Mariel Buckley m/band (CA) ons. 23. nov. kl. 20.00

Mariel Buckley
Klassisk country for den moderne verden. Kanadiske Mariel Buckley og hennes band balanserer på en slak linje mellon country, pop och americana. Buckley er en låtskriver av rang, noe som er helt åpenbart på den nye skiva «Everywhere I Used To Be», som hun slapp tidligere i år. En skive som dessuten peker ut en delvis ny retning med ett moderne sound, uten å gå på kompromiss med kvaliteten på låtskriveriet. Buckley og hennes band har vært på vei til oss i 2 år nå, endelig kommer de!
Unapologetically genuine, wry, and soft-hearted – Mariel Buckley has planted her flag firmly as a songwriter who’s in it for the long haul. She aims to find herself squarely on the fringes and exactly where she belongs: singing and writing songs for the underdog.
Her candor and magnetic live show have been charming listeners across North America since her debut LP, Driving In The Dark . With some impressive accolades on the way including Roots Artist of the Year (Western Canadian Music Awards, 2019), and taking home the grand prize of $100,000 from the year long Project Wild commercial radio artist contest, Mariel was ready for her next move.
Now with her debut album and thousands of miles under her belt, Buckley looks to turn country/folk music on its head, with her follow-up album, Everywhere I Used To Be . Anchored by the haunting whine of the pedal steel, rounded out by heavy synth pads and produced by Marcus Paquin (The Weather Station, The Barr Brothers, Arcade Fire, The National), the resulting collection is a driving, swooning, toe-tapping catharsis; sealed and delivered by Buckley’s signature crooning brand of angst-ridden alt-folk.
Buckley and Paquin made an intentional move towards decidedly pop/contemporary production, and quickly found themselves in a daily rhythm of deconstructing and rebuilding each song to find its full potential. Backed by some of Canada’s finest session musicians, their collective efforts are showcased with abundant heart, and skillful flourishes while respecting the space necessary for the songs to speak.
Perhaps her mysterious ambiguity around genre, traditional storytelling, and identity is what gives these new songs such an honest shine. Buckley continues to be a trailblazer in her own right, with a firm grip on the steering wheel and a destination in mind – we’re just happy to be along for the ride.
If you’re longing for the pensive tearjerkers of classic country music in the modern world, look no further than singer-songwriter Mariel Buckley. With the soul of Emmylou and the keen eye of Springsteen, Buckley has been busy making a name for herself.
Av Bobbie Jean Sawyer, Wide Open Country With her sun-washed, melodic Americana music, Calgary’s Mariel Buckley is poised to make her mark. There’s an inherent poignancy in the way she carries her smoky vocals across nostalgic arrangements and thought-provoking lyricism that makes her next album much anticipated.
Av Jonathan Frahm, PopMatters «This is a major step forward for Buckley, her palpable confidence in her talent, along with some hypnotic melodies, is on track to make her a significant alt-country/Americana presence.»
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