Dynamics, arrangement, honed song craft, and three part harmonies serve to put The Buds in high demand for events in need of live music. A blend of familiar cover songs and original real life songs of independence, heartache, love, desire, reflection, and a flair for social and political conscience, provide a rich canvas for a selection of music that pleases crowds young and old.
A product of the local San Francisco Bay Area music scene, The Buds evolved initially from relationships built at late-night jam sessions and San Francisco open mics. Longtime compatriots Bryan Harrison and Jim McLaren have gone through various shifts in sound and style with the band Bryan founded several years ago. From acoustic rock, to a full-on electric rock band, and back to a more organic flavor that percussionist Dave Coan dubbed “Garden Rock”, The Buds – now complete with the effervescent presence of Elisa M. Welch – have grown tight in sound and rich in style.
More information on the band can be found on their website at www.thebuds.org.