Buck Again

Kelli Shay Hicks

Buck Again

CD

Carbon Records CR144

"A needle in one arm and a bouquet in the other". This is Kelli Shay's first full-length album. The thirteen tracks here were recorded in 2005 in Chicago with Butchy Fuego of Pit er Pat. Buck Again is not unlike Kelli's live performances in its sparseness, but each song flows into the other with the addition of ambient sounds that weave through an instrumentation consisting of little more than guitar, autoharp, violin, and voice. [Each package is unique-- hand-painted in gold and silkscreened in Nashville, Tennessee at Isle of Printing.] "She sounds like Strawberry Shortcake is coming to get me".


Reviews

  • Foxy Digitalis

    by Sal Addays

    Buck Again

    Well, it's not every three-song solo acoustic EP that comes in a package with these words on it: "Recorded by Jem Cohen." But 'tis true, Ms. Hicks was recorded by the famous indie filmmaker/F.O.F. (Friend of Fugazi)...
  • City Newspaper

    by Chad Oliveiri

    Buck Again

    Kelli Hicks is well versed in the timeless. While her minimalist finger picking style, gentle voice, and wry lyrics recall the 'New Americana' movement, she's not pretending. When you see her play, it becomes clear: This is Kelli Hicks' music....
  • FOUND Magazine

    by Davey Rothbart

    Buck Again

    Kelli Shay Hicks has a voice to break your heart. Her music is haunting and playful… I'm left quietly devastated.
  • Foxy Digitalis

    by Scott Downing

    Buck Again

    "Bucked Again" is the first full-length from Kelli Shay Hicks, following last year's three song ep, "Bucked." Reviews for that disc inevitably focused on the fact that it was produced in a handful of remote locations by independent film maker...