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Local band Bigfoot Buffalo infuses genres, musical styles to make original sound

The folk-rock ensemble, founded in 2014, mixes elements of jazz, americana, bluegrass and more to make its own style of music.

Performances and Debut Album

Bigfoot Buffalo will perform at the following venues in August, when it'll release its debut album:

Saturday August 1, Louie's Trophy House Grill, Kalamazoo, MI

Thursday August 6, CD Release Party, Founders Taproom, Grand Rapids MI

Thursday, August 23, The Workshop Brewing Company Traverse City, MI

Saturday, August 25, Short's Brewing Company Bellaire, MI


/Nicholas Garbaty

Grand Rapids-based folk-rock band Bigfoot Buffalo will release its debut album August 6 with a CD release party at Founders Brewing Company, blending genres and tones to bring what it claims is a new “dimension” to the city’s folk rock scene.

Kyle Brown, lead singer and guitarist of the band, founded the ensemble after meeting his fellow bandmates over the previous summer. He came up with the idea on his way back from Portland, Oregon, which he said focused too selectively on genres compared to Grand Rapids.

“Everyone’s pretty welcome no matter what kind of background you come from,” says Brown, referring to the Grand Rapids music scene. “There’s always something fresh, always something new.”

In terms of a goal to their music, Brown says to just play as much as possible.

“There’s no real goal, just for people to enjoy it,” Brown says. “It’s all about having fun really.”

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