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CLARENCE BUCARO

Hills To Home

2014-05-05

Clarence Bucaro is a roots based, folk musician, influenced by pop and rock elements. He began as an uplifting Americana singer-songwriter with a three-hundred-shows-a-year schedule, sharing the stage with arts like Aaron Neville, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, and North Mississippi Allstars. Sweet Corn, his first album, was released in 2002, and Sense of Light, his most popular album, was released in 2004. He has since released four studio albums and an EP. The new, 11-track album, Hills To Home, is set to be released June 10, 2014. It explores Bucaro's definition of the world 'home,' and the experiences that have influenced that meaning. Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, Glen Phillips, Garrison Starr, Michelle Malone) produced the playful, nostalgic, stripped down record. "Hills Of Your Heart," Bucaro sings of a longing to be known and to know others that draws us together. "Tallahassee" tells the story of Bucaro's thrill on his first tour, fifteen years ago. One of the darker sounding songs on the album, "Let Her Fall," features layered strings that strain toward dissonance.
- Richard Martin

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