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Buck Meek of Big Thief Shares New Song “Ruby,” Solo Album Out May 18

Buck Meek, co-founding member and lead guitarist of the critically acclaimed indie rock band Big Thief, has shared the second song from his upcoming self-titled solo album. Uproxx premiered “Ruby,” calling it “a profoundly easy and relaxed listen… the sound of waking up from a nap on a warm weekend afternoon.” Buck Meek will be released May 18 on Austin-based indie label, Keeled Scales.

Buck Meek has just concluded a West Coast run alongside Twain as well as an eventful visit to SXSW, where he played a coveted slot at Willie Nelson’s own Luck Reunion, enthusiastically previewed in NPR’s Austin 100 and accurately captured by American Songwriter.

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Buck’s solo album is a natural extension of his integral role in Big Thief, but is by no means, a sequel work. The 10-song collection recalls, reflects and expands upon personal experiences both prior to and post the Brooklyn quartet’s success. There’s emotive familiarity in his poignantly pretty lyrics and an enlightening newness to the songs’ structures. These beautifully blended qualities as well as musical contributions from Adam Brisbin on guitar (Jolie Holland, Sam Evian, Katie Von Schleicher), Mt. Davidson on bass (Twain, The Low Anthem, Spirit Family Reunion), and Austin Vaughn on drums (Here We Go Magic, Luke Temple, Sam Evian) make Buck Meek an album to hear.

TRACKLIST

Joe By The Book

Cannonball!

Ruby

Flight 9525

Exit 7 Roses

Maybe

Swan Dive

Sue

Best Friend

Fool Me

Engineered by

Phil Weinrobe &

Andrew Sarlo

Buck Meek

May 18, 2018

Keeled Scales

TOUR DATES

March 31 | Decatur, GA at @Eddie’s Attic *

April 01 | Nashville, TN at @The Basement East *

April 02 | Bloomington, IN at @The Bishop *

April 03 | Evanston, IL at @Evanston SPACE *

April 04 | Milwaukee, WI at @Colectivo Coffee *

April 05 | Minneapolis, MN at @7th St. Entry *

April 06 | Davenport, IA at Raccoon Motel

April 09 | Denver, CO at Lost Lake

May 30 | The Quiet Valley Ranch, TX at Kerrville Folk Festival

* with Margaret Glaspy

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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