Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans! Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country.
The Bros. Landreth
Sportsmen’s Tavern, May 18
Slide guitar, blood harmony, and heart-on-your sleeve songwriting. The Bros. Landreth welcome a new day with Come Morning, an album that marks both a rebirth and refinement of the JUNO-winning band’s blend of North American roots music and harmony-heavy soul.
Magic Beans/Organ Fairchild
Buffalo Ironworks – double bill-May 18
Magic Beans have a passion for music that is as infectious as their songs, both of which have gained them national notoriety in a short time. The band honors the wide diaspora of American music by incorporating the flavors of funk, R’n’B, rock, soul and even some country influence into a complete package that is noticeably their own.
Organ Fairchild: Not your grandmother’s organ trio. Organ Fairchild was voted NY’s top emerging rock band in 2021.
Buffalo Ironworks-May 27
Established in 2006, Cabinet wears its influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, rock, reggae, psychedelia, blues, bluegrass, country and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt.
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats
Sportsmen’s Tavern-June 1
Hugely entertaining, intelligently conceived and executed roots rock with a wickedly cool and otherworldly twist on tradition. Estrin’s harp work is masterful.” –Living Blues
50th Anniversary of Watkins Glen
Fireman’s Field in East Aurora-June 10.
Fireman’s Field is the place to be on Saturday, June 10. Ten Cent Howl/The Band, Workingman’s Dead/Grateful Dead and the Thurman Brothers/the Allman Brothers celebrate the music of Watkins Glen 1973! Presented by the Buffalo Music Coalition, as part of the East Aurora Music Festival.