Review By Jordan Warford, Editorial Manager for Guitar Tips.
You've probably noticed by now that this editor has a thing for blues... Not just any blues but soulful blues. That's why I flipped out when Tommy sent me an email responding to my cry for new bands to be featured in our newsletters. Not only is Buck69 talented, well put together and ready for the big stage but they also have a tone that keeps you coming back for more. The use of lead and rhythm guitar is done to a classic drumbeat and vocals that rock the house. This band is there for the music and it's that transparency that makes them uniquely refreshing. If you like to dance, sing and shout, I have a feeling that Buck69 is for you. As I danced around my office when I was checking this band out, I could hardly imagine how much fun it would be to see them live. I highly recommend this band to anyone who enjoys rock or blues. Very impressive licks mixed in with a great drumbeat that makes a groove you can't help but listen to. I have very high expectations for this group and have no doubts that they will continue to improve as they walk up the ladder to a major record deal and national attention. Best of luck from everyone here at Guitar Tips!
Love the sound guys.. tight group. I downloaded the songs to my Ipod and listen to it while I'm out riding my bike. As though the the ride isn't
therapeutic enough...the music takes me somewhere else. G'luck in your climb.
Congratulations on GrIndie Award
RadioIndy is proud to present Buck69 a GrIndie Award for their CD "When She Whispers Your Name." A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy's stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.
Excellent Guitar Rock CD
author: William and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
"When She Whispers Your Name" by Buck 69 is blues rock guitar at it's best. This father and son duo bring their chops to the table with tons of energy and a world of talent. The band as a whole is tight and talented, backing the boys nicely. The production quality is great. You can certainly hear every instrument represented in each track. The vocals are very Clapton-esque, with that nice warm and a pleasantly raspy quality. Highlights are the opener "T-Town," which sets the tone nicely with a big sound, wailing guitars and a big attitude. "Misery" has a catchy chorus with nice female backing vocals. "Risk It All" mellows things out a bit with some nice work on the keys and variance in guitar sound. "Sex, Drugs, Ur Mom and Me" speaks for itself and absolutely shreds. If you like Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, you'll enjoy this one.
When she whispers
author: Frank Hueser
When she whispers my name I know why I love Buck 69. My regards to the Clawson-Clan for playin' music like
this. Really great guitars and songs that hook straight into your mind. Maybe we can see Buck 69 live when visiting the Southern States in spring 2009. Germany is so far away. But till then the CD keeps on running in my player.
2 When She Whispers Your Name
4 Risk It All
5 Cold Wind
7 No Time For Love
8 Sex Drugs Ur Mom & Me
9 Sweet Spot
10 Good Days Bad Days
11 Someone Like Me
12 I'm A King Bee
13 The Monkey Song
14 The Best Place
About Buck 69
Singer-Songwriter-Guitar Player for the Blues Rock Band (BUCK69).
Available for songwriting, production, and marketing of material. TRC@prodigy.net
I play electric and acoustic rhythm guitar and love my Taylor six string. She is my mistress.
And I write the melodies that she whispers to me in the deep dark of the night.
When songwriting, my lyrics are based on stories Iíve heard, stories Iíve been told and mainly my real life experiences. How does one move forward without looking back? Oscar Wilde said, "In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants and the other is getting it". So, if regrets are opportunities missed, things left unsaid and passions that arenít pursued, then so far this has been a life of no regrets and Iíve learned that what is held lightly, can never be lost. Simplicity comes from letting go of what you want. - Lao
In October of 1974 right before his 16th birthday, Tom woke up one morning and grabbed his Fender acoustic and his sleeping bag and decided to travel. With six dollars and change, the clothes on his back, a friends draft card and without telling anyone he headed out. Leaving Warren, Ohio and hitch hiking cross-country. Tom would stop in bars along the way playing old Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard songs. He would put his hat on the bar and use the few bucks he made to get something to eat. When he couldnít find a place to sleep for the night he would sleep under the overpasses. Tom made it down to Galveston, TX where he worked on a shrimp boat and then eventually made his way back home. Started his own band, TC Rogers and the Blues Hamilton Band in the fall of 1975, and played a mix of country rock and blues-rock. Since those days Tom has been married, divorced, married again and has 3 sons. Spent 3 years in the U S Army military police, earned a degree in business management, currently manages a trucking company and has a small Internet Human Resource Software business. In 2004 persuaded by his oldest son Alex, Tom started playing music again and eventually they formed a band ďBUCK69Ē in 2005. From his teenage days of hanging out with the Warren, Ohio chapter of the Outlaws, playing guitar in the bars, the booze, the drugs, guns, knives, friends shot and killed, friends dead from drugs, hitch hiking to Texas, hitch hiking to Florida, hitch hiking to New York, the older women, the younger women, the married women and life in general. Tom has plenty of stories to tell and lots of songs still to write!
