Based in Columbus, OH, Dave Buker and the Historians has been spreading its brand of Americana since 2010. The band’s most recent full-length release, 2019’s It Moves in the Dark, was produced by Jay Alton (Saintseneca, The Speedbumps) and mastered by Doug Van Sloun (M. Ward, Bright Eyes). The album yielded two singles, the title track and “Falling Through the Cracks”, both of which are in rotation on radio stations in Ohio and beyond. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dave Buker and the Historians also released an EP of cover songs called Costumes.
The band performed at 2017’s Bunbury Music Festival (Cincinnati), which also featured Death Cab For Cutie and The Shins. In December 2017, after winning CD102.5FM’s Local Artist Contest, Dave Buker and the Historians opened for Spoon, Alvvays, and The Aces. The band has since had several headlining performances presented by both CD102.5 and WCBE 90.5FM.
Dave Buker and the Historians has been twice showcased by WOSU-TV’s Broad & High (subsequently by PBS affiliates across the United States), was featured by American Songwriter magazine (Daily Discovery), and was highlighted by Chicago’s Off-Kilter magazine. After celebrating its 10th anniversary in January 2020, Dave Buker and the Historians remains focused on its craft and is working on new music for a 2022 release.