The Ghost of Joseph Buck


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    Highway 54
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    Rolling Steppe
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    El Sendero
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    Don't Waste Your Breath
The Ghost of Joseph Buck has been growing their eclectic desert rock sound since 2011. Their new debut album Until It Ends, is like an introspective road trip from The Great Plains to the Southwestern deserts of the U.S.
with thoughtful instrumentation and subdued vocals emerging into roaring guitar and booming spaghetti western-influenced trumpet solos. Recorded at The Keep Recording Studio in Denver, Colorado, the diverse set of songs on Until It Ends are stories, real and imagined, of hope and hopelessness. On the single, Observatory, the narrator watches warplanes pierce the sky from the perch of a mountain topped by a forgotten observatory. The song alludes to the possibilities of life beyond our planet as a wishful escape from Earth.
The roots of the Ghost of Joseph Buck were planted in the early 2000’s when Joe Franzen and Polly Beck got together and started collaborating on guitar and piano. With the inspiration of having a full band, they got together with Stephanie Schooley who plays upright bass and grew up in Austin, TX. Christine Palmer lends her master’s degree in trumpet performance while drummer, Tony Corona, rounds out the line-up with a background in music production.
With diverse musical backgrounds the band’s sound has grown into a mashup of Calexico, Giant Sand, Cat Power, and Ennio Morricone. Although the mythos of the American West has a strong presence in many of the band’s songs, pigeonholing the band into a specific genre is challenging.


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