Songs testifying to the values of peace, compassion, and self-discovery. Discovering true independence from the black and white viewpoint of the surface.
In 2003, Teri Hitt met Christopher Lopez at The Riviera Village Music Festival, they started playing music together and Pet Buffalo, the band, came into being.
Most of the songs came out of dreams Teri had, awakenings to life on the macro/micro level, personal and impersonal. Christopher had several songs that Teri just happened to have lyrics that matched. (funny how that works!).
Independent Variable refers to a way of looking at what it takes in the world today, to stay awake and not fall in line with the lock step sleepiness pervading America. Each song as a way to stay an “independent variable”, if you know what I mean.
New Orleans/Gatwick UK/Austrailia
I particularly liked the blues feel of Expectation. It reminds me of the feel of 60’s and 70’s music like Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt. Teri has a strong voice that carries the melody easily with a feel that makes repeated listening a must. —Common NonSenSense
NRG 107FM Gatwick UK and Fringe radio in Sidney Austrailia.
Radio Free Moskow (UCLA)
“Boisterous, Bravado, Carefree, Druggy,Freewheeling, Fun, Light, Spacey, Spiritual, Trippy, Wistful, Yearning. I like these guys, and that they play a genre that’s not too heavily covered these days.”
“Really like them. Sweet”
KRFC, Radio Free Colorado
Song of the Month: The Letter
“Pet Buffalo’s independent debut release, Independent Variable, is R&B tinged folk rock with luscious Hammond B-3 organ and Fender Rhodes keyboard noises everywhere. Singer/guitarist Teri Hitt is stunning on so many levels. Recommended.” — Dave Tallent