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Playing with my good friend Jody Stokhamer.; Pleasant Bud & Jody (PB&J)
About the ArtistPleasant Bud & Jody perform an eclectic blend of originals, popular cover songs, traditional folk and traditional Irish music in a bluesy, country style. After five plus years of playing together in Nannyhagen Creek and pursuing solo endeavors we’ve joined together as PB&J out of a common love for songwriting and performing small venues up and down the Hudson Valley.
Now My History...I was born.I do great things. I ain't dead yet.
Pleasant Bud – In My Own Words Born in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, moved to Brookings, South Dakota. Was influenced by the mid 50's local radio shows that included the sounds of Country, Rockabilly and early Rock 'n' Roll.
When I saw The Beatles I knew that I'd found my place.
Played my first gig at a church social at the age of 13. The band made $8.00... I was hooked! Played my first bar in Hoboken that year and went on to do clubs, concerts and recording sessions for the next 17 years.
Landed a part time job in a New York rehearsal facility, finding that I had an affinity for mixing live sound and stage managing. I was able to work for most of the big New York and European bands during the 80's, learning a lot about music and technoiding from some of the best in the business at that time.
Got more & more technical during this time, moving away from playing and leaning toward a supporting role. This led to exploring the science and business of audio, sound reinforcement and then to AV distribution. Progressed in that business until I once again picked up my guitar, remembering what I was put on earth to do.I am very grateful to everyone for the education I received. I'm sure that it has helped me with both the creative process and the technical side of making music.
Here we go again...
An outlet and some people to listen.
Reached 87th in Best of Rock chart in 2011. In the top 100 for 2 weeks.
Top 10 in Jazz, February 2015
Rock Videos Winner, August 2011
Top 10 in Rock Videos, July 2011
Top 40 in Videos, February 2015
Top 40 in Acoustic, July 2014
Top 40 in Acoustic, June 2014
Top 40 in Acoustic, May 2014
Top 40 in Rock Videos, October 2011
Some Places I've Played
by Circle Of Friends· 2 Alices Coffee Lounge, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY · Black Cat Café, Irvington, NY · Circle Of Friends Coffeehouse, Pleasantville, NY · Circle of Friends Song Swap, Pleasantville, NY · Clearwater...
Some Artists I've Played With
by Circle Of Friends· Kelly Flint · Phil Dollard · Deuces Child · Gus Amador · Lisa Jane Lipkin · Roger Silverberg · J.D. Southard · Nannyhagen Creek · Bo Diddley · Al Hibler · Don From Las Vegas!!!