T. Buckley stands quietly among a disappearing ilk of true craftsmen. Shadowed by his Western roots, his soul and voice are unmistakably genuine, and the result is a class of songsmith long revered and scarcely achieved.
Buckley’s latest album, Frame By Frame, released November 5, 2021 via Fallen Tree Records, delivers another trademark smooth and soulful vocal performance that makes him one of western Canada’s most talked-about artists. The recording sessions were fused in the winter of 2020 at the National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta, with notable producer Jeff Kynoch and a core group of players: Jesse Dollimont on mandolin, guitar and backing vocals; Mitch Jay on stringed things; Steve Fletcher on keys and organs; Dan Stadnicki on drums; and Keith Rempel on bass. Kynoch’s open-minded sonic approach makes for an excellent pairing with Buckley’s spirit of creatively pushing the envelope.
“From the sprawling expanses of ‘Before I Get To Turn Around’ to the acoustic, confessional Springsteenisms of ‘Holding My Place’ to the melodic majesty of ‘Marilyn’, Buckley is clearly on top of his game. ….Frame by Frame is beautifully produced and impeccably performed – a real little gem of a record. “ – Red Guitar Music UK 2021