Deep as Dylan, Bud Buckley is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, booking huge festivals like Musikfest 2009 AND 2010 and Orion Independent Music Fest, Park City, Utah to kick off the Sundance Film Fest. Bud is a SHOWCASE Artist at both Millennium Music Conference 14 and Singer Songwriter Cape May 3. In Play Films has selected one of Bud's songs for it's upcoming feature film "Good For You." And Wit's End Films has selected another song for an upcoming comedy series "Lightfoot and Lee". Bud was selected out of 100 entrants to be recorded on the BAAMO compilation in Tampa and also on Noise Ordinance 1 and 2 compilations in Sarasota. Bud was number one for ten weeks on London's Loneboystore.com radio chart. He still fits perfectly in your venue, whether it's a living room, a festival concert or anything in between. Muse's Muse critic Chris Propfe says "Bud Buckley makes the kind of music that I want to hear when I listen to the radio, and that's why I don't listen to the radio. It's very rare to hear an actual singer/songwriter on the dial these days, and that's a shame, because I'm a huge fan. Well, Bud Buckley's bringin' it and he's adding something new to the mix." Musesmuse.com.
At the end of his New York tour, Mike Pozit, owner of showcase indie venue Dockside Pub said, "Dockside Pub is a Indie music venue located 40 miles north of New York City. Bud Buckley has performed here and we hope to book him on his next northern road trip. Bud performs his original material as well as some very interesting covers. He is totally professional and very easy to work with. Please do not hesitate to call for any additional info." Mike Pozit, Dockside Pub (845) 621 0057
And Ellen Aldridge, editor of Target Audience Magazine said, "Experience sets apart the dreamers from the hopeless romantics, and with an education in journalism this guitar teacher, Bud Buckley, combines all the necessary facets to write moving songs.
He writes universally about ideas which speak to individuals without being clichÃ©."
Creative Loafing said, "Buckley's debut effort is a sincere set of acoustic folk rock, elevated by mature arrangements and the self-professed late bloomer's weathered vocals."
With a voice that can run from Paul Simon like kiss-for-a-baby to John Mellencamp apple coring Americana, Bud Buckley will move you with a balanced mix of originals and covers.
Drawing strong comparisons to Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler, Bud Buckley has come on to the indie acoustic rock scene by blending thoughtful fingerstyle acoustic guitar with thoughtful vignette-style lyrics.
His second CD, Itï¿½s About Time, was released at the end of 2007 and brought more of the same musical stylings after his debut release, Feel My Love, in 2004. Overall, however, the 10-track CD has a more mature, refined tone. ï¿½Canï¿½t Leave My Mind,ï¿½ features intricate strings precisely mixed while Budï¿½s thoughtful lyrics depict an endearing relationship. In it, he sings, ï¿½You blow through my hair even when itï¿½s still/ I feel you in everything youï¿½ve touched/ You seep into me against my will.ï¿½ His track ï¿½Undergroundï¿½ offers a true acoustic rock sound ala John Mellencamp with a humane message as he sings, ï¿½The air is getting filthy so weï¿½ll call it nice and clean/ The rivers run with mercury and the fish are turning mean.ï¿½
tâ€™s About Time features appearances by a variety of noted musicians. Helen Avakian, a singer/songwriter who has opened for Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marshall Crenshaw and the New York Philharmonic, produced and contributed acoustic guitar as well as etherial back-up vocals to the album. Other musicians who contributed to Itâ€™s About Time include Terry Champlin played classical guitar. His music has been performed worldwide by such groups and artists as David Starobin, Evangelos and Liza, The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra and The Highlands Symphony. Grammy-nominated producer Scott Petito, who engineered, mixed and mastered at his NRS Studios in Woodstock, NY, and whose recording credits include The Band, James and Livingston Taylor, Mark Knopfler, Keith Richards, Bela Fleck, and Stevie Wonder, played bass, piano, B2 organ, acoustic and electric guitar. Deni Bonet, a Lilith Fair singer/songwriter/musician who has recorded and/or performed with REM, Sarah McLachlan and Cyndi Lauper, added violin, viola and electric violin. Beth Reineke served as a vocal coach and production assistant.
