Richard Buckner is one of those underappreciated artists who makes categorization difficult for music journalists. In the span of his 20-plus-year career, Buckner has managed to release nearly a dozen full-length albums that slither between acoustic alt-country and folk electronica.
Buckner's new album Surrounded
is no exception, with expansive, contemplative songs that blossom like sad, doomed flowers along the side of a dirt road. Buckner's live performances are typically stoic sets that focus purely on the music, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that.
Richard Buckner is performing at RecordBar tonight. Ticket info here