Nashville is reeling, and certainly not in the musical sense. Destructive tornadoes, COVID-19, economic hardship, and civil unrest have all taken their toll on our city. Our amazing citizens have banded together (#nashvillestrong), sheltered apart (#saferathome), and made incredible sacrifices to ensure the safety of others, including the closure/partial closure of its world-renowned LIVE music scene--an especially harsh blow to those who had come to live, work, and visit Nashville because of its incredible music.
It will take time for us to recover. The doors of the venues are barely cracked, but even as they fully re-open, it will be a while before many of our citizens and tourist feel comfortable enough to venture into a public venue to listen.
"If the folks of Nashville can't go and see live music, we'll take the live music to the people," explains Johan Stone, lead singer of Flying Buffaloes and member who came up with the idea. "Music is a universal healer and we've got plenty in supply and a whole lot of healing to do!"
On Sunday, October 25, 2020, Flying Buffaloes will break these "sound barriers" and deliver LIVE MUSIC throughout the city via Operation Music City Uplift, a program they designed to lift spirits, feed the musical soul, and raise money to help the community.
Sponsored by The Local (110 28th Ave.), Nashville Sign and Graphics (2980 Sidco Drive), Buffalo Chip American Whiskey, Boot Factory Outlet/Boot Country, Premier Parking, and Sound Image (7127 Cockrell Bend), the East Nashville-based five-piece, alt-country/roots rockin' Flying Buffaloes will present short, mobile concerts at strategic locations throughout the city from within the see-through walls of a "3-D Mobile Showroom provided by nomADic Genius.
Along the way, Flying Buffaloes will be collecting "hands-free" tips from appreciative residents, as well as donations which will go directly to the Music Venue Alliance Nashville to help our city's music venues during this difficult time.
Following Operation Music City Uplift's truck tour of Nashville, Flying Buffaloes will perform a full show from 7 - 9 p.m. at The Local (111 28th Ave N.). Fans can taste the award-winning Buffalo Chip American Whiskey with drink specials and the new, specially-crafted cocktail, the "Flying Buffalo," named for the group. There is no COVER CHARGE for this show, sponsored by Buffalo Chip American Whiskey, Sound Image and Boot Factory/Boot Country. Fans should arrive early to ensure admission--this is a limited-capacity show and will follow COVID-19 safety restrictions.
ABOUT FLYING BUFFALOES
Referred to as "a collective of rip-roaring Americana players" by Mother Church Pew and known for their high-energy live shows, Flying Buffaloes is the quintessential Nashville story of a band rising from the hardscrabble clubs of its famed neon strip, known as "Lower Broad." Now, one of Music City's top LIVE performance bands, the five-piece group, comprised of Barry Stone (lead vocals, guitar, keys), Johan Stone (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, keys), Tommy Leland (lead guitar), Danny Pratt (drums, vocals), and Brandon Cantwell (bass), has also been steadily touring the US, with a performance-packed 2019 that included headline dates throughout the Midwest as well as support dates for renowned rock veterans, Drivin N Cryin and acclaimed red-dirt country artist, Wade Bowen across the south.
Flying Buffaloes also staked their claim as an Americana act on the rise at their 2019 AmericanaFest showcase performance. In October 2019, the group released their first full-length album, LOADED & ROLLIN', produced by Grammy award-winning engineer/mixer/producer, Jeremy Ferguson (Cage the Elephant/Steelism/ Andrew Combs). The positive reception of Loaded & Rollin’ in music press outlets like Pop Matters and Glide Magazine and mainstream radio play on stations including Nashville’s Lightning 100 and Chicago’s Big 95.5, as well as being signed to Conway Entertainment Group's Cody Payne for booking representation last year, bode well for the future of the band.