Clarence Bucaro


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April 3, 2018

Clarence Bucaro Announces New Album 'Passionate Kind'

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BIOGRAPHY

"Penetrative & excitingly melodic ... Intimate literate lyrics & velvet vocals." - Rolling Stone Clarence Bucaro is an accomplished singer, songwriter & producer, an art advocate, an aspiring author, an entrepreneur and a force in the world of music.

On May 18, 2018, Bucaro releases his powerful new studio album, Passionate Kind, on indie 2020 Records. Compelling and honest, the record gives a glimpse into Bucaro’s inner self. The artist grips the listener with profound emotion and bares his soul telling sonic stories from raw personal experience.

The genesis of the songs is the state of our current times. True to form Bucaro captures events and crafts lyrics that are topical, provocative and crucial.  “These times are overwhelming. Everyone seems confused and angry; even devastated,” says Bucaro about the political and spiritual nature of this country post-election. “There’s a lot of disbelief; a lot of questions; a lot of wondering what’s going to happen next.”

Nowhere are these thoughts and turbulent feelings more clearly embodied than in the evocative, “Where Do I Go?”

“The present here is lonely. The future’s full of fear. The past is just illusions, and I’m still stuck in there.”

Bucaro opens the song by asking, “Is this a breakdown or a breakthrough?” before he finds himself praying directly to God for direction.

“Lord I know I only talk to you when I’m down. Could you help me turn this thing around?”

In the dynamic track ‘Sleepwalker,’ the writer speaks to one who can’t see around him, because his eyes are closed.

“Sleepwalker when you gonna wake up? You pass by everything.”

Of the song Bucaro says, “He is a zombie. He goes through the motions. He hates it but he’s stuck in a trance. He needs to shake his funk and see the light.”

“Look around, you will see. The sky is big, the grass is green. Sleepwalker come out of your dream.”

In “City of Light,” the writer is alone and vulnerable in Paris amongst the ghosts of great artists, dreaming his work can someday match the great inspiration around him.

“I want to be a painter, I want to be a writer, I want to fill the opera house someday. I want to be great, say it’s not too late; I want to be remembered in some way. City of light, lie to me. Tell me I can be who I want to be.”

The title track “Passionate Kind,” was written in honor of old and new heroines.” I read a lot of classic literature and watch a lot of opera. There is an amazing allegoric presence of females. I am so inspired by the movement of courageous, outstanding and powerfully passionate women around us. It’s the dawn of a new era. I consider them truly superhuman.”

“She’s my Helen of Troy; She’ll launch all the ships, a sorrowful angel with love on her lips. She’s an unfinished symphony, Beethoven’s Tenth, The unfinished Mary, Raphael never penned.”

The cover of the album boasts the drawing “Embracing Couple” by the great Austrian artist Egon Schiele. Art is life and life is art on the set of “Passionate Kind.”

Clarence hails from outside Cleveland, Ohio.  Growing up in the country, Clarence relied on imagination and creativity to form his own adventures.  At a young age he entertained his family singing and strumming on a tennis racket always charging admission and selling cassette tapes of his work after the show. At eight, he picked up a real guitar and wrote his first song at age ten.  It was destiny.   While at university, Clarence started a grass roots campaign and secured his first record deal with an Americana label out of Portland, Oregon and like all artists of that time, hit the road. He toured with The Blind Boys of Alabama and Mavis Staples playing to sold out theaters across America. Fast forward fifteen years, eleven albums and hundreds of shows later Bucaro continues to share his own voice through his literate lyrics and carefully crafted melodies.  His latest, Passionate Kind recorded at The Loft in Chicago co-produced by Tom Schick (Wilco, Ryan Adams) features sensational artists Chris Farney (Josh Radin) on drums, Scott Ligon (NRBQ, Mavis Staples) on piano and bass and Doug Pettibone (Marianne Faithful, Lucinda Williams) on guitar. Clarence will be on tour in 2018 in the US and Europe.

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Press Clippings

Clarence Bucaro (360)

Ohio State Alum Clarence Bucaro Releases Eleventh Album (The Lantern)

Singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro releases ‘Passionate Kind’ (Big Blend Radio)

Today in Nashville (WSMV)

10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: April 2018 (Rolling Stone Country)

Headliner: Clarence Bucaro (Northwest Florida Daily News)

Clarence Bucaro Announces New Album ‘Passionate Kind’, Shares “Where Do I Go?” (Go See Live Music)

Clarence Bucaro “Passionate Kind” Tour (Entertainment Magazine)

Clarence Bucaro Announces New Album Passionate Kind, Shares “Where Do I Go” (American Songwriter)

Contact

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Tour Dates

May 25 — Portland, OR — Mission Theater with Hal Ketchum
May 26 — West Linn, OR — Sweetbriar
May 27 — Seattle, WA — Triple Door with Hal Ketchum
May 31 — New York, NY — Rockwood Music Hall (Album Release Party)
June 1 — Washington, DC — City Winery with Garland Jeffreys
June 2 — Camden, NJ — Ewing House Concert
June 8 — Windsor, ON — Banning House Concert
June 15 — Columbus, OH — Rumba Cafe
June 16 — Cleveland, OH — Beachland Ballroom
June 19 — Nashville, TN — The Basement (Album Release Show)
June 20 — Asheville, NC — ISIS Music Hall
June 29 — Chicago, IL — City Winery with Marc Cohn
July 1 — Alexandria, VA — The Birchmere with Hal Ketchum
July 12 — New York, NY — City Winery with Rhett Miller
July 7 — Saline, MI — Stony Lake Brewing Co.
August 2 — Lake Orion, MI — 20 Front Street
August 16 — Los Angeles, CA — Hotel Cafe
August 31 — Egremont, MA — The Barn