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Flatbed Happy Hour -- Last of Winter Edition Back to our regularly-scheduled 2nd Friday Happy Hour at Sportsmens Tavern. Two sets from 5:30 - 8:30pm. $3 @ the door. Hopefully, this will be the last one to happen in the crazy cold. Maybe it will just be moderately cold for April's show.
Derek Bassett (vocals, guitars)
Thom Davis (vocals, drums, acoustic guitar)
Joelle Labert (vocals)
Sounds Like: Cracker, Blue Rodeo, Patty Griffin, Son Volt, Steve Earle
Bio: The Story of Flatbed
There is some debate as to the exact historical moment when Rock and Roll was born in America, but most agree it was conceived at the crossroads of Blues and Country music in the years following World War II. Buffalo, NY original Americana band Flatbed taps deep into these e...See Full Bio
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“Since emerging three years back as an acoustic trio anchored around the vocals of Joelle Labert, fleshed out by the guitars of Derek Bassett and the engine-room rumblings of bassist Michael Tinsmon, Buffalo's Flatbed has evolved into a full-blown celebration of Americana and roots-rock. The band's self-titled debut reveals an instantly likable, home-brewed, country-based collection of songs splitting the difference between the 'Cosmic American Music' of Gram Parsons and New Riders of the Purple Sage and the folk-based country of Emmylou Harris. In mandolin/dobro man John F. Brady, drummer Ted Chubbuck Jr. and Telecaster 'chicken-picker' Daniel Smith, the Bassett-Labert-Tinsmon core has found an eminently talented tribe of like-minded players to solidify the Flatbed sound. The result is the finest roots-rock collective to emerge from our neck of the woods since the wonderful Steam Donkeys first started kicking in the stalls.”