The Blues Buddha and Scott Staton
Blues, Boogie Woogie Piano and Swing
Tom Dudley aka The Blues Buddha, a Singer, Songwriter and Producer (2 CD’s, 27 singles and 14 videos since 2010) was inducted into NY Blues Hall of Fame in 2015. He has collaborated with well known local and international artists such as Debbie Davis, Wendy May, Matt Rae, Mojo Myles Mancuso, Dan Cipriano, Gil Parris and Vincent Pastore. In 2015 he sang 2 songs on a CD recorded in Montauk featuring Tali icepack Jackson and friends including artists Elliott Randall (Steely Dan), Arno Hecht, Larry Etkin (Uptown horns), and Rockin Jake and F.L Lombardo. In 2018 he sang 4 songs on the CD, Pinky Gets the Blues, with Johnny Federico (Feds) and friends. 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. 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. Scott currently hosts an internet radio show on Thursday evenings at www.area24radio.com. ; Scott’s first solo EP, 6, was released in 2017.
Scott and Tommy will be performing with Dave Keyes and Loren Kovec, noted Blues, Boogie Woogie and Swing piano players at a series of Boogie Woogie Review shows this coming year and they will also be performing at the Annual Westchester Allstars CHRISTMAS for VETERANS show, Dec 7, 2018, 6 years running with with past artists like Earl Slick, Bernie Williams, Vanilla Fudge, Tommy James and Gene Cornish of The Young Rascals. The Event raised over $100,000 dollars last year for wounded veterans. Each year original Christmas songs are donated from the Various participating artists for a CD. Last year Scott and Tom collaborated on the original Christmas song ‘I am Missing You” that was included on the 2017 CD release.