"Dirty" Dan Buck
Vocals, Guitar, & Harmonica -
Things are unparalleled in the Midwest. It's the simple things that mean the most there. Hard work and even harder good fun will always rank near the top for the blue-collar population where Dan Buck was raised.
With the wind burnt collar of his leather jacket turned up against the night, his brown hair now giving way to a more distinguished silver tone, his faded blue jeans comfortably fit, Buck's rough-hewn exterior recalls that of the neighborhood rebel, now grown up. When he straps on his battered guitar and hits those first arresting chords, you know this guy is the real deal.
Weaned on the hard-driving industrial-strength rock 'n' roll of Chicago's Fox River Valley, Buck has, for three decades, traveled the same well-worn regional highways that eventually lifted Bob Seger, John Mellencamp and Ted Nugent into the international spotlight. Critics from all around the Heartland - Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Pittsburg, Buffalo, Toronto - point to Buck's riveting stage presence and proven ability to energize an audience and keep them in his sway as prime reasons for the success of his bands. The Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, Variety and Billboard magazines were among the major publications that noticed his talents as a leader.
Buck's emotion-charged vocals and fire and brimstone stage style led the rough 'n' tumble Boyzz from Illinoizz to record two albums for CBS-distributed Epic Records, A series of whirlwind tours followed that read like a Who's Who of Rock & Roll, which included Aerosmith, The J. Geils Band, Meatloaf, UFO, Cheap Trick and REO Speedwagon, to name, just a few. When that band's five year reign ended, he then formed Dirt's Raiders, which recorded an album for Atlantic Records, and two other subsequent bands, The Original Sinners and Dan Buck's Small Change, both recording on Down & Dirty Records, a small private label owned by Buck.
Now Buck continues his search for the heart of Saturday night in his songs, reverting back to his beginnings, championing the spirited lifestyle of youth, and preaching the timeless rock sermon in which he so believes.
Buck and his new band “Cool Rockin’ Daddies” which features Tadd King on guitar, Joe Gagliardo on bass, Jimmi Perrino on keyboards and organ, and Scot Kelly on drums, are ripping up festivals, concerts and clubs throughout the region. Treat yourself to a hard rockin’ R&B experience you won't soon forget!
Tracks: 1. Too Wild To Tame 2. Hoochie Koochie 3. Wake It Up, Shake It Up 4. Shady Lady 5. Back To Kansas 6. Destined To Die 7. Lean 'N' Mean 8. Dianne Part II 9. Good Life Shuffle
Album: MID-WEST KIDS (The Boyzz –1979)
Tracks: 1. Overdrive 2. Who Do 3. Virgins 4. Good Bye To Jane 5. In His Room 6. Cruisin 7. Tonight 8. Him Or Me 9. For You Girl 10. Mid-West Kids.
Album: DIRT'S RAIDERS (Dirt’s Raiders – 1982)
Tracks: 1. The Raid 2. Precious 3. Give Me New Love 4. Little Bit Older 5. Bills 6. Walkin Talkin Sexy Thang 7. Give It Up 8. Who Do 2 9. Scream & Shout