Buffalo Nickel

Buffalo Nickel


Rock-n-roll + honky tonk + a little white trash blues + a dash of humor = HONK-N-ROLL


Writing and performing together since 1999, Mississippi's own Buffalo Nickel have taken their unique brand of Honk-N-Roll music from Austin, TX, to New York City. With their 2002 release, UP ON BLOCKS, the band won comparisons to pioneer, country-rock genre-benders like The Byrds, Buck Owens, The Flying Burrito Brothers and REM. Now armed with an arsenal of classic country licks, pedal-steel guitar, distortion pedals, songs about beautiful girls with bad teeth, and lots of harmony, these one time alt-rockers turned alt-country have opened the floodgates on all that is good in American music, with the release of their new album NOISE & CONVERSATION. Brimming with catchy, radio-ready, hit singles, heartfelt, personal confessions and vivid, barroom narratives this new Buffalo Nickel album delivers a diverse array of songs rich enough for anyone’s ear. The songs range from witty, Townes Van Zandt inspired numbers that sound like classics you missed somewhere along the way to wailing, George Jones style drinking songs that you can‘t help but sing along to; there’s even a stirring, rock anthem that brings the album toward a memorable close with a beautifully reckless guitar solo a’ la Neil Young or J. Mascis. Fellow Mississippians Cary Hudson and Suzy Elkins lend a hand on three songs: “Find Me A Crowd”, “Family Man” and “Can’t Say Anything,” while the last song, “Emmaline,” is an elegy to founding member Emily Graham, who wrote four of the 15 songs on the album and to whom this latest project is dedicated. A strong album by any standard, NOISE & CONVERSATION marks a confident stride forward for Buffalo Nickel. Diverse yet cohesive, commercial yet artistic, it’s safe to say this record sets a new standard for Honk-N-Roll music.

NOISE AND CONVERSATION has reached #5 on the Roots Music Report (Roots Rock) Chart and #37 on the overall Roots Music Report. In April 2004, the band won first place in the Battle Of The Country Bands sponsored by radio station B-95 in Hattiesburg. Buffalo Nickel appeared on CMJ's Certain Damage compilation ( #130) with their song "I Am Evil." The song was also featured in the closing credits to the independent film Eden's Curve which was screened at film festivals around the country as well as overseas. The band has been featured on Fred Migliore’s syndicated radio program FM Odyssey and have also been favorably reviewed in Roots Town, Freight Train Boogie, TwangCast, Jackson Free Press and The Clarion Ledger.

Buffalo Nickel has shared stages with Junior Brown, Jimbo Mathus and the Knockdown Society, Star Room Boys, Leon Russell, Charlie Mars, Maroon 5, Luther Wright & The Wrongs, the Doobie Brothers, Confederate Railroad, Cary Hudson, Alvin Youngblood Heart, Cookout, Mike West, and many others.


Up on Blocks (LP) (2002)
Noise and Conversation (LP) (2004)

Set List

Can do 2 hours of original tunes or up to 4 hours with covers, including your favorite outlaw country, honky tonk, and rockabilly classics