Interstate Buffalo is the combination of a wide range of influences and circumstance. Originally started as an acoustic blues cover band in 2006, Interstate Buffalo has grown to a full on electrified experience, known for their blistering guitar work and scorching live sets. Members include local guitar instructor, Stephen Compton on Vocals and Lead Guitar, Brad Birge on Bass Guitar and Daniel Curry on Drums. Recent shows have the band playing a mix of covers and originals with a blues, rock and soul feel, and they always bring out the jam wherever they play, often skipping breaks and continuing on for hours at a time -- a true crowd pleaser for sure! This approach to music has earned Interstate Buffalo a solid following and a reputation among central Arkansas music venues. Whether its 4:30am at Midtown or a cold Thursday night at the Afterthought, the house is full and the music's groovin!!
Interstate Buffalo is proud to have received a few recognition over the years: They were chosen to perform at the 2009 Waka Winter Classic and played on the emerging artist stage at the 2010 Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival. They headlined the 2010 Mid Summers Night Jam and returned to open the 2011 event. They have also been a staple for the past four years at the local "SAVE THE BISCUIT" fundraiser that helps raise money for the famed KING BISCUIT Music Festival in Helena AR, a cause close the bands heart. In December 2012, Interstate Buffalo earned the Best Debut Album and Best New Blues Rock Band (USA) awards from the Underground Blues Network. They were also chosen to represent the Arkansas River Blues Society at the 2013 International Blues Competition.
Interstate Buffalo is scheduled to enter the studio in July 2013 to begin work on their second album. In the meantime, they'll still be tearin it up and helping people shake that money maker. Less Shuffle More Boogie Style. Find them on facebook or at www.interstatebuffalo.com. Follow the Heard [+]