Monday, May 13, 2024

Buck was recently reunited with the gorgeous 1990 Stefan Sobell Butterfly that was used to record Arborea's first two albums: 'Wayfaring Summer'(2006) and Arborea S/T (2008). Buck parted ways with the this guitar in 2006 but always hoped to have it back one day. This guitar was also used on one of his favorite albums - Martin Simpson's album 'When I Was On Horseback'. Here are two taken by James David Logan in April 2024 in Bergamo, Italy and the other taken by Shanti in 2006 in Sumner, Maine.

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Robbie Basho's 12 String in the Fretboard Journal (issue no. 53)

Buck wrote an article about Robbie Basho's 12 string for the new issue of the Fretboard Journal (issue no. 53)

Aquarium Drunkard's 'Year in Review 2023': Buck Curran 'The Long Distance'

Aquarium Drunkard included Buck Curran's 'The Long Distance'(his first works for Analog Synthesizer among there favorite albums of 2023. 'The Long Distance' will be released on CD and Cassette Tape in February 2024 via Eiderdown Records.

Folk Radio UK Best Albums of 2023: Solstice - A Tribute to Steffen Basho-Junghans

Folk Radio UK included 'Solstice: A Tribute to Steffen Basho-Junghans' among their Best Albums of 2023.

Friday, November 24, 2023

Buck Curran - 'River Unto Sea' (Live)

New Live Video of Buck Curran performing 'River Unto Sea' - a guitar instrumental inspired by Ireland and Maine from the album 'Immortal Light' and 'Morning Haikus, Afternoon Ragas'. The video was filmed in Bergamo, Italy by David James Logan (who also plays bass) with camera assitance by Adele Pappalardo.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Robbie Basho's 12 String - Acoustic Guitar Magazine Nov-Dec 2023

The Online Version of Buck's article about Robbie Basho's 12 string for the November-December 2023 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine is available now.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Buck Curran & Adele H '13th Mountain' Folk Radio UK 'Song of the Day'

Buck Curran & Adele H cover of '13th Mountain'(a song from Bruce Cockburn's 1970 Debut Album) makes Folk Radio UK 'Song of the Day'. The song is available now on Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, etc. The best way to support this release is at Obsolete Recordings Bandcamp

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

1930 National Triolian 'Walnut Finish' Resonator Guitar For Sale

For Sale: 12 Fret to the body, round neck model National Triolian in Walnut Finish made in 1930. It features a steel body with a single round cone, F holes with straight cut edges, bound finger board and neck made of maple (they stained the fretboards back then to look like ebony). The maple used for the neck has a little bit of tiger striping. This guitar has an incredible sound: haunting and resonant...huge warm tones, and it's fairly light in weight. Great for slide or finger style. The maple neck has a bow in it, but plays perfectly for my style. If someone does more chordal fretboard playing you will probably want to consider a neck reset or correcting the bow (easily done by a competent repairman). 6th String is just under 6/32nds of an inch (from top of the 12 fret to bottom of the string), 4.5/32nds at 7th fret, and 4/32nds at 5th fret . All Original, Frets in Good Shape (some minor wear on first 5 frets). Comes with a Light Flight Case. DM for price!

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The Robbie Basho 12 String Restoration Project: Art & Music Bundles

The Robbie Basho 12 String Restoration Project! We are presenting a very special offer over at Bandcamp: Art and Music bundles with signed original watercolor paintings by Buck and Steffen Basho-Junghans, custom recordings, etc. There are 3 tier levels to support this project. For full details and Mission Statement please visit Obsolete Recordings Bandcamp

Official Video for Winter Solstice 1: A Tribute by Buck Curran to Steffen Basho-Junghans

Video for Winter Solstice 1, Buck Curran's dedication to Steffen Basho-Junghans. The video was filmed on location in the old historic city of Bergamo, Italy 13 January 2023 by David James Logan. The track was recorded using Robbie Basho's 12 String and the guitar is featured prominently in the video. From the album Solstice 'A Tribute To Steffen Basho-Junghans' (Various Artists) available on Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp

Folk Radio UK Video Premiere: Buck Curran's Tribute to Steffen Basho-Junghans

Folk Radio Uk Video Premiere of Buck Curran's Tribute to Steffen Basho-Junghans.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Solstice: A Tribute to Steffen Basho-Junghans (Various Artists)

Sadly our dear friend, guitarist Steffen Basho-Junghans passed away in December of 2022. With the help of an amazing lineup of guitarists from the US, UK and Europe, Buck has lovingly produced a Tribute to honour Steffen Basho. Among the 23 tracks include artists such as Henry Kaiser, Joseph Allred, Liam Grant, Kendraplex, Isasa, Paul Perrim, Blake Hornsby, and Jesse Sheppard (Elkhorn). The album is available now at Obsolete Recordings Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music

Friday, March 3, 2023

Delights and Dangers of Ambiguity (Improvisations 2017-2022) by Buck Curran

Buck Curran's new album Delights and Dangers of Ambiguity (Improvisations 2017 - 2022) includes improvisations with Helena Espvall (Espers) on Cello (Gemini Sun, Gemini Rising), Jodi Pedrali (Slow Air) and with Japanese composer Hiroya Miura on piano (Mugen no Umi no Iro). The title of the album comes from a phrase used by Leonard Bernstein during the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures in 1973, in which he discusses the relevance of musical dissonance through the use of chromaticism: The Unanswered Question (Six talks at Harvard 1973) Lecture 4: The Delights and Dangers of Ambiguity. The album is available at Obsolete Recordings Bandcamp , Spotify, and Apple Music

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Buck Curran's 2009 Sobell Guitar: Acoustic Guitar Magazine

The January/February 2022 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine features a special article about Buck's Custom 2009 Sobell Model 1 guitar.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Arborea on 'World Cafe: Next'

Archive: Arborea on World Cafe. Original broadcast May 2nd, 2011. Available for streaming or download on World Cafe WXPN

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Song of the Day @ Folk Radio UK - Arborea 'When I Was On Horseback'

Song of the Day at Folk Radio UK. A live performance of When I Was On Horseback originally filmed by Rodney Devost in Lewiston, Maine inside the historic Clock Tower of the Lewiston City Hall. 'When I Was On Horseback' was recorded for Arborea's album 'Fortress of the Sun' 2013). Arborea's arrangement of this traditional song has new lyrics written by Buck. 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

For Adele (Official Video) - Buck Curran

The Official Video for Buck's guitar instrumental 'For Adele' from the new album 'No Love Is Sorrow'. The video was made on location in Bergamo, Italy by Buck and Adele Pappalardo.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Folk Radio Video Premiere: Buck Curran 'Ghost On The Hill'

Video Premiere/Song of the Day via Folk Radio for Buck's song 'Ghost On The Hill' from his new album 'No Love Is Sorrow'. The video was filmed/edited in Maine by Shylah Curran.