In Another Life
'A glimpse into the future of San Francisco's slightly psychedelic songwriting scene,' (SF Bay Guardian) Buxter Hoot'n is an experience not be missed. Their music is an eclectic form of rock 'n' roll that draws from a deep reverence for tradition and psychedelia. Buxter Hoot'n's homegrown sound had it's start in America's heartland in Indiana where brothers, Vince and Jimmy Dewald lived and played music before moving to San Francisco. Songwriter, Vince Dewald, has since put together an ever-growing catalogue of songs that is both poignant lyrically and stylistically diverse. Their first album 'Here in America' was hailed by RELIX MAGAZINE as having 'the independent rawness and creative brilliance that leads to a cult classic.' Their new album 'In Another Life' was released in March 2010 and is a complete next step for the band, seamlessly incorporating their broadening musical and conceptual visions. Ranging in topics from martial law to love in modern times, Buxter Hoot'n's message is viable with a direct, poetic style that creates vivid imagery. The album's wide array of sounds stretch from haunting violin and banjo, to electric rockers, psychedelia, and stripped down fingerpickers. The powerful presence of male and female vocals and group harmony bring out the essence in each song and will have you engaged from start to finish. Moving naturally through rock, blues, folk and world sounds, Buxter Hoot'n has forged an original brand of music that is uniquely their own. Ben Andrews, lead guitarist and violinist, is one of the best young multi-instrumentalists in rock music and performs with that rare, fiery brilliance that can take over an audience in a moment. Drummer, Jeremy Shanok adds an element of spontaneity that often brings the band interplay to ecstatic heights. Melissa Merrill adds a rawness and depth with a backwoods blues style and soul-drenched country vocals. Vince Dewald's provocative vocals and guitar work, along with Jimmy Dewald's explorative bass style, perfectly completes the soulful, musical-stew that is Buxter Hoot'n. 'In Another Life' seems to effortlessly link itself to the great rock'n roll history of San Francisco while offering a look at where it's going. The album was recorded on the 2-inch tape machine owned and used by The Grateful Dead to record their classic 1987 album, In the Dark. Instrumentation Vince Dewald- acoustic guitar,elect guitar, vocals, harmonica, banjo Jimmy Dewald- upright bass, electric bass Ben Andrews-electric guitar,violin,mandolin Melissa Merrill- vocals Jeremy Shanok- drums Discography 'HERE IN AMERICA' -'Buxter Hoot'n's first, self-produced album, 'Here in America' has the independent rawness and creative brilliance that leads to a cult classic.' -- Relix Magazine, April/May 2008 'IN ANOTHER LIFE' released March 2010.