Bud Buckley | It's About Time

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It's About Time

by Bud Buckley

Adult contemporary folk rock
Genre: Easy Listening: Adult contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Let Me Go
5:10 $0.99
2. Can't Leave My Mind
4:18 $0.99
3. Underground
4:41 $0.99
4. Keeping Secrets
4:01 $0.99
5. Elevator
4:04 $0.99
6. The Silence There
2:50 $0.99
7. I Still Remember (How That Feels)
5:55 $0.99
8. Meltdown
4:07 $0.99
9. Tattoo
5:52 $0.99
10. Crowded Memory
4:48 $0.99
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Album Notes
Bud just finished his second and best CD at Woodstock's NRS Studios. Produced by award winning singer/songwriter Helen Avakian (also on acoustic guitar and background vocals) and featuring Deni Bonet (Cindi Lauper, Sarah McLachlan, Robyn Hitchcock, John Wesley Harding ) on violin and electric violin, Scott Petito (The Fugs) on bass, keys and guitar.
Here's what leading songwriters' web site MusesMuse.com had to say about this album:
Chris Propfe - 01/13/2008 - 01:43 PM EST
Artist: Bud Buckley
Album: It's About Time
Website: http://www.budbuckley.com/blog
Genre: Acoustic Folk/Rock
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10
Overall Talent Level: 10/10
Songwriting Skills: 10/10
Best Songs: Let Me Go, Can't Leave My Mind, I Still Remember (How That Feels)
CD Review: Bud Buckley makes the kind of music that I want to hear when I listen to the radio, and that's why I don't listen to the radio. It's very rare to hear an actual singer/songwriter on the dial these days, and that's a shame, because I'm a huge fan. Well, Bud Buckley's bringin' it and he's adding something new to the mix.

With a warm, clear production care of Helen Avakian and Scott Petito, these songs come to life through the speakers. What really jumped out at me was the musicianship. The violin and background vocals of Let Me Go brought to mind the slow-groove of Elton John's, Madman Across The Water. Can't Leave My Mind channeled Gordon Lightfoot, Dylan and early Neil Diamond while sounding fresh at the same time. I enjoyed Underground too. Again, the background vocals kept it above water. With it's "wild frontier" theme, it would have fit well into any Western. Just listen to the classical guitar fills in Keeping Secrets and you'll hear the time and dedication that went into this recording.

Another great aspect to this CD is that you can listen to it all the way through, which is very rare for a recording these days. And the good songs keep coming. Elevator brought to mind early Police and The Silence There would have fit well on Phish's, Farmhouse. Now, grab a martini and get ready for the loungy, Tattoo. You will be transported from your boring headphones to a chic New York City champagne hut.

My favorite song has to be I Still Remember (How That Feels). It's a song that I wish I wrote. With it's haunting melody and simple but direct lyrics, you will think of everything you should have done and the legacy that you hope to leave behind. As far as legacy goes, Bud Buckley has his wonderful music, so he's set!

Pre-release reaction was also glowing:
"I absolutely LOVE that song. Really, really love it! Again, absolutely love that song! " (About Let Me Go) Amie, New Orleans.

"You sound wonderful solo...I would love to watch and hear you perform." Rhett, Houston

"I truly had a blast playing your music, and especially getting to hang out with you and everyone up there in Woodstock... and get to know YOU better. Folks, this guy is the REAL DEAL!!! Hope we can do it again soon."" Deni Bonet, New York

I love Crowded Memory. You're right, Helen's background vocals are very haunting. A perfect word for it. It reminded me a bit of that distinct harmony that Damien Rice had with Lisa Hannigan on 9 Crimes. Really. It's just beautiful." Tricia, Atlanta

"I've sat here, all morning in my little 428 square feet... listening to you sing. Nice way to spend the AM." Production Diva, New York

"Let Me Go sounds awesome. Really like your kind of style..great." NATE, Germany

"Your tunes - they are fantastic and I look forward to hearing more." Natasha Hurst, Australia

"I love that song man (Let Me Go)...you are an amazingly talented singer/songwriter...thank you for sharing your music with me. I look forward to picking up a copy of the CD when it's out." This-Music, Australia

Bud says, "I'm influenced by icons from the sixties and seventies as well as the present day. So the list would contain but not be exclusive to Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Damien Rice, The Wallflowers, John Mayer, Steve Earle, Pete Yorn to name a few."

CD, Feel My Love, 2004
CD, It's About Time, December 2007



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Lois Lane

It's About Time
Bud Buckley's new album, It's About Time, features ten tracks, with a host of emotion. Each song, written by Buckley, has a classic rock style. Singing lead vocals, Buckley's mellow rocker, Bob Dylan sound, makes him feel familiar.

The Band:
The singer/songwriter collaborated with an amazing group of musicians who literally play well together. Helen Avakian, Terry Champlin, Scott Petito, Deni Bonet, Chris Carey, Beth Reineke, Laurel Pistey, Kathy Feeney and James Braha all played a role in bringing Buckley's notes and lyrics alive.

