In case you didn’t already know, the next band coming up at the downtown Buffalo library is the Rearview Ramblers. Here’s the poster:

Debut album from The Bear and the Bison

Look for the self-titled debut album from The Bear and the Bison to drop on Feb. 13 on vinyl and in streaming formats.

The Bear and the Bison is among the bands that have been featured in the SAM Foundation’s Emerging Artists series (back in 2018!).

Led by Mark W. Lennon, the band is described as Appalachian country and roots rock … putting them right in our zone. We hope to write more about this album next issue.

Among the people helping out on the album are Dean Vivirito (Who Can Sleep) on vocals, Harmony Griffin (Uncle Ben’s Remedy, Leroy Townes) on guitars, Patrick Jackson (Folkfaces) on standup bass, Jim Whitford on lap and pedal steel, Jacob Brockway on pedal steel, Charlie Coughlin (The Brothers Blue) on fiddle, Michael Russeck on piano. Mark Lennon does vocals, guitars, banjo, bass, and drums with songs written by Mark and Courtney S. Lennon.

For more info and to purchase, visit:

New music from Uncle Ben’s Remedy

Also out with a new album is Uncle Ben’s Remedy. Their album “let it not be lost” is available now on all streaming platforms, or you can order a physical copy at

The band will be doing a CD release show on its home turf at the Versailles Community Center in Versailles, N.Y., on March 4. Here’s the map:


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