Bud & Budd ~ The Kind Buds

Bud & Budd ~ The Kind Buds

 Randolph, Vermont, USA
DuoBluesAcoustic

The Northeast’s premiere acoustic jam duo, The Kind Buds, entertain their audiences with inspiring covers & incendiary originals, trading fiery-sweet licks on a roller coaster of tension & release. A truly acoustic act, Bud and Budd perform raucous, intuitive, wide-open jams with stunning guitar interplay. Tight vocal harmonies compliment and complete their sound. No effects of any kind are used in live performances.

Free Range Acoustic Jam Duo - Grass Fed

Biography

2015

3 Pre shows at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (the biggest Hyatt in the world) before the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead

One of the 50 artist chosen for Songs of Their Own #38  http://www.jambase.com/soto.aspx by Jambase/Telefunkin

Rock N Roll Resort, Kerhonkson, NY

A Bears Picnic, Roaring Branch, PA

46 Anniversary of Woodstock @ Yasgur's Farm, Bethel, NY

Logee's Summer Solstice Celebration, Danielson, CT

Shuck N Jive Fest, Sandy Hook, CT

StrangeCreek Music Fest, Greenfield, Ma

Wormtown Music Fest, Greenfield, Ma

2014

Rock N Roll Resort, Kerhonkson, NY

Garcia's @ The Capital, Port Chester, NY

StrangeCreek Music Fest, Greenfield, Ma

Camp Easy Wind, Franklinville, NY

Bears Picnic, Roaring Branch, PA

August West Fest, Jay, VT

45 Anniversary of Woodstock @ Yasgur's Farm, Bethel, NY

Logee's Summer Solstice Celebration, Danielson, CT

Wormtown Music Fest, Greenfield, MA

Shuck N Jive Fest, Sandy Hook, CT

 2013

Community Village Stage - Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, OR

Kesey Stage - Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, OR

Saturday Night Main Stage - Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, OR
Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
Live on Radio Vibes, WPKN Radio, Bridgeport, CT
44th Reunion of Woodstock 2 Yasgur's Farm, Bethel, NY
Rock & Roll Resort, Kerhonkson, NY
Bears Picnic, Hughsville, PA
Grateful Dead Fest @ Warwick Winery, Warwick, NY
Strange Creek Music Festival Greenfield, MA
Sugarbush, Bromley, Jay Peak, Okeemo Ski Apres

2012
Gathering of the Vibes Late-Night VIP Tent Bridgeport, CT
Bears Picnic, Laurelton, PA
Jackson Gore Music Series, Ludlow, VT
Black Rock Yacht & Athletic Club Black Rock, CT
Strange Creek Music Festival Greenfield, MA
Warwick Winery Grateful Dead Fest, Warwick, NY

2011

Voted # 8 for JamBase.com New Releases the wk of 10/5/11
"Holiday Show" Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ
The Spot Providence, RI
Mexicali Live w/ Tony Trischka & Steve Martin Teaneck, NJ
wbkm.org "Fundraiser" to bring Farm Aid to VT
"Saturday Night Coffee House" Rutland, VT
The Magic Room benefit for Rex Foundation Brighton, MA

StrangeCreek Music Fest
Sterling Stings,  NY
Gathering of the Vibes VIP Tent following Furthur
Bears Picnic, Pa
Bella Terra Music Fest, NY 
Warwick Wineries Grateful Dead Fest, NY 
Stratton Mountain Resort
Iron Horse Music Hall Rex Foundation Event 
Sugarbush Resort, VT 
Theodore's, Springfield, MA 
Stowe Resort, VT
Beach House,Greenwich, CT 
Tierney's, Montclair, NJ - Feb
The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ
Killington Resort, VT
StrangeCreek Music Festival, MA 

