Buffalo Gospel – We Can Be Horses

We Can Be Horses Buffalo Gospel

Buffalo Gospel release their debut full length album We Can Be Horses on July 27th, the six-piece band from Milwaukee serve up a tasty slice of thoughtful Americana, the writing credits lie with lead singer Ryan Necci (Guitar) whose impressive vocals carry a perfect blend of twang and road-weary earnest yearning to bring his songs to life, he’s ably assisted by Heidi Spencer who supports and harmonises beautifully with Necci the combination working particularly well on the albums more restrained and melancholic tracks, fellow band members Allen Coté (Guitar / Lap Steel Guitar),Brian Wells (Bass), Ryan Ogburn (Mandolin) and Kyle Keegan (Percussion) complete the line-up.

Buffalo Gospel – Mule

The album kicks of at a pace with the band cutting a classy country toe-tapper which I’m sure goes down a storm live and would be an ideal track to open with live, for my money though it’s the bands ‘quieter’ songs that steal the spotlight starting with track two Mule that just about gets top billing from me, following Mule comes another highlight Hoarse as a Crow featuring the album guest John Patek on Violin who also contributes to track four, mandolin and steel provide the perfect supporting role on track five The Northern a line from which the album’s title is taken moving into track six The Western (The Devil Is Me) is another atmospheric restrained Americana number (there’s a video in the making for this track) and by this point the albums opening track is very much the exception to the rule, moving past the midway we’re treated to some dirty bluesy electric guitar on track seven The Eastern before the band switch back to the tone of the opening number on a country rocker If I Was the Last Man , the pace slows again with track nine opening a cappella style with the instrumentation building as the track opens out, into the final quarter The Hill Outside My Home and penultimate track All That I Got Left accentuate how well the two vocalists work together, the album closer Letters to Georgia completes a fine set of tracks.

You can listen and download the bands previous releases via Bandcamp.


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