Ward Buckheister


When he’s not gigging in town and around the Southeast with the ultra-busy Sol Driven Train, shaggy-haired Mt. Pleasant native and multi-instrumentalist Ward Buckheister jams on a weekly basis with bandmate Joel Timmons in a uniquely groovy duo called Hit or Miss. Both switch from acoustic to electric guitars during their live sets, often adding looped samples as they play. Either can easily swap the six-string for percussion. Buckheister’s pretty cool on a mandolin, too, but his best weapon is his old trombone. Imagine a reggae version of a Dylan or Stones tune — or a funky rendition of a deep track by Floyd or Paul Simon — with a soulful trombone solo suddenly pumping in from out of the blue.