2010
Fire On The Mountain, Stratton Ski Area, Stratton, VT 
Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield, CT
StrangeCreek Music Festival, Greenfield, MA
Nateva Music Festival, Oxford, Maine 
Gathering of the Vibes VIP Tent, Bridgeport, CT 
Bears Picnic, Laurelton, PA
Okeemo Under the Stars Music Series, Okeemo Mt. VT
A Festival of Family, Millerton, NY 
Radio Show WPKN, Bridgeport, CT 
Milford Yacht Club, Milford, CT 
A Taste of Danbury, Danbury, CT 
Wormtown Music Festival, Greenfield, MA 
The Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Ma
2009
NYE AHA Celebration, New Bedford, MA
VIP Tent - Gathering of the Vibes following Bob Weir & Ratdog
2 Post Ratdog Shows @ P & G Cafe in New York City
August West Fest - Jay Peak, Vermont
Sugarbush Resort 4th of July Celebration 
Tweed River Music Festival in Vermont
StrangeCreek Music Festval in Greenfield, MA 
Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport, CT
Tammany Hall in Worcester, MA

"Sunshine Daydream" Festival, Killington Ski Resort

Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport, CT 
Radio performance on WPKN , Bridgeport, CT
Sullivan Hall in New York City

2008
WBKM Birthday Bash at Nectar's, Burlington, VT - November
Television performance on "Late Night Saturday" WCAX-TV Burlington, VT - October
Wormtown Music Festival in Greenfield, MA - September 2008
Gathering Of The Vibes in Bridgeport, CT - August
Bear's Picnic Music Festival, Laurelton, PA- August
Camp Creek Festival in Mariaville, NY - July
Mountain Jam in Hunter, NY  June
StrangeCreek Music Festval,Greenfield, MA - May
Milford Fine Arts Coffee House, Milford, CT - April









Lyrics

How Lucky

Written By: The Kind Buds

A window of opportunity came over me like a breeze
tried to reach out and grab it but I stumbled to my knees.
Might of been my dreams that got me back on my feet
now I'm gazin' out the window and I'm staring at defeat.

How lucky can you get?
What's it like when all your dreams are met?
How lucky can you get?  Tell me, how lucky.

Might of been a strong desire, a will to succeed
but I lost hold of the reigns, got no horses left to lead.
Need to take a few more chances, shoot for the stars
cause lately when I'm walking, I don't care how far.

How lucky can you get?
What's it like when all your dreams are met?
How lucky can you get?  Tell me, how lucky.

Working toward a purpose, one day at a time
seems like every passing moment is another uphill climb.
Keep on pressing forward, never gonna stop
working toward a future with a view from the top.

How lucky can you get?
What's it like when all your dreams are met?
How lucky can you get?  Tell me, how lucky.
Tell me, how lucky. Very, very lucky.

Out Of The Earth

Written By: The Kind Buds

Out of the earth are coming children's’ faces
They’re crawling out of their hiding places
Whatever world whatever one embraces
We’ve got the coming together of all the human races

One at a time we’re gonna rise up singing
Step by step gonna walk a little lighter on the earth

It’s a crying shame to be stuck with roses
Or maybe locked out in the rain when the last door closes
But whatever world whatever one supposes
Wild nature’s reappearing right under our noses

And one at a time we’re gonna rise up singing
Step by step gonna walk a little lighter on the earth

‘Cause out of the earth are coming children's’ faces
They’re crawling out of their hiding places
Whatever world whatever one embraces
We’ve got the coming together of all the human races

And one at a time we’re gonna rise up singing
Step by step gonna walk a little lighter on the earth
Yeah, one at a time we’re gonna rise up singing
Step by step gonna walk a little lighter on the earth

Echoes

Written By: The Kind Buds

Echoes in my head, turning, turning.
Visions in my mind, burning, burning.
Life is a lesson and we're learning.
Echoes and visions returning.
Life is a lesson and we're learning.

Voices calling, teardrops falling.
Voices calling, teardrops falling.
Life is a highway and we're hauling.
No time to quit, no time for stalling.
Life is a highway and we're hauling.

