Comprised of 5 members from Oklahoma, Kansas, and Virginia, Buddy South is an Oklahoma City based outlaw country band that combines the fundamentals of rock and roll with the traditions of country music. The sound is both familiar and exploring at the same time; a sound the band refers to as “cowtown rock”. Driving rock and train beat rhythms are accentuated with southern rock lead guitar and sweeping pedal steel. Baritone vocals deliver lyrics drawn from real life experiences that tell relatable stores of love and loss, while both celebrating the pleasures of a simple life and empathizing with the hardships that go along with it.
Buddy South’s debut album, Exchange and Rockwood, is named for the intersection in the Oklahoma City Stockyards where the band’s early rehearsal space was located. It blends upbeat country rockers and thoughtful ballads with an intense honesty that has long been the foundation of music in the Americana tradition.