Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Size: 53,38 MB
Dreaming Buffalo Records presents the fourth album by South Carolina's Michael Buffalo Smith, "Southern Lights." The CD, recorded at Mill Kids/Howler Studios in Huntsville, Alabama during the summer of 2002 is jam packed with guest artists, and a core band consisting of one of Alabama's finest blues rock bands, The Crawlers and the talented Stephen Foster on keyboards. The Crawlers included red hot guitar picker Ray Brand (RIP); drummer Billy Teichmiller; bassist Owen Brown; guitarist John Huber; and harp man Thad Usery.
The nine-song release features seven new Michael Buffalo Smith compositions, as well as "Hooker's Boogie," a tribute to the late John Lee Hooker, penned by John Wyker (RIP) of the popular seventies band Sailcat. Tony Heatherly (RIP), former bassist for The Toy Caldwell Band, who is currently a member of The Marshall Tucker Band, contributed the song "Ride On My Friend," a song he wrote in memory of his old buddy, Toy Caldwell.
"Southern Lights" finds Buffalo singing a duet with Bonnie Bramlett (Delaney & Bonnie), going head to head on guitar with Tommy Crain (RIP) (The Charlie Daniels Band), and playing alongside Pete Carr (Hourglass, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart). Stephen Foster adds the awesome keyboard magic and backing vocals. Truth be known, Smith's Southern Rock fantasy may have never happened had it not been for GRITZ, the Magazine of Southern Music that he started in 1999.
"Through the interviews and meeting folks because of the magazine, I was fortunate enough to make friends with Bonnie and Tommy and folks like that," says Smith. "I am truly lucky to have all of these guys on my album." (http://michaelbuffalo.net/)
01 - Into The Light 05:05
02 - Behind The Eyes 03:55
03 - I Don't Want To Say Goodbye 03:34
04 - Hooker's Boogie 04:35
05 - Life Behind The Mask 03:23
06 - Mad Dog 05:08
07 - Ride On My Friend 04:27
08 - Gemini Soul 06:01
09 - Buddha In A Swimming Pool 02:46
Gamble for more Michael Buffalo Smith