Click here to listen to Buddy Wakefield performing "Pretend"

Click here to listen to Buddy Wakefield performing "My Town"

Click here to listen to Buddy Wakefield performing "Healing Herman Hesse"


Buddy Wakefield is the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, the BBC, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. He was recently signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. He has gone on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in hundreds of venues internationally, including The Great Lawn in Central Park, Scotland’s Oran Mor, San Quentin State Penitentiary, House of Blues-New Orleans, and First Avenue. In the spring of 2001 Buddy left his position as the executive assistant at a biomedical firm in Gig Harbor, WA, sold or gave away everything he owned, moved to the small town of Honda Civic, and set out to live for a living, touring North American poetry venues through 2003. He still tours full-time and considers annual revival tours with Derrick Brown and Anis Mojgani, as well as separate tours with Ani DiFranco, to be the highlights of his career. Born in Shreveport, LA, mostly raised in Baytown, TX, he now claims Seattle, WA as home.
(Photo courtesy of Jason Byron Nelson; above tracks from Buddy Wakefield's Run on Anything, released by Strange Famous Records)

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