“"Buddy's voice and musical styling's 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!"”
"Honest, Natural and REal Blues!"
“Three time OBS Challenge Winner!”
— Ozark Blues Society
Buddy Shute growing up in Memphis just one block from Sun Records during a time when Memphis music was in it's prime could not help but to be influenced by it's deep rooted muddy soul. He began playing the Bourbon St. bar scene at 16 then later spent some years doing the same in New Orleans, learning, playing with and encountering legends all along the way. His songs paint out these stories through words that impress visions on the emotions of those who hear and listen to them. Buddy moved to Northwest Arkansas in the first decade of the 21st century where he has found loyal partners in music called "The Motivators".
“Oh yeah, that's how I like it!”
— Sunshine Sonny Payne (King Biscuit Blues Hour)
(the band) Buddy shute and the motivators
“Listenable, danceable, likable—Buddy Shute and the Motivators bring joy to the blues.”
Steve Baskin (bass) previously of The Cherry Brooks Band as well as many others has been a staple of the Arkansas music scene for years. Possibly the first music major with a concentration in upright/electric bass at the University of Arkansas.
Brenda Baskin (vocals, percussion) The band's newest member and like Buddy a Memphis native. Prolific songwriter and her some of her influences include Etta James, Al Green, and Mavis Staples.