January 30, 2015 @
The Waverley Hotel
Buckman Coe is a force of positive inspiration in his own right, using his voice and music to bring more beauty into the world.
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Bridging the worlds of roots, soul, and reggae, Buckman Coe is a passionate believer in the power of music to shape the future. His sun-kissed folk; gospel-tinged soul; intoxicating world-beat melodies, and psychedelic rock sensibility all play a part in providing the sonic platform for Coe’s soulful and conscious lyrics.
Recent highlights include BIGSOUND in Australia, Oregon Country Fair, Calgary Reggae Festival, Edmonton Jazz Society Blues Series, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues, Starbelly Jam, Artswells Festival, Edge of the World Festival, opening for Ziggy Marley, and several Cross-Canada & West Coast Tours. Buckman Coe has also been voted best band in Vancouver’s Westender and best independent act in the Georgia Straight.
Currently, Buckman is recording his fourth album with Adham Shaikh and Jason Kechely for release in early 2015. This follow up to the Crow’s Nest e.p. and By the Mountain’s Feet continues Buckman’s innovative explorations of genres, bringing together progressive forms of soul, folk, and reggae. His inspiration continues to come from his experiences studying the ecological and social effects of globalization, his work as a yogi, mental health worker, and social citizen. While his music is compared to folks such as Michael Franti, Ben Harper and Jeff Buckley, and informed by the spirits of Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye and John Lennon; Buckman Coe is a force of positive inspiration in his own right, using his voice and music to bring more beauty into the world.
“If you enjoy the laid-back likes of Ben Harper and Jack Johnson, odds are good that you’re going to love this unrelentingly positive, completely accomplished triumph” – Georgia Straight
With special guests Brodie Dawson & Christy Vanden. Brodie calls her style a mix of soulful ‘folky’ blues with a gospel funk, a twist of pop and a twang of old-school country. True to all those genres she sings of life, love, searching and finding your way. For those of you who haven’t heard her sing – you’re in for a treat! She’ll catch you at the door as the first notes of her voice seem to wrap you in a warm cloak made of sweet, earthy moodiness, and will speak deeply to your heart for the entire enchanted evening.