Waldo’s Coffeehouse has done it again: Another great songwriter comes to town: Buddy Mondlock. You might’ve heard his song “The Kid” (recorded by David Wilcox, Peter, Paul and Mary and Cry, Cry, Cry) and maybe even sung it yourself around a campﬁre. With his soft voice he draws you into his world – where a single snowﬂake follows the trajectory of a relationship, where you get your pocket picked by a Roman cat, where you might swim over the edge of the world if you’re not careful and where dreams that don’t come true still count. The multiple award winner at the famous Kerrville Folk Festival has written songs for a lot of well-known artists, amongst them Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Guy Clark, Nanci Grifﬁth, and Janis Ian, to name just a few.
When Buddy is not on the road you can ﬁnd him in Nashville. But he grew up in Park Forest, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. There he once opened for the amazing Steve Goodman there on New Year’s Eve. He performed his song “The Kid” with Peter, Paul & Mary on their “Great Performances” TV special and toured North America and Europe with Art Garfunkel and Maia Sharp in support of their album “Everything Waits To Be Noticed” which they wrote and recorded together as a trio.
Emerson’s very own steel drum player Ted Merkle of [SoundsTropical.com] SoundsTropical.com. He too grew up in Chicago but ended up seeking fame and fortune in the showcase clubs and recording studios of Los Angeles. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in music education from NEIU and moonlighted as a high school band teacher. While in college, he met a steel drum and they’ve been making beautiful music ever since! He currently plays his congas and steel drums with wild abandon in Atlanta. His first solo record of original calypso and steel drum songs is scheduled for release sometime in 2017.
The concert at Emerson UUC, 4010 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066 starts at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Entrance donation is $10 – children under 18 are free. Snacks and drinks will be provided and adult beverages will once again be offered for a nominal donation. Waldo’s Coffeehouse offers also free child care (preregistration required at firstname.lastname@example.org required by 4/05/2017).