“Ride simmers, then explodes with the fuzzy psychedelia of southern rockers crowding classic rock playlists, but without sounding dated or overtly derivative.”
– Cincinnati Magazine
Cincinnati psychedelic blues trio Buffalo Killers will hit the road this summer supporting their soon to be released album, Let It Ride (due July 22). Recently coming off tour with The Black Keys, the Buffalo Killers will begin a solo run of the west coast on July 18, running from Chicago to Seattle and San Francisco to Los Angeles, before opening for The Black Crowes again this fall.
Earlier this year, after wrapping their opening run for The Black Crowes, the Buffalo Killers returned to the Midwest to complete recording sessions in Akron, Ohio with producer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys at his Akron Analog studio. The result is a ten-track album titled Let It Ride that remains deeply rooted in their signature `60`s psychedelic and `70`s blues rock inspired sound.
Drawing comparisons in sound to Blue Cheer, Cream, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Mountain, and The Allman Brothers Band, the trio released their self-titled debut to critical raves praising them and their music as “the real raw deal” (Amplifier), “well played sludgy blues-rock” (Variety), and “deftly captures the sweaty, grimy feel of the era`s best-loved soul-and blues-influenced rock” (Hartford Courant). Simply said, this is as authentic as they come.
The initial pressing of the Let It Ride vinyl version, limited to 500 copies, includes a bonus “bootleg” live concert LP recorded in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theatre during the Black Crowes tour by Mikey Jones, a fan that taped the concert and sent the band a copy. The six-track set features a mix of songs from both their self-titled debut album and Let it Ride. Additionally, the Buffalo Killers have posted an outtake from that concert recording, their signature cover of Neil Young’s “Homegrown,” on their MySpace page and website. Rolling Stone recently offered a “sneak peek” of the opening track, “Get Together Now Today,” online at www.rollingstone.com.
The Buffalo Killers are brothers Zachary (vocals/bass) and Andrew Gabbard (vocals/guitar) with Joseph Sebaali (drums).
Buffalo Killers confirmed US tour dates:
July 18: Dubuque, IA - Busted Lift
July 19: Lake Elmo, MN - Deep Blues Festival
July 23: Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
July 24: Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
July 26: Livingston, MT - Big Railroad Blues Festival
July 28: Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
July 29: Portland, OR - Slabtown
July 30: Arcata, CA - Big Pete’s
July 31: San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
August 2: Los Angeles, CA - Safari Sam’s
August 5: Boulder, CO - B-Side Lounge
August 6: Lincoln, NE - Lincoln State Theater
August 15: Cincinnati, OH - Indie Summer/Fountain Square
August 16: Yellow Springs, OH - Peach`s
October 27: New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom, with The Black Crowes
November 8: Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater, with The Black Crowes
November 10: Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall, with The Black Crowes
November 11: Orlando, FL - House of Blues, with The Black Crowes
November 12: Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore, with The Black Crowes
November 15: Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre, with The Black Crowes
November 16: Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium, with The Black Crowes
November 18: New Orleans, LA - House of Blues, with The Black Crowes