Big Thief’s Buck Meek releasing solo debut (stream “Cannonball!”)
Buck Meek plays lead guitar in Big Thief and he's also a solo artist. He's got a couple EPs on Bandcamp, and he's now set to release his first full-length album (self-titled) on May 18 via Keeled Scales (pre-order). Like his early EPs, the album features guest vocals by Big Thief singer Adrianne Lenker, and guitar great Dave Harrington plays pedal steel on the record. The core band is Buck plus Adam Brisbin on guitar (Jolie Holland, Sam Evian, Katie Von Schleicher), Mat Davidson on bass (Twain, The Low Anthem, Spirit Family Reunion), and Austin Vaughn on drums (Here We Go Magic, Luke Temple, Sam Evian), and there are also contributions from Mikey Buishas (Really Big Pinecone) on pump organ, Michael Sachs (Little King, Secret Sibling) on clarinet, and Buck's brother Dylan Meek (Miguel, Grant AME Gospel Choir, Post Malone) on Wurlitzer.
Buck Meek's solo stuff is more on the country side than Big Thief's music, but there's still a foot in indie rock/indie folk and there's a good chance that fans of Big Thief will dig this. The first single is "Cannonball!," a relaxed country rocker with some serious lead guitar and a nice twangy vocal performance from Buck. Listen for yourself below (via NPR).
Buck Meek has tour dates coming up, including a stop at SXSW where he'll play Willie Nelson's Luck Reunion and other shows. He's also got a run with Margaret Glaspy. All dates are listed below.
Buck Meek - S/T tracklist
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Buck Meek -- 2018 Tour Dates
03.04 Tucson, AZ @ Exo Listening Room
03.06 El Paso, TX @ Club Here I Love You
03.07 Albuquerque, NM @ House show
03.09 Arroyo Seco, NM @ Parse Seco
03.14 Austin, TX @ MASH Movers day party
03.15 Spicewood, TX @ Luck Reunion
03.16 Austin, TX @ Radio Coffee & Beer
03.17 Austin, TX @ Lamberts (Keeled Scales official showcase)
03.31 Decatur, GA @ Eddie's Attic*
04.01 Nashville, TN @ The Basement East*
04.02 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop*
04.03 Evanston, IL @ Evanston SPACE*
04.04 Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo Coffee*
04.05 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry*
* - w/ Margaret Glaspy