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Richard Buckner extends Living Room tour & Bloomed gets the reissue treatment

Richard Buckner extends Living Room tour & Bloomed gets the reissue treatment

The March entry in our 25th anniversary reissue series is Bloomed, the 1994 debut album from Richard Buckner. The album will be remastered and released on CD and 180-gram vinyl. Both formats will include a CD containing 11 bonus tracks of radio sessions, live performances, and original recordings of songs that appeared on future releases.

Spin magazine described Buckner as “equal parts Bay Area bohemian and dust bowl traditionalist” and named Bloomed one of its best albums of 1994, while Pitchfork wrote, “It’s a traditional outsider-country record in the lineage of Townes Van Zandt. Buckner’s voice is all honey and oak, his guitar style elaborately twanging, his constant subject matter heartache.”

Also, more good news! Richard Buckner is soliciting Living Room shows for the rest of the US. The experience of seeing an intimate performance by one of the great American songwriters should not be missed, so get those invitations in now! More information and a list of cities can be found at undertowmusic.com.

An update from Buckner’s website, including his description of how the Living Room shows work:

Basically, I’ll pull up to your house with an acoustic guitar, find a spot inside where I won’t knock anything over and play all of the hits that made me the hundredaire that I am today. The location of the shows is only known to those who purchase tickets. You get 5 free tickets for your friends or those whose friendships you’re trying to buy. Dates will be announced soon after finding out that there are dates to be announced. After that, I’ll just need to decide which color I’d like my rental car to be. Having trouble finding lavender with spinning rims.

In March, there will be electric dates in NY before I return to the living rooms in April & May for the purely acoustic shows. I’m slowly weaning myself from the self-imposed no amp/no pedal intervention. Like a diver, I don’t want to ascend too quickly and give myself the bends. March 6 will be in Brooklyn at Union Hall and March 22 will be at BSP in Kingston w/ Anders Parker.

A full list of current Richard Buckner dates is below. For Living Room show ticket information, visit undertowtickets.com. Bloomed is available for pre-order on CD and LP now in the Merge store.

Bloomed reissue 

Track listing:
1. Blue and Wonder
2. Rainsquall
3. 22
4. Mud
5. Six Years
6. This Is Where
7. Gauzy Dress in the Sun
8. Daisychain
9. Desire
10. Up North
11. Surprise, AZ
12. Cradle to the Angel

Bonus CD:
1. The Last Ride
2. Settled Down
3. The Worst Way
4. Emma
5. Hutchinson
Recorded in 1995 at Black Eyed Pig in San Francisco by Kyle Statham

6. Surprise, AZ
Recorded and mixed by Christopher Williams
Recorded live in 1996 at WXPN in Philadelphia for World Café

7. Blue and Wonder
Recorded in 1997 at LA public radio station KCRW

8. Still Lookin’ for You
Eric Heywood: pedal steel
Recorded and mixed by Christopher Williams
Recorded live in 1997 at WXPN in Philadelphia for World Café

9. Up North
10. Six Years
11. Gauzy Dress in the Sun
Recorded live at The Starry Plough in Berkeley, CA 2/25/1995

Richard Buckner on tour:
Feb 04 Davis, CA – Living Room Tour (SOLD OUT)
Feb 05 Long Beach, CA – Living Room Tour (SOLD OUT)
Feb 06 La Canada, CA – Living Room Tour (SOLD OUT)
Feb 08 Phoenix, AZ – Living Room Tour
Feb 09 Tucson, AZ – Living Room Tour (SOLD OUT)
Mar 06 New York, NY – Union Hall
Mar 22 New York, NY – BSP Kingston