Article By: Brian Halsey ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
“Buzzard Canyon dubs their music Camaro Rock. Picture yourself with a jean jacket, mullet, driving an early ’80s Camaro. Bottle of whiskey by your side, shotgun on the floor and you’re pumping your fist as you roar down a desert road with the radio at full volume… High energy, intensity, and rock n roll.” Fucking. Sold………. Dude.
This band pretty much sells themselves, but I’m going to go ahead and say some additional stuff about how much they rock. Buzzard Canyon is that familiar sound of a dusty, powerful amp roaring late into the night. They flood your ears with riffs as unforgiving as desert heat.
Their album ‘Hellfire and Whiskey‘, was unleashed exactly one year ago today (October 7, 2016) via Salt Of The Earth Records. It opens up with “Highway Run”; a song that will make you feel like you’re running from the cops after you just robbed a liquor store for booze and cigarettes, but totally forgot to demand the cash.
“Wyoming” has a surprising amount of harmony and sing-along appeal, but it’s still as dirty as that pair of great-fitting jeans you swear you can wear one more time before they hit the wash.
Amber Leigh (Vocals), Aaron Lewis (Guitar and Vocals), Mike Parkyn (Guitar), Randall Dumas (Bass), and Matt Raftery (Drums) are from Connecticut and they play rock n roll music. Not a rock/metal hybrid. Not a rock/doom conglomeration. Just a gritty brand of in your face, balls to the wall, sweet, beautiful, rock.
If you’re a fan of cheap whiskey and dropping to the floor in search of a few loose boags, then Buzzard Canyon will provide you a soundtrack for what little time you have left on this earth.
Eh, who am I kidding? You’re gonna outlive everybody you handlebar mustache & mullet rocking, sonuvabitch. Drink up. Doctors replace livers all the time. Don’t be a pussy: