BuckleBusters rule the forbidden world

Upcoming Buckle Busters Appearances
7/10/04, 6:00 until 10:00 PM
8/6/04, 6:00 until 10:00 PM
8/20/04, 6:00 until 10:00 PM
9/10/04, 6:00 until 10:00 PM
9/24/04, 6:00 until 10:00 PM
The Firehouse BBQ (4291 South 900 East)
Admission: Free with your purchase of one plate of Salt Lake's finest southern cuisine.
The Buckle Busters play avant-garde music for archaic times. The rough-and-ready singing of Salt Lake's finest old-time string band will make you wonder what you ever saw in Eminem. And when you hear their high, lonesome stylings on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and accordion, you'll want to trade your subwoofers for a hand-cranked 78 rpm Victrola.

It's pure American roots music from the hollers of Appalachia, the battlefields of the Civil War, the cattle drives and homesteads of the Old West, and the migration across the Great Plains in search of gold and freedom. At the same time, it's the music of a nightmarish, post-apocalyptic future -- a coming era when all the electricity will be used up, gravity will reverse poles, the dinosaurs will return to earth in flying saucers, and folks will change gender as often as they change their underwear.*

With their crystal-powered acoustic instruments, The Buckle Busters will soon seize their rightful place in history as the One Band True and Mighty. For a sample of the music that's changing the fundamental nature of time itself, visit, check out the selections below.

*Editorial note: Some people may not notice the difference if their personal hygiene is not up to snuff.  Or sniff..

Just listen to these lovely tunes.  You'll be pleased!
Four Shif'less Skonks
Black Mountain Trail
Bitter Creek Doney Gal / Grey Eagle
When I was a Cowboy
Martha Won't You Drink Some Good Old Cider
Sugar in my Coffee / Wraslin' with a Wildcat
If You Can't Get Five, Take Two
Joe Turner Blues
Grandpa's Waltz / Soft Voices Waltz
The Sweetest Gift (a Mother's Smile)
Crow Creek
Ruffled Drawers (plus joke)
Black Snake Moan
Going Back to Texas / Gal I Left Behind Me
Alberta Plains
Greenback Dollar
The Spring of '65
Be Thou My Vision
Forty a Month and Found
Cotton Patch Rag
I Like to Eat (I Love my Fruit)
Buttered Peas / Seneca Square Dance
Jack's Creek Waltz

From the Buckle Busters 1984 Demo Tape
Sleep, Baby, Sleep
Wink the Other Eye / Geese A-Flying
The Dixie Bee Line

Why Do You Bob Your Hair, Girls?
Julie Ann Johnson
I'm Going Back to Dixie
Sugar in my Coffee / Wraslin' with a Wildcat

From the Buckle Busters 1985 Demo Tape
Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow / Fall on my Knees
Alberta Plains
Bitter Creek
Be Thou my Vision
Westward Ho!
Half Shaved

A Turning Point in Pete's Life:  Yodeling coast-to-coast on NPR's "Morning Edition"

From the Buckle Busters 1990 Demo Tape
Seneca Square Dance / ??
Just Give Me the Leavings
Feels So Good
Batchelor's Hall / Wrasliln' with a Wildcat
Great Big Taters

Believe it when I say that there's a lot more where this came from!

Some feeble-minded people may yet have some curiosity about these so-called "Busters."  Here are a few pictures to excite your imagination and promote your sense of wonder.  As the saying goes, "Click to Enlarge!"

Busters professional photo
Busters play for the Saints in Emigraion Canyon
Busters perform outdoors
Busters in City Creek Canyon
Buckle Busters in 2004

Late breaking news -- Infamous "lost boy" Buster Rick McClane artifact discovered near "cradle of civilization" in Middle East.
Richard wearing a TIE!

GOTTA BIG PIPE?  Try out this short video of the 'Busters!  WARNING!! This is NOT streaming!

Some other links related to the Buckle Busters:
The Busters were in a movie!
The Busters play for old-time dances!
A tape featuring the Busters and other locals was reviewed in the Old Time Herald!
M. Bradakis, prop.
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