Genre: Acoustic Horror
The Haunted Buffalo is the haunting solo music of Eric Charles T.
Eric was born in Buffalo NY, the youngest son of Rita and Edward T, who was president of the 1042 Miller drinking league, also invented telepathy and worked feverishly on an essay about how clothing is actually invisible. His Grandfather Francis had a mop of white hair, and secured his family’s fortune of poverty, by mumbling.
Eric attended Resurrection of the Dead, a traditional Catholic school where he studied bruised knuckles and flipped over desks. He was an altar boy who was never molested, which is quite possibly the root of his poor self-image and depression. He later went on to graduate from a non-credible college and now works as a non-credited, underpaid and undistinguished designer.
He became interested in the music during the 1970s, appearing non-professionally on stage for the first time in 1988 where he attempted to play bass in Robots Kill, but couldn’t, so instead wore a pylon on his head and repeatedly pounded the strings with his fist. The combination was magic and thrust him into the limelight. There he crossed amps with long-time friend Tim Patterson from the Buffalo Hardcore band Against All Hope, forming a new and slightly poppier band, Annabel. While working the circuit in Annabel, paths were crossed with ALL front man, Scott Reynolds, who immediately noticed the genius songwriting skill and thusly glommed on. At that point, the band became The Pavers. The Pavers put out several albums and toured the world now and again. Last show was at Chicago’s 2012 Riot Fest, along with the likes of The Descendents, Samhain, Social Distortion, The Misfits, Youth of Today and a slew of other punk rock notables. Back home in Buffalo, while the Pavers are on hiatus, Eric started his band Single Grave Ticket, which combined his love of classic horror sensibilities and the paranormal with the love of his own voice. SGT recorded three ep’s and played an ambitious amount of shows to themselves and usually Debra. At the peak of SGT’s momentum, the band lost their drum machine and progress ground to a halt. This brings us to The Haunted Buffalo.
The Haunted Buffalo is the solo version of Single Grave Ticket and more. The songs are a mix of horror, camp, and coffee, peppered with occasional punk rock & country western covers. The “more” part is that THB has evolved into a podcast that deals with people’s personal paranormal stories, which are also incorporated into the live show. So if you have a story to tell, and want to be on the podcast, step up to the mic at a THB show and tell your tale of woe and dismemberment to the world.
More info at http://www.thehauntedbuffalo.com
and a few measly tunes here:
Amen & Halleleieguluia