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Richard Buckner: Devotion + Doubt

Holly George-Warren, Rolling Stone, 20 March 1997

ON THE STARK and spacious Devotion + Doubt, Richard Buckner's aching vocals stand weather-beaten but unbowed, like a lone saguaro on the Mojave. And just as a cactus thrives on drops of water, the poetic lyrics of the singer and songwriter, who was born in Fresno, Calif., require nothing more than spare arrangements and acoustic settings.

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