The Minnesota Child’s Ethan Buckner picked up the guitar at 16 and started writing songs after he witnessed death for the first time. Ethan channeled his own grief and love into his newfound passion for poetry and melody. 


The raw and emotional spirit of Ethan’s songwriting is infused into the lush indie folk/pop sound of Fireflies, the 2018 full band debut of San Francisco Bay Area-based The Minnesota Child. Produced by Jeff Saltzman (The Killers, Blondie) and Ethan’s brother, drummer/producer Matt Buckner, the album is "a life affirming, joyful collection of songs that find the beauty in both the dark and the light” (Impose). 

Ethan is currently working with Los Angeles producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Justin Glasco (The Lone Bellow, Wild Rivers) on his first full-length LP. Expected in fall 2022, the new album is by far Buckner’s most introspective, vulnerable, and exploratory work.