Buffalo Gals


  • From Syracuse, New York.
  • Formed in 1972 by Martha Trachtenberg (guitar), Nancy Josephson (bass), Susie Monick (banjo), Carol Siegel (mandolin) and Sue Raines (fiddle).
  • They are considered to be the first all-female bluegrass band in history.
  • They originally called themselves the Buffalo Chips, but Carlton Haney changed their name to Buffalo Gals when he booked them on his festival.
  • 1975, released their only album “First Born” (Revonah).
  • Susie Monick was Tony Trischka’s first banjo student.