Folkfaces is a Buffalo-based quartet that specializes in “Rowdy Jazz & Bluesy Roots.” Folkfaces has an irresistibly danceable energy and a unique versatility, being able to engage a crowd whether busking on the street, playing in a small barroom, or putting on a full electric show at a large music venue. The band draws influence from a multitude of genres, including folk, jazz, blues, punk, Americana, jug band, and bluegrass.
The music is driven by songwriter and frontman, Tyler Westcott, who founded the band in 2011. The rest of the band has taken many forms in the years it’s been around, but the current and longest-standing lineup includes saxophonist Ellen Pieroni, upright bass player, Patrick Jackson, and washboard extraordinaire Dan Schwach. Each of the band’s members come from different musical backgrounds, but find common ground in the rare and captivating sound of Folkfaces.
Folkfaces keeps a busy playing schedule, performing at music festivals, colleges, and touring extensively in 12 states. Folkfaces has shared the stage with many notable acts, including The Felice Brothers, Tab Benoit, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Peter Rowan, and Cage the Elephant.
The band released their debut album, How Long?, in April 2017 and currently working on their follow-up album at GCR Audio in Buffalo, NY.