Rear View Ramblers balances the tradition of bluegrass and folk music with the spirit of growing up in the Queen City. It doesn’t take long to hear the connections to our hometown. From struggling days being young and broke, to playing music in Allentown and the Elmwood Village, to finding true love in a dive bar on the most random occasions, Buffalo Americana is an honest depiction of being young and desperately seeking happiness in a city known for hard times. After spending several years playing with the well known rock band The CPX, songwriters Katie (Panfil) Clark and Andrew J. Reimers set out to create a more stripped down sound, a sound authentic enough to be enjoyed by even the most loyal bluegrass fans yet inoffensive to the ears of a younger generation who are just beginning to explore the genre.
Rear View Ramblers are a bluegrass/original Americana group that has hit the Buffalo music scene in a very big way. Tight harmonies, strong instrumental prowess, and contagious energy are hallmarks for this group of young musicians. Featuring Buffalo Music Award Winning Katie Panfil Clark on vocals & fiddle, Andrew J. Reimers on vocals & guitar, Jayson Clark on Banjo, and Brandon Barry on Guitar & Ukulele, Rear View Ramblers have been performing all over Buffalo in clubs, bars, breweries, weddings, and even playing along side national acts such as The Ragbirds at Babeville and Yonder Mountain String Band at Canalside last summer.