Mad Buffalo Celebrates Wilderness on New CD Out September 18
Montana-based Mad Buffalo announces the September 16 release of a new CD, Wilderness, nationally distributed by Burnside Distribution. Backing singer/songwriter/guitarist Randy Riviere (pronounced "Ri-veer") on the new album is an all-star band of musicians, including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member James Burton on guitar and long-time Willie Nelson band harmonica player, Mickey Raphael. Other players include Marty Grebb (who also produced the album) on keyboards, mandolin, banjo, dobro and backing vocals; Michael Ward on guitar, James Pennebaker on violin and pedal steel, banjo and lap steel; Bob Glaub and Dave Roe on bass; and Jim Christie and Gary Mallaber on drums.
The music on Wilderness, Mad Buffalo's third album release, was inspired by the many years Randy Riviere spent as a wildlife biologist working to protect our rapidly diminishing landscape values. The 12 original songs weave a magnificent tapestry of real people working through honest emotions and real-life situations, all imbued with the spirit of the land and its rich history that flavors each of the tunes.
Riviere's music is informed by a wide variety of influences ranging from The Beatles and Lynyrd Skynyrd to The Band and Neil Young. Told with the keen sense of a master story-teller, the songs on Wilderness convey the spirit of the open road, the natural beauty of forests and meadows, the freshness of sparkling streams and the majesty of the mountains and deserts, all tied together with lyrics that are at once both personal and universal. Rock, country, blues, folk, bluegrass and rockabilly all meld together with a sense of nostalgia that promises to make Mad Buffalo's Wilderness one of the most exciting new releases of the year.
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