Bud's Collective

Bluegrass Band from Winchester, VA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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19 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2014

$1000 - $4300 per event
About
Bud's Collective is a cutting edge group of talented musicians from the hills of West Virginia. While their music reflects roots firmly planted in Bluegrass tradition, they do not hesitate to add to it in ways all their own. Playing a tasteful mix of front man Buddy Dunlap's original material and popular hits ranging from Stevie Wonder to Alabama and all points in between, Bud's Collective is a reliable choice if you want a successful, lively party.

These guys have been playing music together informally for over a decade. Their music speaks of the years spent adapting and blending with one another's styles, creating the sound of unity and professionalism, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

The band is made up of Buddy Dunlap - a born entertainer - on guitar, lead vocals, and harmony vocals , Cody Brown on bass, lead vocals, and harmony vocals, and Taylor Baker on mandolin, lead vocals, and harmony vocals.

Each individual member is award winning and together they brought in 2nd place in Nashville at SPGMA in 2014, and were the 2013 DC Bluegrass Union Band of the Year.

Bud's Collective welcomes and encourages requests from any genre. Whats more is that they realize the musical performance is only part of the job when invited to play at your special event. The way they see it is that keeping things running seamlessly and without hassle is a must for any hired entertainer. They make sure you can relax and enjoy your party!

“I hired Bud's Collective for our festival and I can honestly say that they are now one of my favorite bands out there. Not only are their songs well chosen, their harmonies tight, and their solos blazing hot, but they also were just wonderful to work with all day. They arrived early, asked if they could help out in any way, did a fantastic job teaching some workshops and were so nice and worked so well at talking with fans that I think everyone that saw them or met them left there as a die-hard fan.”
– Tara Lindhart, Loudoun Bluegrass Festival

"Thank you so much for traveling all the way to Michigan and making our wedding a huge success! You guys are amazingly talented and created the perfect atmosphere. "
-Bride and Groom 2014

“As a bluegrass promoter for over forty years, I often wonder about the future of our wonderful music. After experiencing Bud's Collective several times, I am assured that it is in good hands. Young, talented, great material and very entertaining. I did not hesitate to book them for our Berryville Bluegrass Series.”
- Frank Jurney, Promoter
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Family Reunion

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Bud’s Collective was the perfect match for our family reunion. Great group to work with and everyone had a great time! I’d hire them again ina heartbeat.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Bud's Collective are a group of seasoned, professional, and talented blue-grass musicians. I was able to give them some special requests for my wedding ceremony, which they played wonderfully - with their own style. Once they arrived at the venue I thanked them for coming, made sure they had everything they needed, and they were a well-oiled machine from then on. For any one looking for some down-home, acoustic music for their wedding ceremony (or anything else) I would highly recommend Bud's Collective. Don't believe me? Check out their soundcloud page or a handful of videos on youtube. Just a quick FYI - they respond better to text/phone calls than email.

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Community Event

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Snowstorm Jonas forced us to push back our Bluegrass and BBQ event one week. Fortunately, the venue, caterer and the band were all available. Bud's Collective from the get-go was easy to work, accommodating and professional. And they are a very talented group of musicians. Every time I reached out to Buddy, he quickly put to rest any concerns that I had - i.e. stage, sound, interview, etc. No special treatment on their end was required. They are very nice folks and we had lots of compliments from our crowd of approximately 190 about their music and friendliness.

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Wedding Reception

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I hired this band for our wedding because we both love bluegrass, and wanted a band that had bluegrass flavor but would appeal to many people. This group of talented musicians did not disappoint. They were punctual, generous with their time, entertaining, and professional. My family, many of who don't listen to bluegrass, were blown away by this band and I got SO MANY compliments and questions about them. So happy that I went with Bud's Collective and we are already planning on going to see a gig of theirs so we can enjoy their music without all the chaos of a wedding.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Bud's Collective was great to work with - easy communications leading up to the event, very friendly and professional. They provided a unique, authentic bluegrass flavor for our wedding cocktail hour, and agreed to arrange some fun renditions of traditional songs (Canon in D) and classics (Here Comes the Sun and Signed, Sealed, Delivered) during our ceremony. In the blur that was our wedding day we can unfortunately only claim to have caught brief snippets of the picking, but what we heard was really special stuff, and our guests continue to rave about the performance. Bud's Collective was a clear highlight at our event. We would definitely hire them again.

