Saturday 2nd July –
Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter
Most bands dubbed “Americana” focus on a thin slice of roots music, but the Nashville-based outfit Buffalo Clover lays claim to a wide swath, all with a smart pop sensibility.
The band’s official biography says its styles range from “underdog gypsy punk to Motown boxcar blues, [and] vaudevillian acid rock to train-wreck folk,” and those labels are accurate both in terms of genre and vivid, mature execution. On any given night, Buffalo Clover might cover James Brown, Etta James, or Neil Young, and that also offers some sense of what appears to be a nearly boundless comfort zone.