Chanteur Country-Folk US né en 1967.

This husky-voiced country-folk singer/songwriter is very much in the mold of the Lubbock, TX, school of mavericks, including Butch Hancock, Terry Allen, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Richard Buckner is actually based in San Francisco, but the Lubbock connection is no accident. His debut album, Bloomed, was recorded in Lubbock, for one thing, with producer Lloyd Maines, who has also worked with Hancock, Allen, Joe Ely, and Uncle Tupelo. Maines himself plays several instruments on the record, and Buckner's band is fleshed out with several other Texas musicians, including Hancock (who adds a harmonica cameo) and accordion player Ponty Bone.
Buckner's principal following, however, is not with the country audience, but the alternative rock one. Like Allen and Hancock, the guitarist's work is based in rootsy country traditions, but his lyrics are far too personal and ambitious for those who think of country music as virtually synonymous with Nashville. So, like those Lubbock musicians, he tends to appeal to open-minded rock fans, or adventurous general music fans, more than country ones. The alternative rock thread has been strengthened by Buckner's leadership of a San Francisco country-rock band, the Doubters (who do not appear on his album), and a support slot on a Son Volt tour in early 1996.
Appearing on a small Texas independent label, his album won good critical notices, and his signing to a major company for 1997's acclaimed Devotion + Doubt seemed to signal that both rock and country listeners would be much more widely exposed to him in the future. Since followed in 1998 and The Hill, an interpretation of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, was issued two years later. Recorded at his home studio in Canada, 2002's Impasse was next, and was his first CD of all original music in over four years. The next year, Buckner returned with a self-titled release, a divine set of songs that was limited to 2,000 pressings and previously available only as a tour item. Dents and Shells followed in 2004 along with Meadow in 2006, both of which were released on indie rock hotshot Merge Records.

http://www.richardbuckner.com/

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter

Style musical : Country-Folk, Alternative Country, Americana

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

EP

09/2002 CD OVERCOAT 16 (US) IMPASSE-ETTE - Born Into Giving It Up / Stumble-Ette / Loaded At the Wrong Door (acoustic) / Remainder / It's Still '56 / Born Into Giving It Up (acoustic)

Albums

01/1994 CD DEJADISC 3218  (US) BLOOMED - Blue And Wonder / Rainsquall / 22 / Mud / Six Years / This Is Where / Gauzy Dress In The Sun / Daisychain / Desire / Up North / Surprise, AZ / Cradle To The Angel
03/1997 CD MCA 11564 (US) DEVOTION + DOUBT - Pull / Lil Wallet Picture / Ed's Song / Home / A Goodbye Rye / Fater / Kate Rose / 4AM / Roll / Polly Waltz / Figure / On Travelling / Song Of 27
08/1998 CD MCA 11780 (US) SINCE - Believer / Faithful Shooter / Ariel Ramirez / Jewelbomb / The Ocean Cliff Clearing / Goner W/ Souvenir / Slept / Pico / Coursed / Lucky Buzz / 10-Day Room / Brief & Boundless / Raze / Hand @ The Hem / Boys, The Night Will Bury You / Once
01/2000 CD OVERCOAT 3 (US) RICHARD BUCKNER - On Traveling / Boys, The Night Will Bury You / Ed's Song / A Goodbye Rye / Home / Song Of 27 / Roll / Pull / Figure / Jewelbomb / Lil Wallet Picture
10/2000 CD OVERCOAT 8 (US) THE HILL - The Hill
10/2002 CD OVERCOAT 14 (US) IMPASSE - Grace-I'd-Said-I'd-Known / Born Into Giving It Up / Hoping Wishers Never Lose / Loaded @ The Wrong Door / (A Year Ahead)...& A Light / Put On What You Wanna / A Shift / ...& The Clouds've Lied / Stumble Down / Count Me In On This One / Dusty From The Talk / Were You Tried & Not As Tough / Impasse / I Know What I Knew / Stutterstep
10/2004 CD MERGE 249 (US) DENTS AND SHELLS - A Chance Counsel / Firsts / Invitation / Straight / Her / Charmers / Fuse / Rafters / Picture Day / As The Waves Will Always Roll
11/2005 2 CD ? (US) RICHARD BUCKNER - SPECIAL EDITION BOX SET :
CD 1 : Born Into Giving It Up / Stumble-Ette / Loaded At the Wrong Door (acoustic) / Remainder / It's Still '56 / Born Into Giving It Up (acoustic)
CD 2 : On Traveling / Boys, The Night Will Bury You / Ed's Song / A Goodbye Rye / Home / Song Of 27 / Roll / Pull / Figure / Jewelbomb / Lil Wallet Picture
09/2006 CD MERGE 279 (US) MEADOW - Town / Canyon / Lucky / Mile / Before / Window / Kingdom / Numbered / Spell / The Tether And The Tie
08/2011 CD MERGE MRG 339 (US) OUR BLOOD - Traitor / Escape / Thief / Collusion / Ponder / Witness / Confession / Hindsight / Gang

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