Richard Buckner (was Clip: Bonnie Prince Billy)
- --On Wednesday, April 30, 2003 2:37 PM +0100 Andy Benham
> On a related note, last night I caught Richard Buckner's solo show._The Hill_ is the hardest Buckner disc for me to get into, in part because
> And well how captivating can one performer be. Contorted face,
> nylon strung acoustic guitar with the occasional foray with an
> electric, he played an hour and a half of wonderful primitve
> confessional folk music. I loved the way his voiced kind of veered
> about almost sounding countryish but not quite. I'd kind of given up
> on him after _The Hill_, which I found difficult to say the least. But
> after last night I think it definitely needs revisiting.
I enjoy how he wraps his voice around his own lyrics, in part because the
instrumentals don't do much for me. But the two subsequent Overcoat
releases are very good; _Impassse_ probably is the least country-sound disc
he's made, with lots of catchy, synth-laden short songs, and _Richard
Buckner_ reissues solo acoustic versions of a lot of _Devotion + Doubt_
> Andy, RB last night, Calexico tonight, and Steve Wynn and LauraI wanna go to England.
> Cantrell next week. My cup runneth over.
who will wait to see Wynn in just over a month and Calexico, who knows?