T. Buckley is a roots singer, songwriter and guitarist who resides in Calgary, Alberta. Buckley is the principle songwriter for his band, The T. Buckley Trio, who have released three albums, and have become a staple in the Alberta roots music scene. The Trio’s latest record, Nowhere Fast, was recorded during a residency at the Banff Centre and was released in August of 2015.
After eight years of performing together, Buckley’s band prides themselves on being a tight-knit unit known for diverse stage sets including solo folk tunes, classic country ballads and energetic roots rock often complimented with three-part harmonies.
As Albertan as it comes, Buckley uses songwriting to explore the people and places that define his home. With a degree in Canadian History and a family background filled with professional musicians, it comes as no surprise that he would take up the mantle of songwriter, though inspiration has come as much or more from the works of Hiatt, Lovett or Billy Cowsill as it has from his personal background.
Selected for 2017 Banff Centre Singer/Songwriter Residency featuring faculty members: Kevin Welch, Jeff Hanna, Matraca Berg, Don Henry, Russell DeCarle and Kim Richie.
Selected for 2014 Late Fall Creative Residency at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts
Runner up in the ATB All Alberta Song Contest with the song, Alberta I'm Coming Home Tonight - http://www.wearealberta.ca/contests/all-albertan-song-contest
Northern Country Soul charted No. 1 on the CKUA Radio Network and in the top 10 on Earshot - http://www.earshot-online.com/charts/index.cfm?intChartTypeID=107&dWeekOfID=2014-01-07
Northern Country Soul charted No. 1 on CJSW Folk Charts: http://cjsw.com/music/charts/2014-01-06/
Northern Country Soul picked as 2nd Best Album of 2013 by No Depression writer Gillian Turnbull - http://nodepression.com/live-review/my-2013-top-ten-part-ii
Played several reputable stages and Festivals including: The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, The Calgary Folk Festival, The Canmore Folk Festival, South Country Fair, Pembina River Nights, Come by the Hills Music Festival, Break Out West, Alberta Touring Alliance Showcase, The Jack Singer Concert Hall and more..
Winner of the 2010 Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Contest