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Americana / American Rock and Roll / Roots Rock Buffalo, NY  US


  • 2015

    Aug 30

    Belmont, NY, US | 1:00pm

    We're heading back to the Holler for an afternoon of music, wine and wood-fired pizzas out in the woods. We'll be playing three sets from 1:00 - 6:00pm.

  • 2015

    Aug 29

    Buffalo, NY, US | 5:00pm

    We're pulling "double duty" at this year's festival. First off, we're playing a regular festival set to close out the St. James Stage from 5:00 - 5:45pm. But, don't go too far, because we'll be kicking off the festival after party on the same stage from 6:15 - 6:45pm followed by The Steam Donkeys.

  • 2015

    Jun 12

    Buffalo, NY, US | 5:30pm

    Our regular, 2nd Friday Happy Hour slot at Sportsmen's. There'll be plenty of electric and acoustic Americana hits and originals!

  • 2015

    May 8

    Buffalo, NY, US | 5:00pm

    Flatbed Happy Hour -- May Edition....5:30-8:30pm. Hope to see you there.

  • 2015

    Mar 13

    Buffalo, NY, US | 5:30pm

    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.


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  • Chuck Brunicardi (Artist)
    Chuck Brunicardi
    "In Flight" Americana at its finest Flatbed. LA best wishes.106
  • 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!



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 ’n’ 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. Based in Buffalo, NY, Americana band Flatbed taps deep into these ...See Full Bio

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Derek Bassett (vocals, guitars)


Joelle Labert (vocals)


Dennis Mike

Pedal Steel


Michael Tinsmon (bass, vocals)





“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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