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Chris Buck band to add a country touch to hip hop night at Whoop Up Days

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Whoop Up Days ends with a big rap show on the EX Stage with Atlanta rapper Lil’  Jon, The Notorious YEG, Saturday, Aug. 24. But if you aren’t in the mood for that, catch rising country star the Chris Buck Band playing in the Let ’er Buck Saloon.

The Chris Buck Band play Whoop Up Days, Saturday, Aug.  24. Photo submitted
“We’re competing  with Lil Jon? It’s a good thing we have a pretty energetic  show. We don’t have any really slow songs,” said Buck, leaving another interview in Ottawa.

Buck grew up listening to a lot of pop music as well as country music. All of his hits feature banjo player Phil Puxley.

 He just released a new single and video for “Holy Ground.”
“It’s about the special feeling I had while I was growing up and visiting my aunt and uncle in Penetanguishene,” he said, adding he shot the video there as well.

“ And I’ll still go back and visit them when I have time off. It’s about the pleasures in life and the feeling you get when you find that special place,” said Buck who grew up in Midland, Ontario.
He has a variety of hits  including “Good Ol’ Days.” “Leave your light on,” “RDNKN” and a duet with Kira Isabella “That’s When You Know.”

“I was listening to the song ‘Photograph’ with Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow,” and decided I wanted to do a song like that with a  girl,” he said, adding she recorded her part of the song in Vancouver while he recorded his part of the song in Toronto. He never actually got to meet her, though he would enjoy touring with her if the opportunity arose.
He enjoys the songwriting process.
“It‘s different every time. I like telling people an idea. I want it to feel natural. I’m excited I get to go to Nashville and write with talented people,” he continued, adding he plans to release a new album next year.


“ I like to release an album every year,” he said, adding he’s looking forward to checking out Whoop -up Days.

“I’d like to see Lil Jon. But I’m just grateful for the opportunity to perform there,” he said.
Admission to Whoop Up Days on Saturday is $3 at the gate, $36 in advance.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 August 2019 09:19 )  
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