Clarence Bucaro – Dreaming from the heart of New York marks the sixth release by this talented singer, songwriter, and musician. Velvety vocals, inspired lyrics, Clarence Bucaro takes the listener on a journey of the heart. Complemented by musicians Anders Osborne, Chris Finney, Carl Dufrene, and Rich Hinman, the release sings with promises delivered.
Clarence Bucaro – Dreaming from the heart of New York
Clarence Bucaro – Dreaming from the heart of New York: Clarence Bucaro – Dreaming from the heart of New York, Don’t Know Much About Love, Curtis Mayfield, Magnolia, Magnolia, Let Me Be Your Baby Tonight, Jagged Love, Oh My Mila, New Sky, Light As A Feather, Ocean Size Heart, Summer Rain, Winter Blue
Personnel: Clarence Bucaro – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, keyboard, BG vocals; Anders Osborne – guitars, BG vocals, banjo, harmonica, B3, drums, banjo percussion, keyboard, Mongolian flute; Chris Finney – bass, B3; Carl Dufrene – bass; Rich Hinman – pedal steel on Track 1
Anders Osborne produced Clarence Bucaro – Dreaming from the heart of New York on the Twenty Twenty Records label.
I became acquainted with the music of Clarence Bucaro when I went to hear the band, the Royal Southern Brotherhood, perform at Fairfield Theatre Organization’s Stage One located in Fairfield, Connecticut in late August 2013, and Clarence was the opening act.
Performing solo with just his acoustic guitar and his harmonica, Clarence played a few cuts off his sixth release, Dreaming from the heart of New York, and I knew then that if the rest of the release was as good as what he had just performed, it would be a treat to give it a listen. Picking up the CD before I left the performance and giving it a listen on the way home, I was not disappointed.
Born in Cleveland, Clarence’s musical quest has taken him to New Orleans to work with his mentor Anders Osborne, to Los Angeles, and finally to Brooklyn, New York, which he now calls home. He is no stranger to life on the road, performing as many as 300-shows-per year throughout the years with some of the industry’s top talents.
In addition to being a singer songwriter, he is a versatile musician who can easily shift from guitar to piano, from harmonica to keyboards, letting the flow occur as easily as if by magic. Although often compared to Jackson Browne and Van Morrison, Clarence Bucaro can well stand on his talent with his style of storytelling lyrics and velvety vocals; he is a voice that deserves to be heard for its own merit.
Musically, Clarence layers in an ensemble of talented musicians and instruments on the release the way that a great chef knows how to add spices to enhance the flavor of the recipe. The 12-track release features the multi-talented Grammy® winner Anders Osborne, who also produced the release, playing guitars, banjo, harmonica, B3, drums, banjo percussion, keyboards, and Mongolian flute, and contributes background vocals; Chris Finney adds bass and B3; Carl Dufrene plays bass, and Rich Hinman plays pedal steel to create the perfect vibe on the opening track.
For this release, Clarence talks or rather sings about, “life, love, family, and relationships,” and about raising his family in New York City. The release opens with the impressive title track, Dreaming from the heart of New York, where Rich Hinman layers in pedal steel to complement Clarence’s lyrics and vocals.
Next is the line-up is, Don’t Know Much About Love, which opens with the strains of a harmonica that gently yields to Clarence’s dreamy and heart-rendering vocals, “… I don’t know much about love, I know passion, I know like, I know friendship … I don’t know much about love…”
Curtis Mayfield fans will appreciate the track Curtis Mayfield dedicated to the one and only, and Let Me Be Your Baby Tonight will bring out the romantic in you. Other great tracks include Magnolia, Magnolia, Jagged Love, Oh My Mila, New Sky, Light As A Feather, Ocean Size Heart, Summer Rain, and Winter Blue.
Pick up a copy of Clarence Bucaro – Dreaming from the heart of New York and give it a listen or two; you will definitely be glad that you made his acquaintance.
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