Hearne: Add Buckethead to Your Bucket List; Tonight @ Beaumont Club

Donning a KFC bucket and a dialed back Friday the 13th mask is hardly a recipe for rock ‘n’ roll success…

That said, it’s worked out quite well for the artist known as Buckethead who headlines tonight the Beaumont Club in Westport. To the tune of 32 albums and a cult following that won’t quit.

"I love Buckethead," says Crossroads and Wakarusa promoter Brett Mosiman. "I’ll see him down on the mountain (Wakarusa in Arkansas) on Thursday."

What to expect at a Buckethead show?

"He’s in costume and in character," Mosiman says. "And he’s got crazy guitar skills. He’s kind of a freak – he’s got eight-inch fingers and plays an incredible guitar. He’s been a Wakarusa favorite for a long time."

Buckethead generally performs as a solo artist, dialing robot dancing and nunchucks in a show that ranges from blues and metal to funk, jazz and bluegrass. And more.

And if Wikipedia is to be believed, "Buckethead’s persona represents a character who was ‘raised by chickens’ and has made it his ‘mission in life to alert the world to the ongoing chicken holocaust in fast-food joints around the globe.’ "

Take that with a grain of salt, Mosiman says of the regarded guitar virtuoso.

"It’s not about the chicken shit, it’s about anonymity," Mosiman says. "He’s very, very shy. And he keeps his identity hidden. Even our stage managers don’t know who he is."

For what it’s worth, Buckethead’s real name is Brian Carroll and it appears that he’s 42 years-old.

Meanwhile, if you’re out and about today and see a freakishly tall dude about 6’6" tall with long, really long hair, slender fingers and a sweet disposition…

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5 Responses to Hearne: Add Buckethead to Your Bucket List; Tonight @ Beaumont Club

  1. Super Dave says:

    Just maybe
    The hair is a wig and he is really one mean asshole.

  2. Super Dave says:

    Upon some seeking
    He has long hair and is a freak according to those who somewhat know him. Suppose to be a great player but very strange and if you see his pictures you can see why he covers himself up.

  3. smartman says:

    Chicken Fingers
    Looks for like dickhead to me. Way to go. Give the Muslims another reason to hate us. I thought Richie Sambora was in rehab! How ’bout some fucking accuracy in reporting! Eight inch fingers? Like all of his fingers are that long or just maybe the forefingers? What about his thumbs, short but round as a beer can? Brett probably found that fact out when the guy had to shove his hand up Brett’s ass to get paid. Can’t imagine KFC approves of this “trademark infringement”. When word gets out that white people eat at KFC shit will hit the fan. Maybe they can change their slogan to eight inch finger lickin’ good!
    If I was this guy I’d work the beaner side of the tracks too. Chalupahead, Tacohead, Burritohead, Tamalehead, Enchiladahead or maybe Combination Platehead.

  4. Hearne Christopher says:

    Uh, think that was just the thumb measurement, smartman. Kinda wondering if KFC put the kibosh on their bucket. He’s sporting a white paint pail now.

  5. chuck says:

    So. The man walks around town
    with a bucket of fried chicken on his head.

    I got a Whopper in my pants, hand me a guitar.

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