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Influences: Johnny Cash, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and The Band, among many.
|Rust Belt Blues||2007|
Oliver Buck, co-founder of the Kansas-based alt-country band, Percival, is stepping out on his own with a new solo record due out June fifth. The album, titled "Rust Belt Blues," departs from the AAA radio-friendly sound of his former band in favor of more stripped-down arrangements and an old-timey feel. The songs on "Rust Belt Blues" range from country-rock barnburners to Twenties-style country blues numbers, and draw deeply from the classic sound palettes of rural America. Buck's music--new originals with selected covers and traditional songs dating as far back as the Civil War--seems to divine inspiration from what Griel Marcus called "the old, weird America," the America that Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan wrote about.