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Buffalofitz Visits MLS Libraries

What is Buffalofitz?

It’s Buffalo Rogers and Fitz Jennings a roots-based acoustic duo rolling out of the plains of western Oklahoma, and they’re on their way to play a series of concerts at nine area Metropolitan Library System libraries from Monday, May 4 through Saturday, June 13.

“I love these guys,” said MLS Director of Outreach Services Dana Morrow, “and I’m not alone.  They have a huge following in this region of the country.  In fact, they won a Woody Guthrie Award in 2006.”

Rogers and Jennings both sing, and between the two of them they play mandolin, harmonica, guitar, and accordion. 

“You might be able to tell from that lineup of instruments,” Morrow added, “that their music is a mixture of traditional songs, blues and ballads, but you can’t discount their original music as well.  They are very talented song writers.”

The Oklahoman described them this way: “The energy of youth meets the tradition of folk.  Bob Dylan met Hank Williams, and they had a hyperactive child.”

They describe themselves this way: “Buffalo is a dirty hillbilly, Fitz is a filthy Yankee.  They play good music

The Buffalofitz American Music tour is following this schedule:

            Monday, May 4 at 5:30pm -- Capitol Hill Library, 334 SW 16th (634-6308)

            Saturday, May 9 at 2:30pm – The Village Library, event at Casady Square (755-0710)        

            Thursday, May 14 at 1:30 -- Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker (631-4468)

            Saturday, May 16 at 2pm -- Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard (341-9282)

            Monday, May 18 at 7pm -- Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa (843-9601)

            Sunday, May 31 at 2pm -- Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue (231-8650)

            Tuesday, June 2 at 6pm -- Choctaw Library, 25235 Muzzy Street (390-8418)

            Tuesday, June 9 at 7pm -- Warr Acres Library, 5901 NW 63rd ( 721-2616) 

            Saturday, June 13 at 2pm -- Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller (789-8363)

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.