Gooding – Buffalo

Gooding’s mascot, a red, somber demon nicknamed Lil’ Red, must be a somewhat familiar character throughout the country; over the past eight years, the band has toured in each of the lower 48 states, with a number of tours being compl etely fan-funded. Gooding’s last album, Buffalo, attests to the group’s extremely supportive, and ever-growing, fan base. With a distinct Queens of the Stone Age influence and an album cover that uncannily resembles Arrow by the Heartless Bastards, the sound of Buffalo contains a 90’s hard rock element while still highlighting sauntering blues riffs (“Send You Packing”) and tones of nostalgic reminiscence (“Mountain”).  Though Gooding might not necessarily have Northern Colorado roots (the band is “LA-based/Kansas-bred”), the group certainly has made its mark in the region with numerous tour and speaking dates in the past few years. Catch Gooding on a string of Colorado dates, starting June 7 at Road 34 here in Fort Collins.
—Charlie Anderson

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