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Florence Dore Band, plus Last Night Songs

Florence Dore Band (feat. members of the dBs, Son Volt, & Steve Earle's Dukes), + Last Night Songs

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Buffalo's Mohawk Place 47 East Mohawk Street Buffalo, NY 14203

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  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Friday, March 31, 7pm doors/8pm show

$12 advance/$15 at the door

18 + W/ I.D. (No I.D. = No Show)

North Carolina-based Americana

Florence Dore

Last Night Songs

Florence Dore is a Nashville-born, North Carolina-based independent musical artist whose most recent release, Highways and Rocketships won the Best Americana album of 2022 at Lonesome Highway Magazine. The road from her first LP Perfect City (Slewfoot 2001) to Highways and Rocketships has been anything but straight—and that’s not even counting the pandemic delays. She has spent a lot of that time between then and now riding around on Steve Earle’s tour bus, catching up with her Dukes-drumming husband Will Rigby. She also wrote a book, put on a conference at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and took a seat on the board at the Bob Dylan Institute. Somewhere along the way she and Will had a kid too. Back in 1994, the Posies covered her song “Christmas” on a 1994 Geffen compilation, Just Say Noel, while Florence was making her way in the music scenes of Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Cleveland. Highways an Rocketships was produced and recorded by none-other than Don Dixon and Mitch Easter (REM, etc.) at Fidelitorium. Florence and her ace touring band—comprised of the dB’s rhythm section, husband Will and Gene Holder, as well as Mark Spencer (Son Volt)—are out and about now.

Dore’s book The Ink in the Grooves: Conversations on Literature and Rock ‘n’ Roll was released October 15.

“Each year unearths previously unknown exceptional artists to us all at Lonesome Highway. For this writer, Florence Dore is most certainly one of the discoveries of 2022.” —Declan Cullitin, Lonesome Highway

“A wise and tender collection of rock, folk, and vintage Southern power-pop.” —Brian Howe, INDYWEEK

"Like a younger Lucinda Williams, Dore lets economy be her guide, whether sketching out subtleties of a Tennessee family’s history in the hillbilly ballad “No Nashville”, or detailing blown bank accounts and blown dreams in the lovely dulcitar/organ-spackled midtempo waltz “Early World”. Which would all be for naught, of course, if Dore didn’t have the throat and musicianship to back it all up. But she does..." - No Depression

“Florence Dore is both sterling songwriter and august academic, and is thus uniquely qualified to captain The Ink in the Grooves, her new book which brings together savvy rockers and their fiction-writing counterparts to create as sweet a mailbag full of love letters as has ever been assembled on the subject.”

Peter Holsapple, the dB’s and Continental Drifters

Here's a great piece from The Daily Beast: