“Five Minutes With” Local Americana/Roots Musician T. Buckley

T. Buckley stands quietly among a disappearing ilk of true craftsmen. Shadowed by his Western roots, his soul and voice are unmistakably genuine, and the result is a class of songsmith long revered and scarcely achieved.

After achieving numerous accolades, releasing an EP and 3 full length albums fronting the T. Buckley Trio ​(2008-2018)​, Buckley continues to build momentum, even after turning towards his songwriting roots and rediscovering solo ambitions as T. Buckley.

For his 4th full album, the critically acclaimed solo release, ‘Miles We Put Behind’​ (2018)​, Buckley worked with Grammy-nominated producer/engineer, Howard Bilerman. This slick yet measured interpretation of Buckley’s tooth and bone songwriting style gave new life to his narratives, and garnered a Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination and three Calgary Music Awards in 2019.

Now in the process of compiling tracks for his follow-up, Buckley is set to record another album at the National Music Centre in Calgary that promises to be his best work yet.

T. Buckley

Name: T. Buckley

Genre: Americana/Roots

Founded: 2008

# of Albums: 4 LP, 1 EP, Another LP to be released in 2021

Latest Release: Miles We Put Behind

Latest Single: Song Unbroken

Latest Video:

Favourite Local Restaurant:

UNA Pizza + Wine

Favourite band as a teenager:

The Tragically Hip

Favourite band now:

Tough to pick a favourite, I listen to more solo artists now – James McMurtry, Buddy Miller, Leon Bridges, Kacey Musgraves and Emmylou Harris get a lot of time on the speakers these days. For bands, Dawes are great, The Barr Brothers…Truthfully most of the stuff I listen too is old – J.J Cale, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Reed, Sam Cooke, The Stones, The Band and I still love the Hip of course.

Guilty Pleasure Song:

I loved George Michael when I was like 6….and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t throw Faith on from time to time

Live Show Ritual:

I’m not superstitious or ritualistic really, I just like to show up prepared

Favourite local artist:

Tom Phillips – the guy is such an incredible writer

Nose Hill or Fish Creek?

Nose Hill

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Early bird

Road or studio?

Not much time on the road right now….I really enjoy both. I love the creativity and boundlessness of the studio and there is nothing like the charge you get from a great audience.

Where can we follow you?


Any shows or albums coming up?

I recorded an album at the National Music Centre in November 2020 that I’m planning on releasing in the fall of 2021