About Mariel Buckley · Calgary, AB
Doubling down on grit and authenticity, Mariel Buckley has planted her flag firmly as a songwriter who’s in it for the long haul. This neo-noir highway star makes no apologies for her stark candour and delivery. As one of Canada’s busiest touring acts, she continues to charm new listeners with her sharp perspective and tender melodies. Since releasing of her critically acclaimed sophomore album, Driving In The Dark (2018), Buckley has been on the receiving end of a steady stream of awards, accolades and opportunities, with her listenership expanding further providing tour support for Bros Landreth, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, The Deep Dark Woods and k.d. lang.
Her brand new album, Everywhere I Used to Be (2022), respects the storytelling folk-country tradition while embracing a lush, contemporary sound. Producer Marcus Paquin (The Weather Station, The National) smoothed the path for Buckley to realize a new Canadian country roots classic. She’s at her most comfortable making waves from the fringes and creating music for outsiders, dreamers and underdogs.