RON E BUCKPITT
HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
Put It On Facebook
Ron E Buckpitt Ron is a self-described ‘rouseabout from the shearing sheds’, who writes country-rock songs. His tunes can bring laughter from even the most serious punter, a patriotic tear to any listener and leave a person questioning their own angle on life’s up and downs. With an authentic country twang, all of his very own, Ron has released Put It On Facebook, a tongue in cheek, light-hearted critique of our social media mad society. The new song is an exuberant country-rock song, reminiscent of a Dire Straits track, utilising a series of tasteful blues guitar licks, a direct, contemporary lyric, Ron’s no-frills vocal performance and full, driving organic band sound. The song’s structure harnesses a 12-bar-blues like formula suited to the easy-going, fun nature of the tune.
The inspiration behind Put It On Facebook came from Ron’s conversation he tried to have with an old flame some time ago. As Ron says, ‘I suggested we employ the services of a local lawnmowing battler named Joe, when the conversation took a swift and unexpected turn! Quicker than you can pull start a Victa, I was presented with random photos posted on Facebook of Joe’s work around town by a disgruntled gossiper, posed with finger pointed at uneven rows mowed into his precious greenery. The horror!’ With influences that include, Tom T Hall, Johnny Cash, Roger Miller, Kris Kristofferson and Tony Joe White, Ron’s music is timeless, enduring, and retro but with an ear to contemporary life and all its curious manifestations.
A self-taught, intuitive musician, Ron’s love of music began in the 1970s as a young man from Moree, 8 hours’ drive from Sydney, where the pubs then shut at 10 pm. Not happy to call it a night, Ron and his mates would grab a slab and head to Boolaroo Bridge, where they would sit for a yarn, play a few songs, and take turns jamming on bass or lead guitar. His natural skills and ear for a good song and his endearing, humour-tinged lyrics have brought an authentic depth to the music scene in Australia and all around the globe.