T. Buckley

T. Buckley’s songs blew across the prairies like a Nor’easter, hanging on to their creator as he stormed into the Calgary scene. With his family’s Atlantic roots anchoring his country sound, he produced three albums with renowned Calgary group The T. Buckley Trio.

Buckley could have kept his tunes on the straight country roads between Red Deer and Nanton, Lethbridge and Fort MacLeod. Instead he veered off course, landing in the Banff Centre for the Arts for its inaugural singer-songwriter residency. Grammy nominated recording engineer Howard Bilerman awaited the new compositions, an unnerving prospect for Buckley. But the in-studio chemistry was undeniable, and soon Buckley found himself on a new stylistic route.

Miles We Put Behind is the result of that collaboration, a collection of songs interrogating what it means to be a husband, father, and keen observer of the world around him. His new sound represents his personal transformations, revealing a more vulnerable self on songs like “Least a Man Can Do.”

Buckley’s new approach to roots and country music has made him an inter-generational favourite. Since the release of Buckley's latest recording, Miles We Put Behind, he has appeared as an Official Showcase artist at the 2018 South West Regional Folk Alliance, sold out venues across Western Canada, and debuted on the CBC Top 20 Chart for nine consecutive weeks.

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Coca-Cola Stage

July 13: 1:30 p.m.