Guitar and harp player, singer, songwriter and inventor of his famous « Tabourin » stool, Magic Buck celebrated in 2018 the twenty years of his solo career. A path dedicated to Blues music, five albums, some inspiring serious challenges and so many miles on the road.
In his own both intimate and power style, the man sings what he lives and lives what he sings, with much warmth and love for the people in the audience, making each concert a feeling good moment.
Magic Buck improved his mind with pre-war Blues masters like Son House, Charley Patton, Robert Johnson, and also Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf et John Lee Hooker, pionneers of up-north urban period later in the 1950's. From first ones, he got his deep love for acoustic solo performing and from second ones, the tremendous energy coming from amplified bands which accompanied them.
A real initiation journey, band after band, way back into history of american music, led him naturally back to the roots of the Blues. Makin' his decision to go further alone in 1997, he became more and more permeated with Folk-Blues, because of its artistic honesty and pureness, far beyond commercial music criteria, until he could not express himself another way. He finally got totally committed into Blues music.
Some people say Magic Buck's got the Blues in him
Love for people bounds Buck to sing and play, and with people he shares his music. This engaging, poetic and mystic artist likes to take the audience with him under a cocoon during the show, performin' his very own autobiographical repertoire, within everybody can identify, as Blues Music originally was meant to be.
Magic Buck returned in 2008, after a three year disease period, a truly life disruption but necessary and (re)constructive. More present than ever since then, the musician lives now intensely from day to day. Many songs of his show us the new man he became after all these years, adding a new sensiblity to the story he tells us in every gig.
Not totally a "One-Man-Band" but not so far, he's as comfortable performin' on both small and big stage. Hittin' blues, shuffle, boogie or ballad, on 6 or 12 string guitar, slidin' on his old National, blowin' life through his harps, the bluesman takes us with passion into his adventure, which is also ours. Three words to resume an evening with Magic Buck : energy, emotion and happiness.