Niagara Gazette

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September 12, 2013

Music legend Allen Toussaint showcasing piano/song writing skills at Bear's Den


Niagara Gazette — Buffalo Springfield’s original tenure was only two years, from 1966 to 1968, but they spawned the careers of Young, Stills, and Furay. While Young went on to have a successful solo career and a stint with Stills in Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Furay went on to form Poco, with another Buffalo Springfield alumni, Jim Messina.

Poco’s importance to modern music cannot be overstated, they were one of the first bands to fuse country music and rock, a genre that is now often called “Americana.”

Poco had other members of note, including Randy Meisner, the voice of the Eagles hit “Take it to the Limit,” and Timothy B. Scmitt, the current Eagles bass player (he replaced Meisner on bass in both Poco and The Eagles).

Tickets for both shows are available through Ticketmaster and at the Seneca Niagara box office. Toussiant’s tickets start at $55 and Furay’s start at $40. Either show is a great value and even though neither performer is a household name I guarantee you will hear a lot of songs you know and leave with a deeper appreciation of the artists.

I’ll spotlight one other local show, on Saturday, Buffalo’s Town Ballroom hosts Walk the Moon. They are an indie rock band from Cincinnati who released their eponymous full-length album last June. It contained the hit “Anna Sun.”

Walk the Moon is a really good up-and-coming band that has grown on me over the last year, it should be a fairly young crowd, but their music has broad appeal.

Finally, for your show on a tank of gas, the Tedeschi Trucks Band will be performing in Cleveland at the Nautica Stage, a really cool outdoor venue, on Friday night. If you don’t like them both Los Lobos and the Gin Blossoms are in town as well.

Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night and Day.

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