“525,600 minutes… How do you measure a year?”
In a child passed, in his songs discovered… magically, surfacing one-by-one… and in the recording, producing, and distributing of his final work; “Leave Your Light On”.
Ryder Buck, (Frozen’s “Guardian Angel”) was a rising star in the indie singer-songwriter genre, when he passed suddenly, tragically, a year ago, after winning a year-long battle with cancer.
He was a prolific writer, using his year of chemotherapy to reflect on life’s meaning, and its value. Jubilant in his new-found health, Ryder was launching forward, writing and recording new songs- in the studio until his last day. These recordings have made their way, one-at-a-time, into the hands of his mother, Shelley Buck, who continues the search through his journals, friends’ phone recordings, and studio archives. Somehow, Ryder’s songs are finding their way Home.
An example of the magic; Before dawn, a month or so after his passing, Shelley was awakened by one of Ryder’s songs playing spontaneously on her computer- at full volume. It woke the house. The smile tat “wink” brought to her face lasted all day.
“I don’t use the word ‘coincidence’ anymore. I prefer ‘magic’.”
The few precious tracks recorded with Ryder’s voice- have now been filled out with a full band, mixed, mastered, and the CD is being distributed through EaglesQuest Music at ryderbuckmusic.com. A portion of all proceeds benefits the Ryder Buck Music Scholarship at La Cañada High School.
“Our goal is to share Ryder’s music with the world. It is too good to keep to ourselves, though just having it is a comfort, a blessing.”
Ryder’s story in pictures, quotes, and lyrics, is included in a 32 page insert with the CD.
His band, Ryder Buck & the Breakers, continues to play and record his original tunes, appearing at venues throughout the LA area. A tour and second CD are planned for 2015, with his youngest brother, Reed on lead vocals.
Hear Ryder´s story on Entertainment Drive-Thru from his parents, family and friends