Eleanor Buckland searches for answers on her solo album, “You Don’t Have To Know”.

Eleanor Buckland is a fourth generation musician from the State of Maine. She’s a founding member of Boston based Lula Wiles and is about to release her first solo album, “You Don’t Have To Know”. Our segment begins with the first single from the disc called “Don’t Look Down”. Our conversation begins with a discussion about Eleanor’s father and grandmother’s musical inspiration. Eleanor also explains the origins in 2017 for this musical journey which had not yet manifested itself as a solo project. She worked with Adam Iredale Gray who produced the first Lula Wiles album when the trio met him at Berklee School of Music. Adam Iredale Gray heads the folk groups “Fish and Bird” and most recently “Aerialists” which won a Canadian Folk Award and a Juno nomination. Eleanor traveled to Toronto and British Columbia to record this new material with Iredale Gray and Mairi Chambeul (both from Berklee).

Our chat moves onto Eleanor’s songwriting style and process. The intimate personal songs are brave attempts to describe her personal journey and obstacles such as depression, anxiety and uncertainty. She talks about the new batch of songs as a processing of her thoughts and self discovery. Many of the songs discuss these topics but leave room for the listener to glimpse some hope and resolution to the challenges. The segment ends with another “new” song written over ten years ago called “October”.

Eleanor will be premiering the new album, “You Don’t Have to Know” in a number of New York and New England venues including 11/5 at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall; 11/7 Two shows at Club Passim in Cambridge (5PM and 8PM) as well as Portland Maine on 11/11 and Exeter NH on 11/12

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