Folk musicians from Pittsburgh Buffalo Rose have received some exciting news that could bring great opportunities for the group.
Buffalo Rose has been chosen for an official showcase at the 2022 Folk Alliance International Conference, to be held in February 2022 in Kansas City.
This opportunity should bring Buffalo Rose to a whole new status, according to group manager Jeff Betten. Previous performers who attended the showcase, such as The War and Treaty, Darlingside, The Brother Brothers, and more, have become big names in the folk music community.
Folk Alliance International, founded in 1989, is a global, non-profit arts organization dedicated to bringing together leaders in folk music and “supporting the community and the genre around the world”. The conference, according to the website, is “the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community.”
The chance to perform at the showcase, according to Betten, will elevate Buffalo Rose’s status to “that of a national touring number.”
Buffalo Rose released their debut album, The soil and the seed, as well as two EP, Great stampede and Borrowed and Blue, during the last years. The six-member group performs upbeat acoustic music that is a staple of the folk genre.
Buffalo Rose has already made a name for itself locally, even winning the title of Best Group or Alt-Folk / Alt-Country Performer in Pittsburgh City Paper2021 Best of Pittsburgh Reader Survey.
Guitarist and singer, Shane McLaughlin, admires previous artists who have performed at the showcase and looks forward to the band taking the stage in just a few months.
“The music community that comes together at Folk Alliance is amazing, and we were impressed with some of the official showcases from last year,” McLaughlin said in the press release. “We are so excited and honored to be a part of this year’s official shows. ”