The Review:
As classic and familiar as the songs feel, It's About Time offers many bombshells along the way. It features basic piano, organ, drums, classic, electric and acoustical guitars. Then offers the treat and surprise of a violin, an electric violin, a viola, a cello, electric and stand up bass. In the age of synthesized, soundboards and computerized hoo-ha, it's refreshing to hear an artist go back to the basics and reintroduce these great instruments to the listening public.

Buckley's lyrics in this album have special meaning to his family and friends. You can tell the man is loved just by hearing the lyrics his heart pours out about each of them.

The album itself was dedicated to his wife, Cathy Lewis. Paying homage to her, his best friend, "Can't Leave My Mind" tells a story of the overwhelming presence she has whether they are together or apart.

"I Still Remember" written for Bree, Buckley's daughter, gives you a feel of the raw emotion emitting as he reflects her younger years, and their time shared. I can see this becoming a popular wedding, father/daughter song.

"Keeping Secrets" was my first favorite of the album. It takes me back to pinky swears and playground days, whispering into a friends ear and giggling for hours.

"Meltdown" shows off the tough rocker dude, who is hidden in this lovable family man. It tells a story of being metaphorically being left "bare-assed in the street" but not intending to take anymore crap from anyone. This is the song you'll blare when life hands you a curve ball.

"Tattoo" begins with a jazz lounge feel. It leaves you with a feeling of nostalgia. And if you don't catch yourself smiling at these lyrics, you aren't listening closely enough.

The meanings and feeling aside, this album is a must own. From track one through ten, I was entertained, I felt love and compassion, mixed up with rock and roll. Seriously, how can you go wrong with a combination like that?


It's about time you tuned in.
I gave Bud Buckley’s first album 4/5 stars.

I loved it (especially the Dylan-esque ‘Jacob’s Hurricane’), but figured I couldn’t give full marks for a first attempt. Leaves nowhere else to go…

But Bud (and his team of talented supporting musicians and co-writers) has earned the fifth star with his follow-up album.

Highlights include the opening track, Let Me Go (a powerful and chilling track about time being up), Underground (a rocking statement song) and the sweet Can’t Leave My Mind, which is my third favorite song, but its lingering melody haunts me more than any of the others.

What makes this effort even more special is it features three of my favorite musicians, with Bud roping in singer-songwriters Helen Avakian and Deni Bonet on their specialist instruments. And their backing vocals are… wow.

Bud is an artist dedicated to improving his craft. He also has a bunch of other great worktape songs that didn’t make it onto this album, which makes me wonder whether I’m going to have to break the rules and crack out a sixth star for his next release…

Amie Kitchen

A new favorite!
When I first heard the track, "Let Me Go," it quickly became one of my favorites. Now It's About Time is on constant repeat. It's a fantastic CD!

Sondra Harris, author of Getting My Think On

It IS about time
I've been on tenterhooks for this album for ages and it was worth the wait. The compositions, particularly "Let Me Go" and "I Still Remember (How That Feels)", tug my heartstrings as fluidly as Bud and his cozy virtuosi play upon their instruments.

Nick Jag

Excellent Music
Just discovered Bud Buckley and thought I would get his new CD, and wow! I wish I had found him sooner, the music is really impressive. It's fun, touching, and overall amazing. The music puts me in such a great mood, even when I'm stuck in rush hour traffic on my way home from work, hehe.

Thanks Bud!
Your new fan,


it's about time
This CD is a new phase in Bud Buckley's career rounded out by a fine collection of musicians, In comes the warmth and freshness of "I Still Remember (How That Feels), "Let Me Go" and the unforgettable melodic hook of "Elevator". A full range of emotions and well worth adding to your collection!

Jackie York

This new CD improves my mood every time I listen!

Jim Travis

Really Great Music
Lovely! It's incredibly rare for me to like an entire cd from the very first hearing, but this one grabbed me and never let go. The quality, the craftsmanship, the lyrics, the melodies, the singing - all masterful and full of soul. I bought a copy for my closest friends. What more can I say?

Andy Martello

A Wonderful Listen!
Bud Buckley's latest CD is filled with great melodies, catchy lyrics, and heartfelt emotion. The arrangements, production, and fuller sound provided by the likes of such outstanding supporting musicians like Deni Bonet make this one excellent CD to own.

Check out tunes like "Tattoo" "Can't Leave My Mind" and "Crowded Memory". In fact, the entire CD is nothing less than a solid, enjoyable product.

Highly recommended!

Jitka McDonald

Bud Buckley really hits his stride with new release "It's About Time". The diverse group of songs has Bud's smooth signature tone underneath. My favorite tracks "Tatoo" and "Meltdown" showcase his poetic talents and rythmic expression. "It's About Time" is right on time, not missing a beat.
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