Sunday, November 5, 2017

Live in Switzerland

Performing with Adaya & Band Live at Insgeheim, Ins, Switzerland 6 May 2017. Supporting Adaya's new release 'The Other Side'. Photo by Michel Villard

Sunday, October 22, 2017

2006 Curran Butterfly in Italy

My 2006 Butterfly Model Acoustic guitar...after being lost for several days from a flight which left Boston via Germany to Milano, Italy finally showed up (undamaged). It's beautiful having her in Italy and we have lots of records planned for the future.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Nick Schillace Plays John Fahey's 'Red Pony'


Nick Schillace from Michigan....One of the Finest Contemporary guitarists playing in the American Primitive style...performing Fahey's Red Pony! Check out his Great album Landscape and People at Bandcamp https://nickschillace.bandcamp.com/ Nick's version of 'Red Pony' can also be found out Bandcamp on his album 'Box Canyon'

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Robbie Basho 'Live in Forlì, Italy 1982'



Today is the Official digital release of Robbie Basho 'Live in Forlì, Italy, 1982'....avail via iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, etc. Vinyl edition forthcoming!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Holy Grail Goldtop Les Paul & Performing with Adaya's Band in Switzerland


photos taken at Schuxenhaus, Ins Switzerland 5 May 2017 by David Manuel Stucki
Adaya CD Release Show @ Insgeheim, Ins, Switzerland 6 May 2017. Photos by Michel Villard
Adaya CD Release Show @ Insgeheim, Ins, Switzerland 6 May 2017. Photos by Thomas Schneeberger

Various shots performing with Adaya & Band in Switzerland May 2017 with what I consider a Holy Grail Les Paul. It's a 2008 Gibson Custom Shop JB Sig Goldtop ser no. 270 (of 300 run). Pickups are dynamic and massive sounding..only mod I've had done is having Lindy Fralin do front pickup magnet flip.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ted Hayes - Evil Twin Amps


I played this custom made amp this morning…made by Ted Hayes of Evil Twins Amps & Tube Electronics (out of Bristol, Rhode Island)...One of the Best Sounding and most Beautiful amps I've ever played!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Peter Green: Five Essential 'Live' Solos - Guitar Player Magazine


I've written an article...a small labour of love about Five Essential 'Live' Solos by Peter Green for Guitar Player Magazine. Original photo by George Wilkes Archive.
http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/five-essential-peter-green-live-solos/62196


I also want to add a public statement to my article: I love Claptons early work and his role w/Bluesbreakers is key to PG's history. To clarify regarding my comments about Clapton. I am only stating in article that Peter Green's work was On Par/Equal to Clapton's best. Peter Green's work deserves to been celebrated along with Clapton. It's unfortunate that when I was growing up, I never even heard of Peter Green..cause nobody was talking about him...while Clapton was everywhere, I am Grateful for both musicians.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Re-issue of 'We are All, One in the Sun: a Tribute to Robbie Basho on Obsolete Recordings



Today is the re-release via Obsolete Recordings of 'We are All One, In the Sun': a tribute to Robbie Basho feat. Glenn Jones, Meg Baird, Arborea, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Helen Espvall, Cian Nugent, Fern Knight, Rahim Alhaj. I started working on the production of this album in 2007 and it was first released by Important Records in 2010. UK Imprint altvinyl also did a limited Vinyl run. It still remains as one of my very favorite projects. The album made Acoustic Guitar magazine Best albums of 2010, Pitchfork 7.8, Mojo Magazine 4 Stars. I also wrote an extensive article about Basho 'Voice of the Eagle' for The Fretboard Journal that is worth checking out..it was published in 2012 in issue 24. Avail for streaming @ Spotify and iTunes

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Arborea performing @ Fretboard Journal


Live performance Shanti and I did (Arborea) at the Fretboard Journal Office in Seattle. Performing on my Butterfly Model 1 that I designed...Red Spruce top & Indian Rswd back & sides. More info at FB Journal
https://www.fretboardjournal.com/video/aborea-dance-sing-fight-fretboard-journal/

