Jo’ Buddy

A singer, guitarist, songwriter, troubadour, bandleader, melting pot Jo’ Buddy is a full package!

He has a very individual & personal style. His laid back music spreads joy of life, being simultaneously raw, timeless, earthy & spiritual. It’s a rich & spicy Rattle’N’Roll Gumbo including; Ragtime, Swing, New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Swamp Boogie, Down Home Blues, Boogie Woogie, Jump Blues, Cajun, Zydeco, Gospel, Soul, Hillbilly, Western Swing, Rock’N’Roll, Rockabilly, Ska, Rock Steady, Surf & Garage Rock, Latin Grooves, Heartfelt Ballads…and even echoes of Western African Rhythms or Spanish Flamenco!

His versatile live repertoire consists of his original world class songs only & sounds like nobody’s, but Jo’ Buddy’s business. He is a true music lover, who simply lives from his music and admires the Good Times. He really gives it all away when he begins to do the things he does the best – sing and play – in his deep and heartfelt way !!!

After 40 years of experience on the road with thousands of shows in 16 countries and countless recording sessions have honed him as one of his generation’s most talented & outstanding roots rollers. Now at 56, he is ready as Jo’ Buddy can be to continue being busy performing all over nightclubs, schools, festivals etc. in your neighborhood, town, region & country! ARE YOU READY?

Jo’ Buddy’s discography


Jo’ Buddy has played with many great ones like:

BELGIUM: Willy Maze, The Fried Bourbon, Shakedown Tim, Steven Troch, Nico Vanhove,…

CANADA: Danny Marks, Carlos del Junco, Brian Cober & the Nationals, Pentti Whitey Glan & Prakash John, Jerome Godboo,…

DENMARK: Cajun du Nord, Peter Nande, Tim Lothar,…

FINLAND: Jussi Raittinen, Eero Raittinen, Pelle Miljoona, Dave Lindholm, Tuomari Nurmio aka Judge Bone, Pepe Ahlqvist, Howlin’ Hessu Heinonen, Helge Tallqvist Band, Esa Kuloniemi, Rock-Ola, Boppin’ Pete, Tokela, Marjo Leinonen, Niko Ahvonen, Tuomo, Hoedown, Tomi Leino, The Frostbites, Wang Dang Dudes, Micke Björklöf & Blue Strip, Micke & Lefty, Lefty Willie, Veeti & The Velvets, Sami Saari, Aki Sirkesalo, Jussi Syrén & the Groundbreakers, Knucklebone Oscar, Yukka White, Jere Ijäs, Anssi Kela, Funky Kingstone, Jarkka Rissanen, Erja Lyytinen, Dave Forestfield, Olli Haavisto, Hoedown, Ismo Haavisto, Jouni Joronen, The Stringbeans, Masa Orpana, Sami Sippola, Hepa Halme, Sam Huber, The Fat Bullets, Juho Hurskainen, Konstantin Kovalev, Sara Lee, 3 Legged Dog, The Wentus Blues Band, Olli Ontronen & Mighty Shitty, Black Motor, Hot Heroes, Sakari Kuosmanen, Nieminen & Litmanen, Janne Haavisto & Tom Nyman (of Laika & Cosmonauts), Anssi Nykänen, Kepa Kettunen, Kai Hahto, Janne Tuomi, Marzi Nyman, The Rooty Toot Toot Band, Tuomas Metsberg, Tero Pulkkinen, Lasse Sirkko, Crawfish Kings,The Roadracers, Jake’s Blues Band, Down Home King I, II & III, The Irrationals,…

FRANCE: Bo Weevil Blues Band,…

JAMAICA: Tony Uter,..

THE NETHERLANDS: The Marble Tones, Ben Bouman, Anne-Maarten van Heuvelen, Walter Hopmans, Joost Jansen,…

NORWAY: Knut Reiersrud Band, Rita Engedalen, Billy T & Alex Pettersen, Reidar Larsen, Dr. Bekken,…

RUSSIA: The Jumping Cats,..

SENEGAL: Ismaila Sane,…

SWEDEN: Sven Zetterberg, Trick Bag, Jim’s Combo, Knock Out Greg & Blue Weather, Fatboy, Ulf Sandstöm (of Jump 4 Joy), Svensson & Dafgård, The Papa Dan & Mr JO Drum & Bass Error System, The Domestic Bumblebees, Paul & The Blue Delivery, Mikael Fahleryd, Bo Johansson,…

UK: Diz Watson, Diz & the Doormen, Tony Uter, Little Victor, JD Harmo & The Electro-Tones, Big Joe Louis, Little George Sueref & The Blue Stars, Dexter Shaw & The Wolftones, Vince Lee & The Big Combo, Becca Langsford, Lewis Fielding, King David, West Weston’s Bluesonics, Black Voices, Davide Mazzantini, Marco Buono, Marco Farris, Matt Radford, Orlando Shearier, Ian Jennings, Slim Cyder, Paul Riley, Nick Pentelow, Nick Payne, Brian Nevill, Rob Pokorny, Mike Watts,…

USA: Big Jay McNeely, Maceo Parker & Horny Horns, Louie Bluie String Band, Lazy Lester, Eddy Clearwater, Louisiana Red, Oliver “La La” Morgan, Jim Kweskin, Chris Thomas King Band, Kim Wilson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Gene Taylor, Lee Oscar, Doyle Bramhall Sr., Junior Watson, Rick Holmstrom, Alex Schultz, Jeff Turmes, Larry Taylor, Kedar Roy, Richard Innes, Fred Kaplan, Mike Tempo, Tad Robinson, Bob Margolin, David Maxwell, Daryl Davis, Bob Corritore, The LeRoi Brothers, Mike Buck, Wes Starr, Ernie Durawa Band, Danny Cochran, Speedy Sparks, Ivan Brown, Guy Forsyth, Lurrie Bell, Roy Hytower & Motif, Bill Sims, Seasick Steve, Carlos Guitarlos, Homer Henderson, Bob Brozman, Phil Pemberton, T.J. Wheeler, Rockin’ Jake, Lynwood Slim, R.J. Mischo, Mark Hummel, Hash Brown, Christian Dozzler, Andy J Forest Band, Brian Templeton & The Radio Kings, The Rhythm Rats, Doug McLeod, Nathan James, Wiley Cousins, Kat Baloun, Third Degree, Billy T, Big Walker,…to name a few

Jo’ Buddy has also opened or played on the same bill with Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Maceo Parker & Roots Revisited, Detunkt, McCoy Tyner Trio feat. Bobby Hutcherson, The Manhattan Transfer, Millie Jackson, John Fogerty, Al Green, Otis Rush, Solomon Burke, Buddy Guy, Billy Boy Arnold, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, The Holmes Brothers, Eddie Kirkland, Jody Williams, Wayne Bennett, Los Lobos, Procol Harum, James Hunter Six, Dr. Feelgood, Hurriganes, Remu & His All Stars,.. etc