There is nothing better for a musician than getting out there and playing.  It is more than just practice.  The experience of playing shows and working with other artists through a variety of genres will only make you a better musician with more diversity to put into your own personal sound.  Our recent discovery Bud Summers has been doing it for quite a while and is showing no signs of slowing down.

The Way

The St. Louis, Missouri based solo artist was exposed to music early in life.  His father Jazz bassist and mother was a public school music teacher.  After experimenting with some different instruments Bud Summers found his true talents with a guitar.  He went on to earn a B.A. in Music Performance from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville focusing on classical guitar and playing in the college jazz band.  The draw of performing was strong and Bud played with many bands in different genres to gain valuable inspiration.  On average he performs 140 shows per year as a solo act in addition to sit-in gigs with “The Stingers”, “The Floyd Duncan Orchestra” and “Grace Street”.

The music flows out of Bud Summers mind and he has released 6 albums since 2008.  The latest is the 7 song record entitled The Way.  His original blues-jazz-rock sound works its magic through each track.  The opening title track “The Way” welcomes you to the experience with a full sound dominating your speakers.  The deep Blues show up on “My Baby’s Big And Bad” with the complete tone including some fantastic harmonica skills.  The guitar also stands out on “Ain’t Got Time For Whiskey” which even has flashes of swing music entwined in the sound.  The Bud Summers sound seems to blend everything together seamlessly.  By the time you make it to the closer “Common Ground” and its mellow rock tone you are convinced this man can do anything he chooses.  

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