Buddy Mondlock writes songs. He does it so well that some great songwriters have recorded his songs on their own albums. Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, and Janis Ian, to name just a few. You mightve heard his song The Kid (recorded by David Wilcox, Peter, Paul and Mary and Cry, Cry, Cry) and maybe even sung it yourself around a campfire. He draws you into his world - where a single snowflake follows the trajectory of a relationship, where you get you 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.
His most recent CD, The Memory Wall, was funded entirely by fans, friends and family through a Kickstarter campaign. I had no idea if this would work or not, he says. I was overwhelmed by the support I got and even more by the sense of community that came out of it. This, his sixth release, draws on some veteran Nashville musicians including Dan Dugmore, Stuart Duncan and Kenny Malone. He even played a little banjo on it himself. The album has a rootsier feel to it with pedal steel, dobro, fiddle and mandolin adding to his acoustic guitar and beautiful vocal harmonies from Melissa Greener and Celeste Krenz. Bass work was shared by his long time accompanist on the road, Mike Lindauer and upright acoustic player Bryn Davies. After 25 years of living there you can finally hear the Nashville on this one. I've been wanting to make this record for a long time, says Buddy.
Incredibly well respected by writers, performers, and audiences all over the world, it's a treat to have him in Portland for this very special show. And opening is Portland (and former Nashville-based) songwriter Buzz Holland.
We hope you'll join us for a very satisfying musical evening!
This show is sponsored by Hearing Health, on the web at yourhearinghealth.com.
The Vault at Gastro Mania (View)
7850 S.W. Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|