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Feb 23, 2020 Buddy Mondlock at the Orcas Grange with Mike Lindauer!
First time on Orcas Island, internationally touring Nashville singer-songwriter Buddy Mondlock , accompanied by Mike Lindauer will be performing at The Orcas Grange Sunday February 23, 2020 at 4:00pm. Doors open at 3:30pm with non-alcoholic beverages and treats included. Mark this on your calendar!! Buddy is a widely acclaimed songwriter, with singers such as Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith and Janis Ian covering his songs. But, Buddy and Mike have touring boasting rights of their own making. Sought after in Ireland, playing the Royal Albert Hall in London, and around the US Festival circuit, venues large and private, these two bring an elegance to the folk world. Songs where a single snowflake follows the trajectory of a relationship, where you get your pocket picked by a Roman cat, where you might swim over the edge of the world if you're not careful and where dreams that don't come true still count.
When Buddy's not on the road you can find him in Nashville but he grew up in Park Forest Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He didnt have a troubled childhood. His parents were nice to him. They paid for guitar lessons when he was ten and they never said, when are you going to get a real job? He sang Crosby, Stills and Nash songs with his sisters and answered his little brothers questions from the top bunk. A few years away at college puzzling over Homer and Plato and then he was back. Living in the big city this time and playing open mics at Chicagos crucible for songwriters in those days, the famed Earl of Old town. He once opened for the amazing Steve Goodman there on New Years Eve. Buddy was 21. Says he could have walked out of there that night and gotten hit by a bus and he wouldnt have felt like life cheated him at all.
When Buddy made his first trip to Texas Guy Clark heard him singing one of his songs under a tree at the Kerrville Folk Festival and liked it. So Guy went back to Nashville, opened the door and said, listen to this kid, hes good! In 1987 he was a New Folk Award Winner at Kerrville and he released his first album called On the Line.
. In the next few years David Wilcox recorded The Kid on his first record for A&M. Buddy did some writing with this other new kid in town named Garth Brooks. Janis Ian heard him singing at the Bluebird Cafe and asked him if he'd like to write with her. Their song Amsterdam got recorded by Joan Baez. Nanci Griffith asked Buddy to sing on a show she was taping for Irish television. She ended up liking that song so much that she recorded Comin Down In the Rain on her Grammy Award winning collection Other Voices, Other Rooms. Garth became a star and Every Now and Then ended up on his album The Chase.
1996 was a good year. Peter, Paul and Mary recorded The Kid and then asked the kid himself to sing with them on their Great Performances TV special. He won a Kerrville Music Award for song of the year that autumn for The Kid too. And Buddy's story goes on and on from there. Currently, he and Mike tour in Ireland, leading Inishfree tours for Irish culture, music and history aficionados and tour about the States.
We are SOooo fortunate to have Buddy and Mike coming to our Island... in the dregs of winter - come out and let your soul be lifted and spirit be touched deeply...
http://www.buddymondlock.com for more information and music!
See you there!!
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