>"New Orleans is a record that manages to feel deeply peersonal, soulful and uniquely American; with 29 year old Bucaro's voice sounding like the perfect cross between Ben Harper and Brett Dennen."
- The Music File
"...warm cozy songs that hark back to late 70's Van Morrison"
- New York Times
New Orleans, the new release by Hyena Records' newest artist, Clarence Bucaro, was released on October 13 and so far the reviews have been great!
The Cleveland, Ohio native moved to New Orleans in 2004 after a long two-year haul touring the U.S. and Europe and hiking the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. Inspired by his new home and a new relationship, Bucaro teamed up with longtime mentor and collaborator Anders Osborne and recorded a collection of freshly penned songs in a single six-hour session. Bucaro adandoned the project, however, immediately after laying the tracks to tape, the personal nature of the material weighing heavy on him. Soon thereafter, he would head west to Los Angeles to find new direction before eventually settling a year later in New York City. After the 2008 release of his critically acclaimed 'Til Spring, Bucaro decided to open up the material from the "New Orleans" session, going on to complete it and now share it for release.
The final results are 10 intimate songs that range from the sweet syncopated soul of "Let Me Let Go of You" to the skewed rocker "The Other End," the pleading gospel-tinged "Light in Your Eyes" to the intimate ballads "Matter of the Heart," "On My Coast" and "Abandoned Mine." The warm tone of the recording paired with Bucaro's love worn lyrics and heartfelt delivery call to mind artists like Jackson Browne and Van Morrison, but never impeding on his uniqueness as an artist.