Winter in Alberta can be an undesirable situation at the best of times, let alone while trying to make a living outdoors. With music as his craft and unsatisfied with the remnants of a once vibrant music scene, Daniel Buxton did just that. Spending his youth busking in Edmonton and sneaking into clubs to play, Daniel became a bit of a legend in his own right. After putting out his long awaited first record and touring cross canada in 2008, Daniel decided it was time for a change and relocated to Vancouver. Shortly after arriving, he started to become a regular fixture on Granville street, with crowds forming as he and his rectangular Gretsch Bo Diddley guitar preformed in store door ways and on downtown corners. Daniel’s feature instrument is his voice – soul laden and with an astounding range – combined with a natural affinity for rhythm and musical versatility. Drawing influence from a broad range of artists – from Howlin’ Wolf and The Troggs to Blind Willie Johnson and Thelonious Monk – Daniel Buxton has an exemplary knack for putting forth the vigorous soul that can only come with years of personal affliction and an appreciation for the pioneers of multiple musical genres.
Nick Eccleston and Randy Kramer of the Vancouver-based psych-garage outfit The Green Hour Band saw Daniel perform on Granville street in the door way of a shoe store. During a short hiatus following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Nick and Randy of The Green Hour Band worked with Daniel to create what is now The Orpheans. The Orpheans have since become an act to see in their own right, garnering great anticipation surrounding their recent release of a 7” on Neptoon Records. After playing only a handful of shows together, the three incendiary musicians who make up The Orpheans have embraced their own sound and soul to create something truly unique.
The Orpheans – Ellison’s Tomb 7”
Side A – Ellison’s Tomb
Side B – Keep It Slow
Neptoon Records 012 – Click here to purchase.