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HFMS presents Buddy Mondlock!


Second Saturday Concert is presented by the Houston Folklore and Music Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Americana and Folk music. Tickets ($20/adult; children under 12 are free) will be sold at the door. Hot and cold drinks, as well as light snacks are available. Concerts are held in the West University Community Building. Visit our website, or contact Jim Gill at [email protected] for more information.

HFMS presents Buddy Mondlock April 13, 6:30-9 p.m. When Buddy’s not on the road you can find him in Nashville but he grew up in Park Forest, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He didn’t have a troubled childhood. His parents were nice to him. They paid for guitar lessons when he was ten and they never said, “when are you going to get a real job?” He sang Crosby, Stills and Nash songs with his sisters and answered his little brother’s questions from the top bunk. He spent a few years away at college puzzling over Homer and Plato and then he was back, living in the big city this time, and playing open mics at Chicago’s famed Earl of Old town. He once opened for the amazing Steve Goodman there on New Year’s Eve. Buddy was 21. Says he could have walked out of there that night and gotten hit by a bus and he wouldn’t have felt like life cheated him at all. When Buddy made his first trip to Texas from his native Chicago, Guy Clark heard him singing under a tree at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Guy went back to Nashville, opened the door and said, “listen to this kid, he’s good!” A publishing deal and a U-Haul headed south soon followed. In 1987 he was a New Folk Award Winner at Kerrville and released his first album called “On the Line”. David Wilcox recorded “The Kid” on his first record for A&M. Buddy did some writing with Garth Brooks. Janis Ian asked him if he’d like to write with her. Their song “Amsterdam” got recorded by Joan Baez. Nanci Griffith asked Buddy to sing on a show she was taping for Irish television. She ended up liking it so much that she recorded “Comin’ Down In the Rain” on her Grammy Award winning collection “Other Voices, Other Rooms.” Garth became a star and “Every Now and Then” ended up on his album “The Chase.” ~

Singer-Songwriter Selia Qynn will open! Selia's music is contemporary acoustic with a folk-jazz flavor. Her vocals are soothing, expressive and hypnotic. Her impressive log of material consists of a fun mix of classic oldies from the 20s through the 90s, from Sinatra to Dylan, jazz standards, folk, R&B, swing, seasonal and originals. ~

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Phone number: 
West University Community Center
6104 Auden St
Houston, TX 77005

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