Monday, February 13, 2017

Buck Curran Live in Italy 2017


Buck Curran and Adele H Live @ Druso, Ranica (Bergamo) Italy, 8 February 2017. Photos by GianCarlo Brunelli. Photo at Piano Terra, Milan, Italy 26 January 2017 by Fanny Bissa. Photo at Nuova Libreria ALBO, Morbegno, Italy. 11 Feb 2017 by Nicola Scinetti

Friday, January 20, 2017

'When I Was On Horseback' - Arborea Live @ SXSW


just discovered...Arborea performing my arrangement of 'When I Was on Horseback' at SXSW 2014 (from Arborea's last album 'Fortress of the Sun'). I've added new lyrics and changed the historic setting of the song from Ireland to the American Civil War.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Standing Rock Plain


Cover photo by Alex Garland

Ode to the Water Protectors at Standing Rock out now via Bandcamp. Out on iTunes, Amazon, etc February 28th. Please consider making a donation @ Oceti Sakowin Camp
www.ocetisakowincamp.org/donate

Standing Rock Plain (Lyrics):

Travel safe my dear, don't get caught in the rain,
was the last thing you said, before I rode away
(chorus)
I'm Taking my horse to Standing Rock Plain
Where the sisters and brothers all sing in refrain
Let the Waters run clear on our ancestral land
Don't want no black oil, nor the pain that it brings

Hope I see you my dear and our babies again
If the cops, armoured trucks don't haul us away
Please Mr President give us back our green Earth
No more black oil, machines, or red rust

(chorus)
I'm making my way to Standing Rock Plain 
Where the Great Sioux Nation all sing in Refrain
Don't want the black gold, nor the pain that it brings 
Let the waters run clear on our ancestral land

They'd lay that pipeline a thousand miles long
Cut straight thru the bone of our sacred old home 
and they'd lay that pipeline a thousand years more
pollutin' the waters with a future fargone

(chorus)
I'm Taking my horse to Standing Rock Plain
Where the sisters and brothers all sing in refrain
Let the Waters run clear on our ancestral land
Don't want no black oil, nor the pain that it brings 
I'm making my way to Standing Rock Plain 
Where the Great Sioux Nation all sing in Refrain
Don't want the black gold, nor the pain that it brings
Let the waters run clear on our ancestral land
...if we don't take a stand for all the babes just born
and we make our stand for all the children unborn

Standing Rock Plain - words and music by Buck Curran (c)2016 (p) Arborea Music (ASCAP)
releases February 28, 2017
Cover Photo by Alex Garland www.alexgarlandphotography.com Cover layout by Adele Pappalardo

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Buck Curran's 'Immortal Light' reviewed at Peghead Nation


Veteran KPFA Berekey DJ and writer Derk Richardson shares his thoughts on the vinyl edition of 'Immortal Light' via Peghead Nation! Out via ESP-Disk' and Obsolete Recordings. Happy New Year!
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/derks-discoveries/bucks-vinyl-solution/
Review excerpt:
"One of the most sonically enveloping albums of 2016. Curran creates his spacious, slowly transmuting music by himself, multi-tracking acoustic and electric guitars, harmonium, flute, and banjo, singing through the ethereal fog on the songs “New Moontide,” “Seven Gardens to Your Shore,” and a timely cover of John Fogerty’s “Bad Moon Rising.” The CD version of Immortal Light is a beautiful thing—acoustic guitar notes crisp, spaces well defined, overall sonics crystal clear. But the vinyl edition is a revelation—palpably warmer, the edges of digital reproduction rounded off, the overtones fuller and richer, and the soundstage expanding in all directions to create an immersive listening experience in which it is easier to, perhaps impossible not to, become part of the music." - Derk Richardson/Peghead Nation

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Buck Curran Live at Church of San Francesco, San Gemini 2016 (Field Recordings)


Happy Holidays...Free DL (pay what u want) of two raw live Field Recordings @ Church of San Francesco, San Gemini, Italy, September 2016 w/Adele H via Obsolete Recordings Bandcamp 10 January 2017.