“Folkfaces is arguably the most ubiquitous roots-Americana band in upstate New York. If you love hearing music live, you've probably caught the Buffalo-based quartet's infectious blend of bluegrass, folk, blues, and hot jazz. Led by tireless frontman Tyler Westcott, Folkfaces are sure to paste a smile on your face with lightning-fast musical chops wrapped up in punk rock energy. The band recently released "PLUMS" - its first album with newest member Brendan Gosson on fiddle and mandolin - which includes a full-band version of Westcott's brilliant and charming “When Lockdown Lifts." - Daniel Kushner CITY Paper
Folkfaces is New York state based roots music quartet. Folkfaces play a mix of original and traditional music. The group takes its influence from weird old american music. An energetic variety show and traveling music review. Exploring a wide range of genres including country blues, traditional jazz, rock and roll, honky tonk, western swing, bluegrass and oldtime, jugband music and more.
The music is driven by songwriter and frontman, Tyler Westcott (Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Kazoo) who founded the band in 2011. The rest of the band has taken many forms over the years, but the current lineup includes multi-instrumentalist and fiddler Brendan Gosson, upright bass player, Patrick Jackson, and percussionist Dan Schwach on drumkit and washboard. 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. Folkfaces has shared the stage with many notable acts, including The Felice Brothers, Dustbowl Revival, Tab Benoit, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Peter Rowan, and Dom Flemons.
Folkfaces have been a part of Festivals including acts like Cage the Elephant, Mavis Staples, John Oates, Shaky Graves, Dr. Dog, Oteil Burbridge, Margo Price, The Wood Brothers, Gov't Mule, Andy Frasco and the UN, Honey Island Swamp Band, the Infamous Stringdusters, Sam Bush, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, The Barr Brothers, Fruition, Big Data, Bleachers, Semi Precious Weapons, The Crystal Method, Kongoes, Brick + Mortar and more..
The band released their debut album, How Long?, in April 2017 and their follow-up album Fat Ol' Rat in 2019. The group released their 3rd album "PLUMS" June 30th 2023.
Folkfaces hosts an annual camping music festival every Fall called Folkfaces Fest that is approaching its 8th year!