Richard Buckner will be playing End Of The Road Festival 2012.
Richard Buckner announces his first UK festival appearance in support of his new album “Our Blood”. “Our Blood” is Richard’s first album since 2006’s ‘Meadow’ and the first ever to be released by a UK record label (décor, home of Mark Eitzel and Richmond Fontaine). This coming year will also see the release of the Collusion Ep taken from the album. Buckner has been releasing albums since 1994 when he released “Bloomed” and a few years later his second masterpiece “Devotion & Doubt”. Initially saddled in with the Alt Country movement, Buckner has moved to a far more acoustic, atmospherique sound most likened to Bill Callahan from SMOG
“Buckner remains one of the most intriguing songwriters working” = “Our Blood” Pitchfork 8.0
Despite sharing labels with the likes of ARCADE FIRE, DINOSAUR JR and RICHMOND FONTAINE, and boasting a back catalogue of nine albums with contributions from members of GIANT SAND/CALEXICO, YO LA TENGO, GUIDED BY VOICES, THE MEKONS, TORTOISE & SONIC YOUTH, Richard Buckner remains something of a cult treasure. It’s most likely because he’s the real deal; a classic troubadour in the mould of TOWNES VAN ZANDT, TIM HARDIN or PHIL OCHS, Buckner’s rustic poetry and dreamlike imagery is delivered by “a gruff yet honeyed voice so enveloping that it feels more like a place you go than a sound you hear” – Pitchfork “Buckner’s quavering, cracking voice could fell a cynic at 50ft” – Stewart Lee, The Sunday Time
“The Richard Buckner vibe– and that is a big influence for me. His words are just about a sound and barely about meaning, but I could find all these crazy meanings in there.. .there are lyrics that are totally heartbreaking and beautiful and heavy” – Justin Vernon of BON IVER
“Richard Buckner is one of my favourite singers and this is his best album yet” – Willy Vlautin of Richmond Fontaine
“An Austere Beauty” UNCUT 4 star