Tom's personal page is www.myspace.com/1singersongwriter
Rhythm and Lead Guitar Player for the Blues Rock Band Buck69.
Alex started playing guitar and writing songs when he was 11 yrs. old. Now at age 31. He plays guitar and writes songs for two Toledo, OH based bands, BATHHOUSEBETTY an all original speed rock band and BUCK69 a unique roots rock band. BUCK69 is currently in the studio recording their first album which should be available Around mid-summer 2007. It's going to be an amazing album with a big
handful of some of Toledo's finest musicians. BATHHOUSEBETTY is currently playing random shows here and there with our first album almost complete, check out
their site it's most impressive (www.myspace.com/bathhousebetty) BHB was recently joined by bassist Matt from Toledo based EVOLLOTO and the songs have never sounded better! Alex is also a member of the former band known as THE SOCIETY another Toledo Based band, which you should also check out... It's all on myspace man!. Alex also a self-employed painter, his company is called CLAWSON PAINTING CO. so if you need something painted, let him know (Shameless Plug). If you need a band for your club, let him know. Alex also has a large arsenal of music which he is constantly adding to. Alex's personal page is
Lead Guitar Player and vocals for the Blues Rock Band Buck69.
Guitar & Vocals: Born in Toledo, raised in Californiaís Santa Clarita Valley, Buzz has been honing his skills on guitar since his early teens. He has played with many local Blues, Rock, and even Country bands in and around the Toledo area. He provides the signature sound of his band Frostbite, which is a mixture of Blues, Rock, Funk, and Fusion. He has had the
privilege of opening for and sharing the stage with many Great players such as Tommy Castro, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Watermelon Slim, John Sinclair, Magic Dick of J Geils Band, R.J. Spangler and the Rhythm Rockers, Alberta Adams, Shawn
McDonald, Larry McCray, Deanna Bogart, The motor City Horns and many of Detroit's
legendary old school players. Buzz's personal page is http://www.myspace.com/traction1
B J Love
Keyboards Player for the Blues Rock Band Buck69.
B J Love has been playing keyboards professionally since the age of 13. That was a very long time ago and he feels that he really should be better at it by now. He underwent a mid-life crisis at the age of 40 and took a real job. The experiment ended badly. He is proud to be a union member and a registered Democrat - and he doesn't care who knows it. He is blessed with a very understanding wife and son. They understand that he's not going to change and they just have to deal with it. He plays with his organ several hours every day and he urges you to do the same!
Drummer and vocals for the Blues Rock Band Buck69.
Dave is A Drummer / Vocalist, currently living in the Toledo, Ohio area. He has traveled all over the world working with assorted artists. Dave spent 20yrs playing sessions and gigs in the Los Angeles area, and also Riverside, Ca. He has about a million years experience in the music
biz.....He can sing pretty much anything, and he enjoys many styles of music. Dave decided that he ought to have somethin' to show for all the miles he's logged, and made a cd. Thou he feels he's not a great song writer, or anything like that, but, knows how to make things sound good, and he has some great players on the cd. It was recorded and produced by my friend JESSE CASTRO......pArTy oN!! You can get more info about
Dave at www.myspace.com/thebigbamboom
Vocals for the Blues Rock Band Buck69.
Candice Coleman from AMERICAN IDOL II-Look for Candie's interview on AMERICAN IDOL REWIND, being aired this October, also check out the USA FOR UNHCR benefit CD, which features Candie's song "How Long", available at
Amazon.Com, Bestbuy.com and many other great retailers.. *FULL BIO COMING SOON!*