Echoes in my head, turning, turning.
Visions in my mind, burning, burning.
Life is a lesson and we're learning.
Echoes and visions returning.
Life is a lesson and we're learning.

Life is a lesson and we're burning.

Burger Queen

Written By: The Kind Buds

In the Home of the Whopper Susie feels like a queen
Like a person portrayed in a teen magazine
Burger, fries and Pepsi
a flick of the wrist to make the register ring
Order after order order in the court of the Burger King

She doesn’t know how to marry whether for money or love
She never seems to find both in boys she thinks highly of
She could always stay single, have a career
and probably move to New York
Find a steady lover there to help her drink champagne
and maybe pop the cork

But Susie’s so cautious in love overly sensitive, cruel
She never listens to Mama
but she never stays home from school
She often dreams of horses
having a pony she can call her own
A friend she can depend on to spirit her away
and take her far, far, far from home

But here in the Home of the Whopper
Susie feels like a queen
Like a person portrayed in a teen magazine
Burger, fries and Pepsi
a flick of the wrist to make the register ring
Order after order order in the court of the Burger King

‘Cause she wants to go down to the corner
wants to go out to eat
Wants a prepackaged program to make her complete
But a Friendly ice cream cone isn’t the only thing she’s looking for up town
No, she’s searching for a lifestyle a simple explanation for the Burger King crown.

Destiny Waits (Hey, Hey, Hey)

Written By: The Kind Buds

Hey, hey, hey - Don't you want it?
Hey, hey, hey - You're going to get it!

Walking a trail, need a little traction,
made up your mind, going to make a new start.
Ferns on the path all point in one direction,
it's all in your mind 'till it gets to your heart.

It's all in your mind 'till it gets to your heart.
It's all in your mind 'till it gets to your heart.

Give it your all, make the best of it,
good as it gets 'till you find the best part.
Out on the road, there's no doubt about it,
it's all in your mind 'till it gets to your heart.

It's all in your mind 'till it gets to your heart.
It's all in your mind 'till it gets to your heart.

Give yourself time, it will all come together.
Keep a straight line, it will be okay.
A day at a time, if it takes you forever.
Destiny waits now be on your way...
Destiny waits now be on your way...
Destiny waits now be on your way...
Destiny waits...

New World Order

Written By: The Kind Buds

Come on now let’s have no more violence on the earth
And in this world where freedom slips from us at birth
Don’t believe that the only way to be
is watching your TV and thinking everything’s OK
We won the Cold War and hey
This is the New World Order Now if it’s true the USA is number one
Then it’s because we make such killer high-tech guns
And we go selling all out military duds
Our antiquated Scuds to any sick-o at the block
Who’d rather die than talk
Here in this New World Order

No matter who it was that brought the towers down
It looks like terror is the hot new game in town
We’ll get that oil flowing out of every ‘Stan
I just know we can now that we’ve bombed
the perfect routes, so we can build to suit
here in this New World Order

Now I don’t know who has all the money in the world
But somehow I wish that it could be a little girl
Who only wants to see that everything’s all right
and everyone sleeps tight
that there’s no hunger on the earth
She could show us what it’s worth
To have a New World Order

So come on now let’s have no more
violence on the earth
In this new world where civil rights are lost at birth
Don’t believe that the only way to be
is watching your TV and thinking everything’s OK
We’ll win this War and hey
This is the New World Order

Problems and Blame

Written By: The Kind Buds

It seems we have a problem, of that we can be sure.
There is no certain solution, so why continue this war?
We took too much for granted, we don't know who to trust.
Problems, blame, and problems - How can this be just?

If it's not us, then who is them?
And, how can they do so much damage?
How in this world will we ever survive?
How in the world will we manage?

Nothing new about it, same old song and dance.
Problems, blame, and problems, let's give peace a chance. We're left in this condition, so many broken hearts.
Problems, blame, and problems, too many missing parts.

