Mississippi's own Buffalo Nickel have been writing and performing together since 1999. They have taken their brand of honk-n-roll music from Austin, TX, to New York City.
Their second CD release "Noise and Conversation" features guest performances from Cary Hudson (formerly of Blue Mountain) and Suzy Elkins. This collection of fifteen Americana originals contains the work of six songwriters, including four songs by the late Emily Graham, to whom the CD is dedicated.
Their first record "Up On Blocks" peaked at #66 on the radio airplay chart of the Americana Music Association and was also on the AMA's "most added" list. Likewise, they charted on XM Radio's country station. Most recently, in April 2004, the band won first place in the "Battle Of The Country Bands" sponsored by radio station B-95 in Hattiesburg.
In 2003, Buffalo Nickel had a track on CMJ's "Certain Damage" compilation ( #130) and their song "I Am Evil" was featured in the closing credits to the indie film "Eden's Curve" which was screened at film festivals around the country as well as overseas. Also, they were favorably reviewed in "Roots Town" and "Freight Train Boogie," and they received glowing recognition from Fred Migliore on his syndicated radio program "FM Odyssey."
Buffalo Nickel has opened for the Star Room Boys, Leon Russell, Charlie Mars, Luther Wright & The Wrongs, the Doobie Brothers, Confederate Railroad, Cary Hudson, Cookout, Mike West, and is scheduled to open for Loretta Lynn later this year.