Buckman Coe, from Vancouver, Canada, performs Roots music with a global world beat. Drawing from R&B, Americana, Rock Steady, and Reggae, Buckman Coe and his band have lit up dance-floors in Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Oregon, and Hawaii. After headlining Port Fairy Folk Festival March 10-12th with a 7-piece soul, funk, and reggae band, he continues his tour of Australia with a stripped-down trio that allows the story-telling and lyrical aspect of his music to shine.
His recent release Malama Ka ’Aina (2015) – a Hawaiian phrase meaning to respect the land – is a gorgeous fusion of reggae, soul, and world music. With the masterful production by global/electronic artist Adham Shaikh and Jason Kechely, Coe creates ethereal, soul-drenched vocals that soar over arrangements celebrating the awakening of social consciousness and global unity.