While Nashville seems to be the escape plan of most NYC-based musicians these days, Andy Stack moved upstate to Hudson after 13 years playing “every gig in town.” Tired of lugging his gear around on subways and in cabs, he and his new wife, Tania (fiddler for The Avett Brothers), were looking for a simpler life. One night after the move, the duo were hanging out at Levon Helm’s Barn where they met Lee Falco (drums), Brandon Morrison (bass) and Connor Kennedy (guitar) and formed their new band, Buffalo Stack. In August, the band released their self-titled debut, which I’ve been listening to for the last few weeks, and am blown away at the soul these guys deliver. Performing a CMJ show tonight at Strong Place in Carroll Gardens, here’s another one of my picks for the week. Check out “Maryanne,” my favorite track off the new album.