Buddy Greene is a disarming host with an engaging sense of humor...an acoustic guitar...a travel case full of harmonicas...a compelling voice...and an easy-going batch of songs that, in a disarming way, speaks to the reality - the highs and lows, victories and defeats, challenges and opportunities - of daily life. As a young boy in Macon, GA, he learned to play folk songs on a ukelele, then graduated to the guitar. Soon a band with neighborhood friends - Buddys Buddies - was formed and he quickly developed a flair for entertaining. His early musical influences included The Beatles, Elvis Presley, the Motown rhythm & Blues artists of the late 60s and The Allman Brothers Band, which led his to explore many of the pioneers of bluegrass, folk, blues and country music. Buddys music and personality to the confidence, humility and joy born of an on-going relationship with Jesus Christ. Hes been inmfluenced by by many Christian thinkers including C. S. Lewis, J.I. Packer, Jack Miller, and Dr. Steve Brown as well as many faithful brothers and sisters who stand with him, his wife Vicki, and their two young daughters Erin and Georgeanna, in their family life and ministry.
Out of his life experiences and influences both personally and musically, has grown a heart for ministry unique to Buddy Greene: combining entertainment, humor, musical excellence and a desire to cross boundries of every kind with the Gospel. His recordings to date, including the Gospel Music Associations Dove Award winning Sojourners Song, all reveal his passion to communicate the good news of forgiveness, salvation and grace through life in Christ as it relates to the daily of our lives. Over the past decade, Buddys career as a performer, singer-songwriter and instrumentalist has grown dramatically. As a songwriter, he has teamed up with Gloria Gaither, Bruce Carroll, Tricia Walker and Mark Lowry among others. With Mark, he wrote the Dove-nominated Best Song Of 1992, :Mary, Did You Know? which quickly became a Christmas standard and continues to grow in popularity with recordings by well-know performers including Kenny Rogers, Kathy Mattea, Wynonna Judd, The Gaither Vocal Band, international diva Kathleen Battle and guitarist Christopher Parkening, Kathie Lee Gifford, Metropolitan Opera artist Jeffrey Wells and co-writer Mark . Band Members: Produced by multiple Grammy award-winning producer / dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas and Buddy Greene The Band: Kenny Malone, drums / Jerry Douglas, dobros / Ricky Simpkins, mandolin and fiddle / Craig Nelson and Danny OLannerghty, bass / Don Potter and Buddy Greene, acoustic guitars. The Band is joined by: (1) Phil Madeira, organ (3) John Mock, low whistle / 12-string acoustic guitar (4) Kenny Malone, percussion and body slaps / John Darnall,vocal arrangement (7) Phil Madeira, organ (8) Russ Barenberg, lead acoustic (9) Kenny Malone ,body slaps and rainstick (10) Alan OBryant, banjo Background and harmony singers include: Kelly Willard, Alan OBryant, Cheryl White and Sharon White Skaggs, Chris Harris, Chris Rodriguez, George Pendergrass, Josh Harrison, Ashley Cleveland, The Dusty Trio and Julie Miller.