Chicago bluesman Brant Buckley has created a video years in the making. Over 16 minutes long, it features 101 acoustic songs in a row, spanning from 1931 to this year.
Brant Buckley is a Berklee College of Music graduate with a Bachelors of Music in Songwriting. Born outside of Chicago (Hinsdale), he lived in Costa Rica and spent most of his life in Philadelphia. East coast folk music and the coffeehouse scene inspired his early sound: James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Kenn Kweder, and Nick Drake. In 2012, Buckley independently released his first album, My Life, which was featured in The Times of India (India’s CNN).
In 2015, he released Chicago Summer, a three-song EP. His song “Shine” has over 55,000 YouTube plays. April 1st 2021, he released his single Don’t Shoot Your Blues Away getting radio airplay on Uncle Buc Plays The Blues Show. May 11th 2021, he released his second full length album: Times Strange. His song “Nerve Damage Blues” has been featured on The Monster Blues Show, and “Mystical Muddy Man” on Visual FM Sirius Internet Radio.
Buckley’s Chicago Blues inspired sound is melodic, rhythmic, and haunting. He pulls heavily from his folk and spiritual background with hints of Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, and Son House. He is all about the power of song. In addition, Brant is a certified USPTA tennis professional and has been practicing meditation (Kriya Yoga) and energetic healing for over 10 years.
As a contributing author for American Blues Scene, Brant has over 60 published interviews/reviews. He’s interviewed George Thorogood, Bobby Rush, John Hammond, John Primer, Dick Waterman and Walter Trout.