This past Monday was the second time I opened for Ziggy, but this time I overcame shyness and spoke to him after his soundcheck! We spoke about the venue and he was interested in the show I saw there with Prince a few years back joking that he wouldn't dare crowdsurf like he did.
My band consisted of Mary Ancheta (keys), Michael Rush (upright bass), and Jon Roper (lead guitar). This more stripped down 'acoustic' set up made the full-house of 1200+ people feel intimate. People being attracted to the universal themes of peace and love associated with Ziggy Marley, were appreciative of my music and talk about indigenous and environmental justice.
This was definitely one of the best performances and venues in my career to date. And I am grateful to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival for giving me the honour of opening up for the eldest son of the great Bob Marley.
Honoured to announce I will be opening for Ziggy Marley at the The Vogue Theatre June 26th for Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Huzzahhhhh!!! 🤙🏽
Massive Love & Congrats to my bro adham shaikh on his new release. Happy to be featured on this first instalment of dub, funk, and ska explorations. Listen here:
Tune in Monday May 8th on my PocketLIVE livestream 4-5pm PST for an interview & whisky session with Rika-Oceanscapes in his studio in the Downtown Eastside Vancouver.
△ mobile app or online: PocketLIVE.tv/user/buckmancoe △
This will be my second interview, the first was also ocean-related with Zeppelin Wood's wooden surfboards in Taiwan (check my archive).
Join us live Monday afternoon, BYOB ;)
Grande Finale Show in Taiwan!! Roots Reggae Party in Taichung City at 停車閣 美式燒烤熱炒Parking BAR with DJ Irie APRIL 28TH 🔥 8-2am 🔥
‘Malama Ka Aina’ (Respect the Land) features as the soundtrack for Zeppelin Wood’s mini-documentary about their sustainable wooden surfboards made on Taiwan.
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!!