Mercurial alt-country songsmith Richard Buckner is constantly reinventing his sound, moving from acoustic productions to increasingly experimental sonic territory over the course of his decade-spanning career. 2013's Surrounded is his most ambitious record yet, and Buckner has met the album's grand proportions with an equally expansive live show that incorporates material from all angles of his impressive discography. Whether he's performing stripped-down renditions of classics like "Blue and Wonder" or playing lush newer tracks like "When You Tell Me How It Is", Bucker will deliver his material with the world-wise vocals and dense lyrical imagery fans have come to know and love.
California-born Richard Buckner made his debut in 1994 with Bloomed, a suite of acoustic alt-country songs recorded in Texas that drew from the state's tradition of lyrically inventive songwriters like Townes Van Zandt. By the release of Devotion + Doubt in 1997, Bucker had abandoned his acoustic sound in favor of a more experimental approach that utilized creative arrangements and unexpected song structure. The album was a hit with critics, earning him cult fame and paving the way for a string of highly regarded records throughout the '00s. In 2011 Buckner released Our Blood, a raw acoustic album that critics hailed as a return to form, but by 2013 he was once again experimenting with avant-garde production techniques on Surrounded. Back on the road, Buckner will treat ticket buyers to intimate sets of fan favorites from his beloved discography.