The Buffalo Gals, a British band at the forefront of the current wave of American roots-inspired music, will play at Chinley in the High Peak on November 29, as part of the Blackbrook Valley Arts programme.
The six musicians revive the old string band tradition in its most vibrant form, punctuated with a thrilling and syncopated traditional step-dance that has become one of their trademarks.
Led by champion Maryland fiddler Kate Lissauer, the Gals specialise in the old songs and tunes of Appalachia, early Bluegrass, early Country music, blues and rags, ballads, work songs, dance numbers, spirituals and gospel – all of which all delivered with passion, flair and humour.
The Gals combine a love of traditional sounds with an enthusiasm for fresh arrangement and a talent for lively entertainment.
They appeal to audiences of all ages, whether aficionados of old-time country music or completely new to its charms.
The visual and musical finesse of their performances, as well as humour and rapport with their audiences, have made Buffalo Gals one of the most sought-after acts on the roots music circuit.
Terry Jackson, of Blackbrook Valley Arts, said: “It’s fantastic to welcome the Buffalo Gals here to Chinley. Their blend of traditional tunes with fresh new interpretation and infectious rhythms are bound to get the audience dancing in the aisles.”
Buffalo Gals is a Live and Local show, presented by Blackbrook Valley Arts.
Live and Local is supported by Arts Council England, and county and borough councils, including Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council.
Doors and bar open 7pm. Concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets (advance sales only) are £8 plus online booking fee from http://www.wegottickets.com/bva. Phone 07977 678355 for more information. email email@example.com