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Night & Day

October 17, 2013

JENNINGS: Didgeridoos and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on tap this week

Night & Day — This weekend features the return of a Buffalo songstress for a great cause, a pair of Grammy Award winning singer-songwriters, and a great ska band.

We are going to start Friday at Buffalo’s Armor Inn Saloon in Hamburg which will be hosting Harper and Midwest Kind. The venue typically hosts regional and local acts, but Harper and the Midwest Kind is the first national act I have seen listed there, and they are an interesting one.

Harper is worth checking out on YouTube, they are a really cool blend of blues and roots rock and are the only band I know of that features a didgeridoo — which is a traditional Australian instrument that looks like a long stick. If you are an adventurous music lover, this might be the show to see this weekend, and it will help support a local venue that hosts local bands. I could not find pre-purchase ticket info on their website, but you can call them at (716) 202-1315.

Also on Friday, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter will be performing as an acoustic duo at North Tonawanda’s Riviera Theatre. Honestly I can’t think of a better venue to host this show.

On Saturday, the University of Buffalo will be hosting Big Bad Voodoo Daddy as the final act in their free Tailgate Concert Series. The show begins around 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot next to the UB football stadium. They had an impressive lineup of acts this year, I hope they continue the series next year.

On Saturday evening, country star Rodney Atkins will be coming to Braun’s Concert Cove in Akron along with up-and-coming country star Frankie Ballard and country singer Rose Falcon, who is engaged to Atkins. I’ll be interviewing Ballard for an upcoming feature piece after checking out his show.

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