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Following his youth in Wimberley, TX, playing blues, manouche jazz, and western swing in bars and dance halls across the state, Buck moved to Brooklyn and released two solo EPs, Live from a Volcano (2013), and Heart Was Beat (2015). Concurrently, he met songwriter Adrianne Lenker in 2012, and after a year of fervent collaboration, they recorded two EPs, A-sides and B-sides (2014), then from there expanded into a four-piece, Big Thief, with Max Oleartchik and James Krivchenia, and have since released four records, Masterpiece (2016), Capacity (2017), UFOF (2019), and Two Hands (2019).
In 2018, along with Austin based label Keeled Scales, he released a self-titled LP, Buck Meek - a kaleidoscope of human relationships; of widows, daughters, flight attendants, best friends, bar flies, neighborhood heroes, and troublemakers, that illuminates mysticism in the temporal, humor unearthed in tragedy, the strength of vulnerability, and the words unspoken that elucidate love. In late 2018, he moved to the mountains north of Los Angeles and wrote many of the songs for Two Saviors, recorded with the same players that you hear on Buck Meek, who have circled the country together on tour numerous times in the years between. While Buck Meek is a yarn of blue-collar fairy tales and character driven narratives, Two Saviors emerges as a cathartic, naked confession of heartbreak, resiliency, and enchantment.
Buck’s words about “Second Sight”:
“The value in our world is built by the labor of love - a currency that accrues no debt, enriching both the giver and receiver. This wealth provides the vitality needed to lift a hammer, to raise a roof, and to lay upon the eaves in silent awe of nature and civilization and the culmination of universal effort. Magic (the left hand of love?) arises from attention, and is accessible to all without prejudice. A creation from nothing, from some uncaused cause, some eternal unmoved mover.”
“Writing these songs was a process of creating talismans— little prayers and visions from within the constant flux of pain, healing, and discovery that I could return to for perspective and share with those in need.” - Buck Meek