Canadian singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and immaculate guitarist Andy Shauf makes his long awaited Buffalo debut tonight at The Tralf with rising indie folk star Haley Heynderickx. Hailing from the great Canadian prairie and Regina, Saskatchewan specifically, Andy Shauf is a self taught musical wunderkind and songwriter in the tradition of Harry Nilsson and fellow Canadians Neil Young and Robbie Robertson, with a gobsmackingly perfect guitar tone that translates flawlessly from the studio to the stage, and the earnest voice of and angel.
Shauf’s most recent solo album was 2016’s superb The Party, an achingly gorgeous collection of delicate folk rock jams about adult angst and awkwardness, and the eponymous album he released last November with Foxwarren, childhood and college buddies from across the prairie towns of Saskatchewan, was a heady dose of folk rock classicism and instantly vintage songcraft that was a late entry for one of the best album’s of the year. He’s been kicking around doing his thing across North America and the world beyond for about a decade now, so tonight’s show will be an eye opener and quite possibly one for the books.
Opening the show will be Portland, Oregon indie folk singer/songwriter and guitarist Haley Heynderickx, who’s soulful and ethereal vocals and finger-picking guitar stylings reminiscent of Leo Kotke and Lindsey Buckingham will be worth getting there early for. Tickets are $20, doors are at 7pm, and show starts at 8pm.