By Lora Kaelber Special to Published May 05, 2018 at 1:01 PM

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Join Buffalo Gospel on Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m. as it returns to Anodyne Coffee Roasting in Walker's Point to celebrate the release of its sophomore album, "On the First Bell." Buffalo Gospel will be joined by special guest, Milwaukee singer-songwriter Joseph Huber.

Price of admission

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Every ticket receives a free copy of the album. Purchase tickets here.

Why you can’t miss it

The whole kit and kaboodle: Buffalo Gospel’s sound, especially on this latest album, is an incredible blend of traditional country, Americana and contemporary folk. Add in its incredibly talented musicians, plus guest musicians who played on the record, and Saturday’s show is expected to be an adrenaline-fueled, dance-filled night

The lyrics: Aside from a few covers they might perform, all songs are original with lyrics by lead singer Ryan Necci. They seem to come from a different place, a simpler time. Buffalo Gospel gives you everything from capturing what it feels like when loneliness sets in, to songs about missed opportunities, with some feel good songs thrown in for good measure.

Song starter pack

The Hit: "High Time to Hang Fire"

The first single from "On the First Bell," this song is about a love lost. It’s a gut punch, but it's so beautifully written, it takes you a few phrases to realize how painful losing that love actually is.

The B-Side Beauty: "When Lonesome Comes Calling"

This has to be one of my favorite songs on the new album. Its universal theme of loneliness and how it’s an inescapable part of the human condition, along with the music which is absolutely lovely, makes this song worth a listen or two or ten.

Can’t Wait to See It Live: "18 Wheeler"

This upbeat, two-stepper will have you up on your feet dancing and leave you wanting more.

Lora Kaelber Special to
Moving to Milwaukee in 1998, Lora quickly adapted to and embraced big city living. A graduate of Carthage College and Marquette University Law School, Lora clerked for the Hon. Diane Sykes at the Wisconsin Supreme Court, worked as a litigator in private practice, and most recently was employed as a development officer for the MACC Fund.

In all of her experiences, time was focused on writing which has been a passion since junior high school. A series of food service industry jobs both before and after law school taught her that bringing out the human side in any story is key to great storytelling and good writing.

A die-hard east side girl, you'll usually find Lora down by the lake or on the Oakleaf. She's an avid photographer, and sometimes storm chaser.

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