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Caffeine Dreams, Reverb Confidential, Reverb Babylon, Ridin' The Reverb Range, Buffalo Tracks
Bob Childers, The Red Dirt Rangers, Joel Rafael, John Fullbright, Ray Wylie Hubbard
Terry Buffalo Ware Wikipedia
Terry Buffalo Ware is an American guitarist and composer.
Ware grew up in the northwest Oklahoma town of Woodward. He attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 1972 with a degree in Journalism Professional Writing. He studied piano for 10 years beginning at age 9. He began playing guitar at age 14, and is self-taught. He also played trombone in his high school band, and was in the Pride of Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma's marching band, for one year. While still in high school, Ware played guitar in The Debtor Group, which performed regularly throughout Northwest Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. The band Sailor which Ware formed in college was a local fixture in Oklahoma music scene of the early 1970s.
After graduating college, Ware moved to New Mexico, where he met Ray Wylie Hubbard. He and Hubbard formed Ray Wylie Hubbard and the Cowboy Twinkies, a group which still enjoys cult status. Hubbard and the Cowboy Twinkies performed all over the country from 1973 to 1979, including a stint at the Troubador in Los Angeles and tours with Willie Nelson.
When the Cowboy Twinkies disbanded, Ware formed The Sensational Shoes in Norman, Oklahoma. This group enjoyed great regional popularity through the mid-1980s. Ware also released his debut album Caffeine Dreams in 1981.
Ware rejoined Hubbard in 1986, and the duo performed all over the United States and overseas. Ware's guitar work on Hubbard's Lost Train of Thought (1992) was critically acclaimed, as was his work on the 1994 release Loco Gringo's Lament and 1997's Dangerous Spirits. Ware performed with Jimmy LaFave from 1997-2000, giving many notable performances such as the July 31, 1999, Central Park Summerstage in New York.
In 1999, Ware was named a Texas Tornado by Buddy Magazine. The Buddy Texas Tornados are "an elite corp of the Lone Star State's finest musicians."
Since 2000 Ware has been a freelance guitarist backing artists including Ray Wylie Hubbard, John Fullbright, Joel Rafael, Michael Fracasso, Eliza Gilkyson, Smokey & the Mirror, Bob Livingston, Audrey Auld, Susan Herndon, Wanda Jackson, Don Conoscenti, Monica Taylor, Mary Reynolds, Red Dirt Rangers, Sam Baker, Greg Jacobs, Ellis Paul, Camille Harp, Iain Matthews, Sandy Rogers, and many others. In 2003, Ware and the legendary singer-songwriter Bob Childers recorded Two Buffalos Walking-Live at The Blue Door. With John Fullbright, he performed on the 2013 Grammy pre-telecast, and on the David Letterman show in August 2014.
Ware has also released six CDs on his own label OkieMotion Records, Buffalo Tracks (2001), Ridin' the Reverb Range (2004), Reverb Confidential (2007), Reverb Babylon (2011), Everybody's Got One with Gregg Standridge (2015), and Man With Guitar and Amp (2016). In December 2011, Reverb Babylon was named one of the Top Ten Best Albums of 2011 by the San Antonio Express-News.
Ware has performed at every Woody Guthrie Folk Festival since it began in 1998, and has led the house band and served as master of ceremonies for the Hoot for Huntington's since 2003. Among the artists he has backed or performed with at the festival are David Amram, Ronny Elliot, Joel Rafael, The Burns Sisters, Rob McNurlin, Emma's Revolution, Kris Delmhorst, Nancy Apple and many others.Man With Guitar and Amp, 2016
Everybody's Got One, Terry Buffalo Ware and Gregg Standridge, 2015
Reverb Babylon, 2011
Reverb Confidential, 2007
Ridin' the Reverb Range, 2004
Two Buffalos Walking - Live at The Blue Door, Bob Childers and Terry Buffalo Ware, 2003
Buffalo Tracks, 2001
Caffeine Dreams, 1981
Appears on the following recordings
Ray Wylie Hubbard & The Cowboy Twinkies, 1975
Off the Wall, Ray Wylie Hubbard, 1978
The Clovis Roblaine Story, Clovis Roblaine, 1979
Oklahoma Bossa Nova, Steve Weichert, 1979
Lost Train of Thought, Ray Wylie Hubbard, 1992
Loco Gringo's Lament, Ray Wylie Hubbard, 1994
Dangerous Spirits, Ray Wylie Hubbard, 1997
Miles from Here, Macon Greyson, 1999
Gecko Canyon, The Banded Geckos, 2000
Staring Down the Sun, Red Dirt Rangers, 2002
Land of a Thousand Surf Guitars, The Plungers, 2002
Guitars Gone Wild, The Plungers, 2003
Evil Fuzz, Davie Allan Tribute, 2004
Restless Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Bob Childers, various artists, 2004
Bitter Sweet, Dante, 2005
The Stone Soup Sessions, John Egenes, 2011
The Wind and the Weeds, Wendy Allyn, 2011
Lucky Live, Greg Jacobs, 2011
From the Ground Up, John Fullbright, 2012
Songs, John Fullbright, 2014
Vagabonde, Susan Herndon, 2015
Thin Black Line, Smokey & the Mirror, 2015