Photo courtesy of the band

“The Last Bison’s mountain-top chamber music combines elements of alternative indie-folk with classical sensibilities, bringing a fresh inspiring sound to the folk genre. The music of this seven member band grew organically in the family living room and around backyard bonfires giving it a rootsy quality and yet the complex arrangements and refined strings seem just as appropriate in the symphony hall. With recent airplay on WROX (Norfolk, VA), the popularity of the band is expanding rapidly. According to the stations program manager, “Switzerland”, the first single from their Debut album has prompted the biggest audience response of any tune in his five years at the station.”

Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, BandCamp and MySpace. The band hits Pittsburgh on their current tour Saturday opening up for Kishi Bashi at The Shadow Lounge. My thanks to singer-songwriter Benjamin Hardesty for taking the time to particpate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, Ben. You could be the smartest man in music by mentioning The Steelers in your answers. That alone just might pack the Shadow Lounge on Saturday!