Prepare to be swept away by Vancouver-based Buckman Coe and its debut album “Latest Waking,” released on 3/6/2010. Produced completely independently and without commercial support, “Latest Waking” represents an artist who, without years of training or formal development, has exposed himself completely, offering listeners a sincere, honest, and unaffected first look into the mind of this burgeoning musician. With beautiful vocal melodies complementing lush soundscapes that evoke the artist’s coastal Vancouver upbringing, “Latest Waking” is a testament to what you can do in the studio without fancy equipment and funding, but with creativity, innovation, a stripped-down approach, and grade-A songwriting.
A relative newcomer to the music industry, Rick Buckman’s history as a student of yoga, mental and physical therapy, and ecopsychology, which connects psychology and ecology, is what informs his songwriting and allows the artist to connect with the listener on a base level. “Latest Waking” represents a turning point in the career of the artist, but Buckman’s motivation, the desire to help people both mentally and physically, remains the common denominator, and the driving force behind his work. The sound, while drawing comparisons to artists like Jeff Buckley, Paul Simon, Ben Harper, and John Lennon, is noticeably inspired by this positive ethos, Buckman’s outlook and desire to help others through his music.
With the debut album set to drop, and a tour of British Columbia in the works, Rick Buckman is ready to spread his music, and continue his personal journey as an artist and musician. Be sure to catch Rick this summer in as many small intimate venues as possible, because after the release of the debut, next year’s tour may be strictly stadiums!
Buckman Coe Show Details:
5/12 - Backstage Lounge - Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
5/27 - Cafe Montmarte - Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
6/18 - Rhizome - Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
7/30 - Komasket Festival, Vernon, British Columbia, CA
8/20 - Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
Official Site: http://buckmancoe.com