Little Rock, AR
Genre: Blues / Rock / Funk
Interstate Buffalo conjures images of powerful stampeding animals across the highways of America. If there was one way to explain what this band sounds like...well let's just say the did well by choosing such a name. Their music is a mirror image of their name, it comes at your hard and fast with plenty of high powered engines and some fuel left in the reserve tank. If you like blues and rock and some funk thrown in for good measure, this band will turn the lights on.
Interstate Buffalo is the combination of a wide range of influences and circumstance. Originally started as an acoustic blues cover band in 2006, Interstate Buffalo has grown to a full on electrified experience, known for their blistering guitar work and scorching live sets. Members include Jack Poff on vocals and rhythm guitar, local guitar instructor Stephen Compton on lead guitar, Chris "Scooter" Chandler on bass, and Nick Reeves on drums. Recent shows have the band playing a Southern-favorites mix of covers and originals with a blues, funk and classic rock theme, and they always bring out the jam wherever they play, often skipping breaks and continuing on for hours at a time -- a true crowd pleaser for sure! This approach to music has earned Interstate Buffalo a solid following and a reputation among central Arkansas music venues. Whether its 4:30am at Midtown or a cold Thursday night at the Afterthought, the house is full and the music's groovin!!
Interstate Buffalo is proud to have received a few recognitions over the years: They were chosen to perform at the 2009 Waka Winter Classic and played on the emerging artist stage at the 2010 Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival. They headlined the 2010 Mid Summers Night Jam and returned to open the 2011 event. They have also been a staple for the past four years at the local "SAVE THE BISCUIT" fundraiser that helps raise money for the famed KING BISCUIT Music Festival in Helena AR, a cause close the bands heart.
Interstate Buffalo is scheduled to enter the studio in January 2012 to record their first full length album due out later that year. In the meantime, they'll still be tearin it up and helping people shake that money maker. Find them on facebook or at www.interstatebuffalo.com. Follow the Herd.