Yellow Jack plays folk and Americana, songs related to Western New York and Erie Canal history, original material, and occasionally amusing interpretations of rock and pop songs.
A CENTURIES-WIDE SAMPLING.
We like to play anything from English and Scottish ballads and reels of Appalachia, to the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Violent Femmes, Michelle Shocked, Bright Eyes and Old Crow Medicine Show.
feel the BUFFALOVE.
The Niagara region has a rich history, some of which survives in song. “Buffalo (The Er-I-E is Rising),” “Low Bridge (Everybody Down!),” “Buffalo Gals,” “White House Blues” (about McKinley’s assassination), as well as lesser-known numbers can usually be heard in our set. Our own contributions to local history in song include “O! Mighty Niagara,” “The Legend of Black Hannah” and “The Battle of Buffalo (The Burning of the City).”