Buck Meek, the amazing guitarist from Big Thief, has an album coming out soon. “Cannonball” is from that album and it is absolutely great.
I’ve heard very little of him other than singing backing vocals and live stuff online, so this single was a bit surprising. He croons, but in a bluesy way with a Texas twang. Meek isn’t like anyone I’ve heard for a while. And, like his guitar play, Meek makes this song sound like only he can.
I love Big Thief. I hope this doesn’t signify future changes with the band, but I also really dig Meek by himself and am excited to hear the entire album.