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Aug
23
Pufferbilly @ Snowline Amphitheater

Nevada City, California, USA

Nevada City, California, USA

May
31
Pufferbilly @ Scrupples

Reno, Nevada, USA

Reno, Nevada, USA

Apr
26
Pufferbilly @ Lestat's West

San Diego, California, USA

San Diego, California, USA

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Laid Out
Seagoat Records
2006
www.pufferbillymusic.com

Pufferbilly is a hippy, freaky, fun and flippant jam-pop conniption fit, borrowing from funk and bluegrass as much as the rock aspects of Phish or the Dead. Laid Out transfers seamlessly from crispy-classic rock riffing on the unabashedly hopeful “Change” (whose feel-good chorus verges precariously close to aloof hippy-dippy heart power: “Hate, it pulls us down when it takes ahold/ We only hurt ourselves when we let our hearts grow cold”) to sun-dried bluegrass chug on the playful title track fable of a man tallying up his recent revenges.

Pufferbilly bops in and out of genres (all tied together by their full-hearted quirk jam signature): slightly dubby reggae on “War,” full-throttle blues on the aptly titled “Funk Groove” and acoustic beach rock (as popularized by Jack Johnson, O.A.R., Sublime’s “Bad Fish,” etc…) with “Holdin’ On” and “Happy” with its jubilant chorus crescendos. The instrumentation is lush with intricate details, like the sprinkling of flamenco on album closer, “Juarez” and the slow-brew, quasi-goofy 60’s rock clichés on “Morrison” (where a nice rhythmic throb of chorus almost breaks its back on indigestible lyrics). Overall, Pufferbilly drops a fusion that will have most jam fans grinning uncontrollably.

Favorite Track: Track 1, "Laid Out ”
- onlineRock.com


Pufferbilly was nominated for the award "Best Outside Area" band at the Inland Empire Music Awards to be held January 26, 2007, at the Key Club, Morongo. Cabazon, CA.

Pufferbilly was also picked as one of the Top 100 bands on the west coast in the 2006 Diskmakers/Billboard Music Independent Music World Series. - Pufferbilly


Discography

2002 LP "FADED"
single "BITS & PIECES" played on Reno's KRZQ 100.9

2006 LP "LAID OUT"
'Laid Out' played on Reno's KTHX-100.1FM
'Trouble' played on KTHX-100.1FM "Reggae Shack"
'War' played on KTHX-100.1FM "Reggae Shack"
'Holdin' On' played on KTHX-100.1FM

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Bio

From out the head of David Berry, Pufferbilly came to life in 2001. The band quickly gained notoriety on the Reno/Tahoe scene as an all acoustic funk/folk band known for their live performances. In 2004, in the middle of working on their second cd and amid differing ideas on which direction to progress, the line-up changed. Pufferbilly scrapped the 6 recordings they had started, dropped 2 of the original members, found stratocaster slinger Michael, and began a year long stint of live shows honing their new funk-rock-folk feel.
In October of 2005, the boys went into the studio with Reno's own Tom Gordon to work on 15 tracks for the new cd "LAID OUT".
With a sound akin to the likes of Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Jack Johnson, and even The Band, Pufferbilly remains as original as a fingerprint from a billy goat hippy who's been fed on Led Zep grain and Dave Mathews grass.
As overheard @ a recent show, "one day Pufferbilly is gonna be playing in front of 100,000 moshing hippies!"
Pufferbilly has brought the house down performing with talents like; San Francisco's own ALO, Sol Jibe, & Bag of Toys among others...

check 'em out @ www.myspace.com/pufferbillymusic