TerryFest 2.1 March 28 - 30Pop/Rock
Formerly one of Nashville’s most eclectic bands, Buffalo Clover now feeds a more fitting hybrid of roots-rock and soul into the Music City bloodstream.
Hailing from somewhere in the Midwest, front lady Margo Price grew up in a farming town where music didn’t thrive. Fortunately, it did thrive in the more obscure parts of her lineage. Price traced her creative genes to a great-grandfather who played piano using only the black keys.
A restless soul brought her to Nashville in the early aughts where she met guitarist Jeremy Ivey. The two made a couple as well as co-writers and got married. In late 2008, they met bassist Matt Gardner whose guitar chops were so good, he eventually switched instruments. They added bassist Jason White later, and drummer Dillon Napier joined in late 2010.
Throughout the band’s formative decade, Buffalo Clover, even in its developmental stages, attracted a variety of talent. Price has worked on two different projects with Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes. Pianist Micah Hulscher, who plays with rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson on the road, recorded on Buffalo Clover’s last record, Low Down Time, and sometimes joins the band for live performances. They’ve also shared the stage with The Flaming Lips, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and legendary sax player Bobby Keys, proving their southern soul style can match up with anyone.
In the simplest terms, Buffalo Clover are vintage rock ’n’ rollers, but the South tends to creep in. This brand of southern soul bears a striking resemblance to their idols, the Rolling Stones and The Band. Taking a cue from Bob Dylan with a lyrical poeticism inspired by the troubled times, and Janis Joplin with her rough-hewn-but-honest, bottom-of-the-heart soulful lilt, Buffalo Clover emulate their musical paragons in a style of their own.
Never playing the same show twice, the band’s genuineness translates to a loyal local fan base. It makes them just as much at home playing in the UK, which they toured last summer, as The 5 Spot in East Nashville.
Ever the victims of wanderlust, what Buffalo Clover has in mind for 2012 is getting back to those places, in both Europe and the states, and continuing to bring the southern soul to a wider audience.
Boalsburg PA |
Alright...I'm not going to bullshit you. There's no publicist or fancy pants guy at the record label who's going to write something that makes me sound like some sort of legend in my own time, wandering the world and changing peoples lives with the wisdom of my songs. I'm writing this myself and I'm certainly not going to try to write something like that. It would read too much like a Kenny Powers motivation cassette. Besides, let's face it, with the internet, reality television, and those You Tubes, most of the mystery has been sucked out of Rock n Roll anyway. So I'll just be honest, until I get that publicist anyway... I started out in my teens, playing in a band with my Dad and my older brother John. I played drums, my Dad was on bass, John on guitar. I learned a ton about how to play and about the hard work it takes to be in a bar band. My dad used to work 7 days a week in a factory and still had the energy to rock with us at night. We would sometimes drive all night home from a gig and just drop him off at work. That's an iron man of rock right there. They say James Brown was the hardest working man in show bizz...My Dad could give him a run for his money. In my early 20's I started trying to write my own songs. By my mid to late 20's they were good enough to play in front of other people. Around this time I got involved in 2 great bands, The Rounders and The Rustlanders. The Rounders are a charming bunch of fellows and we still get out to play every few weeks. Dave, Corry and Cory are great guys. Come check us out sometime, it's a blast. The Rustlanders were fortunate enough to reach some noteriety and for a few years we traveled around the country like a bunch of gypsys. We got to share the stage with some amazing bands and see some amazing things. It was high times, It was wild and crazy times, it was sad times, it was hard times, but all around it was good times...Sadly, as George says " All things must pass". These days, I'm spending my hours with my brother John at a studio in beautiful Central PA. We write and record lots of songs together all day and just generally have an awsome time. It feels like we're back in my old bedroom at my folks' learning all about how awsome music is all over again. Our musical paths have taken us through some pretty difficult times and now it feels like things have come full circle again. So, onto other circles, other paths, and new adventures. I've had the opportunity to meet, work, and play with some awsome people, Some you may have heard of, some you haven't. If a publicist were writing this now he or she would say, " Chris has worked with many artists, such as....... just to name a few", but really he'd list all of them. Music has brought me alot of great experiences and I have a few pretty good stories I can tell ya'. If you're interested, come out to "The Bar" sometime, or maybe Elk Creek. We'll have a beer.
Los Colognes, rhymes with cajones, formerly The Clones...
Jay and Mort, Micah and Gordo, a bunch of other friends and musicians..
Laid back boogie woogie rock and roll and blues...
Chess Records and Mose Allison and JJ Cale and Dylan and Dire Straits soundin'...
New Record comin' out first half of 2013...
Jacob Jones has spent his entire life on the move and so between alt-country music and his GQ-approved KEEP ON MOVIN! Dance Party DJ sets, so pursuing a life of a troubadour wasn’t quite the stretch for him as it might be for others. Having lived in various Indiana, Kentucky and Georgia towns by the age of ten and spending a brief stint of time in New York City before recently making Nashville his home, Jones has been pursuing Americana rock ’n roll in earnest for over half a decade now.
Thus far Jones has found success with his LP Bound For Glory and EP Volume One EP, consecutively. “Jacob’s brand of whiskey-fueled, hangover loomin’ country tunes (chased with rock and roll roots) makes for a raucous good time at his live show and supreme listening on his self-released LP,” said American Songwriter.
But this January 29th 2013, Jones will be releasing his next full length, Good Timin’ In Waynetown. This record combines the alt-country tones of Jason Isbell and the raw rock sensibilities of Chuck Berry to make for the sounds of the perfect southern gentleman.
Whether its an anthem about a night out on the town like the title track, a rollicking call for more good times on “Play It Loud, Ray!” or a swoon worthy song to his sweetheart on “My Girl Is Sweeter Than Yours” Jacob Jones knows how to, as his website’s headline suggests, “honky tonk yourself to death.”
Magnolia Sons is a nostalgic rock and soul group based out of Nashville, Tennessee. They are a 12-piece supergroup composed of artists and musicians from all over the United States. Their music is a tribute to the vintage sound of classic rock and soul from the 1960's and 1970's created by writers Austin Aguirre and Benjamin A. Harper. In the time of the resurgence of record collections, Magnolia Sons is both a throwback and a breath of fresh air. Inspired by The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops and the Temptations, Magnolia Sons have a sound that harkens back to the sound of 60's soulsters and American Band Stand, and as a 12 piece, they definitely fit the retro profile. While many older fans will recognize the sound from their own record collections, it is new for many of their younger fans who can be found dancing along to the catchy tunes at many of Nashville's venues.
Blank Range is a 5 piece band from Nashville.
Blank Range released a 4 song EP "Basement" on the 27th of October,2012 .
Last Crash Landing and Ziggy Coyote engineered the recording and the EP was produced by Brett Rosenberg. They are on Sturdy Girl Records, and an independent record label out of Nashville whose mission is to bring you good tunes and good times. Avaliable at bandcamp.com.
PA | Alternative
Dawn Kinnard doesn’t need a biography. She needs professional help. Or that’s at least what you or I might prescribe. But that’s because we subscribe to the traditional approach to self perception and method of understanding our own place in the universe. In reality, there’s nothing wrong with her, she does things a little differently. She drinks Guinness for a start; which isn’t that strange I suppose but is maybe a little odd for a woman who was born and raised by a loving mother and Preacher father in the US state of Pennsylvania; a long way away from The Emerald Isle.