Saturday, March 18, 2017

Peter Green - Five Essential 'Live' Solos


Buck has written an article about Five Essential 'Live' Solos by Peter Green for Guitar Player Magazine. Original photo by George Wilkes Archive.
http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/five-essential-peter-green-live-solos/62196


I also want to add a public statement to my article: I love Claptons early work and his role w/Bluesbreakers is key to PG's history. To clarify regarding my comments about Clapton. I am only stating in article that Peter Green's work was On Par/Equal to Clapton's best. Peter Green's work deserves to been celebrated along with Clapton. It's unfortunate that when I was growing up, I never even heard of Peter Green..cause nobody was talking about him...while Clapton was everywhere, I am Grateful for both musicians.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Re-issue of 'We are All, One in the Sun: a Tribute to Robbie Basho on Obsolete Recordings



Today is the re-release via Obsolete Recordings of 'We are All One, In the Sun': a tribute to Robbie Basho feat. Glenn Jones, Meg Baird, Arborea, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Helen Espvall, Cian Nugent, Fern Knight, Rahim Alhaj. Buck started working on the production of this album in 2007 and it was first released by Important Records in 2010. The album made Acoustic Guitar magazine Best albums of 2010, Pitchfork 7.8, Mojo Magazine 4 Stars. Buck also wrote an extensive article about Basho 'Voice of the Eagle' for The Fretboard Journal that is worth checking out..it was published in 2012 in issue 24. Avail for streaming @ Spotify and iTunes

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Arborea @ The Fretboard Journal

Live performance Shanti and I did (Arborea) at the Fretboard Journal Office in Seattle. Performing on my Butterfly Model 1 that I designed. More info at FB Journal
https://www.fretboardjournal.com/video/aborea-dance-sing-fight-fretboard-journal/

Friday, January 20, 2017

'When I Was On Horseback' - Arborea Live @ SXSW

just discovered...Arborea performing 'When I Was on Horseback' at SXSW 2014 (from Arborea's last album 'Fortress of the Sun')

Standing Rock Plain EP @ Bandcamp



Buck's benefit EP 'Standing Rock Plain' is available now @ Bandcamp and will be released via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc on February 28th. The EP represents the evolution of the song as it was being written and features 4 different recordings. Also included is the guitar instrumental Zitkala-Sa, dedicated to Zitkála-Šá (1876–1938) (Lakota: pronounced zitkála-ša, which translates to "Red Bird"), was a Sioux (Yankton Dakota) feminine writer, editor, musician, teacher and political activist.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Standing Rock Plain (Demo)

Standing Rock Plain (Lryics) Free Download via Bandcamp:
You pulled me close and kissed my goodbye
Said you'd see me next month, in the harvest moonlight
Travel safe my dear, don't get caught in the rain,
was the last thing you said, before I rode away

 (chorus) I'm Taking my horse to Standing Rock Plain
Where the sisters and brothers all sing in refrain
Let the Waters run clear on our ancestral land
Don't want no black oil, nor the pain that it brings
Cuz I'm making my way to Standing Rock Plain
Where the Great Sioux Nation all sing in Refrain
Don't want the black gold, nor the pain that it brings
Let the waters run clear on our ancestral land

Hope I see you my dear and our babies again
If the cops, armoured trucks don't haul us away
Please Mr President give us back our green Earth
No more black oil, machine, or red rust
(chorus)
They'd lay that pipeline a thousand miles long
Cut straight thru the bone of our sacred old home
and they'd lay that pipeline a thousand years more
pollutin' the waters with a future fargone
(chorus) ....if we don't take a stand for all the babes just born and we make our stand for all the children unborn

I'm Taking my horse to Standing Rock Plain
Where the sisters and brothers all sing in refrain
Let the Waters run clear on our ancestral land
Don't want no black oil, nor the pain that it brings
Cuz I'm making my way to Standing Rock Plain
Where the Great Sioux Nation all sing in Refrain
Don't want the black gold, nor the pain that it brings
Let the waters run clear on our ancestral land

Standing Rock Plain recorded/engineered by Adele Pappalardo 2 December 2016, Bergmo, Italy words and music by Buck Curran (c)2016 (p) Arborea Music

It shakes me to the core to know that in 2016 great atrocities are being perpetrated on people in the middle of America at the hands of corporate ambitions and greed. The people and families protesting at Standing Rock are Americans struggling for their rights, safety, integrity and future of their land. Their stance is a Vital cause for every American. I am Dedicating this song to all The Brave Women, Men, and Children peacefully protesting and enduring atrocity at Standing Rock and everywhere around the World. I believe with all my being in protecting the environment and human rights efforts. Places like Standing Rock are Ground Zero for our collective present and future generations. (This recording is a raw demo, my initial attempt at recording this song that I was compelled to first write at 7:00am on 3 November 2016 as my wife, pregnant with our child, left out the door to teach a class of children who are immigrants in Italy. I couldn't stand knowing what kind of future lies ahead for our child, for the children she was going to teach, for the children, women and men who are standing up to the cohersion at Standing Rock. I am already a father of two children in Maine and have been witness to terrible events like this for decades. As well, I am a Veteran of the US Navy. I would like to imagine a progress life, a progressive World filled with empathy and love). John Trudell's writing has been a big influence on me for over two decades...I would encourage everyone to seek out his writing. Any donations towards this song (via Bandcamp where it can be Downloaded) will go to relief efforts at Standing Rock and towards recording a proper studio version of the song. - Buck Curran, 3 December 2016
Photo by Alex Garland

