Buck Meek

Listen: Buck Meek (Big Thief) “Joe By The Book”

May 07, 2018

Big Thief's Buck Meek will release his self-titled debut solo album on May 18th via Keeled Scales and has shared the fourth single, "Joe By The Book" today. The album is intimately soulful, like his band, but in a more bluegrass folk kind of way.

Meek on the origin of the song: "I imagined Joe, the patron saint of automechanics, to honor the memory of Gus at ZP Auto in Brooklyn, who kept our van alive with nothing more than his faith until he passed away on a motorcycle, at which point the van seemed to immediately give up. It was also written to cope with the real-life disappointment of my grandparents being ripped off by a dishonest mechanic in Houston."

 

 

Buck Meek Tour
May 30 | Kerrville, TX at Kerrville Folk Festival
June 07 | Allston, MA at Great Scott
June 08 | Brooklyn, NY at Rough Trade
June 09 | Washington, DC at Songbyrd
June 10 | Durham, NC at The Pinhook
June 12 | Nashville, TN at The High Watt
June 13 | Bloomington, IN at The Bishop
June 14 | Chicago, IL at Schuba's
June 15 | Millvale, PA at The Funhouse
June 16 | Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda’s
June 7-16 with Sam Evian
June 7 & 8 also with Katie Von Schleicher