Harmonica legend Norton Buffalo to perform at NIC Oct. 1

|photo1|Well-known musician Norton Buffalo will headline “An Evening with Norton Buffalo” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 in North Idaho College's Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium.

Buffalo will perform with two groups the night of the event, playing rhythm and blues with his band The Knockouts and folk, country and world music in an acoustic show with Norton Buffalo and Friends, which includes musicians David Aquilar and Buffalo's wife Lisa Flores.

The NIC concert will be recorded and videotaped live.

Buffalo has been involved in the music business since the mid-70s when he released his first two records through Capitol Records. He is a singer/songwriter and is known for his baritone voice and bluesy sound as well as his mastery on the harmonica and harp.

In addition to performing and recording with his own band, Buffalo has toured worldwide as a member of The Steve Miller Band and has played harmonica on more than 100 albums for artist including Johnny Cash, The Doobie Brothers and Bonnie Raitt. He and slide blues guitarist Roy Rogers were nominated for a Grammy for a duet in the 1970s and recently released another duet CD in 2002.

The event is sponsored by the NIC Foundation, KPND-FM and the Pacific Northwest Inlander. Other sponsors include Cricket's Steakhouse and Oyster Bar and the Flamingo Motel in downtown Coeur d'Alene.

The proceeds of the event will benefit performing arts and student scholarships at NIC.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the concert. Purchase tickets online or by calling the NIC Box Office at (208) 769-7780.

For More Information
NIC Foundation Executive Director Rayelle Anderson or Grants Coordinator Jack Purdie, (208) 769-5978

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005

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