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"They write solid songs, played alongside the standards...and they are masters of the groove. Always a great time."  --Paul Kelso, KUAF's Generic Blues Show


Buddy's voice and musical stylings bring the Ozark Mountain Blues to life like no other! If you need some fuel for your soul get out and listen to Buddy and The Motivators!”

Rachel Fields (Brick Fields Blues Therapy / Ozark Mountain Records)

"Honest, Natural and REal Blues!"

Three time OBS Challenge Winner!”

— Ozark Blues Society

Growing up a block from Sun Records when Memphis music was in its prime, Buddy couldn't help but be influenced by its deep rooted,  Mississippi river brand of soulful blues. He began playing the Memphis bar scene at 16, then later spent several years doing the same in New Orleans-- learning, playing and encountering legends all along the way. His songs paint stories that imprint visions and evoke emotion in those who hear them. Buddy moved to Northwest Arkansas  nearly fifteen years ago, and now writes his award-winning songs in a cabin near the Buffalo river.  He has found loyal and fun-loving music partners in his band, The Motivators.  Their goal is to spread good music and happiness wherever they play.

 "...I love his choice of tunes"
Dr. John 

(Mac Rebennack)




buddy shute & the motivators

A hot little Ozark blues band

For years, Buddy's band, The Motivators, has entertained audiences all over Northwest Arkansas. Large venues and small, they do it all. And they dare you not to dance. 

For more about the band:  /buddy-shute-the-motivators

New video! From the upcoming CD