"There's nobody on the local scene quite like yellow jack"
- Bob McLennan, President, Sportsmen's Americana Music Foundation

L to R at the Lockport Locks: Warren Namingha, Keith Glass, Dennis Reed Jr, LaiNIE REID, Andrew Gianni

Buffalo-niagara history in song
We love sharing our appreciation for local history through music. We also write our own songs about historical events and colorful characters, performed in a traditional style (marked with an (*) asterisk below). A sampling of our repertoire:
Erie Canal Songs
Low Bridge! Everybody Down! - No Erie Canal repertoire would be complete without this Thomas S. Allen classic. We give it a bit of an update, and include all the additional verses as they appeared in 1913.
From Buffalo to Troy

The Er-i-e Was Risin'

Murder at the Docks* - 

The Lumbershovers' Song* - 
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HISTORICAL EVENTS AND COLORFUL CHARACTERS
The Burning of Buffalo*-
Where Is Love?* - the only public hanging in Buffalo
O Mighty Niagara*- the deadly allure of the Niagara Falls
The Automatic Man
White House Blues
Highway 62
Buffalo Gals
Zolgotz
PERIOD MUSIC
ROWDY FOLK FROM WOODY to NOW
We also curate the best of the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Woody Guthrie, the Carter Family, Pete Seeger and others for inclusion in their eclectic live sets. ​​​​​​​
DISCOGRAPHY
We've recorded two full-length studio albums: "A Horse Apiece" (2020), and "Highway 62" (2022). Traditional songs appear alongside their original material on the albums (which is the case in their live shows as well). You can find them on all major music services, and purchase items from their Bandcamp page.

MEMBERS
Dennis Reed Jr - Guitar, banjolele, harmonica, vocals
Andrew Gianni - Mandolin, tenor banjo, vocals
Keith Glass - Bass, vocals
Lainie Reid - Fiddle, tenor banjo, vocals
Warren Namingha - Percussion

SOME places we have performed
Buffalo Wings and Brewhouse (North Tonawanda)
Canalfest of the Tonawandas
The Cave (Buffalo, NY)

Community Beer Works
DHU Strand Theater (North Tonawanda)
Duende at Silo City
Hilltop Inn and Grove (Lancaster)
Hot Mama’s Canteen
Music is Art (Terrapin Station Stage)
Mohawk Place

North Tonawanda History Museum
Nietzsche’s
Penny Lane (Clarence)
Sportsmen’s Tavern
Sweetness 7 Cafe
Witter’s (North Tonawanda)
Woodcock Brothers (Newfane)

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