Buddy Knox first picked up a guitar at just ten years of age. His big ambition was to “play like Chuck Berry”. Despite the challenge of practising on an old worn guitar, which was missing a string,
Buddy’s goal to play persisted with his natural talent flourishing. Music and playing guitar became Buddy’s lifelong dedication.
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 a professional standard, spanning nearly three decades.
He has played guitar and toured with many respected artists including: The Warumpi Band, Roger Knox, Auriel Andrew, Troy Cassar-Daley, Paul Kelly,
Jimmy Little, Bobby McLeod, Col Hardy, Vic Simms. These tours included national, international, and festival appearances.
Buddy’s passion for the blues has been simmering for most of his guitar years. His twenty five years of guitar playing and singing harmonies have been a great preparation for him to commit to his big dream of his own Blues Band.
Buddy’s blues influences include all the Kings: Freddie, Albert and BB. Robert Johnson, Robert Cray, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhie, Albert Collins and Delbert McClinton. He has a vast knowledge of the old blues men and a great respect for their work.
Buddy plays a Gibson 335; it’s a beautiful instrument he treasures, with the evidence of hard playing on the back. (Check the wearing finish!)