Richard Buckner is an American singer songwriter born in California, and currently living in Brooklyn, NY. A critically-acclaimed artist most often associated with the Alternative Country movement, Buckner has in recent albums eschewed his initial acoustic approach and displayed an increasing interest in more abstract music styles.
Buckner began his career with the acoustic "Bloomed" (1994), a lyrically dense suite of songs recorded in Lubbock, Texas and heavily influenced by that state's tradition of whisky-soaked poet/troubadors, probably best embodied by Townes Van Zandt. In 1996, he released the major label "Devotion & Doubt," with members of Giant Sand backing him, displaying a more adventurous, almost avante garde approach to songwriting and arranging. Since then he has returned to record for smaller labels, to critical acclaim and cult artist status.
*Bloomed (1994) *Devotion & Doubt (1996) *Since (1999) *The Hill (2000) *Impasse (2003) *Impassette (EP) (2003) *Dents & Shells (2005)