Bucky's Story

"100 Miles to Macon" is the first studio album to be released by Bucky Hayes and the Commonwealth. Recorded live at a remote state of the art studio in Upstate New York, "100 Miles to Macon" fulfills Bucky Hayes’ dream of capturing the spontaneous energy of the band.

Bucky Hayes is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter but Hayes was born in Nashville and raised in both Central Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. In his early teens, he discovered the Grateful Dead, bought his first guitar at age 14, and saw an amazing Allman Brothers show; the course of his life was changed forever. In his late teens and early 20s, his love of traveling lead him to doing one full summer of street performances in many different cities as he and his buddy crisscrossed the country. Bucky received an Associate degree from Georgia Perimeter College in Alpharetta, Georgia. During this time, he developed a love for songwriting and began trying his hand at the open mic at the famed Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA.

In 2005, love and adventure lead him to NYC. He spent the first few years doing open mics and performing solo shows before forming his first band in 2008 to tour behind a self-released album. That band, Bucky Hayes and the Radio, was active from fall of 2008 to spring of 2012. Bucky went back to playing solo, duo, and trio gigs for a few years before forming his current band, Bucky Hayes and the Commonwealth. Bucky Hayes and the Commonwealth consists of good friends and incredible musicians including drummer Sonny Ratcliff, bassist Bobby McCullough, keyboardist Judd Nielsen and guitarist Patrick Hay. "100 Miles to Macon" was released on September 9, 2016 with an album release show on September 10, 2016 at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.

Their live shows have become even more exciting with the addition of trumpet man Jon Lijoi and saxophonist Brad Mulholland.

Bucky will be embarking on his first overseas shows with a tour of Germany in February 2018. He'll be joined by Sonny Ratcliff (drums) and Mark Buemer (Bass) as a Trio. Tell your friends across the Pond!!

Upcoming Shows

January 05, 2018 Bar Chord
Brooklyn, NY --
January 27, 2018 Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
New York, NY --
Full Band
February 08, 2018 Kugelbahn
Berlin, Germany --
Address: Grüntaler Str. 51, 13359 Berlin, Germany.
February 09, 2018 Panorama Museum
Bad Frankenhausen, Germany --
Address: Am Schlachtberg 9, 06567 Bad Frankenhausen/Kyffhäuser, Germany.
February 10, 2018 Irish Pub-Parchim
Parchim, Germany --
Address: Fischerdamm 4, 19370 Parchim, Germany.
February 14, 2018 Mandy’s Lounge
Homburg, Germany --
Address: Kirrberger Str. 7, 66424 Homburg, Germany.
February 15, 2018 Felsenkeller am Zauberberg
Kelkheim-Ruppertshain, Germany --
Address: Robert-Koch-Straße 120, 65779 Kelkheim-Ruppertshain, Germany.
February 16, 2018 Kesselhaus
Singwitz, Germany --
Address: Industriestr. 4, 02692 Singwitz, Germany.
February 19, 2018 Theater at Kuchengarten (TAK)
Hannover, Germany --
Address: Am Küchengarten 3-5, 30449 Hannover, Germany.
February 22, 2018 Blue Note
Magdeburg, Germany --
Address: Lessingstraße 20, 39108 Magdeburg, Germany.
February 23, 2018 Blue Note
Dresden, Germany --
Address: Görlitzer Str. 2B, 01099 Dresden, Germany.
February 24, 2018 Tonelli’s
Leipzig, Germany --
Address: Neumarkt 9, 04109 Leipzig, Germany.
February 26, 2018 Live-Club
Bamberg, Germany --
Address: Obere Sandstraße 7, 96049 Bamberg, Germany.
February 28, 2018 Spieker
Eckernförde, Germany --
Address: Langebrückstraße 34, 24340 Eckernförde, Germany.
March 01, 2018 Tonfink – Culture Café & Bar
Lübeck, Germany --
Address: Große Burgstraße 46, 23552 Lübeck, Germany.
March 02, 2018 Altes Museum
Bad Bentheim, Germany --
Address: Bahnhofstraße 3, 48455 Bad Bentheim, Germany.

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