Very excited to be returning to my native home of Taiwan for some more merriment, adventures, and music!!!
Returning to Australia this Sunday!! I've loved being back home in Vancouver with friends and family for a few weeks, and it's a little hard to leave knowing I'll be gone for 2 months. But, I am so grateful to be travelling and playing music abroad again. Excited for some new adventures with some old friends and some new ones I have not yet met!
Excited to announce I have been recruited by PocketLIVE TV to be an Artist in Residence on their Livestream service. Join me Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday 4-5PM PST for my regular broadcast.
My livestream will feature live performances, jams, recording sessions, concerts, and interviews with artists, musicians, and community leaders. And when I'm on tour there will broadcasts from the road and around the world.
Get the app for your phone for free or go online PocketLIVE.tv/user/buckmancoe
My second to last show in Vancouver until the summer is a return to my folky solo origins. Locals Lounge at Belmont Bar gets behind the songs and is an intimate acoustic series hosted by my bro Ian Cromwell.
Come catch me this Sunday before I head off on tour to Australia & Taiwan!!
Give Thanks Everyday. Blessed to share song and breath with family at home and abroad. Mahalo Nui Loa!!
✯ Upcoming Dates ✯
Feb 3 The Occidental, Quesnel
Feb 4 Coldsnap Music Festival, PG
Feb 10 The Queens, Nanaimo
with Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths
Feb 11 Song & Surf, Port Renfrew,
Tall Tree's winter festival
Feb 19 Belmont Bar, Vancouver
Locals Lounge presents...
Mar 3 KnottyBurl, Squamish
Mar 10-13 Port Fairy Folk Festival, Aus
Mar 29 The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne
with Kooyeh & Isaac Chambers
more dates TBA
On January 20th at Honokaa People's Theatre on the Big Island of Hawaii, I will be sharing the stage with Mishka, Caleb Hart, and Hualalai to help raise awareness & funds for Pōhāhā I Ka Lani's work keeping Hawaiian cultural and agricultural practices alive in Waipio Valley.
adv tix: pohaha.brownpapertickets.com
Blue Light Sessions Presents Buckman Coe ✯ Dec 9th ✯ Professionally filmed and recorded concert ✯ This intimate night is for our nearest and dearest!! ✯ I'll be sharing brand new songs as well as old favourites and Rock Steady classics we've been digging ✯ Limited Tix ✯
♡ Eventbrite Tickets: bit.ly/BlueLightDec9 ♡
We've been digging into some classic Soul and Rock Steady tracks for our show at Guilt & Company on November 4th. Very excited for our first band show in Vancouver in ages!
✯ guests Kristie McCracken & Caleb Hart ✯
Playing this Tuesday at this crucial fundraiser for the frontline camp on Lelu Island (Stop Pacific NorthWest LNG/Petronas on Lelu Island)at Calabash Bistro. Heading down there right after hosting Viva la Ukelución at Our Town Cafe.
The battle for the Peace River Valley is heating up. On September 5th, the Treaty 8 First Nations Caravan will be heading to Montreal for a court date on September 12th addressing the infringement of FN rights by the proposed Site-C Dam. Donate online at bit.ly/Treaty8Caravan to help them travel the 4,432km and make sure the voices of the Peace River Valley are heard.
"The cross-country caravan will stop in communities along the way, sharing stories, connecting struggles, and building support for the just resolution of the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations’ case against the Site-C dam. These two communities have been fighting this project for nearly five decades."
I travelled to the Peace River for the Paddle for the Peace in early-July and saw the beauty of this place first-hand. As well as the destruction that would happen to this remarkable ecosysytem that is steeped in FN history and is also the home of incredibly fertile farmland. Behind me in this shot is the illegally created construction site for the dam. BC Hydro is using intimidation to stop people from blockading and bringing to light their activities by getting injunctions and using SLAPP lawsuits.
