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Texas Songwriters at Sportsmen’s Tavern Sunday

Filed under: Music

This Sunday (March 6), singer-songwriters Bill Small (left) and Brian Langlinais (right) will be appearing at the Sportsman’s Tavern on Amherst Street in Buffalo. Both musicians are members of Walt Wilkins’ band The Mystiqueros, which played the Sportsmen’s last August. When not playing with the Mystiqueros, both musicians record solo material, and each have two albums to their credit. While the two have a mutual love of American roots music, their approach is quite different. Small features a diverse sound, which varies from track to track. From the folk-soul of “Losing You” to the old-school country of “Hold Up the Train”, to the acoustic lo-fi minimalism of “The Next Time”, no two songs are alike. By contrast, Langlinais features a more streamlined (but still quite interesting) sound, firmly based in Delta Blues territory. Langlinais refers to his sound as “roadhouse soul”, and it has been described as “Austin meets Memphis meets Louisiana.” Despite the differences in their approaches, the two are longtime friends with a mutual love of the music of the past, and a mutual appreciation for Buffalo. Local fans of classic American music will find much to appreciate at this matinee show. The concert begins at 4pm, and tickets are $10.

-john hugar