Americana music veteran BUDDY WOODWARD is a founding member of THE DIXIE BEE-LINERS, who are currently hard at work on their third album, tentatively titled "Grooveshack." From their humble beginnings as an urban bluegrass band, the Bee-Liners have been known to play a wide variety of acoustic music over their 10 year career, liberally cherry-picking influence from traditional bluegrass, newgrass, and old-time string band music, as well as west-coast country, country rock, 60's British invasion, surf, Celtic, rhythm & blues, punk, ska, and English folk-rock bands. In mid-2012 the band revealed in an interview that they were further evolving their sound, and expanding their lineup to include drums and electric instrumentation.
"We go from delicate acoustic picking to full out crunch, often in the same song, so I needed an amp that could handle both ends of the dynamic spectrum with ease," commented Buddy on the band's new direction. "It's obvious VHT put a lot of thought into the features and tube options, and are doing things that I expect from a small boutique builder. I've spent a lot more on guitar amplifiers and gotten a lot less than what the 12/20 RT Combo delivers."
A gifted songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Buddy plays the mandolin, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, bass, bouzouki, dojo, mountain dulcimer, and even drums, as well as handling production chores for the Bee-Liners, and others. He was a founding member of seminal 90's alt.country whiz kids THE GHOST ROCKETS, and NYC honkytonkers BUDDY WOODWARD & THE NITRO EXPRESS, and was a featured performer on the long running weekly Lower East Side fixture, Greg Garing's Alphabet City Opry, as well as having shared stages with John Starling, Steve Earle, Rosie Flores, Jim Lauderdale, The Coal Porters, Laura Cantrell, Bill Keith, Beat Rodeo, Sid Griffin, Smalltown Parade, The Jet Set, and The Chelsea Mountain Jamboree, among many others.