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Review on HINGE show: Northampton, MA 5/23/15    By: Jimm O'D (

"We play some original songs and some covers," the dapper young man told the Hinge crowd, "and we do a few traditional songs, too." Therein lies the mix, but the narrative description can't do justice to the treatment that all these songs get. Imagine an olde-west swang thang electrified and brought forward in time so that the end result would be both new and nostalgic, garage-y loose and respectful of tradition, all at the same time. The guy's style is unique, engaging, and interesting- surely a good fit for the Hinge. Tom Sawyer's bass and Jeff Turcotte's drums fill the place well while they complement the material. Backing vocals from behind the drum kit catch the listener's notice in particular, especially considering that Jeff's drumming can be heard all around the area- but his singing, well... more might be a good thing!


"Up-and-comer Buddy McEarns was an instant crowd pleaser"   Karen Traub - Live Music and Reviews -  On a review of The Friends of Wendell Bluesfest

"I love me some BUDDY!!" -- Eva Cappelli - Singer Songwriter and Host of  103.3 Valley Free Radio's Toast and Jam CafĂ©

"It's like your taking these tunes and running them trough a rootsie-rockabilly-bluesy meat grinder" -- A kind and slightly "impaired" patron of a local drinking establishment