The Buffalo Ruckus

Six Springs Presents

The Buffalo Ruckus

Brave Little Howl, Fort Defiance

Fri Nov 30

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

$6.00 - $15.00

The Buffalo Ruckus - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Buffalo Ruckus
Jason Lovell – vocals, guitar
Brad Haefner – guitar, mandolin
Michael Burgess – bass
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
Brave Little Howl - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
Brave Little Howl
Brave Little Howl is from the DFW area in North Texas. The band was formed initially by Marc Atkinson and Billy Hale in 2015 in an apartment with two acoustic guitars.

THE BAND:
Marc Atkinson guitar; Billy Hale vocals & guitar; Josh Miller keys & bgvs; Cory Phifer drums; Clay Friddle guitar, xylophone, percussion & bgvs; Kenny Comerford bass

Their first recording Make Your Heart Sweat EP was recorded in 2016 in Nashville with Buckley Miller and Michael John Scheuchzer, and released the following year. Over the next couple years the band found their sound: a kind of Wilco-meets-Indie-Rock-meets-the-Eagles sound.

Our Lives Aren't Movies, the band's first full-length album, was the result of finding and exploring that sound. The Album was recorded at Redwood Studio in Denton, TX over several sessions from Sept. 2017 through Feb. 2018. The producer was McKenzie Smith from the band Midlake, who has also worked with artists like St. Vincent and Sarah Jaffe. Joey McClellan, also of the band Midlake, was the engineer.
Fort Defiance - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Fort Defiance
Fort Defiance is an Americana duo from Nashville, Tennessee, hailed for their honest songwriting, timeless harmonies, and high-energy stage performance.
Meeting in the summer of 2014, Jordan Eastman and Laurel Lane began touring together under the promise they would not attempt to date each other - one year later, they were married and had developed such a chemistry that requests for shows came pouring in.
In response, they quit their jobs, moved into the van, and began touring relentlessly - playing over 250 shows, in 46 states the first year, without the help of management or outside booking agents - and they haven't slowed down since.
With another 250 shows lined up for 2017, their passion and grassroots sincerity has garnered heavy attention from around the country, causing critics to call them "breathtakingly seductive" (That Music Mag), "perfectly haunting" (The Indie Sound) and "a pure, honest voice in a town know for the opposite" (SlyVinyl).
Their newest release, a crowd funded effort called The Haunts of Youth, was made available on March, 2017.
Venue Information:
Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081