Stone Room Concerts @ Hill Center Featuring Modern Folk/Americana Sextet Buffalo Rose
Sunday, April 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm$20.00
Curated and Hosted by Stone Room Concerts Founder David Holiday
“How can a band be loose and tight at the same time? Listen to Buffalo Rose for the answer. I flat love them.”
— Tom Paxton, folk music legend and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
Hill Center is thrilled to launch its new concert series this year in partnership with Stone Room Concerts
and its founder, David Holiday.
Buffalo Rose is a charismatic six-piece modern folk/Americana band from Pittsburgh, PA. They take the
singer-songwriter tradition to a new level by crafting original songs which are emotive, meticulously
arranged, and inspired by a world of idiosyncratic influences that never let a dull or predictable moment
The band released their debut album, The Soil and the Seed, in 2018 and established themselves as a
vocal, instrumental, and creative force. Since then, Buffalo Rose has dropped two EPs, 2019’s Big
Stampede and 2020’s Borrowed and Blue, opened for the Wood Brothers, Mipso, Pokey LaFarge, Tyler
Childers, Infamous Stringdusters, and shared a festival stage with the legendary Sam Bush. The band’s
upward trajectory continues into 2022 with their latest EP Rabbit, created in collaboration with Grammy
Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Tom Paxton, followed by a new full-length LP scheduled for
release later in the year.
Buffalo Rose’s lineup of Lucy Clabby (vocals), Margot Jezerc (vocals), Bryce Rabideau (mandolin),
Malcolm Inglis (dobro), Jason Rafalak (upright bass), and Shane McLaughlin (guitar, vocals) pushes
itself and each other far beyond their perceived limits and blends their diverse and atypical approach to
songwriting with the desire to see how unique a song can get and still feel like home. They use powerful
vocal harmonies, strong playing, and an original vision to operate at every possible emotional level and
put on dynamic live shows that are unforgettable experiences. They go from up and moving to sad and
sweet and back again, bringing the entire audience along.
This combination of artistry and enthusiasm makes Buffalo Rose one of the most vital and important
groups working today. Rather than play the folk music of the past, the band gleefully combines genres
and ideas together to move acoustic music forward to a new, contemporary place without ever losing
sight of its roots. Fans of Lake Street Dive, Nickel Creek, and Punch Brothers will find much to like in
this crew. Anyone seeking compelling new acoustic music needs to join Buffalo Rose in the future right
“The balancing act that the six musicians of Buffalo Rose achieve is something to be celebrated. The
group match each other’s energy both in instances of quiet tenderness and rich swells… that vocal blend
not only sets the mood for the folk tunes but also makes those dynamic changes seem so fluid.”
— NPR Music
About David Holiday: David Holiday — a lifelong music aficionado who in his youth performed with
the Grammy-winning Texas Boys Choir and numerous youth orchestras and ensembles — founded Stone Room Concerts together with his wife in 2012 to bring intimate, high-quality performances by local, national and international independent musicians to the DMV area.
He has hosted more than 200 shows over the past decade in homes, churches and other eclectic venues, including for several years at Bikenetic , a full service bicycle shop in Falls Church. Stone Room Concerts also serves as the fiscal agent for Niñas Arriba , a charitable project of Latin Grammy-nominee Gina Chavez and their wife Jodi
Granado, which they set up to support the college education of young women in El Salvador and Central
America. In keeping with his long standing professional involvement with Central America, Holiday is part of a team supporting the Maya Kaqchikel musician Sara Curruchich. In 2023, he had the privilege of serving as tour manager for Curruchich’s first-ever US tour, including major venues and festivals in New York, California, Colorado and Illinois.