Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Friday April 3
"... such accomplished musicality that you know you can love it for the long haul." - Cambridge Day
"Buffalo Stack is an easy band to like.…the band is a cohesive unit…(Andy Stack's) guitar playing is never flashy, but it’s surprising, soulful, and always in the right place. ...he has an engaging, pure voice…here’s hoping the group will build up a strong enough following to be around a while and make more great music." - Vintage Guitar Magazine
With slide blues guitar, gospel organ chords, New Orleans-style horns, and group harmonies, bluesy roots-rockers Buffalo Stack can’t help but recall Woodstock heroes - The Band. In fact, it was at Levon Helm’s barn in Woodstock where the members originally met, forming Buffalo Stack, who at their hardest hitting and blues-rocking-est recall Black Keys or White Stripes.
Leader, Andy Stack, brings his command of American roots music, his knowledge of the folk traditions from his ancestors’ homeland of Ireland and his modern music sensibilities. Influences from Chicago, to the Delta, from New Orleans to New York City, find their way into the cocktail. He culls the deep cuts for material, improvises solos with a compelling approach to his instrument, and leads the band through a dynamic and adventurous set of original songs and carefully selected covers. The band in its versatility has performed in different formations from duo to big band with a horn section and background singers, consistently bringing enthusiastic audiences to their feet.
As a guitarist, Andy has collaborated as a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and record producer with artists such as Amy Helm, Duncan Sheik, Suzanne Vega, Lucius, Teddy Thompson, Jonah Smith, The Mammals (Mike & Ruthy), Les Nubians, NY Ska Jazz Ensemble, among many others.
Buffalo Stack crafted a lush, soulful, self-titled Roots/Rock album (2014), and released a 5-song EP Hammer and Nails (2016).