Buddy Owen Band BDAY BASH!

Although Buddy Owen was born in New York City, he grew up in Florida. And contrary to popular belief Florida is part of the south. He grew up with the sounds of Southern Gospel and New York City Doo Wop, Hank Williams and Ave' Maria's.
His classmates in the small tourist and agricultural town of Winter Haven Florida, included Gram Parsons, (Flying Burrito Bros.), Jimmy Stafford, Kent LaVoie',(aka Lobo),The Bellamy Bros., Les Dudek, (solo Midnight Rider),etc.
Buddy grew up in the swamps and on the beaches of Florida. At night he would listen to John R and Big Hue Baby, on WLAC Radio Nashville Tenn. Here he heard Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson, Son House,Tampa Red, on and on. Buddy was hooked. He had to be part of that. He had to git him sum.
Around the age of 13, Buddy started going down to the "blues" clubs and sing.
During High School he formed a band with some schoolmates called The Spades, who became very popular in the Southeast. (see Dizzy Rambler.com for more on the Spades) The Spades opened shows for Rufus Thomas , Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, The Zombies, Searchers, etc.
They shared venues such as The Ocean Pier Casino & the Martinique in Daytona Beach and the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami as well as poolside at the hotels along the beaches of Florida with The Allman Joys,(a teenage Allman Bros Band).
After this he went to New York and The Village and became part of that scene working the coffee houses and clubs of New York.
Buddy jammed around with people who were to become bands such as Blood Sweat and Tears, Blues Project . He left this to move to San Francisco and Haight Ashbury and the rich stew of music that was bubbling there.
During these magical times Buddy played and recorded around the San Francisco Bay Area.
During the 70's he toured the country pretty much nonstop . Sometimes living on the East Coast, sometime the West, and for a while in Aspen Colorado.
On May 30 1970, Buddy Owen played Carnegie Hall with his band OZ along with The Youngloods and Tim Hardin.
In the early Eighties he lived in Austin where his good friend Chesley Millikin was managing Stevie Ray Vaughan, where he got to play one of Clifton Chenier's last shows with him before his death.
Buddy released his first solo album from there and struck out on a supporting tour.The band included, Jimmy Carl Black on drums, (from The Mothers Of Invention), and Reno Mussata ,(Kinky Friedman), in a double drumming configuration.
Most of the rest of the 80's and 90's he lived in Marin County California, where he continues to live today.
The band at present is Buddy Owen; guitar & vocals, Ernest "Boom" Carter, drums & vocals, and Phil Marshall / Bass, Ian Lamson / Guitar, Richie Smith / Keyboards

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Friday, April 26 · 9:00 PM at 19 Broadway