The Ruckus2016-11-08T04:26:48+00:00

What Others Are Saying About The Buffalo Ruckus

Peace & Cornbread by The Buffalo Ruckus is one of my Top 5 Albums of 2016, and that’s some pretty tough company with Sturgill Simpson, Whiskey Myers, Dwight Yoakam, and Parker Milsap making up the other 4!! This cd is going to take this young North Texas Band and THRUST them to a whole ‘nother level. I’ve known this band from the start and I can tell you honestly Peace & Cornbread is the most satisfying listening you’ll do all year!” – Chuck Taylor, 95.3 The Range
“The Buffalo Ruckus’ Peace & Cornbread is a perfectly mixed Old Fashioned.  It has the squared-jaw and fire of rye whiskey, the distinctness of bitters, and sweetness of sugar; best enjoyed at full-volume!” – Texas Music Pickers  
“WOW just WOW!  I have fallen in love with a new song and group!  Talking about Buffalo Ruckus’ ‘Hills and Valleys’…after one listen to this single, I was singing along to the chorus!  That’s the sign of a damn good tune!  I can’t wait to hear the rest of the new album.” – Katie Key, KKey Marketing
“There is something so captivating about The Buffalo Ruckus’ music – and their new single ‘Hills and Valleys’ is no different. Their southern soul and Americana roots shines through in this single from the moment the harmonica begins and Jason’s smooth, yet unique, voice entrances us. I’ve always loved the wide range of instruments used in their music. A BIG fan!” -Katie Dixon, Morning Show co-host, KFYN Radio, Paris, TX
“The Denton band formed three years ago to make Southern rock, weave folksy Appalachian tunes into blues-rock worthy of a Texas dancehall. The band’s self-titled debut dropped in 2014, with hints of the Black Crowes (“It’s for Love”), Pat Green (“South Georgia Angel”) and even a little Toby Keith (“Son of a Rebel’s Son”). “Hills and Valleys” takes things nice and easy, with a slight bluegrass drawl and a swingy tempo.” – Lucinda Breedin, Denton Record Chronicle
“The new song ‘Hills and Valleys’ by The Buffalo Ruckus is amazing. A powerful song sure to stir the memories of love and struggle in anyone who listens. Buffalo Ruckus can do it all.” – Jody Lee Caudle, Texas Homegrown Radio
“Buffalo Ruckus is adept at foot-stomping barnstormers and howling lamentations. It’s psychedelic Americana made by musicians who take the ‘outlaw. part of ‘outlaw country’ very seriously.”D Magazine
“Buffalo Ruckus is a bit closer to the solid gold Country standard, albeit with a kicked up tempo and seventies southern soul injection upon delivery.”No Depression
“Buffalo Ruckus is the perfect blend of rock and country for my taste. Imagine Soundgarden meets Vince Gill. It’s a winning combination.”Bart Rose, Fort Worth Sound

“Soulful, Wild & Crazy, Strong Lyrics that make you listen. Jason Lovell has the voice and spirit. Great name, Great Band. Buffalo Ruckus. A must see band!”Brett Dylan, KHYI 95.3 FM “The Range”

About The Buffalo Ruckus

Jason Lovell – vocals, guitar
Brad Haefner – guitar, mandolin
Michael Burgess – bass
Jerrod Ford – percussion

The Buffalo Ruckus’ music has been described as a compendium of roots, Americana, southern soul, psychedelic postmodern avant-garde and experimental country-fried rock. The songwriting is pure and soulful with stories of heritage, spirituality, redemption, love gained and love lost. Spun from the timbers of heart and soul, the Ruckus took its first musical breath in the middle of 2013. They quickly gained public attention after winning both the 2014 Texas Music Showdown and 2014 Shiner Rising Star competitions. The band has quickly spread its musical wings and taken its heavy soul-fueled sound through Texas, Georgia, New York and the Midwest.

The Buffalo Ruckus has had the honor of performing on the nationally syndicated Troubadour, TX television show and at top notch venues including Billy Bob’s and the House of Blues, at large music festivals such as The Larry Joe Taylor music festival, Tommy Alverson’s Family Gathering, the 2015 Billy Bob’s 4th of July Picnic, Texas Music Revolution and the Wild Flower Festival. They have also had the distinction of opening for a diverse array of artists, including Foghat, Cheap Trick, American Aquarium, The Dirty River boys, Ryan Bingham, Merle Haggard, The Turnpike Troubadours and many others.

Boot-stomping rhythms, howling vocals, and spear-in-the-back guitar leads their overall objective: “Spread the Ruckus.” Their self-titled debut album was released in August of 2014 and was produced by the band and Grammy ® nominee Chris Bell (who has worked with the Eagles, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Erykah Badu, and U2). It took listeners on a raw genre-defying journey through Americana, folk, blues, country, and roots rock-n-roll and spawned two radio singles “High Again,” and “Angilee.”

The Buffalo Ruckus are “raising a ruckus” with their current single “Hills and Valleys” and their sophomore album, Peace & Cornbread.

The band’s touring schedule is also expanding into new areas, including an upcoming show opening for one of their longtime idols, Ray Wylie Hubbard, at the legendary Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX. Hubbard recently Tweeted about the band saying “I dig what you guys are laying down.” It’s high praise indeed from one of the true pioneers of the modern-day Texas music movement.

Peace & Cornbread was produced by Jonathan Tyler and is available at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers

2014 Shiner Rising Star winner
2014 Texas Music Showdown winner