Mississippi David Hornbuckle / Ghost Herd
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Mississippi David Hornbuckle / Ghost Herd

Birmingham, Alabama, United States | SELF

Birmingham, Alabama, United States | SELF
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Gutter & Spine: Sludge (2007)
Dixieland Space Orchestra: dixielandspacemusic (2007)
The M-Word: Red Demo (2004)
The M-Word: Blue Demo (2003)
Solo: Happy Birthday Maudie (2003)
Solo: Nearly Alive (2002)
Eurotoaster: Darkly We Dream (2001)
The Exes: Your Heart Belongs (2000)
PopCanon: Pricksongs & Descants (1999) PopCanon: D'Art (1999)
PopCanon: PopCanon Covers It Up (1998)
Smack Doris: Regular-Sized Monster Series (1998)
PopCanon: The Kingdom of Idiot Rock (1997)
PopCanon: Some Antics by the Semantics (1995)
Solo: Chili Wind A' Blowin (1995)
Crazy Treehead: The Bones of Our Brains (1993)



Mississippi David Hornbuckle has been performing his eclectic brand of music in many different incarnations all over the U.S. since the early 1990s. He first achieved regional notoriety in Mississippi and Alabama with bands Quentin's Bridge, the Freeloaders, and Crazy Treehead.

From 1995-2001, his band PopCanon, then based in Florida, became a popular fixture all along the East Coast college town circuit, performing everywhere they could find a stage between Miami and New York City. PopCanon was known for their literary leanings, too-clever-by-half lyrics, and an outrageous stage show that never failed to entertain and surprise audiences.

Later, he relocated to New York and started the ashcan acoustipunk band the M-Word, whom the Village Voice once voted "Band most likely to injure themselves onstage." In 2005, he founded the M. David Hornbuckle Dixieland Space Orchestra, a group that filtered Hornbuckle's tunes through a filter of free jazz and Dixieland.

In 2010, Hornbuckle returned to his native Birmingham. With his current band, he also returns to his rock and roll roots, performing with an energetic, punkish style with a hint of twang.

During all this time, Hornbuckle has always stayed busy with various side-projects in multiple genres. He has had country bands, noise bands, and power pop trios. He has composed soundtracks for short films using a blend of classical and contemporary approaches. He is also a published novelist and short-story writer under the name M. David Hornbuckle.