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Stephen Budd Entertains

May 12, 2017
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Delectables Catering & Venue
(520) 884-9289
Delectables Restaurant & Catering
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, 85705

Stephen Budd Entertains

stephen-buddStephen Budd Entertains us well every time he is here at Delectables. Born in London and raised in Toledo, Ohio, after his parents relocated to the United States for higher education.

 “My wife’s mother was sick with breast cancer. Mostly family brought us here. Most of her sisters were here.”

Day job: Psychotherapist. “I get great subject matter for my music from the stories I hear. The emotional content of the work I do makes for a lot of emotional context in my music. . . . You get a real sense of humanity and a real sense of the struggles of the world.”

How he defines folk music: “I think it’s all looking forward at this point, with an eye on the past. . . . The influence of roots music, blues and Americana mixed with folk, especially in Tucson and the Southwest.”

His musical style: “It’s certainly alternative and new folk with one ear toward traditional folk and rock and roll. But more leaning toward the alternative vein of singer-songwriters like Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zant.”

His musical inspiration: “Lennon, Dylan, Greg Brown, Conor Oberst and people along those lines. Howe Gelb from Tucson and The Go-Betweens from New Zealand. Very melodic and acoustic based.”

What’s on his iPod: “I have 12,000 songs on it. I’m listening to a lot of demos right now for a CD I’m doing. Townes Van Zant, Tom Waits, Ryan Adams, Calexico, some Beatles bootlegs.”  from Tucson.com


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