Buffalo Gals at Stanley Halls, London
If you don't have time for the build up,cut straight to 3mins 45. You're in for a treat tonight, London.
Old Time Country String Band, Buffalo Gals are at the forefront of the American roots music scene in the UK and represent a revival of the string band tradition in its most vibrant form.
£14 (plus booking venue booking fee if online)
phone: 0208 251 0184
Their intoxicating style, incorporating Appalachian, Blues, Gospel, early Bluegrass, and novelties from the heyday of early country music, is punctuated with the stunning and thrillingly syncopated step-dance that has become one of their trademarks. Combining a love of traditional sounds with an enthusiasm for fresh arrangement and a talent for lively entertainment, they appeal to audiences of all ages and types, whether they be aficionados of old-time country music or completely new to its charms.
The visual and musical delights of their performances, as well as their humour and rapport with their audiences, have made Buffalo Gals one of the most sought-after acts, regularly appearing at folk, bluegrass and performing arts festivals, folk clubs and arts centres, as well as at many other UK venues with the support of the Arts Council.
“A feast of fiddle and banjo-led tunes and song in the high lonesome sound of the South Appalachian Mountains. Led by Kate Lissauer, a champion American fiddler and dynamic singer, they mix ballads, blues and spirituals with soaring harmonies and dazzling displays of percussive step-dancing.” THE WORD
“The Buffalo Gals might just be one of the finest old-time country string bands to date, and by far one of the most talented and inventive groups I’ve so far come across.” MAVERICK MAGAZINE
Buffalo Gals have released three recorded projects:
Won’t You Come Out Tonight?
Won’t Get Trouble in Mind
Won’t You be Cruel to be Kind?
Cumberlow Avenue, London, England, UK