Buono first found his love for country music after listening to Brad Paisley’s “Little Moments” for the first time in 2004, and later that same year seeing him deliver live on stage. Ever since, he has worked on and strengthened his guitar and songwriting abilities in hopes to achieve his own dream of doing just that.
Rather than commit to the monotony and structure of guitar lessons, Buono built his chops and fed his creative energy by listening to and recreating country songs that inspired him and still do to this day. Over time, he cultivated a small following combining the tools of playing various local shows as well as social media, performing both covers and originals that were well-received.
In 2020, Buono signed with Asphalt Music Group based in Nashville, and released his first single “We Are,” a track with a groovy feel and gritty guitars about being happy with the life one lives. Since his debut, he has released three additional singles, one of which is his most recent release, “Trucks.”
The track begins with a familiar and soaring electric guitar that’s followed by soft percussion and acoustic guitar underneath Buono’s vocals. The chorus comes in big with heavy drums, tough guitars, and a general full ensemble sound. The icing on the instrumental cake is the false ending, when the band seems to be finished but two hits on the cymbals ring the rest of the band in for an outro that showcases a flashy guitar solo.
The lyrics within the song are chock full of metaphors that surround the main line of the hook: “Girls, they’re like trucks.” Buono shows off his word play left and right all among the stadium energy of the instrumental.
For the next couple of months, Buono can be seen performing live on tour throughout various cities in the New England area, where he has been nominated for various music awards. Some sets will be acoustic a full-on show, but both with show off all of Buono’s passion for country music that has been building since way back in 2004.