Aboriginal Blues Master Buddy Knox is coming to Melbourne for one of his rare visits and all gigs are free entry.
He first picked up a guitar at just ten years of age. Despite the challenge of practicing on an old worn guitar, which was missing a string he persisted. From humble beginnings; a passion for guitar; his own natural gift, and with music an important aspect of his life, Buddy perfected his guitar ability to an outstanding standard.
Buddy plays funky Blues with lightning speed licks and promises his show will “smoke ya boots”. He has notched his Blues belt with some of the biggest music festivals in Australia, and has been described as Australia’s own BB King.
He demonstrates a complete grasp of the work of the greats from Robert Johnson to Freddie King and BB King to Buddy Guy. But he also brings a subtle infusion of traditional Aboriginal elements of drone and rhythm that makes his music quite unique and special.
Having been born in Tamworth, the eldest son of a country singer, Buddy first joined the family band as a schoolboy but his simmering passion of the blues took over. He has played on a number of recordings and has two of his own CD's: 'got da' blues' and 'Buddy's Blues' and is working on a third.
Buddy was crowned the Blues Male Vocal of the Year at the 2012 Australian Blues Music Chain Awards, Sydney Blues Society Performer of the Year 2011, 2018 and twice a Finalist in Aboriginal DEADLYS Male Artist of the Year, his swag of musical awards are well deserved for this authentic Blues man.