press Pass.


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The growth of the film industry in Western New York is having a positive effect on jobs. As the number of films produced here increases, so, too, does the number of local people needed to work on their crews. Several area colleges, as well as the regional film commission itself, are now offering courses for entry-level positions on film crews. On this week's Press Pass, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe talks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about the trend.


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We all know the power music can have over us. A certain melody or a song can instantly transport us to another place and time and have a real effect on our mood. Buffalo blues musician Patti Parks had an idea several years ago to harness music’s transformative power to help people who face severe challenges. WBFO Blues host Pat Feldballe spoke with Parks about blues music therapy.


With trips to Los Angeles to visit film executives and the Sundance Film Festival in Utah now behind him, Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark shares his experiences with WBFO’s Pat Feldballe and talks about the effect the film commission’s out of town success is having on Buffalo’s home-grown” film producers.


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It’s only January, and but not too early in the year to think about planting seeds. On today’s edition of WBFO’s Press Pass, Pat Feldballe talks to Buffalo Niagara film commissioner Tim Clark, who's traveled to Los Angeles and then will be heading to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, planting the seeds for future growth of the film industry in Western New York.


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Hayden Fogle demonstrated his prodigious blues guitar skills at age 12, performing on stage at the UB Center for the Arts with blues guitar legend Buddy Guy. Now at age 16, he has teamed up with guitarist and singer Vince De Rosa. The duo will perform at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee in late January.  WBFO Blues host Pat Feldballe recently spoke to the pair.


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2016 was a big year for film in Western New York. WBFO Blues host Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about "Marshall" and more on this week's edition of Press Pass.

Tas Cru is not your everyday blues musician. As an award-winning blues song-writer, performer and educator, Cru was recently in Buffalo as part of an innovative distance learning writing program. Cru talked about the program with WBFO Blues host Pat Feldballe.


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On this week's edition of Press Pass, WBFO's Pat Feldballe and Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark talk about the increasing interest film producers are showing in Western New York and how the number of scouting requests from out-of-town filmmakers continues to go up.


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Kim Simmonds has led the band Savoy Brown since the mid 1960’s.  He’s been an active member of the British and American Blues scene and has known or played with a number of iconic blues and rock figures over that period.  WBFO Blues Host Pat Feldballe talks with Kim Simmonds ahead of his upcoming appearance in Western New York.


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The film production business in Western New York has been steadily growing and on this week's edition of Press Pass, Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark tells WBFO's Pat Feldballe about a couple of recent visits he had with some Hollywood heavy hitters.


The WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash takes place Saturday night at the WNED|WBFO studios. The concert is being headlined by St. Louis' Jeremiah Johnson Band. WBFO Blues host Pat Feldballe spoke with Johnson about his roots and his upcoming visit to the Queen City.


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August usually marks the time for vacations, and cutting back on work in general, but that's not the case for the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission and out of town film producers who’ve come to like what Western New York has to offer.  Film Commissioner Tim Clark discusses ongoing film production in the Buffalo area with WBFO’s Pat Feldballe on this week's edition of Press Pass.  

With location shooting for the movie “Marshall” now complete and the buzz around the filming having died down, what’s next for the area’s filmic future? Quite a lot, as it turns out. On this week's edition of WBFO's Press Pass, Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about what's going on cinematically in Western New York.


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The big-budget Hollywood film “Marshall” is roughly halfway through its shooting schedule in Western New York. On this week's edition of WBFO’s Press Pass, Pat Feldballe and Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark discuss the film’s progress and what's next on the commission’s agenda in the coming months.


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Local shooting for the period film “Marshall” begins next week. On this week's Press Pass, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe and Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark discuss the run-up to the start of production and how the movie will showcase Buffalo on the big screen in a number of ways — its homes, vintage automobiles and, of course, its residents.


On today's edition of Press Pass, WBFO Blues host Pat Feldballe and Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark talk about a major film project headed to Buffalo, a period piece set in the 1930s and 1940s that requires authentic-looking home interiors and vehicles. Your home or classic car could star in the film.


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The next WBFO Blues Bash takes place Saturday, April 9 in the WNED|WBFO studios. Blues host Pat Feldballe recently had a chance to speak with Blues Bash headliner JP Soars.


On today's edition of WBFO's Press Pass, Pat Feldballe and Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark talk about a new holiday movie and a couple of national commercials that are in town this week for shoots, a weekend conversation with actor William Fichtner and attempts to lure a new film on the life of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall being pitched with help from Sen. Chuck Schumer.


On today's edition of WBFO’s Press Pass, Pat Feldballe and Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark discuss prospecting at the Sundance Film Festival, an upcoming film by a director making his third movie in Western New York and a music video shot in an iconic city location.


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The North Delta Duo is a new Buffalo Blues ensemble, headed to this week’s International Blues Challenge. WBFO Blues host Pat Feldballe talked with them about their upcoming journey and the music they make.

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On this week's edition of Press Pass, Tim Clark, the head of the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission, joins WBFO’s Pat Feldballe for a look back at 2015, a highly successful year for filmmaking in Western New York.


On Sunday night, the ION Network will show "A Prince for Christmas," the film that was shot in East Aurora last winter. During WBFO's Press Pass, Tim Clark of the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission discussed how the production offers another example of how the movie industry is flourishing in the region.


This morning on Press Pass, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about pitching producers, some new projects that are currently shooting, and the economic impact of film industry spending in Western New York.


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The next WBFO Blues Bash takes place this Saturday in the WNED|WBFO Studios. The headliner is The Noah Wotherspoon Band, a trio that found success at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, finishing second. WBFO Blues host Pat Feldballe talked with Wotherspoon about the band’s beginning and his fondness for public broadcasting.


This week on Press Pass, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about attending a New York City seminar with Tina Fey and Harvey Weinstein and the process of searching for, and finding, the locations producers are seeking for their projects.


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This week on WBFO's Press Pass, Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about how the fall season attracts movie producers looking to add a little color to their films. Also, some heavyweights from the head office of the New York State Film Commission have come to Buffalo to get a firsthand look at the resources that are getting producers from around the world excited about making a movie in Western New York.


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