Terry ‘Buffalo’ Ware

In 1972 Terry Buffalo Ware moved to Red River, New Mexico and met Ray Wylie Hubbard, and toured with him until 1979. After performing mostly locally for the next seven years Ware got back with Hubbard in 1986 and until the late nineties, played with him all over the world on stage and in the studio.

Starting in 1993, Ware became a sometimes fixture at the Blue Door in Oklahoma City, which features many singer/songwriters he has played with over the years. Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jimmy LaFave, The Red Dirt Rangers, Michael Fracasso, Eliza Gilkyson, David Amram, Joel Rafael, Chris Buhalis, Bob Childers, David Amram, Ellis Paul, Bob Williams and Don Concoscenti, are just a few of them and it might be easier to say who he hasn’t played guitar for at one time or another. That tradition has continued at places such as the annual Woodyfest in Okemah, where he leads the house band and at Norman’s The Depot and Summer Breeze Concert Series, where Ware has also done his own show with the Shambles.

After years on the road with Hubbard and LaFave, Ware hooked up with a new young Oklahoma artist named John Fullbright. From 2010-16 Fullbright relied on Ware’s telecaster talents, taking him all over the world and to the 2013 Grammys where Fullbright’s initial studio album “From The Ground Up” was nominated for Americana Record Of The Year. An appearance on Night With David Letterman followed in 2014 along with shows all over the world for the next couple of years. After leaving the Fullbright band in the fall 2016, Ware started a songwriting duo with Gregg Standridge, and continues to occasionally play with his instrumental band, The Shambles and also The Sunday Flyers as well as produce local artists as well as his own albums in his home studio.