Bud's latest release, In Denial, also recorded in Woodstock at the Mark Dan Studios is a departure, features the B3 organ of Ross Rice (Donald "Duck" Dunn and the Stax crowd, Steve Earle, Jill Sobule, Steve Forbert, to Peter Frampton), Dan Hickey on Drums (They Might Be Giants, Joe Jackson, The B52's, Joe Cocker, Cyndi Lauper, John Lee Hooker and Johnny Winter) As well as the tasty electrivcc guitar of Steve Siktberg.
Bud Buckley's solo act is just Bud on vocals and acoustic guitar.
He can also use backing tracks from his CDs if desired by the venue. His critically acclaimed CD features Violinist Deni Bonet (toured with Cyndi Lauper and Sarah McLachlan), Helen Avakian (Award winning songwriter well known in the Hudson Valley) Scott Petito (bass player for the Fugs), Joshua Peni on drums and back up singer Beth Chapin Reineke.
CD, Feel My Love, 2004
CD, It's About Time, December 2007,
EP, Sitting On The Wind, Dec, 2009
EP, In Denial, Sept. 2011
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Music Festival Magic
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Bud Buckley delivered some amazing, edgy, yet warm and engaging performances at the Orion Independen...Bud Buckley delivered some amazing, edgy, yet warm and engaging performances at the Orion Independent Music Festival 2010. His songs caught the attention of industry insiders and filmakers and we look forward to his return in 2011!"-Steffon Olsen, Founder/CEO
Orion Independent Music Festival in Park City
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CD REVIEW: Bud Buckley - It's About Time By Chris Propfe - 01/13/2008 - 01:43 PM EST Artist: Bud...CD REVIEW: Bud Buckley - It's About Time
By Chris Propfe - 01/13/2008 - 01:43 PM EST
Artist: Bud Buckley
Album: It's About Time
Genre: Acoustic Folk/Rock
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10
Overall Talent Level: 10/10
Songwriting Skills: 10/10
Best Songs: Let Me Go, Can't Leave My Mind, I Still Remember (How That Feels)
CD Review: Bud Buckley makes the kind of music that I want to hear when I listen to the radio, and that's why I don't listen to the radio. It's very rare to hear an actual singer/songwriter on the dial these days, and that's a shame, because I'm a huge fan. Well, Bud Buckley's bringin' it and he's adding something new to the mix.
With a warm, clear production care of Helen Avakian and Scott Petito, these songs come to life through the speakers. What really jumped out at me was the musicianship. The violin and background vocals of Let Me Go brought to mind the slow-groove of Elton John's, Madman Across The Water. Can't Leave My Mind channeled Gordon Lightfoot, Dylan and early Neil Diamond while sounding fresh at the same time. I enjoyed Underground too. Again, the background vocals kept it above water. With it's "wild frontier" theme, it would have fit well into any Western. Just listen to the classical guitar fills in Keeping Secrets and you'll hear the time and dedication that went into this recording.
Another great aspect to this CD is that you can listen to it all the way through, which is very rare for a recording these days. And the good songs keep coming. Elevator brought to mind early Police and The Silence There would have fit well on Phish's, Farmhouse. Now, grab a martini and get ready for the loungy, Tattoo. You will be transported from your boring headphones to a chic New York City champagne hut.
My favorite song has to be I Still Remember (How That Feels). It's a song that I wish I wrote. With it's haunting melody and simple but direct lyrics, you will think of everything you should have done and the legacy that you hope to leave behind. As far as legacy goes, Bud Buckley has his wonderful music, so he's set!
