"Tom Dudley, aka The Blues Buddha, a singer, songwriter and producer (2 CD's, 50 singles and 18 videos since 2010) was inducted into NY Blues Hall of Fame in 2015 and was a finalist in the The New York Blues and Jazz Society battle of the bands in 2010. In 2011, Tom collaborated with Scott Staton on the SDR CD, ""I like it a Lot”, which was picked by Real Blues Magazine in March 2011 for their top 50. In January of 2019, Tom collaborated with New York Hall of fame Guitarist Johnny Feds and Friends for the International Blues Challenge for Best Self Produced CD. Since 2013, Tom’s been a singer for Vincent Pastore's (Soprano's HBO show) Gangster squad. One of Tom’s Blues Buddha music videos, produced at Longhill Recording Studios was selected and shown as a finalist for the 2019 Cutting Room International Short Film Festival in New York City. Tom is currently a Creative Director at Road Recovery, a professional entertainment industry non-profit with funding from the Department of justice serving youth clubhouses throughout the 10 empire regions of the state of New York.
Tom is also working with a well known Grammy Nominated Blues Legend on a new song to be released in the Fall of 2023.
Scott Staton, a multi-media artist and producer has been involved in the New York music, art and animation scene since the 1970's. His credits include playing keyboards with artists such as blues greats Danny Kalb of the Blues Project and the legendary Charlie Musselwhite. He’s also performed Boogie Woogie piano music at international festivals, opened for Dr. John, The Pointer Sisters, Bo Diddley, George Benson and Roomfull of Blues. His animated short film The Dead Battery on the L.I.E was broadcast on the HBO and SHOWTIME cable networks for over 8 years. in 2007 Scott started the indie record label, www.stoopiddaddyrecords.com. He’s also produced a weekly radio show, The Hudson Vally Jam, since 2011. Scott currently teaches Art and Computer Graphics at Pace University."