If it's not us, then who is them?
And, how can they do so much damage?
How in this world will we ever survive?
How in the world will we manage?

It seems we have a problem, of that we can be sure.
Problems, blame, and problems, why continue this war?
Problems, blame, and problems, why continue this war?

Killer Neckties

Written By: The Kind Buds

Compact a Cadillac another business contact
hoping the economy grows
Climbing up the ladder it doesn’t seem to matter when you
step on the people below Well, there’s a swarm of killer neckties
they're out on the loose
Without a warning they’ll attack you
and tighten the noose
Of all the neckties and sore eyes that turn away
People passing by me and I wave

Cough it up, profit, make the grade
Forget about the people when the bill is fully paid
Big business. bureaucracy is all the same
Substitute a number for your name

Well, there’s a swarm of killer neckties
Out on the loose
Without a warning they’ll attack you and you’ll
tighten the noose
Of all the neckties and sore eyes that turn away
People passing by me and I wave

Walking down the street it’s a sunny day
People passing by me so I smile and I wave
At all the neckties and sore eyes that turn away
People passing by me so I wave

Well, there’s a swarm of killer neckties
Out on the loose
Without a warning they’ll attack you and you’ll
tighten the noose
Of all the neckties and sore eyes that turn away
People passing by me and I wave

Keep Up

Written By: The Kind Buds

Seasons change, days go by
Time gets on and so do I
As I grow older, times goes faster everyday
So I try to keep up in the moment of the day.

Those days ago, long in the past
are only memories we hope will last.
The clothing and photographs
We've kept all stored away
as a keepsake from a moment of a day.

Seasons change, days go by
Time gets on and so do I
As I grow older, times goes faster everyday
So I try to keep up in the moment of the day.
Yeah I'll try to keep up in the moment of the day .
Yeah I'll try to keep up in the moment of the day.

I Continue...

Written By: The Kind Buds

I continue to like it
I like it more and more
It’s just like the fantasy
That I lived in before Splash me with water, dunk my head
Under the water, eyes all red
I study the bottom
Before I come up for air
Did you know that all the plants below there
They think that water, water is air

And I continue to like it
I like it more and more
It’s just like the fantasy
That I lived in before

So just relax and don’t be angry
Please lay back don’t despair
Lay your thoughts on the table
There is love there is love everywhere

Unicorns play in the streets at night
They run away to find a lady in white
While small woodland creatures look on
and dance to the tune
Of the breeze in the pine trees
lit up by the moon

And I continue to like it
I like it more and more
It’s just like the fantasy
That I lived in before

Captain of the Trip

Written By: Bud & Budd Johnson


Captain of the Trip

VERSE 1
Had a miracle happen, seems like the other day
It’s been years and years and it still won’t fade away
When the lightning struck, the music never stopped
Thunder clapped and everybody dropped
CHORUS

Dancin’ hippies, bears and bones, everyone feelin’ fine
Usually just a few days here and gone,
Then we’d beat it on down the line

BRIDGE

He may be gone, but like an echo from a song,
He may be gone, but he’s still hangin’ around

VERSE II

Water, wind, and fire. Earth, air and rain
From outer-space, drums tapping at your window pane
Love gets passed like a torch in the night,
Through a window on Mars in the double moon light
Tie-dyes fade but the light and the love remain

(CHORUS) (solo verse & chorus)

VERSE III
Had a miracle happen, seems like the other day
It’s been years and years and it still won’t fade away
Cards got blown from the deck of the ship,
Each of us turned to the captain of the trip
With tears in our eyes, we had to let him go
(BRIDGE)
VERSE IV & V
Doesn’t really matter and we don’t really know
How the music lives on long after the show
All we know is it just never fades away
Never fades away

Keep Up

Written By: The Kind Buds

KEEP UP
Seasons change, days go by
Time gets on and so do I
As I grow older, times goes faster everyday
So I try to keep up in the moment of the day.

