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No Medicine Like the Blues

by Buck69

It's like Kenny Wayne Sheppard meeting Jonny Lang in a Juke Joint to talk about Eric Clapton. Down home contemporary blues and roots rock.
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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1. These Blues
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2. Ugly Teacher Blues
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3. Dead End Road
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4. No Medicine Like the Blues
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5. That's Life
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6. Without My Baby
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7. Love Ain't Easy
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8. Just an Old Blues Man
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9. Tell Me Why
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10. Hard Times
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11. Carry On
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12. I Pray for Me
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13. Don't Shave My Beard When I Die
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14. Soakin' Up the Blues
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15. My Car
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16. All Night Long
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Buck69 Releases New CD: "No Medicine Like The Blues"

Source: Parachuting Buddha Records
Dated: Oct. 31, 2013

Toledo-based contemporary blues rock band Buck69 releases their second CD. Sixteen new, original songs
which are sure to climb up the "Blues Rock Roots" music charts.

TOLEDO, Ohio -- After spending more than five years at number one on the local blues Reverb Nation charts and being voted best Toledo blues band, Buck69 has released a follow up to their 2008 Grammy Finalist CD “When She Whispers Your Name” a new album, No Medicine Like The Blues, on November 18, 2013.

This acclaimed band is sure to excite fans of blues and rock music.
In 2004, Tom Clawson (songwriter, lead vocals, rhythm guitar,) founded Buck69 with his son, Alex (rhythm and lead guitar, backup vocals, songwriter). They're joined by John “Sevilla” Almaguer (lead guitar, bass, songwriter), Candice Coleman Lange “American Idol Finalist” (lead and backup vocals), David Alan (drums, backup vocals), BJ Love (keyboard), Randy Paredes (lead, rhythm, slide guitar), to complete the seven piece band.

"I'm really pleased with the outcome of this CD. I feel it's the best songwriting I've done and the band did a great job of putting down the music. I think the band can be proud that they were a part of it," Tom Clawson said.

The sound will remind listeners of some legends: Eric Clapton, Jonny Lang, and Stevie Ray Vaughan; that's good company to keep.

"Our number one rule of thumb is to be eclectic and diverse. I want you to be able to put our CD in your car or stereo and just cruise, with nothing sounding the same, so you don't get bored," explained Clawson. Once No Medicine Like The Blues releases on November 18th, anyone who's interested can visit Buck69's official website http://buck69.net to find out how to get a copy. It will also be available across the internet at Amazon, iTunes, and the like.

Tom Clawson finished our interview with this: "When you see us play live, or listen to our CDs, you're not getting one person with some musicians backing him; you're getting seven multi-talented people coming together as a team, who could each front their own band. They're all that good."

If you are interested in interviewing members of the band, reviewing a show, or featuring their music,
please contact Parachuting Buddha Records at buddha@parachutingbuddha.com or 773-413-0718.

A father and son blues rock band mixing together the old and the new to create electric contemporary blues. Buck69 is influenced by more than three generations of music. They are influenced by who, what, where, when and how their everyday lives start and end Music is Buck69's way to express their inner feelings. To cement in history the people, places and things that affect the bands lives. Be it happy or sad, life or death. They write about what carry's them down life's highway. Always in search of that one song Because: Great singers, writers and musicians will come and go, but a great song lives forever .
In 2002 after a short sabbatical to concentrate on wife, kids and career, Tom Clawson formerly of T.C. Rogers & The Blue's Hamilton Band 1970's Warren, OH. (Singer-Songwriter-Guitar) along with his oldest son Alex Clawson from the band BHB Toledo, OH (Singer-Songwriter-Guitar) decided to start playing out as an acoustic duo. Playing originals and covers in and around the local Toledo, Ohio area. In June of 2004, persuaded by his son, the decision was made to go with a full band. The band offers a diverse ageless genre of Electric Blues and Roots Rock

2007 Voted best self produced Blues CD by The Black Swamp Blues Society.
2008 Texas Roots Music Association Entertainer Of The Year Nominee.
2008 Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy Finalist.
"When She Whispers Your name"
2009 Toledo Blade Battle Of The Bands Blues Winners.
2009 Toledo Ohio People’s Choice Award for Songs of Toledo. "I Am Toledo"
2009 Toledo City Paper Best Blues Band Toledo Ohio
2009 Toledo City Paper Best Underrated Band in Toledo Ohio
2009 Toledo City Paper Tom Clawson Runner Up Singer Songwriter in Toledo Ohio
2010 Played Ohio State Fair
2010 Toledo Blade Battle Of The Bands Classic Rock Runner Up
2011 Toledo City Paper Runner Up Best Blues Band Toledo Ohio
2011 Winner Solo/Duo N.W. Ohio Black Swamp Blues Society challenge - Tom and Alex Clawson
2012 Tom & Alex play at Kings Palace Beale Street International Blues Comp. Memphis, TN. Solo/Duo Comp.
2012 Toledo City Paper Best Blues Band Toledo Ohio

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JF Kincaid "kinkers" (Adelaide, South Australia)

