Josh Buckley is a high energy country music artist. Grounded by his country roots, he still puts a little drive in his country to mix it up.
From the red clay dirt roads of South Alabama comes the next ‘wild eyed southern boy’, Josh Buckley..While spending the last few years racing cars and hopping bars, he has cemented his love for the wide open, foot stomping style of today’s modern country music. With an old soul to ground him and a young heart to drive him, Josh has spent the last year putting together a band with extremely diverse backgrounds ranging from pop to rock to blues, and of course, Country. A band that truly has no limits was a must to back a guy that refuses to be put into a box, and packaged as just another rock and roll country singer. With his youth being spent listening to father Jerome play the classic country sounds of George, Waylon, and Willie, Josh learned a great appreciation for keeping it real, while realizing it had to be fresh and new. ” Music is emotion, and I want people to experience all their emotions when they see me play. I want them to feel comfortable, I want them to feel excited, I want them to get so caught up in their emotions that when we finish playing a show, they want to hear it again because it took them somewhere they’ve never been, and they’ve just got to get back there again !” With a high energy show, and a songlist jam packed with current Top 40, as well as classic and line dance country, the room at the top is about to get a little more crowded!
Q&A with Josh
How did you get started in music?
I actually got started playing gospel music with my dad. He was a barroom musician for a living as I grew up and then made the change and I picked up the drum sticks and followed right behind. As a teen I moved into alternative rock but my heart was always in country music and that’s where I ended up.
How would you describe your musical style?
Edgy. That is a word to describe the mixture of country and rock that the band brings to the table. Top 40 country covers mixed with our own blend of modern country flavor.
Where do you find your musical inspiration?
I write from life experiences (90 percent of the time). I play music because I LOVE music, not because it’s a job. I love the feel of standing on a stage and singing words that have a meaning and playing a guitar is a gift from God that I wish everybody could have.
What do you do when you’re not performing?
Well that is a long answer in itself!! I’m career firefighter in Dothan, and I also have a couple side jobs to stay busy. Sundays in the Jeep with my lady and the dogs is my relaxation.
What are your goals for the future?
I want to be successful and have fun making a lot of great memories. That could be playing music at bigger level or that could be putting a smile of satisfaction on just a few folks’ faces. I’m the happiest I have ever been in my life right now. I’m just gonna be ME and end up where it goes! I just love music and life and will have fun doing both.
The Josh Buckley Band
Founded in 2011
Josh Buckley – Vocals
Jake Bostick – Bass
Wesley Brown – Guitar
Golden Guitar Records