The T. Buckley Trio deliver soulful laments and gritty truths, wrapped in a cowboy blanket to create a distinct western Canadian flavour. This Calgary trio has been turning heads since they first came onto scene in 2010 with their twist on "a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll."
T. Buckley acts as the trio's lead vocalist and principle songwriter; Derek Pulliam, on stand-up bass and vocals and Tim Leacock on electric guitar, mandolin and vocals. The band brings a more-than memorable stage presence and harmonies that create a sound much larger than their modest stage set up.
The Canmore Folk Music Festival describes the trio's sound as: "unassuming and sparse, with no wasted words or superfluous notes, and delivers far more than what you'd think just three guys and a handful of instruments could do. Drawing on everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Guy Clark, T. Buckley can pivot from soft country to pounding rhythms. There's enough swing and twang to set your feet moving involuntarily, and enough soul and lament to make you want to grab a beer to cry into, but the joy of and delight these three bring to the stage will leave those lyrics two-stepping through your mind long after the've left the stage."
The most recent release, "Nowhere Fast" marks Buckley's third full length album, but the trio's first band album. It was recorded in the winter of 2014 in Hut 28 at the Banff Centre - where the band set up in a small cabin in the woods, cluttered it up full of amps, guitars and gear and recorded their music to capture a stripped down, honest and live version of their sound.
You can catch the trio every Tuesday Night at Wine-ohs in Calgary, or youwill find them playing at clubs, pubs, bars, corporate gigs, folk clubs and festivals around Canada year-round.
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 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