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Tonight: Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show got its start in the early 2000s, busking on Southern street corners until a lucky encounter with Doc Watson’s daughter put them on the path to stardom. And stardom it is; the band busked itself all the way to the Grand Ole Opry, commercial radio, and more-than-sold-out shows. You have a chance to…

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Willie Watson

The first time you hear Willie Watson’s music, you’ll probably think he hails from high up in the Adirondacks or low down in the Mississippi Delta. But he’s actually from Watkins Glen, NY, just a short jaunt across the Finger Lakes from our fair city. Tonight, we get the chance to support “local” talent as…

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Tonight: Shakey Graves

Get your folk pants on, buffaBLOG readers, for Shakey Graves takes the stage at Town Ballroom tonight. Shakey Graves (neé Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is known for his guitar picking, and man can that boy pluck. True to the Americana form, his relatable lyrics and emotional performances remind us that while folk music has the power to carry us…

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Tonight: Horse Feathers

Portland-based folksters Horse Feathers returns to Buffalo tonight in support of its fifth album, So It Is With Us. With several accomplished multi-instrumentalists on stage at The Tralf, the band promises to deliver the ethereal blend of indie and folk for which it’s known. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show slated to begin…

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Tonight: The Bones of J.R. Jones

If you’re at Mohawk Place tonight, you might think you’ve time traveled back to the early 1900s. The tunes emanating from the stage will be reminiscent of the stripped-down blues that has evolved over the last century into the modern folk and Americana music styles we enjoy today. The step back in time is the…

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Column 14: The Heart-Pounding Intensity of The Knick

The Knick is the best show currently airing on TV. Well, after its season finale this past Friday, it’s technically on hiatus until 2015, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is a frenetically pulsating beam of television magic in an otherwise dull fall season. The show is truly a gritty, debris-covered gem mined…

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Tonight: Emmylou Harris

There isn’t much we can say about Emmylou Harris that hasn’t already been said. In her 40-year career as a singer/songwriter, Harris has been called everything from a legend to an angel, and has earned countless well-deserved awards along the way. Tonight is your chance to catch a living legend live at Kleinhans Music Hall,…

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Column 11: Buffy Goes to the Bronze

In a very strong example of being late to the game, I’ve finally started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer (thanks, Netflix).  I’m only two seasons in so far, but the Scoobie gang’s hangout, the Bronze, is already as endearing to me as it was to the millions of fans who kept current with the show…

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Tonight: Sam Moss

Tonight, Sam Moss will become the latest artist to have his musicianship echo off the walls of Buffalo’s storied grain silos. Moss, a singer/songwriter from Boston Massachusetts, has been lauded for his haunting spin on roots music. His ghostly vocals, rhythmic string playing, and intensely personal performance style are sure to make this Silo Sessions,…

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Tonight: Class Acts w/ Tiny Rhymes, Cadaver Country, and more

Dreamland will truly be the land of dreams tonight, if you’re of the indie folk predilection. Local class acts, including Tiny Rhymes and Cadaver Country, are teaming up to offer a night of heartfelt songwriting and emotive and lyrical wisdom. Tiny Rhymes’ full ensemble is assembling for tonight’s performance, which means audience members can look forward to experiencing the…

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