Award winning singer/songwriter Buddy Mondlock will be performing at The Focal Point in Maplewood on Friday, April 15 at 8pm. Mondlock will be joined by bassist Mike Lindauer.
Buddy Mondlock has had his songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Joan Baez, Guy Clark, David Wilcox, Janis Ian, Edwin McCain, Peter, Paul and Mary and a host of other artists. Nanci Griffith fans will recognize Mondlock's "Comin' Down In the Rain" from her Grammy Award winning collection, "Other Voices, Other Rooms. Hes also made his own recordings including a collaboration with Art Garfunkel and Maia Sharp called Everything Waits To Be Noticed on EMI/Manhattan Records. The three wrote songs together and then recorded them as a trio before touring the US and Europe in 2003. And his latest solo release, The Memory Wall, reached number 3 on the Folk DJ Charts and was nominated for an Independent Music Award.
Hes been returning to St. Louis to give concerts for 25 years now but Mondlock began his career in Chicago playing at the famed Earl of Oldtown opening for artists like Steve Goodman and Gamble Rogers. His big break came in 1986 on his first trip to the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. Legendary songwriter Guy Clark heard him play a song at the ballad tree, essentially an open stage where anyone could sign up to sing, and he liked what he heard.
Clark started passing around Mondlocks demo tapes to music biz professionals in Nashville and his career took off from there. He signed on as a staff songwriter at EMI and soon he was writing songs with the likes of Janis Ian and another young arrival in Nashville named Garth Brooks. Both would eventually record songs they wrote with him.
To learn more about Buddy Mondlock and to hear some of his music visit http://buddymondlock.com/.
Focal Point Traditional Arts Center (View)
2720 Sutton Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63143
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