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Wedding

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I had a great experience with Bud's Collective both preparing for the event and day of. They're terrific musicians and complete professionals, perfect both for our reception and dance music. Highly recommended!

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Festival

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If there was a way to rate higher than 5 stars across the board, I would certainly do so. Bud's Collective was so professional and easy to deal with from the very beginning. The level of talent in this band is amazing, and they can appeal to young and old alike. I can't recommend these guys highly enough!

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Family Reunion

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I was wowed by Bud's Collective's sound clips and videos online, then charmed by their emails as we planned for the event. They were very accommodating (requests, etc.) and so polite and friendly! Having never heard them beforehand, I was encouraged by the clips but totally blown away by the performance. It was a total blast -- fun, energetic, FLAWLESS bluegrass and absolutely beautifully put together. I am looking for excuses to throw another party just so that they can play for us again! I couldn't be happier or more satisfied with Bud's. True and talented musicians, through and through.

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Private Party

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The Band was great to work with and put on a great show. Many of our guests comented on how much they enjoyed the band. I would hire them again for my next party.

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2019
Oct
13
Wedding Ceremony
Richmond, VA
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Jun
21
Community Event
Bedford, PA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Nov
3
Birthday Party (Adult)
Chevy Chase, MD
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2018
Oct
27
Corporate Function
Maurertown, VA
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Sep
22
Wedding
Avella, PA
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Aug
4
Family Reunion
Annandale, VA
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Sep
10
Wedding Ceremony
Leesburg, VA
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Jan
23
Community Event
Mc Connellsburg, PA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
Oct
24
Wedding Ceremony
Washington, DC
4:30 AM - 6:30 AM
2015
Oct
3
Wedding Reception
Ellicott City, MD
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2015
Sep
12
Wedding Reception
Washington, DC
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2015
Aug
29
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Waitsfield, VT
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
What Was I Thinkin'
Dierks Bently
Wagon Wheel
Old Crowe Medicine Show
Only Want to be With You
Hootie and the Blowfish
Sweet Home Alabama
Dixie Land Delight
Alabama
Don't Rock the Jukebox
Alan Jackson
Friends in Low Places
Garth Brooks
Forever in Blue Jeans
Neil Diamond
Two of a Kind
Garth Brooks
Cold on the Shoulder
Tony Rice
Lets Get Married
The Proclaimers
Aimee
Pure Prairie League
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
You Look Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Run Around
Blues Traveler
Rider
Grateful Dead
Friend of the Devil
The Grateful Dead
Grundy County Auction (SOLD)
John Michael Montgomery
The Old Home Place
JD Crowe and the New South
Alone Again
Buddy Dunlap
Sweet Dreams in Cincinatti
Buddy Dunlap
Walk Out in the Rain
Buddy Dunlap
Tennessee Stud
Your Love is Like a Flower
Traditional
Old Train
Tony Rice
Is That So Hard
Buddy Dunlap
Greed
Buddy Dunlap
Redwood Hills
Grateful Dead
Ruby
Kenny Rogers
Roving Gambler
Better Days
Buddy Dunlap
Monteray Jack
Jack Dunlap
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Tom Petty
Whiskey Before Breakfast
You're the Top
Cole Porter
Ginsing Sullivan
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Please note Bud's Collective will also travel to Glengary, Stephenson, Clear Brook, Ridgeway, Stephens City, White Post, Boyce, Brucetown, Capon Springs, Gore, Berryville, Millwood, Middletown, Bunker Hill, Summit Point, Strasburg, Cross Junction, Gerrardstown, High View, Bloomery, Inwood, Kearneysville, Star Tannery, Paris, Capon Bridge, Fishers Hill, Front Royal, Yellow Spring, Charles Town, Linden.
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