Michael Hornbuckle has been bringing blues and rock music to people for 18 years. Homegrown in the Mile High City, as was his father, legendary bluesman Bobby Hornbuckle who had Michael backing him on drums at 13. While Bobby’s journey ended in 96′, Michael took over the torch along with brother Brian (bass).
Inheriting Bobby’s old gibson 335, the brothers began working wherever, whenever, and cutting their first recording. In 1998 “Pass The Torch” was released. It’s a raw, respected blues/rock album including; original cuts, covers such as Creams’ version of Outside Woman Blues, and a tip of the hat to the man who passed on his love for blues, with a Bobby Hornbuckle original, Down In The Valley.
Early 2000’s after a Red Rocks appearance warming up the Doobie Brothers, he spent time touring the country with Texas blues monster Vince Converse, and releasing the acoustic blues album Conbuckle Station “Here Come The Blues” on New Shoes Records.
“Lost & Found By Trial & Error” was released in 05′. It was an opportunity to evolve a songwriting style, as well as a defining vocal and guitar sound
A happenstance meeting in Los Angeles in 2012 with world class Universal Picture music producer, and former member of Mother’s Finest, Alex ‘Ace’ Baker, produced the Album Virtue & Vice…
“Michael’s voice is a soulful powerhouse that closely matched the pipes of Paul Rodgers (Bad Company) as they soar over the blues the band hands out on Virtue and Vice, their most recent release.”
– Danny B. Alternate Root
“The songs themselves are nothing short of excellent. One of the best things about this album is that every song is its own experience…
– Taylor Carlson Rock Over America
2015 after an appearance at the Telluride Blues Fest, the Mile High Blues Society recognized Michael by awarding him: Best Blues Band, Best Self Produced Album, and sent he and his band to Memphis to represent Colorado at the Internation Blues Challenge.
Reprinted from: https://www.hornbucklemusic.com/bio