The Buckle Downs Are:
Coming off a tremendous year in 2017, The Buckle Downs released their first full length record, “Hard Truths”. The breakout record, produced by Jake Hanner (Donora), was named #1 Local Album by 91.3 WYEP. Outside of the studio, the soul rock six piece kept up their momentum on the stage, performing at some of Pittsburghs premier music events including: Three Rivers Arts Festival, Allegheny County Music Festival, Comcast Light Up Night and the WYEP Summer Music Festival where they co-headlined with national artists The Marcus King Band and Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears.
The Buckle Downs are led by powerhouse vocalist, Kiki Brown, who was chosen by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette as one of twelve Pittsburghers to meet in 2018: “A petite woman with a set of pipes that would be the envy of a plumbing supply company” wrote Dan Gigler (PG). The Buckle Downs sound is culmination of rock, funk and soul. Displaying their technical musicality and uninhibited creatively, the Pittsburgh based 6 piece (Vocalist Kiki Brown, Bassist Damien DeTroia, Guitarist Ernie Francestine, Keyboardist Dave Filonuk, Drummer Jonathan Gulden and Guitarist Jon Henderson) craft a unique sound. Whether live or in studio, the band delivers soaring vocal melodies, danceable grooves and a high energy experience leaving you wanting more.