Alt-country’s favorite son: Richard Buckner plays The Mill

Richard Buckner

Artful, inspired lyrics have set Richard Buckner apart as a singer-songwriter going as far back as his first self-produced collection in the mid-1990’s, Bloomed, an album which remains in release to this day. Buckner’s heartfelt lyrics lend his songs the emotional complexity of a well-made short story or lyric poem. Consider this 2008 solo electric performance of “Blue and Wonder” from Bloomed and how it’s able to convey the unflinching intimacy and heartbreak of love with the simple but raw lines like “What’s that word I forget sometimes?” and “There’s things even drunks like us will never forget.” […]

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