King Bucks (Acoustic)
The King Bucks music forges a unique alliance between traditional country, boogie, rockabilly and soul. This fearless blend… transcends mere country and propels the band into a hitherto unexplored realm of progressive honky tonk. Their sound appeals to die hard purists as well as those unfamiliar with the revered legacy of country music’s early masters. The members of the band had played together in various musical endeavors prior to their collective debut at Texas’ famous Mesquite Rodeo. It was this performance that helped solidify their vision of a bold new approach to a time honored genre.
Ronnie Fauss is a Dallas-based alt-country singer-songwriter, who arrived on the scene with a string of EPs in 2009 & 2010 (New Songs for the Old Frontier, I Can’t Make You Happy, Mulligan) that provided rough sketches of an artist stomping around in space until solid ground appeared beneath his feet. On I Am The Man You Know I’m Not, a gifted bare bones storyteller has emerged, singing in warm, personal tones accentuated by flourishes of electric guitars, fiddles, organs, and steel guitars. Recorded at BnG Studio in Nashville alongside producer Sigurdur Birkis (drummer for Will Hoge), I Am The Man You Know I’m Not is an 11-song testament to how far the alt-country sound has traveled from the classic Wilco and Uncle Tupelo records of the 90s. Fauss’ narratives explore present tense perils and the requisite hope for tomorrow, all while acknowledging that things could fall apart at any moment.
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