Buck Buckley Band

Buck Buckley Band

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Americana, Singer-Songwriter. Buck and Patrice's love of American roots music informs the inspired lyrics and unforgettable harmonies created by this duo. Reminds many of the Gram and Emmylou Harris days...

Biography

Buck Buckley and Patrice Eastham write and perform music in the American roots tradition. A Georgia native, Buck's talent as a singer became evident at an early age in his performances with the renowned Atlanta Boys Choir. His tastes have since expanded to include everything from gospel to rock and roll, always with a strong connection to American roots. Patrice Eastham was born in Arkansas and has lived all around the Southeast. She started out as the "girl singer" for party band "Two Dollar Shoes" in 1997. Buck and Patrice began singing together in 1999, and it soon became clear that the partnership was meant to be. The blend of Buck's clear, expressive vocal style (think Jackson Brown) and Patrice's unaffected country soul is truly a magical combination. Whether performing their lyrical, tightly rendered material or covers of artists they admire, it is their signature vocal harmonies that create their unique sound.

Some influences are: Buddy and Julie Miller, Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.

Lyrics

No Stranger

Written By: Buck Buckley

I was riding high, now I'm walking alone
My head hung down to cry
On a dark road where the devil hides.
Now the dogs are loose the wind is cold
There's no place here to lie
No cover, no comfort, no pride.

Ah but I'm lifted into the morning
Birdsong like a rising tide of grace
Daylights busts in without a warning
There is no danger in this place.

Aw you gotta get up in the morning
Dust off your prayers, put on your travellin' shoes
Shake out the skin that you were born in
Haul off and sing those dustbowl blues.

There's a ramblin' crew on the highroad now
Singin' all the live long day
When he hears 'em rolling through the devil hides
Now the dogs are loose, the windows down
You can hear the gospel play
You better give that lonely homeless guy a ride.

Ah but he's lifted into the morning
Birdsong like a rising tide of grace
Sweet air bursts in without a warning
There is no stranger in this place.

copyright 2002

Black Bandana

Written By: Buck Buckley

That old white trash and that razor flash
On snow white's magic mirror
That wicked queen has cut me to the bone
I throw all my cash at that final crash
that's speeding ever nearer
But I might as well try drawing blood from stone
Yeah I might as well set fire to home sweet home

(CHORUS)
Sail on, sail on you ship of fools (you ship of fools)
I pray that never more you call my name
It's midnight on those bloody tracks
where I stand and wave my lantern
wrapped in a black bandana
Flagging down a train

No savior's sacrifice can take my shame
Can't no locomotive cure my pain

Delta Daughter

Written By: Buck Buckley

You come a delta daughter
through the Arkansas mud
And you're part indian
Mississippi in your blood
You bloomed in Memphis
like a sweet magnolia bud

Well you took one last communion
and you took to rock and roll
You could damn near taste the peaches
when the preachin' took control
You stood on chairs and hollered
from the bottom of your soul

You're just a dancer from the old school
I love to see you twist snd shout
There ain't no earthly hand can hold you
when you let the angel out

Well you had a little baby
and the baby was a boy
What twined your lives together
no angel can destroy
You tramped into Atlanta
to the strain of soldiers joy

We sang some songs together
and we watched a picture show
And you wanted me to hold you
Aw but how was I to know
until you put your arms around me
and you would not let me go

My heart was in no mortal danger
I said I'm getting too damned old
I'm just an outlaw and a stranger
But I come in from the cold.

Discography

Black Bandana - independent release
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Set List

ORIGINALS:
No Stranger
Barfly
Delta Daughter
Fill The Well
I Forget You All The Time
Margaret To Margaret
Perpetual Motion
The Word
Southpaw
Black Bandana

COVERS:
A Showman's Life - Miller, Buddy
All My Tears - Miller, Julie
Angel Band - Stanley, Ralph
Break My Mind - Snow, Hank
By The Mark - Welch, Gillian
Caleb Meyer - Welch, Gillian
Can't Let Go - Williams, Lucinda
Christmastime In Washington - Earle, Steve
Copper Kettle - Bob Dylan
Dark As A Dungeon - Merle Travis
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues - Harris, Emmylou
Georgia Rose - Monroe, Bill
Shake Your Hips - Slim Harpo
Honey Now - Welch, Gillian
HowlinÂ’ At The Moon - Rowan, Peter
Hundred Million Little Bombs - Miller, Buddy
I Am Weary Let Me Rest - The Cox Family
I Call On You - Miller, Julie
I DonÂ’t Mean Maybe - Miller, Buddy
If You Should Wake Up - Lovett, Lyle
I Think I Lost It - Williams, Lucinda
IÂ’ll Fly Away
I'm Gonna Be Strong - Gene Pitney
I Want To Sing That Rock 'n Roll - Welch,