An Americana supergroup for 2019 – Paul Sexton (BBC)
Buffalo Blood (the band) is a US/UK collective – award winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens, Grammy nominee Neilson Hubbard and fellow Orphan Brigade members Joshua Britt and Audrey Spillman – all mega talented singer songwriters in their own right.
Buffalo Blood (the album) was recorded on location in the heart of the New Mexico desert, around Abiquiu, the Ghost Ranch and Echo Canyon, using the area’s natural acoustics and background noises as inspiration and setting. The songs are about displacement, migration, refugees and a belief in the power of art and the human spirit to connect us all. It was particularly inspired by the stories of Native Americanas and the Trails of Tears.
The album was released on London’s Eel Pie Records, as a limited edition double (translucent red) vinyl, with gatefold sleeve. £1 donation from every copy sold goes to support the work of Redhawk Native American Arts Council.
The band’s World Premiere performance took place at Celtic Connections 2019.
Live review: powerful… sublime… sheer excellence… Americana UK
Press response has been overwhelmingly positive, including BBC Radio 2 airplay and Ten Killer Ferry Lake included in Folk Radio’s weekly podcast of songs, with Lau, Howe Gelb and AfroCelt Sound System.