Those days ago, long in the past
are only memories we hope will last.
The clothing and photographs
We've kept all stored away
as a keepsake from a moment of a day.

Seasons change, days go by
Time gets on and so do I
As I grow older, times goes faster everyday
So I try to keep up in the moment of the day.
Yeah I'll try to keep up in the moment of the day .
Yeah I'll try to keep up in the moment of the day.

Discography

CD "Live at Bears Picnic" ©2011 BMI
*Listed #8 by Relix Magazine & jambands.com Oct. 2011
1. Destiny Waits
2. Dead Man's Gold
3. High On A Hill
4. Deal (Garcia/Hunter)
5. Captain Of The Trip
6. Because (Lennon/McCartney)
7. Hobo Song (Bonus)
8. You Can't Always Get What You Want (Jagger/Richards)
9. Spin
10. Echoes (Gilmour/Waters)
11. How Sweet It Is (Holland/Dozier/Holland)

CD "All In Your Mind" ©2009 BMI
1. How Lucky
2. Sitting In Limbo (Cliff) ASCAP
3. Keep Up
4. Mystery Train (Phillips & Parker) ASCAP
5. Serpent's Temptation
6. Destiny Waits
7. Disappear Into The Groove>China Cat>Don't Ease Me In (Garcia/Hunter) Ice Nine, Inc.
8. Captain Of The Trip
9. I Continue...
!0. I Know You Rider

CD "Hangin' At The Lazy J" ©2006 - Featuring all original music and lyrics.
1. How Lucky
2. Out Of The Earth
3. Echoes
4. Burger Queen
5. Destiny Waits (Hey, Hey, Hey)
6. New World Order
7. Problems and Blame
8. Killer Neckties
9. Keep Up
10. I Continue...

CD "Live at the Underground" ©2005 - Covering Garcia/Hunter, Beatles, Motown, and a variety of traditional songs.
1. I Know You Rider - Traditional arranged by The Kind Buds
2. Althea - Garcia/Hunter - Ice Nine Publishing, Inc.
3. I Second That Emotion - Robinson & Cleveland ASCAP
4. Ramble On Rose - Garcia/Hunter - Ice Nine Publishing, Inc.
5. I'd Love To Change The World - Alvin Lee - Chrysalis Publishing, Inc. ASCAP
6. Mississippi Half Step - Garcia/Hunter - Ice Nine Publishing, Inc.
7. Dear Prudence - Lennon & McCartney ASCAP
8. Deep Elem Blues - Traditional
9. Jack-A-Roe - Traditional
10. Eyes Of The World - Garcia/Hunter - Ice Nine Publishing, Inc.
11. Crazy Fingers - Garcia/Hunter - Ice Nine Publishing, Inc.
12. He's Gone - Garcia/Hunter - Ice Nine Publishing, Inc.

Set List

Depending on the venue, The Kind Buds mix up their play lists with original tunes or they can cover a variety of other influential artists including Garcia, Beatles, Dylan, Motown, Folk, and Traditionals. Sets are generally a good 1 hour and set lists vary from night to night. Most gigs are three or four hours and The Buds pride themselves on not repeating songs.
KIND BUDS ORIGINALS:
How Lucky Can You Get
Out Of The Earth
Echoes
Burger Queen
Destiny Waits
New World Order
Problems and Blame
Killer Neckties
Keep Up
I Continue To Like It
Disappear into the Groove Serpent's Temptation
Captain of the Trip
Told You So
We Will Stand
Deep End
Herbal Medication
Pollution
Travellin' W/out Clues Intra Mental
Golden Top
High On a Hill
That's Enough
Spin
Sea Monkey Water
Red Sunset
Poor Susan
You Never Know
Preacher Man
D Send
Dead Man’s Gold
New D
State We’re In

GARCIA/HUNTER:

Althea
Ramble On Rose
Mississippi Half-Step
Eyes Of The World
Crazy Fingers