MIDLOTHIAN — With boot stomping rhythms, The Buffalo Ruckus band is kicking off their tour season with a performance at Midlothian’s Oasis Bar and Grill this weekend.
“They’re good people," expressed John Millson, owner of the Oasis Bar and Grill. "They’re genuine guys, and we’re excited to have them play here."
Launching into the music scene in 2013, the Denton-based band is no stranger to DFW’s Southern Star.
“They’ve played here twice before, and every time their show is very lively and different,” Millson confirmed.
“We chose Midlothian because we really like the venue and John, the owner, is really cool,” complimented Jason Lovell, lead singer of The Buffalo Ruckus, about starting their tour in Midlothian.
“For whatever reason, we’ve had some really good nights playing there and just some magical things happen on that stage," he added.
As described by the band’s website, The Buffalo Ruckus prides their sound on a compendium of roots that include Americana, southern soul, avant-garde and experimental country-fried rock.
“We can get pretty loud like swampy-rock and roll, to kind of soft, sweet folk,” Lovell chuckled.
Since the band’s inception, popularity quickly ensued as The Buffalo Ruckus won the “Shiner Rising Star and Texas Music Showdown” competition their first year, while also opening and sharing the stage with artists such as Turnpike Troubadours, Chris Stapleton, Ryan Bingham, Hayes Carll, Merle Haggard, and many more.
“I think we’ve grown a lot as a band that’s less than four years old,” Lovell admitted.
With their latest album “Peace and Cornbread,” Lovell also mentioned that they reached number 56 on the Americana Music Association chart of the Texas Regional Radio Report.
And with soulful lyrics that are based on stories of heritage, spirituality, redemption, and love, it’s no wonder the band has grown an adoring following of well-known profiles.
From Robert Oermann of Music Row Magazine giving the band the acclaimed "group award," to Chuck Taylor of KHYI Texas Music Countdown praising the band as the “Top 5 albums of 2016,” and accolades from D Magazine, Texas Music Pickers, KHYI 95.3 FM “The Range” - the list goes on.
“Some of my personal favorite versions we play, like ‘Black Hearted Woman’ is one of our songs, and the best we’ve ever played it was there,” Lovell recalled. “Playing on that stage, things just happen organically, and they take care of you there, so we’re excited to be back.”
Both Millson and Lovell invite the community to attend the Saturday show on August 12, for an unforgettable experience.
“I think people can expect to have a good time, hear some good music, and enjoy the show,” Milson encouraged.
“We hope that something comes of it naturally and to keep spreading music, loving life and people, and we hope the community comes out to join us,” Lovell concluded.
The Buffalo Ruckus will be playing at The Oasis Bar and Grill, 4720 Ruby Avenue, Midlothian, this Saturday, August 12. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit facebook.com/oasismidlothian or call (972)-775-4981.
Chelsea Groomer, @ChelseaGroomer