Buddy Whittington

Texas guitarist/singer/songwriter

Date & Time

March 31st, 2023 | 7:30pm

Ticket Prices

VIP $35 | Prime $25

Discounted Group Rates Available

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About This Show

A lifelong Texan, Buddy Whittington ‘entered the arena’ 28 December 1956 in Fort Worth, and became enamored of the electric guitar like countless kids of his vintage shortly thereafter, who were mesmerized at the reality that ‘you plucked a string…’here’, and the sound came out…’over THERE.’

Though no other family members played an instrument, there was always music in thehome, be it emanating from the TV on Saturday evenings (‘Cowtown Jamboree’ and Big ‘D’ Jamboree were locally produced live weekly shows featuring top name country artists of the day) AM radio also featured prominently, with KXOL, KFJZ, KLIF, KKDA, WBAP, WRR and KNOK providing a wide variety of sounds and styles to open and expand a young would-be musician’s ears long before the advent of ‘Underground’ Album Rock Radio stations like KFAD and KNUS, KTXQ ‘Q102’ and KZEW ‘The Zoo’ 98FM.

Western Swing music also played a part, as Mr. and Mrs. Whittington were big fans of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.

Probably the biggest influence in young Bud’s musical makeup was the record collection of his big sister, encompassing everything from British Invasion bands to R&B hits of the day, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Beatles, Stones, The Who, The Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers to ‘The Temps and The Tops’, Gary ‘U.S.’ Bond, Jimmy Reed, and Slim Harpo.

A succession of fledgling musical efforts with varying degrees of success ensued, culminating in an offer by John Mayall to join The Bluesbreakers in 1993. “The band I was in at the time, ‘The Sidemen’, had a good friend in Mr. Jerry Thompson, who these days is President of Promoterline Inc., but back then was managing the Dallas Alley complex, where he would book us as the opening act on any number of outdoor events and shows, and we were booked as the opener for a Bluesbreakers’ show….Mr Mayall asked me for my contact info, we stayed loosely in touch for the next two years, and when then-Bluesbreakers guitarist Coco Montoya decided it was time to hit the highway on his own, I ‘received the call’ and appeared on countless Mayall shows and recordings worldwide for the 15 years between 1993 and 2008, at which time the existing Bluesbreakers were ‘kicked out of the nest’ and the band was reformed by Mayall.”

Buddy’s self-titled solo CD appeared in 2007, and has garnered very favorable reviews and considerable airplay.

B.Y.O.B.

Bring a 6-pack, bottle of Wine, or a Flask! Small coolers will be allowed but NO coolers with wheels.

Seat Options

Our VIP seats feature a wider chair with a cup holder and are exclusively on the first 6 rows in the theater's center aisle.

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Box Office

110 N. Crockett St.
Granbury, TX 76048

1-800-340-9703

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