How long have Folkfaces been fartin’ around WNY? Not Long! Make sure you catch them at FOLK City at Photo City: A Benefit for REACH on Friday, February 16th from 10pm-11pm.
Folkfaces is a quartet out of Buffalo, NY that plays a rowdy blend of rootsy Folk, Jazz, and Blues – fusing classic forms with contemporary feelings and irresistibly danceable energy. Their inspiration comes from the mountains of Appalachia to the deltas of Mississippi, the swamps of Louisiana to the Concrete Jungle of the Rustbelt. Specializing in merriment and sticking it to the system, Folkfaces make the crowd dance and the hierarchy shatter.
Tyler Westcott – Songwriting, lead vocals, guitar, banjo, trumpet, harmonica,
Ellen Pieroni – Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Dan Schwach – Drums, percussion, washboard
Patrick Jackson – Stand up bass
“Yeah, “folk” is in the name, but Buffalo’s Folkfaces draws from every original American genre and adds a healthy dose of acoustic punk to seal in the cracks. There’s blues and jazz; bluegrass, jug-band, and ragtime; and kazoos and washboards. Folkfaces is just a team of young musicians interpreting old styles with original cuts.” -Jake Clapp (Rochester City Newspaper)
They released their first album, “How Long” in April of last year – Check some of the reviews!