5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy it!, November 22, 2013
Holy S***, this is good, good, good!
If you like blues &/or blues rock with excellent vocals, high-energy guitar riffs & very tight backing artists, you're gonna just love this. I'm unable to choose a favourite track - the missus thought I might be having seizures when she came in the room & I was listening to it with my headphones on (mid arvo, no alcohol or drugs)!!!
If anyone asks you what you want for Xmas, say this CD & don't bother with anything else - you'll off in your 'music room' anyway; tell 'em just to bring in food & booze occasionally.
(Might be best to buy multiple copies, so you can restock when you burn them out.)
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Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro

"No Medicine Like The Blues"
It's been six years since I've last heard from Buck69 and as the saying goes - good things are worth waiting for. The band is back with their second release and its title is something I'd like to hear my doctor say one day...."No Medicine Like The Blues".

With minor personnel changes, the nucleus of the seven piece blues rock-band has pretty much stayed intact over the years. However, this particular project includes several special guests. On "No Medicine Like The Blues", Buck 69 consists of: Tom Clawson on vocals & rhythm guitar; his son Alex Clawson on lead & rhythm guitar, bass, drums, vocals and backup vocals; Candice Coleman Lange on vocals and backup vocals; John Sevilla on lead & rhythm guitar, bass, drums and backup vocals; Randy Paredes on lead and slide guitar; B.J. Love on keyboards; and David Alan on drums. The special guests include: Johnny Neel on keyboards; Ryan Sondergeld, Stan Stahl and Olaf Gerhardt on horns; Betsy Cranston on cello; Brian Davidson on guitar; Dennis Gulley on bass; Daryl Burgess on drums, and Bobbie Clawson on backup vocals.

Lots of good musicians, playing lots of different instruments, making lots of good music - sixteen tracks and seventy minutes of it to be exact. Now let me tell you 'bout a few.....

The CD opens with your basic full throttle smoker called "These Blues". It features a ferocious rhythm pace led by David on drums with John not only helping the cause on bass but tearing it up on lead guitar as well. Stealing a title of a movie, this one's fast and furious.

I always enjoy it when one of the best songs on a CD also happens to be the longest. I feel like it's a double treat - something very good and lots of it. This is the case on the title track, "No Medicine Like The Blues". It's mostly a slow blues song - which makes it even more enjoyable - on which Tom does an excellent job of belting out some very soulful lyrics. Midway through it's nearly nine minutes, John picks up the pace from his absolutely amazing, slow, scorching blues leads to an even more amazing two minute lead that's mind blowing hot. Very good stuff!

"Without My Baby" features the lovely, melodic and wide ranging vocals of Candice. It's a gentle song with delicate - yet wonderfully done guitar and keyboard highlights by Alex and B. J. and soft, mellow rhythm by David and John.

This track contains some very topical, very disappointing and very true lyrics. As Tom sees it, 'There ain't no "Hard Times" coming, they're already here'. Hungry people in the cities, politicians lie and steal, no jobs to find since they've been moved overseas..........and on and on. Very well done vocally and the slide guitar adds a bit of a country sound to it. As a matter of fact, it's my thought that given to an artist such as Trace Atkins, this one could be a smash hit on the country charts. I'm already considering it for a song of the year "Blewzzy Award".

"Just An Old Blues Man" features cool, well sung lyrics, outstanding rhythm, scorching lead guitar and melodic backup vocals....and yet it's a duet. With Tom belting out the vocals, it's the extremely talented John Sevilla doing everything else. Pssst, Tom - John needs a raise.

With all the different musicians who play many different instruments, it's the music that's pretty much been the highlight of many of the songs I've mentioned. However, on "I Pray For Me", it's the vocals that steal the song. The contrast between Tom's powerful, deep and slightly graveled voice and the equally powerful, higher pitched angelic sounds of Candice and Bobbie on back up is a perfect blend. This is the kind of song that listening to once is like being teased. It just leaves you wanting to hear it again and again......which is exactly what I've done. Easily one of the disc's best.

Here I am, over an hour later and I'm still hearing lots of smoking music. It's the closing track - which I think may sum up how long Buck 69 is able to endure this frantic pace - "All Night Long". Musically it's similar to the opening track but only much faster and a lot more furious. David and John are rhythmically out of control and the guitar slugfest between Alex and Randy on lead and slide is some of hardest rocking tandem playing these ears have ever had the pleasure of hearing.

The other nine very good tracks on "No Medicine Like The Blues" include: "Ugly Teacher Blues", "Dead End Road", "That's Life", "Love Ain't Easy", "Tell Me Why", "Carry On", "Don't Shave My Beard (When I Die)", "Soakin' Up The Blues" and "My Car".
To find out more about Buck 69, just go to www.buck69.net. While you're there, I strongly suggest that, besides telling them the Blewzzman sent you, you look into getting your hands on a copy of "No Medicine Like The Blues".
Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro
Blues Editor @ www.Mary4Music.com
2011 Keeping The Blues Alive Award Recipient
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