Average Ticket Prices
The Time Jumpers $33.48      Old Crow Medicine Show $34.69      Mötley Crüe $55.65      Rob Thomas $69.19      Beck $53.01      Lyle Lovett $57.53      George Lopez $53.66      Citizen Cope $38.44      Earth, Wind & Fire $59.96      Atmosphere $25.10      Mike Birbiglia $36.80      G-Eazy $25.85      Matt Nathanson $37.71      Paul McCartney $134.86      Five Finger Death Punch $40.03      Jeff Daniels $35.85      Luke Bryan $48.59      Gavin DeGraw $37.15      Austin Mahone $48.27      Keb' Mo' $42.06      Black Veil Brides $25.49      Paper Diamond $23.00      Old 97's $26.04      Get The Led Out - The American Led Zeppelin $29.79      Ray LaMontagne $48.17      Kathleen Madigan $34.61      Katy Perry $104.39      Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band $69.44      Johnnyswim $19.92      Coheed And Cambria $32.08      The Steel Wheels $20.07      Phantogram $25.44      Britney Spears $150.34      Brad Paisley $37.47      Gwar $22.10      Dark Star Orchestra $29.61      Third Day $28.51      Jim Gaffigan $50.18      Straight No Chaser $43.01      Volbeat $39.20      Alan Jackson $62.88      Eli Young Band $27.84      Reel Big Fish $21.88      Bombay Bicycle Club $23.80      Brit Floyd $39.52      Bill Cosby $56.70      Zac Brown Band $48.08      Jesse Cook $38.08      Jackson Browne $69.62      Heart $55.72      
See all average ticket prices

Norton Buffalo Dies

03:01 PM Monday 11/2/09 | |

Most excellent harmonica player Norton Buffalo succumbed to cancer Friday night. He was 58.

Buffalo was a musician’s musician, the go-to man whenever a band or artist needed harmonica done right. He played on more than 180 albums and appeared on tracks by just about everyone at one time or another, including The Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Elvin Bishop and Commander Cody. He also spent 33 years with the Steve Miller Band, was a member of Mickey Hart’s High Noon band and played with Merl Saunders in the keyboardist’s Rainforest Band.

Buffalo also made several movie appearances, including a cameo as a band member in Bette Midler’s “The Rose” and an appearance in Michael Cimino’s ill-fated 1979 flick, “Heaven’s Gate.”

Norton was diagnosed in September with Adenocarcinoma, a cancer that usually originates in glandular tissue, but in his case, had spread quickly to his brain. Norton died Oct. 30 near his home in Paradise, California, at Feather River Hospital.

“He was the antithesis of East Coast cynical,” Bonnie Raitt told the San Francisco Chronicle. “He was always in funny mode without being too gooey about it. He’s been that guy all this time. In one guy, you got all the hope and optimism of the ‘70s.”

Buffalo is survived by his wife Lisa Flores, two children, two stepchildren, five brothers and sisters and his father.

At this time there are two concerts planned to celebrate Norton Buffalo’s life. The Steve Miller Band and The Doobie Brothers are headlining an event scheduled for the Fox Theatre in Oakland Jan. 23. Special guests include Raitt as well as Huey Lewis, George Thorogood and Charlie Musslewhite.

Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, along with Tom Rigney and Flambeau and the Carlos Reyes Band will salute Buffalo Nov. 22 at the Paradise Performing Arts Center in Paradise, Calif.

For more information on the world of Norton Buffalo, please click here for late artist’s website.

Click here to read the complete San Francisco Chronicle article.

Comments