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Buckmiller | Schwager Band


Their story began in 2015 when Tom Buckmiller and Brian Schwager were introduced by a mutual friend and band mate. These two ambitious musicians crossed paths and joined forces on many stages and with multiple bands before forming the Buckmiller | Schwager Band in early 2019. Today they’ve grown in popularity by consistently delivering their electrifying originals and authentic blues classics in a wide range of venues throughout the Midwest. Whether you’re witnessing their high energy duo group or the power of their full band, they consistently engage the audience with their own hard-driving, personalized recipe for the blues.


  • Winners - Iowa Blues Challenge (2021)

  • Semi-finalist - International Blues Challenge (2022)

  • Nominated - Blues Blast Magazine “Emerging Artist Debut Release (2022)


Their most recent album, To Memphis and Back has attained much acclaim. Original titles like Whiskey Man, Thrill of the Thrill, and Black Jeep Blues demonstrate Buckmiller’s immense creativity and song-writing skills. His stand-out vocals combined with Schwager’s off-the-charts lead guitar playing have resulted in unparalleled record sales for the band. According to Phillip Smith from Philly Cheeze's Rock & Blues Reviews: “It’s plumb terrific. To Memphis and Back is a solid-as-hell album, and I certainly look forward to hearing more form the Buckmiller | Schwager Band.”

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