2014 SRS Band Bio: Buffalo Ruckus
Written by KHYI 95.3 on September 1, 2014
Competing Week 5, September 4th
Band: Buffalo Ruckus
Jason Lovell – guitar, lead vocals
Brad Haefner – guitar, mandolin, vocals
Michael Burgess – bass, vocals
Christian Dorn – drums
The Buffalo Ruckus is a compendium of roots, Americana, southern soul, psychedelic postmodernavante-garde experimental country-fried rock. Spun from the timbers of heart and soul, the Ruckus took its first musical breath in the early days of 2013. In less than one year as a band they won the 2014 Texas Music Showdown and have been able to spread their soul-fueled sound throughout the south. The band has had the good fortune to perform at premier venues such as Billy Bob’s, House of Blues Dallas, the 2014 Larry Joe Taylor Festival, open for Foghat, Cheap Trick, and Joan Jett at the 2014 Wildflower Festival, and share the stage with many other respected Texas artists. Boot-stomping rhythms, howling vocals, and spear-in-the-back guitar leads their overall objective: Spread the Ruckus. Their 2014 debut self-titled album was produced by the band and Grammy nominee Chris Bell (has worked with the Eagles, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Erykah Badu, and U2) of Blade Studios and takes listeners on a genre-defying journey through Americana, folk, blues, country, and roots rock-n-roll. The songwriting is pure and soulful with stories of heritage, spirituality, redemption, love gained and love lost.
Come check out Buffalo Ruckus this Thursday, September 4th, in Round 1, Week 5 of the 2014 Shiner Rising Star Competition! This week is at Tolbert’s (Grapevine), 8-10pm.