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Buddy Greene

Location:

County-Wide

Event Type(s): Arts / Theatre / Music
Organization: Music on Market
Description: As a young boy in Macon, GA, Buddy first learned to play folk songs on the ukulele, then graduated to the guitar. Soon a band with neighborhood friends was formed and he quickly acquired a flair for entertaining. His early musical influences included Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Motown rhythm & blues artists of the late 60's, and the Allman Brothers Band, which later led him to explore many of the pioneers of bluegrass, blues, folk, and country music. At age 20 he began playing harmonica and you might say, has never turned back since.

Greene’s first big break came with an invitation to join Jerry Reed’s band, and shortly thereafter he and new bride Vicki moved to Nashville. After touring the country, recording, and making numerous TV appearances with Reed, Greene was given the opportunity to record an album of original gospel music which quickly brought him to the attention of gospel great Bill Gaither.

Through touring with the Gaithers and appearing on their Homecoming video series, as well as continuing to write and record his unique brand of gospel music, Buddy has built a solid reputation as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and talented performer with a distinct southern flavor.

Buddy co-wrote “Mary, Did You Know?” with friend Mark Lowry; which has become a Christmas season standard recorded by well-known performers such as opera diva Kathleen Battle and guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening, country greats Kathy Mattea, Billy Dean, Kenny Rogers, Wynonna Judd, and Reba McEntire, Broadway legend Michael Crawford, and pop stars Natalie Cole, Clay Aiken, Mary J Blige, and Pentatonix.

Over the years Buddy has performed throughout North America and abroad. These days he’s usually in the company of one or more talented musicians, celebrating his musical roots and breaking new ground whenever possible. School is never out, as far as Buddy is concerned, especially when it comes to making music.

For more information, go to www.buddygreene.com

Music on Market is a collaboration of Main Street Wooster, Inc., Wayne Center for the Arts and The United Methodist Church of Wooster. The series provides a diverse selection of high-quality music throughout the year to the entire community. These non-sectarian performances are presented in the Wooster UMC sanctuary - one of the largest, historical venues in our downtown and has handicap accessibility, available parking and proximity to downtown restaurants.

All events are free with a free-will offering to help cover the costs that accompany this amazing series. Seating is open style and no tickets are required. Doors open at 6:15. 330-262-5641.
Address: 243 N. Market Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Contact Name: Nancy Franck
Contact Phone: 3306013076
Contact Email: nanny_toot@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, 5/16/2018
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
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