Buffalo Rose

...has been invited to appear at our 2021 festival but has not yet been confirmed. Stay tuned!

The six members of Buffalo Rose, all young people, stand in front of a stone wall. On the left is a mandolin player, on the right is a guitarist.  Two of the others are barefoot in the grass.

Buffalo Rose is one of five finalists in our 2020 Emerging Artist Showcase, to be live-streamed on August 9.

Listening to Buffalo Rose is like driving on the open road with the windows down, letting the breezes of various musical styles wash over you. Buffalo Rose commandeers the shimmering and electrifying riffs of the mandolin (Bryce Rabideau), the cascading guitar arpeggios of folk and bluegrass (Shane McLaughlin), the ringing purity of the dobro (Malcolm Inglis), and the steady percussive thrum of upright bass (Jason Rafalak), providing an effervescent blanket of sound under and around which the ethereal harmonies of Lucy Clabby, Rosanna Spindler, and McLaughlin float. There’s a singular beauty in every Buffalo Rose song, whether the group is covering Madonna’s “Borderline” or delivering their stirring original material.

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