"Buckley's clear vocals shine with honesty and a touch of darkness, establishing her as an original and confident voice on the alt-country scene." - Anna Alger, Exclaim!
Few performers combine the lyrical heartfelt authenticity of classic country music with a steely eyed intensity that compels an audience’s attention like Calgary, Alberta’s Mariel Buckley. Amidst a sea of neon-Nashville superstars, Buckley offers a crunchy, roots alternative.
A veteran live performer, with an appearance at Calgary Folk Music Festival to her credit, Buckley deftly matches her stark and haunting narratives of real-life struggle with a brassy wit that sets her apart from her contemporaries in its fearlessness. Her strengths as a songwriter are exemplified by her self-titled EP, and full-length debut Motorhome, hailed by No Depression as, “a new Loretta Lynn, speaking her mind, joking, flirting, ruminating, like Loretta did on some of her classic songs.”
Currently in pre-production for a new full-length album, Stray Dogs with producer Leeroy Stagger, Mariel Buckley’s skills as a songwriter and performer continue to impress new listeners while her long-time supporters look on with an assured understanding that they knew the depth of her talents from the beginning.
The self titled EP and "Motorhome" are both available for purchase on Bandcamp
Location: Calgary, Alberta