Buffalo Killers are an American rock band comprising brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard with Joseph Sebaali. Quickly signed to Alive Records after sending a burnt CD with just their telephone number and name on it, their self-titled debut album was released in October of 2006.
Buffalo Killers drew the attention of Chris Robinson, who invited the band to open a string of dates for The Black Crowes. That road trip spawned the songs for the band’s second long player, Let It Ride, produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.
Andy Gabbard sat down with us in anticipation of the Bunbury Music Festival performance!
How did you get involved in the Cincinnati Music Scene?
By living nearby, writing songs and forming bands that have played in the Cincinnati area for the last 10 or so years.
Do you have a day job or is music your full time gig?
I rock 24/7. But I am also a Dad and I work at a record store. I am constantly writing songs in my head. Creating music is definitely a full-time gig for me.
What's your favorite venue to play? To see a show?
We have played MOTR the last few times we've played around town, it is a great venue, the sound is always really good there and they feed you. I've always loved playing gigs and eating at The Comet which is a real intimate spot. The new Southgate House Revival is a cool place to see bands. Very cool looking room. I don't get out much these days.
Are you working on your next project? When do you expect that to be released?
Yes, we are. We are currently in the beginning stages of making a new record. It will be out by the end of the year on CD and LP. We are knocking them out. We've got mass quantities of songs we are dying to record.
What's one thing our audience can do this week to engage in and help build up the Cincinnati Music Scene?
Go see your friends band play and tell them how great they are even if you think they sound like shit, buy an instrument, get inspired, start your own band, make flyers for your friends, share events on social websites of cool shows going on, take pictures of bands and give them to them, buy a local band's cd, t-shirt, beer cozy, buy their sticker put it on your car, have fun, stop judging people, live free, take bands seriously instead of trying to figure out who they sound or look like. Be supportive of art. Hard to say just one thing.