Hayden discovered the blues at an early age while living in Mississippi and started playing guitar just before his 9th Birthday. He was birthed into the music scene at age 12 when blues legend Buddy Guy invited him to play alongside him for a sold-out show at the one of the largest music venues in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. 

Ever since, Hayden has surprised and entertained audiences across the world with his electrifying guitar playing abilities. Hayden has been invited to perform with many nationally well-known musicians including: Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Grammy® winning producer Tom Hambridge, Lee Ritenour, Robert Randolph, Davy Knowles, Donald Kinsey & Kinsey Report, Bob Margolin and several others.

Hayden was the Grand Prize winner in the 2018 Lee Ritenour/Yamaha Music International Guitar Contest (Blues Category).  The contest included contestants from over 50 countries and the judges included some of the worlds greatest guitarists including Lee Ritenour, Joe Bonamassa, Keb Mo, Pat Martino, Joe Satriani, Vince Gill.

Hayden's Band, The Hayden Fogle Band, has been recognized as one of the top Blues bands in Western New York and has been invited to perform/headline at some of the largest music festivals in the country. 

"Hayden Fogle is making some serious moves these days, leading me to believe that he might not be in town - spoiling Buffalo-area blues-lovers with his virtuosic and ever-expanding interpretation of electric blues history and its various funky, soulful off-shoots – for very much longer. The rest of the world needs to be let in on Buffalo’s long-held secret."
Jeff Miers - The Buffalo News

“Fogle plays the electric blues like a seasoned journeyman. His depth of soul, incisive phrasing and tendency to favor subtle nuance over flash suggests a musical maturity that belies his tender age.”
Jeff Miers - The Buffalo News

"A guitar prodigy who straps on a Fender to mystify tavern and festival crowds"
Michael Farrell - The Buffalo News

Upcoming Events

Hayden Fogle Band - Rotary Ribs Rhythm & Blues Festival

Emerson Park, 6914 E Lake Rd, Auburn, NY 13021

The Auburn Rotary Club is proud to present its 3rd annual Rotary Ribs Rhythm & Blues Festival, July 19-21, on Deauville Island at Emerson Park, Auburn, NY. This festival is held in a beautiful lakefront setting on Owasco Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of Upstate NY. For you competition teams, think of it as a competition in a vacation setting! Once again the 2019 Rotary Ribs Rhythm & Blues Festival will be a New York State Championship and qualifier for the Jack Daniels Championship. The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) competition is Sunday July 21 with turn-ins beginning at 12 noon. Prize money is $5,000 right now and could grow larger! This festival is the major fundraiser for the Auburn Rotary Club and Auburn Rotary Community Foundation. Our club has been existence since 1915 and its mission is to help youth, veterans and community groups in and around Auburn, NY.

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