On April 1st, Frontier Folk Nebraska will release their new live album This One’s For the Kid in the Back: Live at the Southgate House Revival. Today they have shared the album’s lead track “Buffalo Summer” via Relix. “This tune fully embodies our approach to American rock and roll,” writes the band. “It is direct, raucous, and chock full of guitars. We go for this whenever we need to amp things up, calling our setlist on the fly each night. It’s one we’ve always felt comfortable leading the way, and it’s no coincidence it’s the first track on the new live album.”
With true honest rock and roll spirit, three full length albums, appearances on Daytrotter and the legendary now defunct WOXY, and opening spots for acclaimed acts including Jason Isbell, Damien Jurado, Pierced Arrows, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and Polyphonic Spree, Frontier Folk Nebraska have brought their music to this live document; This One’s For the Kid in the Back: Live at the Southgate House Revival. Recorded over two nights in August 2015 in Newport, KY’s Southgate House Revival, the band plowed through nearly 30 tunes staying true to its longstanding approach of no setlist and chose the strongest 18 tracks to create a powerhouse live album in the tradition of Live at Leeds, At Fillmore East, Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out, and Live Rust.
Formed in 2007 around the principle songwriting of Michael Hensley, Frontier Folk Nebraska’s current lineup solidified in 2014 with the new rhythm section of veteran drummer Mark Becknell and Matt McCormick joining Hensley’s long time collaborator, guitarist Travis Talbert. The following year, they released their critically acclaimed LP Frontier F**k Nebraska. Touring in their signature 1999 Ford F150, the band continues to bring their thunderous live show to stages across the midwest. See a full list of their upcoming tour dates below.
“Frontier Folk Nebraska believes in the continuing relevance of a classic‐era kind of alt‐rock that flirts with occasional messiness in order to let its organically electric sound come together… Neither from Nebraska nor a folk group, Frontier Folk Nebraska is instead a Cincinnati band that sounds like the Replacements attacking power pop with their thrashing guitar‐and‐drum energy kept in check by their love for melody and appealing song structure.” – Steve Rosen, Blurt Magazine.