Chanteur Country-Folk US né en 1967.
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.
Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter
Style musical : Country-Folk, Alternative Country, Americana
Years in activity :
|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)|
|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 :
|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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