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Standing in Solidarity with Standing Rock


Hello Friends and Fans of Arborea, it's Buck posting with some important news. I believe 100% in protecting the environment and human rights efforts. Places like Standing Rock are Ground Zero for our collective present and future generations. I will be donating 50% of any sale via Bandcamp of my new album 'Immortal Light'
https://obsoleterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/immortal-light to Sacred Stone Camp @ Standing Rock via Or you can go directly to their campaign at 
What the Dakota Access Pipeline company is doing is completely illegal...so please Help stand in
Solidarity with the Brave women, men, and children on the frontlines! Thanks for listening, Buck

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Rushings featuring Buck Curran (Nashville West Sessions)

While in Nashville this Summer Buck recorded the wonderful Tennessee based duo The Rushings (Stacey & Laws) in their kitchen. The lead off track 'Lovesick Mess' features Buck's electric guitar work. That song along with the single 'My World' and some alternate mastered versions are now available via Bandcamp and on iTunes.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Buck Curran (of Arborea) Limited Vinyl Edition of 'Immortal Light' released

Vinyl has arrived for 'Immortal Light' the Debut Solo album by Buck Curran (of Arborea) featuring Shanti on backing vocals and lead vocals on the title track. (ESP-Disk' 5014/Obsolete Recordings 002)! This is the first vinyl release for Obsolete Recordings. Direct to Metal Mastering, 160 gram vinyl, w/digital download card. Limited 350 copies Worldwide! This vinyl Sounds Huge and Warm!! Copies to Europe can be ordered directly through Bandcamp (75 copies available) or through a variety of record stores in the UK and Europe. US orders can be placed through Forced Exposure or direct through ESP-Disk'. Digital versions of the album can be purchased  via Obsolete Recordings Bandcamp or at iTunes



Sunday, July 3, 2016

Arborea music featured in the Official trailer for 'Into the Forest' starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood



Happy to announce that Arborea's music is featured on the trailer for the new Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood film 'Into the Forest'. Combining music and film is something we worked hard towards for many years. More projects coming….

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Buck Curran Debut Solo Album 'Immortal Light' on iTunes and Bandcamp


Some great Arborea related News: We're Happy to announce Buck's new album 'Immortal Light' will be out July 12th on ESP-Disk/Obsolete Recordings. The album features Shanti on the title track and backup vocals on 'New Moontide' and 'BMR'. Available for purchase via iTunes now https://itunes.apple.com/…/album/immortal-light/id1115945600 or through Bandcamp  https://obsoleterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/immortal-light
Listen to the tracks 'New Moontide' and 'Sea of Polaris' on Youtube: 
for touring and other related news visit Buck's music page at Facebook
'Immortal Light' cover image: Blue Skies on Pluto courtesy of NASA 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Basket Full of Dragons: a Tribute to Robbie Basho Vol II - Pre-Order


Starting June 14th thru June 28th Obsolete Recordings will be taking direct Pre-Orders for 'Basket Full of Dragons': a Tribute to Robbie Basho Vol II…Produced by Buck Curran of Arborea. Pre-Orders will receive two advance mp3 tracks from the compilation and prior to release of the album on July 5th, you will receive a physical CD, and digital download. Visit Obsolete Recordings on Facebook to send a message and place an order. The album features: Glenn Jones & Matthew Azevedo (USA) Tammam Saeed & April Centrone (Syria & USA), Adele H & Buck Curran (Italy & USA), Richard Osborn (USA), Eva Sheppard and Jesse Sheppard (USA), Paolo Laboule Novellino (Italy), Yair Yona (Israel), Chuck Johnson USA), Twelve Hides (UK), Steffen Basho-Junghans (Germany), Michael Gulezian and Henry Kaiser (USA), Mike Tamburo (USA), Mariano Rodriguez, Jonah Schwartz, Karina Vismara (Argentina & UK).

Monday, April 11, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Buck Curran (of Arborea) Solo Project


Arborea is working on new recordings and select shows for 2017…in the meantime Buck has a solo project. For more information please visit Buck Curran at Facebook.

Buck Curran (of Arborea) live at Godot Bistrot, Italy

Buck Curran (solo) live at Godot Bistrot, Italy. 21 February 2016

Buck Curran (of Arborea) live in Switzerland with Adaya

My broken down little camera caught a fraction of the song "howling to the moon". Dieses Video ist auf www.michaelis.ch/music zu sehen

Posted by Gunter Michaelis on Monday, February 15, 2016
Aside from my solo work, and work with Shanti in Arborea…I'm doing a lot of lead guitar work with the Amazing Swiss based musician Adaya. Recorded in Bern, Switzerland, November 2015.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Arborea´s music featured on the film Open Shadows:The Story of Teal Swan

Arborea´s music is featured on the forthcoming film documentary Open Shadow:The story of Teal Swan. Film by Paola Marino.