The long-time Oakland folk project, the Minnesota Child, has put forth its first full-band effort in the form of a new EP.
Drawing inspirations from Bon Iver and blending sounds like the distant cries of Jim James or the plaintive keys employed by Frank Ocean, The Minnesota Child’s latest is a modern swirl of indie, folk and pop that, while not overtly political, seeks to offer hope and solace in illuminating our best institutions.
Here, Buckner answers his Essential 8 and talks about Fireflies, collaborating with his brother, writing in nature, and more.
Oakland, California-based indie folk troubadour Ethan Buckner creates the kind of lush sonic tapestries we have come to associate with Sam Beam, Justin Vernon, and Glen Hansard. Like those artists, Buckner has chosen to record under an elusive moniker, The Minnesota Child—a name that will surely serve the mystery and scope inherent in his lonesome whimsy.
The Minnesota Child's dreamy folk song "Stay with Me" is a luscious, earthy and uplifting exploration of struggle and hope, perseverance and recovery.
As we awake to the new year of 2018, bask in the gentle strums provided by Ethan Buckner, aka The Minnesota Child, with the warm wintry glow of “Fireflies”. The guitar strings & delivery elevate a host of evocative sentiments upward toward the skies at night that offers a sense of hope & direction for the hopeless & derelict at heart.
THE MINNESOTA CHILD – “FIREFLIES” A Spill Exclusive Music Premiere The Minnesota Child is the moniker of multi-faceted musician Ethan Buckner. His songs channel classic songwriters like Paul Simon and Justin Vernon, while not giving into overt nostalgia.
Indie folk/pop artist The Minnesota Child (AKA Ethan Buckner) delivers a sweet and warm tune from his upcoming EP.