Sincere Folk Rock
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Buckley's debut effort is a sincere set of acoustic folk rock, elevated by mature arrangements and t...Buckley's debut effort is a sincere set of acoustic folk rock, elevated by mature arrangements and the self-professed late bloomer's weathered vocals. "Can't Leave My Mind," with its quiet swell of strings and classical guitar, is a tender tribute, as is "I Still Remember (How That Feels)," a father's thoughts on the little girl he let go. Elsewhere, images are of Mellencamp-ian Americana, as in the roots-country twang of "The Silence There" and in the album highlight, "Keeping Secrets," its weary lovers "as still as the lake, as still as that old church where the faithful no longer come." 3 stars
Number 1 in UK's Loneboy
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18.05.08 - Storming straight to the top of this weeks chart is featured artist Bud Buckley, congratu...18.05.08 - Storming straight to the top of this weeks chart is featured artist Bud Buckley, congratulations go to him and the huge support he has received this week, with 5 fallers, 2 climbers, 2 re-entries and one new entry the chart is having a good old shake up. Can we expect a brand new number one next week or will the huge success continue for Bud Buckley, check back next week for more details...
25.05.08 - Another unbelievable week for our number one artist Bud Buckley, an absolutely tremendous amount of support for him.
02.06.08 - Bud Buckley continues his reign at the top of our chart but with Light Rain holding onto the number five positions and re-entries from Alex Kajumulo, Pete Martin and Griffin Anthony, will he still be number one next week?
Hudson Valley CD Review
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"It's About Time" is a perfect mix of strumming softness and lyrical attitude. Combining an approa..."It's About Time" is a perfect mix of strumming softness and lyrical attitude. Combining an approach that's similar to Paul Simon and James Taylor, each track is intrinsically simple--yet as you listen further, each element of the composition becomes clearer, showing a complexity of the arrangements brought by his supporting cast of musicians.
Throughout the album, Buckley has hints of the rusty growl of Springsteen, the storytelling abilities of Eric Clapton and the freshness that brings "It's About Time" full circle. Combining classic elements, with a sense of sweetness and vulnerability, Bud Buckley has made an album that will surely last through time.
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Bud Buckley: It's About Time
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It's comforting to know that while Americans are facing tough times, one can always turn to music to...It's comforting to know that while Americans are facing tough times, one can always turn to music to provide relief.
Bud Buckley, along with several talented Woodstock, NY musicians, has cooked up an album full of AOR tracks that succeeds on a lot of different levels. Sometimes the album is perfect as a Sunday morning soundtrack, other times a song will grab your attention with a clever hook or a sense of urgency.
Buckley's honest voice is accompanied by a lush production of strings, guitars, and percussion. The lyrics are often poignant and occasionally humorous, as in the track "Tatoo": "Bad ideas seem so perfect when they first inflame your mind - Possibly they'll show no mercy, going from cool to lame in time."
Buckley can also rock in a rootsy, earnest manner that will be familiar to fans of Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen ("Underground"). His quieter efforts resemble Crowded House, as acoustic guitars are deployed in an unusually effective manner ("Keeping Secrets").
It's About Time is an eclectic collection of songs that also manages to achieve a level of cohesiveness often lacking in 21st century pop and rock. Give Bud Buckley a listen, it's well worth the time.
posted by Doug Cornell
Worth a Spot in your iPod
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"Worth a spot in your iPod. The key to a solid album is consistency.If I have to skip over 2 songs e..."Worth a spot in your iPod. The key to a solid album is consistency.If I have to skip over 2 songs every time I listen, we have an issue. It’s About Time passes that test with room to spare. Production is tight and the vocals are solid the whole way through. Simply put, it’s got an organic sound that never gets sloppy. I could see myself putting this on repeat as I’m driving along an abandoned highway deep in the heart of Texas. Check it out for yourself if you need a break from pop radio. "
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NIGHTLIFE Published Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at 4:30 a.m. Artist: Bud Buckley (vocals/guitar/song...NIGHTLIFE
Published Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at 4:30 a.m.
Artist: Bud Buckley (vocals/guitar/songwriting)
Base of operation: Venice
Style/genre of music: Acoustic rock
Bio: For Buckley, also a guitar teacher, each connotation of the phrase "It's about time" is significant. The retired New York state grade school teacher released his second CD, "It's About Time," in January. That's no ordinary feat when one's entire music career began late in life, no thanks to childhood echoes of callous schoolteachers. Buckley's own elementary school students rekindled his musical spirit. Curiously, one of those original fourth- graders, Kathy Feeney, now 21, co-wrote two of the new songs. After Buckley's 2004 debut disc, material accumulated and urgency goaded him (it's time!), yet his first producer was too busy to help. He did suggest that Buckley organize material by theme. Guess what's common to each of the 10 subtle, contemporary, neo-rock tunes on the tightly produced CD? Yup, time. So, truly, it IS about time.
Quote: Buckley told Helen Avakian, his producer for "It's About Time," "There's nothing you can say to me that will hurt my feelings. ... And so once I got that across to her, she would say, 'You've gotta rewrite that line,' or 'That chord change is too vanilla." ... I mentioned her on the album as my musical dominatrix."
Where playing: Althea's Restaurant (220 Miami Ave. W., 484-5187) in Venice, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturdays.
Where to buy CDs: $15 at shows, Boogie Woogie (Sarasota location, 921-7410) and Venice's Bella Luna (488-3089). Also, at CDBaby.com, iTunes and myspace.com/budbuckley1.
Web site: budbuckley.com.
-- Dawn Scire
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Atlanta CD Review
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Experience sets apart the dreamers from the hopeless romantics, and with an education in journalism ...Experience sets apart the dreamers from the hopeless romantics, and with an education in journalism this guitar teacher, Bud Buckley, combines all the necessary facets to write moving songs.
He writes universally about ideas which speak to individuals without being cliché.
Buckley states “Let Me Go” (the opening track and my favorite) was inspired by Terri Schiavo, but his lyrics read like a “dear John” letter or a manifesto written by a madman ranting about being trapped inside a mechanical body or society refusing to listen to the melodies escaping from the vibrations of body language. The art in music lies in the interpretation, so make sure to read the lyrics as well as groove to his tunes.
The line that hits me like a rock to the back of the head in “Keeping Secrets” is simply, “I didn’t mean to sink my stones”. This line shifts consciousness from early childhood memories and play to the hard-hitting truth of an entropic reality. Energy dissipates and relationships grow old and stale. The secret’s out. Everything changes.
I love “Elevator” just because of the double entendre in the word’s sound “elevate her”.
“Crowded Memory” closes the course of haunted-sounding, stream-of-consciousness songs in Buckley’s debut album, “It’s About Time”, with repetitive choral lines and ghostly harmonies. The name of this album alone shows the dynamic of hidden meanings in melody and lyrics. I give his “It’s About Time” 4/5 stars and urge fans of music and writing alike to check out Bud Buckley’s fine blend of inspired songs at his website http://budbuckley.com/. Don’t “make me beg”.
Review by Ellen Aldridge, Editor-In-Chief of Target Audience Magazine. To be posted Summer 2008
Music Now Artist/Band Spotlight Weekly Series
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Bud Buckley is one of those rare treats that you do not want to miss out on within the music industr...Bud Buckley is one of those rare treats that you do not want to miss out on within the music industry. He sings with passion and soul that clearly shows why he is meant to make music. The critically acclaimed singer/songwriter is also a masterful guitarist. Isaac Davis Jr.
I typically do about two dozen of my originals mixed in with covers by The Beatles, both Dylans, Steve Miller, Neil Young, John Mayer, Damien Rice, Buddy Holly, Neil Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Josh Rouse and many others. I play sets as long as the venue requires. I hate to leave a crowd sitting and waiting for more live music.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.