Australia’s own Blues King ‘Buddy Knox’ with his band
Buddy Knox is recognised as Australia’s own BB King and is one of our finest First Nations artists. One of our Australia’s finest guitar players, vocalist and storytellers, Buddy Knox delivers a show with his band of 3 children in a world class blues show you will never forget.
Buddy Knox grew up in Tamworth NSW and his guitar skills have been carving up the Blues scene around Australia since 2007, having notched his Blues-belt with all the big ticket Australian festivals (on main stages) from Bridgetown to Bluesfest.
His latest album Ticket To Memphis is a classic ode to the genre. Ticket To Memphis weaves the unique Buddy Knox story into its songs – It’s powerful music, bluesy and genuine. He performed and recorded the album with his family band. Buddy performs with a dash of Freddie King guitar in his styling. Buddy’s recent move to acoustic Blues gives fans the intimate experience of bare bones genuine Blues…Knox style.
Buddy has won the “Sydney Blues Society Performer of the Year” TWICE, and continues to share his old school Blues style with fans. He plays with smooth finesse, in the tasty authentic style of the old legends. Armed with his signature 335 Gibson, his devotion to the art form is undeniable.
Buddy is the eldest son of country artist Roger Knox, who grew up immersed in music as a way of life. The influence of music in his Community was a huge everyday event, someone always played guitar, or sang and people gathered to enjoy.
Buddy said he was “a dreamer” who yearned to play like Chuck Berry. Chuck was on the home record player a lot and Buddy thought, “If only I could just play like that”.He was taught three chords by his Mother Vivian, when he was 10, and practised on a community guitar which was missing two strings. He learned by watching and listening to other players and never had lessons.
Around the time he was 14, his Father asked him to play for him in his Band “Euraba”. Roger had been recuperating after surviving two plane crashes where one band member was sadly killed in one of the plane wrecks. “He didn’t have to ask me twice,” said Buddy. He jumped at the chance and started touring with the Euraba band. He experienced riots with community and police clashes, bomb threats and fairly tough touring conditions, but loved it – playing was all he wanted to do.
As his guitar skills continued to develop, he was invited on tour with Brian Young. Brian was a travelling troubadour who toured with a Band around the outback and desert regions of Australia covering around 35000 klms per tour.. Buddy has continued to play with other incredible artists; Auriel Andrew, Bobby McLeod, Jimmy Little, Vic Simms and he was even called up by Warumpi to play guitar on their gigs at the Big Day Out, as well as other concerts.
Buddy’s live show is the culmination of stories of Buddy’s life experiences, your favourite blues covers from Chuck Berry, BB King and Johnny Cash and his original songs that tale the incredible tales of Buddy;s life journey through The Stolen Generation to the hardships of life on the land. Perhaps his proudest collaboration though, is having his three children playing and singing along side him on stage. With songs tackling the complete spectrum of life on the road, family, love (won, lost & fought back), regret and above all, celebration – Ticket To Memphis and Buddy Knox will reignite your belief in the power of storytelling, song and smoking hot guitar playing and incredible story telling!
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