Buckman Coe is an explorer of many genres and over 5 albums has seamlessly blended Americana, Soul, and World into a distinct and authentic sound. He is inspired by artists who deliver messages of social justice, humanity, and love. While such conscious writing comes from a natural heart-felt place, there is always a thread between songs to uplift with optimism, playfulness, love songs, and a dedication to grooves and melodies that are hard to resist.
In 2018 he is set to release two albums. The first 'Altar' will be officially launched April 13th but is available early and exclusively on Bandcamp on March 30th at the start of his release tour. It is a return to his folk and acoustic soul roots, with songs inspired by nature and those working to protect the environment for future generations. The big Vancouver release is April 13th through Rogue Folk Club at the St. James Hall. Click here for all tour dates or visit the events page.
The second album to come out in 2018 is 'Gathering Storm', a continuation of the soul and reggae explorations of 'Malama Ka ’Aina' (2015) which blended psychedelia, r&b, and world elements for some dance-floor and festival-ready groovements. This album is set for release in October. The album release will be at the Imperial in Vancouver on October 5th with tours to follow.
Over the past 7 years of touring Canada, Hawaii, Oregon, Australia, Indonesia, and Taiwan, Buckman Coe has established a reputation for high-energy, uplifting, horn-infused Roots Rock Reggae. At the same time, he has remained engaged in social and ecological justice movements as a citizen and as a musician writing for various frontlines and initiatives, and performing at rallies and fundraisers. This has made him an artist with a wide repertoire and adaptability as a big band leader and solo artist.
2017: Hawaii Tour (Jan), Australia Tour (March), Port Fairy Folk Festival (Australia), Taiwan Tour (April), Urban Nomad Festival (Taiwan), Vogue Theatre with Ziggy Marley (Vancouver International Jazz Festival)
2016: Kaslo Jazz Festival, Ponderosa Festival, Victoria Ska Festival, Unity Music Festival, Blessed Coast, Blue Mountains Music Festival (Australia), Mount Beauty Festival (Australia), Gili Dub Club Festival (Bali), Grass Roots Festival (Taiwan) 2015: Oregon Country Fair, Axis Mundi Festival, Blessed Coast, Golden Sound Festival, Robson Valley Festival, Wapiti Festival, ArtsWells Festival, Midsummer Festival, Tall Tree Festival, Music Matters Live (Singapore), Grass Roots Festival (Taiwan)
2014: BIGSOUND (Australia), Calgary Reggae Festival, Edge of the World Festival 2013: Starbelly Jam, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, opening for Ziggy Marley (Capitol Theatre, Nelson), Salmon Arm Roots & Blues.
“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
“If this were 1973, back when singer-songwriters ruled the earth, with a couple of breaks and a bit of AM radio airplay, he’d be busy chasing gold-record royalty cheques and house-hunting in Laurel Canyon” – Mike Usinger
"Malama Ka ‘Aina is a danceable album filled with positive vibes, delivers its strength through the albums ability to thematically bridge participation in civil society and celebrate life, love, and humanity" - Tone Deaf
Malama Ka 'Aina (2015)
Crow's Nest e.p. (2012)
By the Mountain's Feet (2011)
Latest Waking (2009)