Monday, 9 November 2009

Norton Buffalo Remembered

Update: This is now a two day event. The first day of Norton's Benefit is Sunday November 22nd and is sold out. They have added another show Monday evening November 23rd and have added Maria Muldaur, Barry Melton's Band, Linda and David La Flamme, and others. $40 General Admission. Toll Free 1-877-397-3363 for tickets. Lisa wants the proceeds from the second show to go to PPAC in Norton's name because he loved the theater and was working to save it before he passed.

Somewhat off topic, but I have been asked if I could provide a little pointer to a good cause or two.

November 22, 2009: A Benefit for Norton Buffalo

Tickets are now available for the Benefit for Norton Buffalo at Paradise Performing Arts Center. Carlos Reyes & Friends, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, and Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings will perform at Norton's request.

The benefit will be held on Sunday November 22nd. Call toll free 1-877-397-3363(10am-10pm) to order tickets with a credit card, or call to reserve your tickets. Send check payable to PPAC to Bill Anderson, 6848U Skyway, Paradise, CA 95969. Tickets are $40 General Admission. I will mail the tickets to you or hold them at Will Call. Doors open at 5:30pm, show starts at 6:30pm.

The family are looking forward to seeing all of Norton and Lisa's friends at the show! For those who cannot attend but still want to support the benefit, donations may be sent to Norton Buffalo and/or Lisa Flores, 5905D Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969. Norton and Lisa's wish is for you to not forget others who may be in similar circumstances but may be less fortunate than they are.

January 23, 2010: A Celebration of Life: A Tribute to Norton Buffalo

Fans and musicians will gather to honor the Buffalo during a concert in early 2010. A Celebration of Life: A Tribute to Norton Buffalo will feature the Steve Miller Band, the Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Huey Lewis and others that worked with the harmonica over the years. The concert will take place January 23 at the Fox Theater in Oakland.


  1. Norton Buffalo said that his stage debut was in Berkeley at the New Orleans House, with Richmond's South Bay Experimental Flash, sometime in 1969, so he belongs on this blog as much as anyone does.

  2. IT is a great point - I don't know when Norton played - there are about a dozen options. But a great test of our mortality. We need to support like isseus as (like it or not) keepers of the key.