This one goes out to mister J Reed.

Richard Buckner, aided by backing band Six Parts Seven, made it happen last night at The Echo on Sunset. The artist’s trademark warble and heart wrenching lyrics were in full swing as he worked his way through material ranging from 2006’s Meadow (album #8) as well as choice cuts culled from his expanding back catalog.

While Six Parts Seven did an fine job backing him up, it was not until they left the stage, and Buckner was left alone, that the true magic of the evening began to unfold. There is something in the man that commands an audience’s rapt attention, and it is no more evident than his solo acoustic renditions. The power of Buckner’s subtlety is truely something to behold; If you have the opportunity, catch the man on this current tour.

Below: Listen to “Lucky,” my favorite track off Buckner’s last full lenth, 2006’s Meadow — A great Buckner album aided by Guided By Voices alums Doug Gillard and Kevin March. Need I say more?

Elsewhere: Passion of The Weiss reviews the Magnolia Electric Co./Son Volt show I attended Tuesday night, but was too tired to review myself.

Richard Buckner :: Lucky
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  1. Thanks for the shout out. Glad to hear Buckner hasn’t changed, only gotten even better.

  2. I saw Buckner last fall just after Meadow was released at a solo acoustic show and it was flat out amazing. The intricacies and layers of just one man on stage are breathtaking. Super nice guy as well.

  3. I think Meadow is probably my new favorite driving record…so good.

  4. Saw Richard last night at Cafe du’Nord here in San Francisco and was flat out amazed at the work of 6parts7. I had not seen R.Buckner since’ my Chicago years when I would see him twice a year and almost always solo. Adding the full band really flushed out the soundscape and richard sat in the corner nearly invisible to the audience for the entire show–probably only the first two rows of people could see him at all. while i am not as big of a fan of his newer material due to not having listened to it 50,000 times, the band was kicking and i recommend going and seeing this tour even if you were a little down on him recently…it’s a new sound and it’s blazing…and when the band leaves just richard by himself it was pretty frickin’ epic.

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