Michael Buffalo Smith Presents Volume Of His Archived Southern Rock Interviews These Conversations Have Appeared Previously, In Whole Or In Part, In The Publications Gritz, Goldmine, Sandlapper, Relix, Hittin The Note, Universal Music Tribe, And KudzooMembers And Former Members Of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Rossington Collins Band, The Outlaws And Many Others Are Included Many Never Before Seen Photographs Are Also Included
Michael Buffalo Smith as a musician, writer, critic, and southern music historian really gets it His taste and deep appreciation for the real thing are qualities that inspire all of us in his wake And it s a big wake Billy Bob ThorntonMichael Buffalo Smith is an author and music journalist living from Spartanburg, SC He grew up there during the heat of the seventies Southern Rock boom at a time when his hometown heroes The Marshall Tucker Band were at the top of their game Even then, Buffalo was sowing the seeds that would one day find him referred to the Ambassador of Southern Rock Buffalo worked many jobs as newspaper editor, features writer, columnist, launching a Lewis Grizzard type weekly column while at The Inman Times, called Southern Accents sports reporter, layout andHe also logged several years as a radio air personality catering to the sounds of the beautiful south while singing and playing his own music and recording five albums that featured many of the old Capricorn gang, including Bonnie Bramlett, Pete Carr, George McCorkle and Tommy Crain.In 1997 Buffalo s first book was published by Marshall Tucker Entertainment of Beverly Hills, CA Carolina Dreams The Musical Legacy of Upstate SC is a history of the MTB and all the other great music that came from the region Smith began writing for various regional and national publications including The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Spartanburg Herald Journal, The Greenville Journal, Y all, Relix, Mojo, Hittin The Note, Discoveries, and Goldmine where he became the go to writer for all things Southern rock He created several 10,000 word cover stories for Goldmine, including features on The Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker, Charlie Daniels, and Gov t Mule in their first ever magazine cover story He also wrote countless features on everything from surf music to Alice Cooper, Frank Zappa and record collecting, as well as hundreds of album reviews.In 1998, Buffalo founded the online magazine GRITZ and began a ride that has lasted over 12 years, including three years as a glossy print magazine During the GRITZ years, Buffalo conducted countless interviews and wrote hundreds of features, reviews and columns blogs In 2006 he joined forces with another internet site and continued doing what he does best, writing about Southern music When CMT needed a Southern Rock authority to appear on their Outlaw Country and Southern Rock special, they enlisted Buffalo He was later featured on the documentary section of the Shout Factory release Live from the Garden State by The Marshall Tucker Band.He s latest book, Prisoner of Southern Rock, with a foreword by Billy Bob Thornton, was published by the prestigious Mercer University Press of Macon, Georgia in September, 2012 He has also self published a 500 page collection of his Southern Rock interviews and an equally massive sequel HE also publisshe The Brown Box, a history of the old Greenville SC Memorial Auditorium.Smith just finished up work on his second book for Mercer Press, an oral history of southern rock He is also working on a col lection of southern based fiction short stories, and a non fiction book about the rock band KISS, as well as a couple of movie screenplays.Michael Buffalo also publishes a bi monthly magazine called KUDZOO, and hosts a companion weekly radio talk show.
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- 09 April 2017 Michael Buffalo Smith