Profile Type: Artist
Kind Bud's Kind Dubs

Bud, of The Kind Buds, creates acoustic guitar overdubs for an act he has named "Kind Dubs” and after 125 solo shows, his mastery of his looper is a skill to be heard and seen.   Bud records his guitar rhythm live on the looper;  he then hits a button which will begin to play the rhythm he recorded.  Bud then plays off that rhythm, taking leads and layering sounds.  A Kind Bud  show will have  a mixture of original tunes, Jerry Garcia, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and other funky tunes.  


For the holidays, Bud has created a 90 minute “Community Carol Sing A-Long” to bring family and friends together to sing during the holidays.  Participants are handed out a Christmas Carol Book, filled with the words to 21 beloved songs so the audience can sing together with Bud.


January of 2018 brought Kind Bud down to Jamaica, being a part of the Island Gigs’ Team .  Bud performed as part of the “Ramble on the Island” with Little Feat and Jackson Browne; “Island Exodus” with Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule with JJ Grey & Mofro; and “Jam in the Sand” with DSO an Hot Tuna.


Kind Bud, a Rex Foundation artist, has been part of Grateful Dead Night at Fenway Park for two consecutive years.  Bud was part of Dead & Company's Boston Action Day, performing for Positive Legacy, making a positive impact on a homeless shelter in Boston.  Fans may have also experienced Bud at any of the great music festivals he has been a part of: Gathering of the Vibes; Rock N Roll Resort; Bear’s Picnic; Woodstock at Yasgur’s Farm; StrangeCreek; Wormtown, to name a few.   


Arty Lavigne,  of WDEV Radio Vermont,  had this to say about Bud, “Kind Bud, one guitar, one voice creating one community everywhere he goes.”


Before creating The Kind Buds, Bud was also the guitarist in the duo, "Braintree". Braintree performed throughout the Vermont and New Hampshire and produced 5 CDs: Amid the Winter Snow; Wintertidings; Repeat the Sounding Joy; Carefree; Braintree. Over 10,000 copies of Amid the Winter Snow have been sold and the album has been featured on The Point Radio Station for 17 years on Christmas Eve, being played in its entirety.


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  • November 2017

    Kind Bud joined Arty Lavigne of WDEV Radio Vermont, and performed live on the Getaway Radio show, promoting his upcoming show and explaining his new solo act.

  • February 2017

    Kind Bud's Kind Dubs performed a show at B.R.Y.A.C. Restaurant & Raw Bar in Black Rock,  CT.  This venue is a "go to" for great music in Fairfield County Connecticut.

  • September 2016

    Kind Bud's Kind Dubs was booked at the Wormtown Music Festival as "Artist At Large", performing througout the 3 day festival with different bands.  Kind Bud also hosted a Late Night Grateful Jam, inviting musicians performing at the festival, to join him on stage for impromtu jams.


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Randolph, VT 05060


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Music - Pop / Rock
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Music - General
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Community Arts
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Masters in Education from UVM
One of the 50 artists chosen for "Songs of their Own" by Telefunkin and Jambase whom selected 50 different artists to perform 50 different Grateful Dead songs leading up to the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead.
"Amid the Winter Snow" - a holiday CD has been the featured CD on Christmas Eve on The Point Radio, Vermont's largest radio station. being played in its entirety, for the past 18 years

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Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision

I am a Touring Artist

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Standard 3 pronged outlet
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