But the resistance is growing and that's why it is important to be a true ally to our FN brothers and sisters protecting this land and river. This $9bn project is not about efficient energy production, it will only lead to irreversible damage to this ecosystem as well as break promises that Justin Trudeau made to First Nation communities. Amnesty International has said so itself. This past Sunday, the Poets for the Peace event raised almost $2k, big ups to Valeen,Jb the FirstLady, Yvonne, and all other organizers and performers.
Please contribute what you can to the LeadNow TREATY 8 JUSTICE FOR THE PEACE TOUR bit.ly/Treaty8Caravan
We are playing a free concert in Vancouver this coming Sunday (August 28th) for #FraserFest at 415pm at False Creek Fisherman's Wharf. This festival is being put on by the Rivershed Society of B and will also feature music from JP Mauric, Marin Patenaud, Reid Jamieso, and there will be talks, booths, cycle, and canoe rides.
For more info: bit.ly/VANFraserFEST
Friday August 19th we are playing a free concert for Kamloops Music in the Park. Come on down with your fam for some soul and reggae jams!!
Playing on Galiano Island on June 24th Grand Central Public House. This sweet venue has recently been taken over by my dear friend Tessa, excited to check it out! Then it's off to Victoria for Ska Fest. Both are solo shows.
First shows in Vancouver for the summer Saturday June 18th. Dragon Boat Festival during the day (6-7pm) & at Fox Cabaret with NoRey, Warless, and Ginger & Moonshine in the evening.
Big Thanks to Thomas Koenig for capturing this psychedelic dub jam at Rocks last Saturday night. Guest horn section featured Andy in trombone and Greg on Bari Sax.
May 4th - Grassroots Festival, Kenting
May 6th - Tiehua Artist Village, Taidong
May 7th - Rocks, Kaohsiung
May 8th - The Armoury, Tainan
May 12th - The Roadhouse, Dulan
May 13th - River Bar, Zhongli
May 14th - Bobwundaye, Taipei
Bintang Beach, Gili Air Indonesia
Our annual island get together of Irie humans is happening again this year on the beautiful island of Gili Air. We have invited special guests to join us this year including foundation Dancehall & Reggae artist Tippa IrieUK, Bob Marley's grand daughter Donisha Prendergast JA, singer KelissaJA, and Xixgon International Sound System.
Tickets are now online on PELAGO or you can stop by Straits Records in Singapore for cash payments. Check out the GILI DUB CLUBwebsite for more information or stay up to date on our Facebook Event Page.
We're in Melbourne April 28th at The Toff In Town with Dub Princess (UK) & Sneaky Dread (ITA/AUS)!!!
8-11pm // $10 adv // $13 door
In February, at the end of our Big Island tour, we shot a video with Dominik Walczuk (a.k.a. Grototote) at Jason Fox's beautiful Vetiver Farm.
This song is about waking up to one's personal place in a world that is waking up to greater compassion for each other and stewardship of the earth. It felt fitting to film it at this wonderful spot just outside of Hilo.
During our tour we stayed there several times and got to see first hand the process of growing this soil-remediation and stabilizing grass, and turning it into useful products and incredibly fragrant oils. (http://vetiverfarmshawaii.com/)
This song is on 'Malama Ka 'Aina' and is available on buckmancoe.bandcamp.com and iTunes.com/buckmancoe as well as Spotify and other streaming services.
Our world wakes up as we all become more aware of our interconnection and responsibility to each other as well as to our own paths and to the Earth as a whole.
Big Island Band :
Mary Ancheta - keys
Noa Eads - drums
Joshua Timmons - trumpet
Payton Meyer - saxaphone
Pat Eskildsen - bass
Bub Pratt - guitar
We're in Sydney for the next couple days for shows in Cronulla and Bondi Junction.
Dinosaur Records are hosting a night April 20th at Brass Monkey, and we have Broleyn and Kingston County on the bill.
On April 21st we're at Spring Street Social and will have support from Curtis Ehresman and Thorwind.