The eighth album from Buffalo Killers, ‘Alive and Well in Ohio,’ was recorded at their Howler Hills Farm analog studio on their own terms. Equipped with only the knowledge they had gained over the years, the band crafted this album without rules or pressure.
Created and produced by songwriting brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard, the warm, consciously imperfect, and raw sound finds its inspiration in seasons of change, life, longing, love, and family. The universal truth that the only constant is change is woven throughout the 12 songs.
The album, conceptually, is inspired by the desire to create something homegrown and real. Pull up the faders and you can hear the guys singing, stomping, clapping and bleeding into each other's mics... on their own time, in their own space. They captured the melodies as they emerged.
The songs on ‘Alive and Well in Ohio’ are Buffalo Killers most truthful yet.
Buffalo Killers have been making records for over a decade, touring with the likes of The Black Crowes, North Mississippi All Stars, and The Black Keys, and collaborating with artists such as Rich Robinson.
Cincinnati-based power trio Buffalo Killers have been laying down rootsy Americana rock since 2006. Their latest album is the THC-inspired Ohio Grass. (…) I would advise having some weed rolled and ready to achieve the full Ohio Grass experience. It will also aid in preparing the mind for the hypnotic reggae vibes of "Golden Eagle." – CELEBSTONER
Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers are an intriguing band. They sound like everyone at once, from the Rolling Stones, Black Crowes, and Mountain to White Album-era Beatles by turns, with tons of tasty electric guitars and three-part harmonies galore. Ohio Grass is a case in point. Originally released on green vinyl as a six-song EP in the spring of 2013 and then expanded with an additional studio track and three live tracks for release on black vinyl and CD at the end of the summer, it shows a band whose members seem to be able to do anything they choose. It’s tempting to call them a power trio, and they are, a bit like Cream or the James Gang sometimes, but they’re also capable of a Beatlesque power pop sound, too, and track after track here surprises, each sounding somehow old and familiar while also sounding fresh and new. The opener, "Baptized," sounds like Alice in Chains channeling Black Sabbath, while "Nothing Can Bring Me Down" sounds like a great lost Big Star track, and the original EP’s closer, "Some Other Kind," actually sounds like a Beatles White Album outtake. The bonus studio cut, "Good Feeling," is pure power pop, and everything here has a wonderfully loose crunch to it, rough and ragged and yet tight as a drum, too. – Steve Leggett / AMG
This collection of atmospheric psychedelia is laced with the swamp blues of the Killers’ first three outings, coupled with a mature, melodic folk nuance sure to have you reaching for your lava lamp. (…) Brilliantly sequenced, organically produced, and genuinely executed, Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. cements Buffalo Killers’ reputation for ’70s-infused tunes in a postmodern package and plants the seeds for growth on new musical horizons. – INNOCENT WORDS
Buffalo Killers have long hair, beards and a wonderful new tune "Hey Girl" that harkens back to ’60s psychedelia, CSNY hooks and lava-lamp love. Even though the song possesses a delightfully flowery vibe, "Hey Girl" packs a delicious punch that’s filled with more than your average acid tablets. The Cincinnati band’s new single has a hell of a lot of heart. – SPINNER
On Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. the band has made an album that sounds like it came out 40 years ago but for one big difference: it’s concise. The longest song is 4:44, and most are around the three minute mark. Opener “Get It” (which made me holler “Oh, Shit!” the first time I listened to it) could’ve been twice as long and would still be worth every second. Despite writing heavy riffs that can turn mountains into volcanoes, they don’t pummel you the way most power trios tend to (we’re looking at you Mountain, Blue Cheer, Gov’t Mule). Songs like “Blood on Your Hands” and “I Am Always Here” show a gift for creating memorable, hooky songs that recall the best of Steven Stills (dude was a beast before the coke took hold, seriously), only louder. – PERFORMER
Steeped in ’70s classic rock, their terrific new album Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. features harmonies clearly culled from their past. – Working-Class Heroes / CLEVESCENE
A terrific, and very welcome, record. – WYMA
The album features the band’s raucous blues-rock sound, which harkens back to the classic rock era. “Get It,” a rollicking number complete with twangy electric guitar solos, is loud and wild and will likely make you crave a beer. Preferably from a dive bar in the South. – RCRD LBL
Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Buffalo Killers have been trading their swampy, smoky sound for several years now. Having their last release produced by Black Key Dan Auerbach did them no harm and they’ve collaborated with Black Crowe Chris Robinson and Kelly Deal from The Breeders in the recent past. New album, – Dig. Sow. Love. Grow., sees them expand on their Southern Rock/Haight Ashbury slow burn. – LOUDER THAN WAR
The boys rediscovered the volume knobs on their equipment when recording Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. Yup, this James Gangsian number was intended to be played only one way, and that’s loud. – MOKB
Buffalo Killers sound just as American as their name. Brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard, plus Joseph Sebaali, bring the full-force blues rock. “Get It,” off Dig. Sow. Love. Grow., is gritty, loud and will no doubt beg the comparison to a handful of contemporary blues-rock bands like former tourmates the Black Keys and the North Mississippi Allstars. – MAGNET
[5 OUT OF 5 STARS] Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. sees the band absolutely stampeding back to their raucous rock sound, but it also goes the extra step by showcasing both the majestic side of the Buffalo Killers, while managing to convey the overwhelming and unbridled power of the group. The band, which features brothers Zachary (bass and vocals) and Andrew (guitar and vocals) Gabbard, as well as drumming monster Joseph Sebaali, most certainly draws influence from a wide catalog of rock and roll’s elite. But Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. isn’t just another retro-sounding album that mimics bands of yesteryear. It’s a raw, real and commanding sound forged from grit that is as wide and expansive as the western plains, and is as mighty as it’s namesake. Simply put, it’s f**king awesome. – MARQUEE
From the first ringing chord and cymbal crash, Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. is a freshly fueled two-ton truck, hauling a fertile stash of sounds that incorporate the Allman Brothers’ dual-guitar slither and Joe Walsh’s knowing snarl. ‘Course, since these sounds were born, more or less, in the ‘70s, Buffalo Killers have the ability to make anyone who digs those sounds feel as comfy as we did during Dazed and Confused’s first scene. – Mary Leary / SAN DIEGO READER
Once again the trio draws on a blend of Americana, garage rock, folk and psychedelia for this recording. – RELIX
The Killers’ style has been compared to The Band, Traffic and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. You can hear those influences on the new record. – CLASSIC ROCK
Buffalo Killers have outdone themselves on this, their third long player. Building upon the quieter moments found on the Cincinnati trio’s previous outing, Let It Ride, the boys have found freedom in the laid-back country-rock grooves familiar to those of us who get their kicks listening to Neil Young and Crazy Horse. – Happening Magazine/SHINDIG!
Buffalo Killers’ sound harks back to the late 60′s/early 70′s when rock bands such as CSN&Y, The Band, Poco and The Rolling Stones were beginning to tinge their rock with a touch of country, but also holds its own melodically against the cream of current college rockers. Best exemplified on anthemic album opener and previous single Huma Bird, (which seems to be on permanent rotation in my head), and the stop/start rhythm of Everyone Knows It But You. – Duncan Fletcher / SUBBA CULTCHA
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