♫♪  Buck Gooter - “Skunks Are Cool”

A notion that should have been so obvious. Right under my nose. So thank you to Buck Gooter, who spell it out in a cacophony that can only be their stripe: “Skunks Are Cool.” An idea I hadn’t put to words. But they are cool, even if - or because - a dead one reeks a country mile.

The duo’s tender ode to an oft-maligned mammal is off their eighteenth album in fourteen years. Called Finer Thorns, the collection is equally blunt and precise, raw materials honed to prison shivs. There are moments of social critique. There are moments when skunks are cool. And sometimes that’s the same moment. Throughout, two barbarian poets in skunk pelts claw the blues alive.

Finer Thorns releases February 22 on Ramp Local.

Buck Gooter upcoming shows:

February 22nd, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ Palberta
February 23rd, 2019 - New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar in the Cellar w/ Palberta, Pop 1280
February 24th, 2019 - Providence, RI @ News Cafe
February 25th, 2019 - Washington D.C. @ Dew Drop Inn

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