Norton Buffalo

Genres: Blues
Descriptive "tags": under 2000 listeners nice blues rock very nice western harmonica best harp player Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

28 September 1951, Oakland, California, USA. Raised in Richmond, California, Buffalo was taught by his father to play harmonica from an early age. His mother sang with local bands and a great uncle was award-winning Hollywood composer Herbert Stothart. Buffalo took an early interest in soul music and also played trombone in a school jazz band and with rock groups. Early in his career he was influenced by Paul Butterfield and Charlie Musselwhite but soon developed his own style. In 1976 he was with Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, a band with which he toured Europe. By this time he was known and respected as a session musician and recorded with artists such as Elvin Bishop, Johnny Cash, the Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, Bette Midler, Juice Newton and Bonnie Raitt. He also recorded with Steve Miller on Fly Like An Eagle and had a spell of some 20 years as a member of Miller’s band. Concurrently, Buffalo also played in the band High Noon, with drummer...

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