Raised north of Boise, Idaho, on a small cattle ranch, Buck Buchanan attributes his love for music to his mother, who helped to organize hootenannies that would last until early morning hours.
Buck moved to West Yellowstone, Montana, in 1976, to form a band
with current Twang drummer Mike Gillan and former Twang guitarist Jim Lewis. In 1979 he moved to Bozeman to attend Montana State University. Graduating in 1985 with a degree in geology and a teachers certificate.
He taught science at Belgrade Middle School in Belgrade, Montana, for 22 years, finally getting out of the eighth grade in 2007. Enjoying their home in nearby Manhattan Carol his wife, shares in his musical interests.
In 1998, Buck and founding drummer Johnny Regan organized www.Twang, so they could play original, danceable tunes with longtime friends and area musical legends. He has played in venues across Montana including the Always Patsy Cline show at the Ellen Theater, Peach Street Studios, and backing up emerging artists at the Music Ranch in the Paradise Valley.
"This is real country, and we love playing it", says Buck.
Buck just finished writing a children's book called Denni-Jo and Pinto. Learn all about it at the Denni-Jo website! www.denni-jo.com
Guitar, Vocals, Songwriter