“Crazy Horse by way of Parsons and Sahm.” - Laurie Gallardo, KUTX
"Raw, passionate ... at his best Buckley reminds you of everything from the Jayhawks’ ‘Bunkhouse’ period, to the Rolling Stones."
- Steve Morse, Rock Critic
"It’s country rock with an ache, one that doesn’t fade, yet never proves debilitating." - Austin Chronicle
Born a Northerner with a Texas soul, and slinging a guitar with a snarl under his Cowboy hat, Singer-songwriter Buckley is standing front and center with his latest release ‘Las Cruces’. It’s a fitting title for a man at continual crossroads.
Inspired by the boundless sky hanging over the desert on his nighttime drives during a recent tour in the southwest, his sonic brush is a bit heavier and the mood a little darker this go-around.
After fronting the critically acclaimed alt-country band the Gilded Splinters, Buckley moved from Boston to Austin in 2011. Ranging from rough to raw to rueful, Buckley’s sound caught ears and landed him residencies at the White Horse, Blackheart, Hotel Vegas, and Hole in the Wall, gigs at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Cafe, and airplay from KUT to the UK.
Recorded at Shine Studios in Austin TX, ‘Las Cruces’ is an album surrounded by a wall of lush guitars, finger poppin’ harmonies, steel pedal twang, a bit of alt-country, soul, and roots rock n’ roll.
Reverb and feedback fill the air off stacks of amplifiers, boot stomping anthems, and longing dreamy melodies. Finding its footing knee deep in Neil Young, Whiskeytown, and The Flying Burrito Brothers, ‘Las Cruces’ is an album at the crossroads of one’s soul. Hitting the ground running with radio driven, alt-country tunes like “Bakersfield”, “Conseula”, “Clawson Hill”, “Perfect Storm”, and lead single “Three Chiefs”, Buckley has found his home.
With 6 years in Austin behind him, and a little of that black-star twilight in his pocket, Buckley is making his way West, East, and all points in between.
released March 2, 2018
'Las Cruces' an album by Buckley
All songs written by J. Buckley
J. Buckley - Guitar & Vocals
Simon Page - Guitar
Sean McNulty - Bass
Russ Patterson - Drums
Recorded @ Shine Studios - Austin, TX.
Produced by J. Buckley & Justin Douglas
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Justin Douglas
Rum Bar Records is turning into one of the absolute best labels for real rock and roll these days, if you haven't gotten hip to that trip. It's the boss sound from the Boss-town." - Bill Kelly, Bill Kelly's Teenage Wasteland WFMU
supported by 5 fans who also own “Las Cruces "the nice price"”
Beer! Fun! Shapely ladies! Load up the woodie and head to the beach with this super tasty can of Beach Boys-meets-Ramones suds. Nostalgic? Sure. Fun as a beach bunny after a six-pack? YOU BETCHA!!!! Good Stuff! thedoggboy
supported by 4 fans who also own “Las Cruces "the nice price"”
A contender for best pop-rock album of 2019.
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