I know I keep going back to the Kerrville Music Festivals, but they are an incredible place to not only discover, but hang out with great songwriters.
One year, there was the kid from Chicago blowing everyone away around the campfires.
That was 25 years ago, and it was no surprise that he went on to co-write with Garth Brooks, Guy Clark and Art Garfunkle, to name just a few.
He’s been covered by Nancy Griffith, Janis Ian, Peter, Paul and Mary, David Wilcox — again just to name a few.
I got to hang out with him a bit back then, but not enough for him to remember me. I did have the great pleasure about a year ago to reconnect, and host Buddy with a house concert in my home!
Check him out here!
BTW, my favorite cover of his killer song The Kid is on the folk supergroup album Cry Cry Cry. It’s still available on iTunes, and will introduce you to a range of great songwriters. Check it out as well!