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Buddy Mason

Name Buddy Mason
BandJudge Talford
Genre Americana
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Every once in a while, a group of musicians will come together and the chemistry will just fall into place. Such is the case with this band from Bell Buckle, TN, Judge Talford Band (JTB). It is the collective goal of the band to make good music that they enjoy playing and that people enjoy listening to. The band takes the listener on a musical journey through time without leaving one’s seat. This is done with instruments that are traditionally considered bluegrass instruments, rich vocal harmonies with influences that span multiple genres, and an entertaining stage show. They have already received favorable reviews from the most important people in the industry, the audience. 

The musical style of JTB is a product of the guys' varied musical influences. With influences including George Strait, Alabama, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, James Taylor, Delbert McClinton, Dr. John, Jimmy Buffett, Dire Straits, and The Eagles, it's no wonder that this band sounds so much different than most traditional bluegrass bands. Although the band does perform several crossover songs, they should not be mistaken for a cover band. Each song is treated to the band's ecclectic musical interpretation. They have a way of taking any song and making it their own. They also perform several originals written by members of the band, as well as others.

JTB has appeared on several nationally televised shows. The first, “Song of the Mountain,” is viewed in over 190 markets nationwide on the PBS network of stations. Another notable television appearance was on the "Shotgun Red" television show, which is seen on RFD Television. In 2010, the band opened the SPBGMA Awards show. The band was also selected as showcase alternates at the NACA (National Association for Campus Activities) convention. This is voted on and awarded by a panel of college students. 2013 marks the band's first appearance at Dollywood's Celebrity Theater, and the band will release a new album in June 2014.

Judge Talford Band is a perfect fit for your next event. Whether it is a bluegrass or folk festival, corporate function, college or university function, music hall, theater, church, or private party, JTB will tailor their stage show to meet your specific needs. Visit for more information on JTB. Also, be sure to visit their Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages.