Oh yeah, that's the way I like it”

— ""Sunshine Sonny" Payne of King Biscuit Time

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Buddy's Bio

Whether you catch Buddy playing solo, as a duo with Mark McGee, or with their band the Motivators, featuring Brenda Baskin-vocals, Steve Baskin-bass and Randy Reese-drums, be prepared for a good time!

Buddy was born in Memphis and began playing the bar scene when he was sixteen, playing all the classic Memphis tunes he learned from his older band-mates,
He drifted down to New Orleans "where the young players respect the older players and everybody plays with everybody."Buddy says "I was playing a hole in the wall on Bourbon St. for tips and Ike & Tina Turners band came in and asked if they could sit in."  

Buddy was a founding member of THE BACK DOOR BLUES REVUE which included Leigh "L'il Queenie" Harris, bluesman John Mooney, Brooklyn Robert and the Subdudes John Magnie,
He played with the seminal band ABRAHAM which included pianist George Winston,  
He had a steady gig with a cajun band on a paddle-wheeler on the Mississippi River,  
He opened for Henry "Professor Longhair" Byrd at his Birthday Bash at the original Tipitinas,  
He played piano at a real Burlesque House on Bourbon St.(the last one known to exist),  
While living in New England Buddy played with an old tyme fiddle band ROARING JELLY and recorded two C D's, ROUNDHOUSE & KICKIN' THE DIRT with the blues band ROUNDHOUSE which represented the state of Maine at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis,  
He has recorded two solo CD's OUTSTANDING IN HIS FIELD and OZARK MOON  

For the past ten years Buddy has been performing in the Northwest Arkansas area. He represented the Ozark Blues Society three times at the I. B. C. in the solo/duo category.

Be sure to check out his new C D  with his band the Motivators  A WHOLE LOT LIKE THE BLUES, which was chosen by the Ozark Blues Society of NWA to represent it at the 2018 International Blues Challenge in the self produced C D category,
and look out! Recently he has been delving into BLUESGRASS,  
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 ...I love his choice of tunes",  Mac" DR. John" Rebennack


"I have taken a lot from the old Blues Masters....I do not copy them, although I am not above stealing a lick or two.....When you hear the recordings of the Blues Greats or catch a live performance you get this special feeling..... thats something you can not fake, that's my goal, to create that feeling, and when you do it sure feels good.., "   Buddy


"He sounds good.....if the I B C is searching for the next Willis Alan Ramsey, I think they've got their man" Thomas Jacques, Delta Sounds, KFFA-AM, Helena, Ar.


"A dapper Memphis native, pair finger-picked and some witty phrasing.....easy going charm impressed as much as his nimble playing" Chris Herrington, Memphis Commercial Appeal

Of all the places I have played, the most meaningful is the King Biscuit Time radio show in Helena, AR. with host "Sunshine Sonny" Payne. It's amazing all the great music that has come out of that room, by all the Masters that have played there. ”

— Buddy Shute

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Buddy Shute & the Motivators 

Genre: Blues, New Orleans R&B 

     Buddy Shute: lead vocals, guitar....old Fender Concert amp, 4-10"s, 

will need vocal mic /boom stand 

     Mark McGee: vocals, harmonica.....low power (cheap) amp, 

will need vocal mic /boom stand 

     Steve Baskin: vocals, bass......Quilter 800 Bass Block, J.T. Huff bass cabinet 15", 

will need vocal mic /boom stand 

     Randy Reese: drums......standard right hand drum kit 

     Guest vocalist 

will need vocal mic /boom stand