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Sounds of the Southtowns: Whiskey Reverb

Posted on: 2014/05/31

I am a Rag to the core! This is a band from Buffalo, New York. A MUST listen!!!!

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WHISKEY REVERB (from left: Jim Candytree, Mike Cassidy, AJ Amherst, Megan Brown, Scotty Harrington, Tony Bales, Wade Benford) WHISKEY REVERB (from left: Jim Candytree, Mike Cassidy, AJ Amherst, Megan Brown, Scotty Harrington, Tony Bales, Wade Benford)

The neon signs of the Tudor Lounge shone through a smoky haze as cars hummed and buzzed down Franklin Street in the city of Buffalo. Scott Harrington and Tony Balestrieri were formerly residents of Hamburg. Now, they are two members of the seven-piece band Whiskey Reverb, which won this year’s Artvoice award for best original music act.

Harrington, a graduate of Frontier High School, resides in the Allentown district of Buffalo and plays drums for the band. Now a resident of Tonawanda, Balestrieri (who uses the stage moniker “Bales”) is the bassist.

The two were neighborhood friends.

“Scott was playing with some kids from the neighborhood, mostly just to help them out because they were just trying to get it figured out and stuff like that. He said he would come down…

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