Buffalo bar crowds love their Americana. Whether it’s the beards, the banjos or lyrical themes reminiscent of songs sung off the banks of the Erie Canal, there’s a connection between the genre and the locals perched on barstools amid its music’s rustic, audible emanation.
If the members of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Cabinet don’t know of this local allegiance yet, they’ll find out once they arrive for their show at Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.) at 9 p.m. Friday.
Now celebrating its third studio release with March’s “Celebration,” the collective of Pappy Biondo (banjo, vocals), J.P. Biondo (mandolin, vocals), Mickey Coviello (acoustic guitar), Dylan Skursky (bass), Todd Kopec (fiddle) and Jami Novak (drums) has honed the type of homespun Appalachian lyricism exhibited on previous releases and teamed it with swaying Grateful Dead-meets-bluegrass sound on new offerings like “Shine Like The Sun” and “Home Now.”
Both singles should join a set list sure to please the region’s Sportsmen’s Tavern regulars when the Pennsylvania sextet starts its weekend with a stop in the city’s Cobblestone District.
Tickets are $10 to $12 and are available at the door or online through Ticketfly at ticketfly.com.