The Dooleys Enter the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Class of 2022


The Dooleys, a benevolent band of brothers formed in 1982 by Paul Swisher and Gregory Opalinski, have been voted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Primarily known as an acoustic trio specializing in three part harmony, Paul and Greg have performed and recorded original music with Glenn Colton, Tim Wright, Paul Weisenburger and Joe Mombrea. The six singer-songwriter musicians named above comprise the members being inducted as The Dooleys.

Throughout the years, The Dooleys have worked with a core group of stellar musicians (all members of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame) on various recording projects and in concert appearances. Paul and Greg got their start in 1982 under the tutelage of bassist/producer Frank Pusateri. They also benefitted greatly from their association with guitarist/producer Dick Bauerle in the 90’s and gleaned additional professional gains by recording and performing with saxophonist Jack Prybylski and guitarist George Puleo.

The induction ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 12 at Seneca One Tower in Buffalo, NY. A follow-up concert featuring the 2022 inductees will take place on October 13 at The Cove in Williamsville, NY. Ticket information for those interested in attending either of both of these events can be found at the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame website:

L to R … Joe Mombrea, Paul Weisenburger, Paul Swisher, Gregory Opalinski, Tim Wright, Glenn Colton

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