Wednesday, August 14
The Brian Wheat Band with A Relative Term in the 9th Ward
Tickets: $8 advance / $10 day of show at Tickets.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), and Rust Belt Books or charge by phone 888-223-6000
7:30pm Doors 8:30pm Show
The Brian Wheat Band comes home to Buffalo with a new touring band and a recent switch to electrifying his playing. Wheat’s performances are more lively, honed, and engaging than ever.
Brian’s breezy, soulful melodies, poignant lyrics, and tasty lead guitar playing are fueled by being raised on 50’s pop, classic rock and country that played as the soundtrack for a thousand family road trips. Since 2005 he has performed his unique brand of porch swing rock everywhere from Fijian villages and Australian hostels to East coast and Midwest club tours and festivals, giving Wheat’s songs an undeniable worldly fortitude. His songwriting patently explores human connect and disconnect, stories of unbounded love, passion similar to that of a Tom Robbins protagonist, and the pain of forever searching for it. All of which sentiments percolate effortlessly through his smooth, dynamic, and evocative voice.
Wheat’s 2007 CD, Where You Have Been, was a collection of rootsy songs which received critical acclaim in Buffalo, earning Top 10 End of the Year status at WBFO as well as being named Best Solo Artist by Buffalo Spree magazine that year. For his sophomore release, Looking Alive (2011), Wheat looked beyond the rural themes and acoustic nature of his debut to capture the energy of his transition to urban living. The album has a sultry morning vibe and foreshadows Brian’s current electrified incarnation of himself. After transplanting to Minneapolis, MN Wheat began performing solo throughout the Midwest and added old Western NY friends Jerritt Wahrendorf (drums) and Blake Propst (Bass) to his touring crew. Currently, they are building a 4th album that will no doubt be a lively musical reflection of Wheat’s journey through new territory and personal landscapes.
Local favorites A Relative Term open the show.
Date(s) - 08/14/2013
341 Delaware Avenue