Buffalo Stack


Buffalo Stack

The Restless Age

Sat · September 29, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

Buffalo Stack
Buffalo Stack
After thriving as a sideman in the New York City music scene for several years, writer, guitarist and vocalist Andy Stack headed north on a whim to the Hudson Valley (home to luminaries like Bob Dylan and The Band) and founded the group Buffalo Stack.
It was in this mountainous region of the state where Andy’s own voice began to emerge free from the hustle of the NYC lifestyle, but with the musical prowess formed in the crucible of the big city scene. Within 6 months he had written a full album’s worth of original roots/rock/Americana music, bringing together some of the finest musicians and singers from the valley, and playing weekly at many of the fertile music clubs in the region, including The Falcon, The Towne Crier, and Club Helsinki.
Andy brings to Buffalo Stack 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, all 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.
To date, Buffalo Stack has released a 5-song EP Hammer and Nails in 2016 and a full-length self-titled album in 2014.
Andy has collaborated as a guitarist, 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, and many others. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase.
Joining him this evening will be Jeremy Baum, who has been a fixture on the Hudson Valley music scene for decades playing along side legends like Levon Helm, Jim Weider, Melvon Sparks, Shamekia Copeland, and many others. He also leads his own trio, the JB3 and has two records out. On the drums this evening will be Dan Hickey, one of the most talented drummers of his generation. When not home in Woodstock, you can find Dan on tour with Sarah McLachlan.

Andy brings his command of american roots music to Buffalo Stack. Influences from Chicago, to the Delta, from New Orleans to New York City, all find their way into the cocktail. He writes original songs, culls the deep cuts for material, improvises scorching solos, and leads a band of crack musicians and singers through a dynamic and adventurous set of music.
The Restless Age
As some of the most sought after sidemen and singers in NY's Hudson Valley, for Will Bryant (keyboards), Lee Falco (drums), and Brandon Morrison (Bass) it seemed fitting when Donald Fagen of Steely Dan put a new band together in 2017, the savvy songwriter handpicked three of his favorite musicians from the area.

Simply stated, they had been on Fagen's radar for years. Christened The Nightflyers, they barnstormed the U.S. last summer, thrilling Fagen's fans not only with their personality, charm and musical charisma, but also a clear command of the Dan's highly complex and sophisticated songbook.

Their unique playing style and those warm, rich, floating harmonies have become a kind of hallmark, and a reason why the members of The Package have also performed with such 60s & 70s icons as John Sebastian, Graham Nash, Kate Pierson (B-52's), Bill Payne (Little Feat) as well as modern masters like Amy Helm, The Mammals, Doyle Bramhall II, Jay Collins and Scott Sharrard of the Gregg Allman Band, Connor Kennedy and Buffalo Stack, among many others.

Now stepping out into the forefront, Bryant, Morrison and Falco's original music is exploring, and expanding, the sound of pop music itself; the songs speak to the complexities of love, longing and entanglements. You don't need a watch to keep time as Morrison and Falco lock into step with their puttering rock, soul and country patterns. Bryant adds a flowing elegance on piano and keyboards, creating an eloquent ensemble sound. And when they stack their sighing vocal harmonies, the singular sound spans genres and generations.
Venue Information:
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498