L to R: Keith Glass (bass+vocals); Warren namingha (percussion); Dennis Reed Jr (guitar, Harmonica+vocaLs); Andrew GiannI (mandolin, BANJO+vocals); Lainie REID (fiddle, banjo+vocals). PHOTO: CHRIS KALISIAK

FOLK. bluegrass. local.
Formed in the spring of 2019 in Buffalo, N.Y., Yellow Jack performs an energetic selection of American folk, hillbilly, and sacred songs from the last two centuries. They emphasize Western New York History, and write some songs of their own. Occasionally they will give new music an old twist, recasting Beatles, White Stripes or Phil Collins (for instance) in a folk setting.
THE PLAYERS.
Dennis Reed Jr (The Lady, or the Tiger?, formerly of The Maniacs) is a music and local history enthusiast, informing the band's wide-ranging selections. Andrew Gianni brings the bluegrass with his mandolin and tenor vocals, while Alaina Reid plays searing old-time fiddle (she also appears in the contra dance band, Fried Oatmeal). The rhythm section is comprised of Keith Glass (formerly of Tred-Eyed Joe and the Smoker's Fence) on bass and vocals, and Warren Namingha (Kidd Delicious) on percussion.
new HISTORY.
The band's own songs include O Mighty Niagara (with Bob Egolf), The Legend of Black Hannah, When Our Little Gang Is Humming Along, and Won't You Pray for This Poor Atheist?
DHU Strand Theater 2019
Canal Fest 2019 (Photo by Chris Kalisiak)
Sportsmens Tavern 2019 (Photo by Elmer Ploetz)
Canal Fest 2019 (Photo by Chris Kalisiak)
Rehearsing in Buffalo
Hot Mama's Canteen, 2019
Pulp 716 / Webster Street, NT, 2019
Canal Fest 2019 (Photo by Chris Kalisiak)
Canal Fest 2019 (Photo by Chris Kalisiak)
Pulp 716 / Webster Street, NT, 2019
Nietzsche's, 2019
Hot Mama's Canteen, 2019
Nietzsche's, 2019
Nietzsche's, 2019
Brownie's, NT, 2019
Nietzsche's, 2019
Guest Ryan Aitcheson at Canal Fest 2019 (Photo by Chris Kalisiak)
Mohawk Place, 2019
Mohawk Place, 2019
Penny Lane Cafe, 2019
Gateway Park, NT (Photo by Chris Kalisiak)
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