May, 27 2021 | 8:00 pm
218 S. Campbell Ave. Springfield, MO 65806
Float Like a Buffalo + Opener TBA
May 27, 2021 | Nathan P. Murphy’s
pres. by Breckenridge Brewery
Springfield, MO | Cover: $10
Denver-based Float Like a Buffalo is horn-driven Ska-funk-reggae-rock with nods to the funk of Lettuce, jam of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, rock of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chicago Transit Authority, soul of James Brown, & high-energy guitar licks of Jimi Hendrix that all combine to make a sound impossible not to dance to.
They have become a regional funk sensation over the past five years, playing sold out shows at major Colorado venues like Red Rocks, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, The Bluebird Theater, & The Gothic Theatre – and taking the crown for Best Funk Band in Westword’s 2019 Music Awards. Float has opened for major artists like Face Vocal Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Sting, Turkuaz, HER, Magic Beans, and MarchFourth, and has recently branched out regionally, selling out shows in Wyoming and Nebraska.
The band features seven members: Cory Pearman (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), James Steinbach (Lead Guitar), Jason Clukies (Bass), Luke Story (Trumpet, Saxophone), Cory “Beef” Meier (Keys, Trombone), Phil Pleckham (Drums, Backup Vocals), and Garrett Achten (Percussion).
During the pandemic, the band created The Yard Ahead Tour, a live + live-stream hybrid concert experience sponsored by Breckenridge Brewery. In 2020, Float Like a Buffalo sold out a 2-night socially distant run at Red Rocks and a 2-night run at The Soiled Dove Underground for their Vertigo EP Release Show. Float Like a Buffalo is excited to return to touring in 2021, splitting their time between shows and festivals across the United States.