Buck Meek, co-founding member and lead guitarist of the critically acclaimed indie rock band Big Thief, has shared the third song from his upcoming full-length Buck Meek. Brooklyn Vegan premiered “Maybe” noting “a lot of personality running through the songs on the record, both lyrically and musically.” Buck’s solo debut is out May 18 on Austin-based indie label, Keeled Scales.
It’s clear that 2018 has already been an eventful year for this steel string-slinging poet of sorts, having drawn attention from NPR and American Songwriter at SXSW and toured alongside the likes of Margaret Glaspy, Twain and more. Buck’s solo album is an instinctive extension of his role in Big Thief, and is just as naturally, earning major anticipation among audiences prior and new.
Buck Meek’s songs are for the lost dogs of honest mechanics, good guys and girls born into a life of crime, runaways, snow spirits, the ghosts of Central Park, unsung diving-board stars, the affection shared through gambling, and so on. Bred in Texas, more bread in New York City, Meek spins outlaw ballads and quotidian fairy tales into a yarn, with 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).