“Ruby” by Buck Meek

Buck Meek, co-founding member band Big Thief, has shared the second song “Ruby” from his forthcoming self-titled solo album. Buck Meek will be released May 18 on Austin-based indie label, Keeled Scales. Buck Meek has just finished off a West Coast tour alongside Twain as well as a spot at Willie Nelson’s own Luck Reunion.

Buck Meek
Buck Meek
Keyed Scales

Joe By The Book
Cannonball!
Ruby
Flight 9525
Exit 7 Roses
Maybe
Swan Dive
Sue
Best Friend
Fool Me

“Best Friend”
“tail wagging for the fat and burnt ends
why sam?
what happened? you back-stabbing, two-timing, snake-eyed con-man?
you said you were my best friend.

last laughing with a strong tailwind
five miles gone before you noticed
roll in the blood of a turtle dove, make my home in the snowdrifts
you said you were my best friend.

two years’ time, the ink runs down the missing signs
throw my bone in the garbage
i’ll be chasing the sun, the moon better run, and pay no mind to the harvest
you said you were my best friend.”

Meek’s self titled debut album was recorded and mixed by ace engineer Phil Weinrobe (Really Big Pinecone, Ceramic Dog, Nick Murphy) at both Rivington 66 – an orange den beneath the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and the cork womb of Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn, as well as the wainscoted old-growth oak joisted parlor of the Lethe Lounge in upper Manhattan, with engineer Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Nick Hakim). In addition to the core band, the album personnel includes Mikey Buishas (Really Big Pinecone) on pump organ, Dave Harrington (Dark Side, Nicolas Jaar) on pedal steel, Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief) on vocals, Buck’s brother Dylan Meek (Miguel, Grant AME Gospel Choir, Post Malone) on Wurlitzer, and Michael Sachs (Little King, Secret Sibling) on clarinet.

Tour Dates

March 31 | Decatur, GA at @Eddie’s Attic *
April 01 | Nashville, TN at @The Basement East *
April 02 | Bloomington, IN at @The Bishop *
April 03 | Evanston, IL at @Evanston SPACE *
April 04 | Milwaukee, WI at @Colectivo Coffee *
April 05 | Minneapolis, MN at @7th St. Entry *
April 06 | Davenport, IA at Raccoon Motel
April 09 | Denver, CO at Lost Lake
May 30 | The Quiet Valley Ranch, TX at Kerrville Folk Festival

* with Margaret Glaspy