The Bucky Walters

The Bucky Walters

 Arcata, California, USA

"The debut studio album of this group will not disappoint fans of The Bucky Walters. It spans all corners of the bluegrass genre, from foot-stompin' and toe-tappin', partner-swingin' ditties, to slow, somber ballads. Throughout it all, The Bucky Walters shines through as a band that is tight, fast, and completely in their element."
- (Mar 16, 2009)


The Bucky Walters is a young acoustic ensemble who started their bluegrass infused escapades in the hills of Humboldt County, California. Their music is a frenetic, foot stomping mix of all genres past and present, expressed through a collection of acoustic string instruments and one wailing harmonica. The traditional instrumentation of The Bucky Walters helps keep that old-timey feel while composing not-so-traditional songs providing people from across the map music to listen and dance to.

Since their establishment in 2005, Bucky Walters has performed countless shows in northern California, sharing the bill with artists such as David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Todd Philips, The Devil Makes Three, Greensky Bluegrass, Blue Turtle Seduction, Hot Buttered Rum, and many more.


Bucky Walters (2005), Phone (2007)

Set List

We have been known to play for hours. We will usually play two or three shorter sets with a break or one long set for two or three hours straight. Our typical set consists of many original songs mixed with a handful of traditional bluegrass and country tunes along with some more contemporary covers such as: "Light My Candle"-Otis Redding, "Blue Yodel #3"-Jimmie Rodgers, "Hony Tonk Heroes"-Waylon Jennings, "Slippery People"-The Talking Heads, "Helicopter"-M. Ward, "Radio Song"-The Felice Brothers, and many more.