The Buffalo Ruckus
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Jason Lovell – vocals, guitar
Brad Haefner – guitar, mandolin
David Turner – bass
Josh Miller – keys
Jerrod Ford – percussion
The Buffalo Ruckus’ music has been described as a compendium of roots, Americana, southern soul, psychedelic postmodern avant-garde and experimental country-fried rock. The songwriting is pure and soulful with stories of heritage, spirituality, redemption, love gained and love lost. Spun from the timbers of heart and soul, the Ruckus took its first musical breath in the middle of 2013. They quickly gained public attention after winning both the 2014 Texas Music Showdown and 2014 Shiner Rising Star competitions. The band has quickly spread its musical wings and taken its heavy soul-fueled sound through Texas, Georgia, New York and the Midwest.
The Buffalo Ruckus has had the honor of performing on the nationally syndicated Troubadour, TX television show and at top notch venues including Billy Bob’s and the House of Blues, at large music festivals such as The Larry Joe Taylor music festival, Tommy Alverson’s Family Gathering, the 2015 Billy Bob’s 4th of July Picnic, Texas Music Revolution and the Wild Flower Festival. They have also had the distinction of opening for a diverse array of artists, including Foghat, Cheap Trick, American Aquarium, The Dirty River boys, Ryan Bingham, Merle Haggard, The Turnpike Troubadours and many others.
Boot-stomping rhythms, howling vocals, and spear-in-the-back guitar leads their overall objective: “Spread the Ruckus.” Their self-titled debut album was released in August of 2014 and was produced by the band and Grammy ® nominee Chris Bell (who has worked with the Eagles, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Erykah Badu, and U2). It took listeners on a raw genre-defying journey through Americana, folk, blues, country, and roots rock-n-roll and spawned two radio singles “High Again,” and “Angilee.”
The Buffalo Ruckus are “raising a ruckus” with their current single “Hills and Valleys” and their sophomore album, Peace & Cornbread.
The band’s touring schedule is also expanding into new areas, including an upcoming show opening for one of their longtime idols, Ray Wylie Hubbard, at the legendary Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX. Hubbard recently Tweeted about the band saying “I dig what you guys are laying down.” It’s high praise indeed from one of the true pioneers of the modern-day Texas music movement.
Peace & Cornbread was produced by Jonathan Tyler and is available at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers
2014 Shiner Rising Star winner
2014 Texas Music Showdown winner
Jesh Yancey is a folk singer and songwriter based out of Denver, Colorado and has recently released his first full-length album, Livers and Diers, in the fall of 2018. Jesh began playing and writing music in 2002 and has been crafting his sound ever since. Jesh has been a college drop-out, Navy sailor and a park ranger. After failing out of college the first time and running off to join the Navy, Yancey found himself on the Gulf Coast with a pen in his hand with something to say. With influences like John Prine, Guy Clark, Todd Snider and Jerry Garcia, Jesh has established a catalogue of songs with a solid groove and an honest sentiment that takes a couple listens to fully take in. Livers and Diers is a journey from the darkest depths of ignorance to the blinding truths of everyday life and is an attempt to jolt the listener into deeper thought while their toe starts tapping.
Jesh grew up in rural northeast Alabama and was raised by a cowboy and an English teacher which is where he found his way with words and a working-man’s point of view that contributes to his fearless, gritty, no-frills style. Yancey pens songs that highlight the challenges in society while leaving room for the listener to draw their own conclusions.
Jesh found The High Hopes in the fall of 2018 and they've been playing everywhere that will have them ever since. The High Hopes, Lizz Hough on upright bass and Ethan Snedigar on drums, are a PsycheDeltaFolk band that allow Jesh to carry the listener through each song in any direction. One set might consist of heady jam-band songs while the next set grooves the country blues all while being all original music. Jesh Yancey & The High Hopes play mostly original music that makes a cover song seem out of place.
Jesh and his wife, Miranda, moved to the city of Denver in July of 2019 where Jesh hopes to become an entrenched member of the Denver music scene.
Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081