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Rank #9 US Buffalo, NY Americana / American Rock and Roll / Roots Rock


Sounds Like: Cracker, Blue Rodeo, Patty Griffin, Son Volt, Steve Earle

Label: Flatbedmusic

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.”
—  Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News
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  • Slam Horse (Artist) Slam Horse
    Wonderful tracks! Steeped in Darkness is a great track--talented guitar and vocals! It was a pleasure to listen! I wish you much success! --Slam Horse
  • Inner Planets (Artist) Inner Planets
    You have a great sound - glad we've connected!
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