Joe Buckley Band fuses together influences from rock to blues to country pretty seamlessly. At first listen these songs definitely bring one back to a better time. There’s a comforting and nostalgic element to tracks like “The Train Rolls On” that isn’t easily found in much of current music. If you’re not at least tapping your foot, you’re not listening.

The Eagles- Hotel California
“The songwriting is sublime and the musicianship is superb. It’s as dynamic and as intricate as the personalities that combined and sometimes collided to create the Eagles. They’re probably my all-time favorite band.”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes
“When you open an album with “Refugee,” it’s bound to be a good one. Petty is a huge influence of mine as a songwriter. His lyrics are timelessly accessible.”

Chris Stapleton- Traveller
“This is the best record that’s come out in my lifetime. Period.”

The Jimi Hendrix Experience- Are You Experienced?
“There’s no dissecting Hendrix. He’s the single greatest performer of all time who magically managed to capture every psychedelic nuance of his performances in the studio.”

AC/DC- Back in Black
“This is simply the best balls to the wall rock record of all time. I listened to “Hell’s Bells” before every football game I ever played.”

Green Day- American Idiot
“Like any millennial middle schooler who played guitar, I was naturally a Green Day fan. I probably couldn’t appreciate the gravity of Billie Joe’s lyrics back then, but I could appreciate the simple power chord progressions he was singing over, because as a young guitarist I could play them too.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers- Stadium Arcadium
“This is a modern masterpiece. The Chili Peppers’ sound and swag will never go out of style, and this is easily my favorite Red Hot record.”

Eric Clapton- Pilgrim
“It’s one of Clapton’s lesser known works due in part to its hyper modern production. I for one enjoyed hearing one of my favorite classic artists in a modern light, especially considering that Pilgrim contains some of Clapton’s deepest lyrics and smoothest guitar solos.”

Linda Ronstadt- Simple Dreams
“Women rock, too! With the exception of Claire (my lovely fiancé and backup vocalist), Linda Ronstadt is my favorite singer. She belts out every note of this record with power and class.”

Foo Fighters- The Colour and the Shape
“Dave Grohl was my primary inspiration to take up multiple instruments. On the Foo’s first record, and much of this one, he plays every instrument, sings every note, and writes every song. You’re my hero, Dave.”

Listen to Joe Buckley Band’s new album, Perpetual Motion, below: