"Michael Bucher is an American songwriting icon." ~Native People's Magazine
Simply… this. A simple title for a not so simple life, it’s just this. The songs are straight out of my heart and soul. They’re what I’ve experienced over the last few years in my personal life, the happenings in Indian Country, and the people I’ve met on my journey. This is the reality of life. From the first track, ‘1 Finger, 1 Thumb, 1 Take’, in which I had to prove to myself that I could play guitar better than before the accident which left me with 1 full finger and a thumb on my right hand, to ‘Let…
Michael's cd 'Believe' picks up where his award winning cd 'Seven' left off. 'Believe' cranks it up a notch or two and is evident with the songs he's put down in this highly anticipated cd. His approach to songwriting, as only a few in this genre can do, and as Native People's magazine writes of Michael,"an American songwriting icon", is stronger than ever.
The musical versatility in songs like Fat Cats, Sacred Ground, For Chief Joseph, Blessings and the title track Believe are enough to satisfy all styles. He has dedicated this cd to the children throughout Indian Country who…
The CD, Seven , gives the listener a glimpse into the mind of Michael Bucher.
It is a reflection of his native veiws on the desecration of sacred sites and all that is held reverent to indigenous people everywhere, the desecration of the earth itself through blatant and wanton pollution.
The reality that even though Indian Country has come a huge distance, if we don't continue to protect what is right for all of us, and educate all who we can, no one else will.
He also touches on aspects of his spirituality, and last but not least, for anyone who…
Joanne Shenandoah and Michael Bucher
"Bitter Tears-Sacred Ground" is a new release from Michael Bucher and Joanne Shenandoah. It contains 13 songs and takes the listener on a musical journey through Native history in true Joanne and Michael style. While honoring Johnny Cash, Peter La Farge and Floyd Red Crow Westerman, 5 songs are redone from the Johnny Cash album "Bitter Tears" which has through the years weaved its own legacy through Indian Country. Then there's the soulfull and beautiful rendition of "Star Spangled Banner" as only Joanne Shenandoah can sing it along with Joanne's version of Floyd's song, "They…