Never able to shake their high-school-era band name, Buffalo’s Wild Knights became one of Western New York’s top drawing bands in the 1980’s and early 90’s, packing clubs for long evenings of music by The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers, The Band and more.
Band members Mike Bellman, Joe Bellanti, Corey Kertzie, Mark Marsack and Dave Ruch got back together in 2018 with Rochester native Rolf Witt filling the bass chair, and quickly sold out their first performance. A packed night at Buffalo’s Town Ballroom followed, and they haven’t looked back.
With two full drum kits, two lead guitar players battling it out on the Allman Brothers tunes, a world-class honky tonk piano player and a deep catalog of music by The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Band and more, this is music made in the moment by seasoned professionals who love to improvise.
“(Their) 165-minute set tickled a wall-to-wall crowd. The wide-open appeal of the Wild Knights was evident from the opening strains of ‘Memphis’ to the final ringing chords of ‘Jessica’ and ‘Blue Sky’” – Jim Santella, The Buffalo News
For the group’s first Rochester appearance in . . . a long time . . . tickets are just $1o in advance and $15 day of show.
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