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“Today there are lots of writers interested in what happened during the seventies - and also the sixties - and Buffalo has remained steady on top of getting the job done, before the others have even started. Rebel Yell is an outstanding example of his hard work and dedication.” 

- Alan Walden, Former manager of Lynyrd Skynyrd & The Outlaws


“A true and fair, tell it like it was, "Keeper of the Flame!" That’s our Michael alright. Sho nuff! Oh! He is also a very good listener. Hence the great storyteller."  

- Bonnie Bramlett, Singer and Actress


“It's really hard to argue with anything in Michael's book.  Every word's a quote! He did an amazing job of compiling these mini-stories that are not drawn out or boring.  Recommended!”

- Ed King, former member of Lynyrd Skynyrd


“Nobody lives, breathes, and bleeds Southern Rock like Michael Buffalo Smith. Rebel Yell is as real as rain.”

- Harvey Dalton Arnold, former member of The Outlaws


“Michael Buffalo Smith is the true voice of Southern rock, and Rebel Yell clearly echoes that." 

- John Lynskey, Editor Hittin' the Note magazine

"Michael Buffalo Smith has a unique passion for the preservation of the history of Southern rock. Rebel Yell is the result of years of loving dedication to the genre, giving him a special ability to present the oral history of this important American musical revolution." - Scott B. Bomar, Author of Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock

Michael is the  Flannery O’Connor of Southern music, integrity of music and literature. These [the artists in this book] are only a few of the great people and things Buffalo has written about over the last thousand years.” - Col Bruce Hampton

“Buffalo knows the tale of Southern Rock inside out and tells it with flair.”

- Alan Paul, Author of One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band

“Few people have been in the trenches and know and truly understand the 'nuts & bolts' of the music called Southern Rock. As an author, composer, recording artist, magazine editor and radio personality, Michael is a living encyclopedia who knows and tells the true and real story.”

- Greg T. Walker, Blackfoot  



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"Happy To Be Here" Again

Due to years of requests, Michael Buffalo's long out of print debut solo album HAPPY TO BE HERE has been given a new life in the digital realm. The recording is once again available for download at cdBaby.com, as well as iTunes, Amazon and all of the usual digital outlets.

The album was recorded and released in 1996, and features fourteen songs, all originals. Joining Buffalo on the album were: Iconic Spartanburg musician David Haddox, drums/keys/percussion/backing vocals; Ingeborg Haddox, backing vocals, guitar; Joey Parrish, bass; Paula Powers, vocals; Chris Corde, saxophone, fiddle; David Windhorst, vocals, guitar; and Mark Burrell (Toy Caldwell Band) Drums.

The cover photo is an award winning image from former Inman Times editor Hilda Morrow, depicting the late Ernest Chapman shaving in his front yard.

Songs include "Stone Houses," "Fairytales," "She's Got a Hold On Me" and "Hannah's Song," written for his 4-year old (step) daughter, who now has her own tiny little kid. Two of 'em, actually.

In keeping with Buffalo's efforts to help during the economic weirdness, the album will sell for half the price of comperable downloads. His previously released hard copy CDs have had prices slashed as well. Check it out!(cdbaby.com)


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