Transition comes easier to some artists than others. Take multifaceted local musician Rob Burgio.
He spent the early part of the millennium charting Buffalo radio hits and tearing up Kiss the Summer Hello stages with the spiked-lock guitar rock of Seven Day Faith. After that, he shifted into CMA Country Music Festival-ready tunes with Ransomville, sharing songwriting duties with genre producer and artist Cowboy Troy, and divvying stage time with names like Scotty McCreery and Kellie Pickler.
Now, it’s time for his newest move: joining rangy vocalist Leah Erin to compose the soul-tinged country-rock style of their new partnership, Beautiful Remedy.
With their single “Knock On My Door,” Burgio and Erin give listeners a taste of their promising project. The live results of their union – and Burgio’s latest transition – will be on display at 8 p.m. Saturday when the act performs and hosts a release party for its debut CD, “Introducing A Beautiful Remedy,” inside Buffalo Iron Works. Local country band Ashton Hollow and Taylor Bogdan also perform.
Tickets are $7 advance (www.buffaloironworks.com) and $10 at the door. All ticket purchases include admission and a copy of Beautiful Remedy’s debut CD.
– Michael Farrell