Tattoos in Mayberry

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Buddy Bee Anthony

I'll awaken your audience, as I construct musical puzzles for them to unravel.
My work is my ministry. A ministry, built with the power of music.
My congregation stands in reverence as I subtlely, twist the knife
Pushing the performance envelope.
My lyrical knives sharpened through decades of
sweat equity, sacrifice, and risk.
I cut my teeth as a street performer.
Little more than a distraction, a side show.
which has blossomed into a main event.
I lead with my heart and sing with my gut
Great things have sprung from it.
My work questions common myth and illusion.
I am a musician from that rogue
'throwback' era, that questioned most everything.
The, 'is that all there is'
that haunts the awakened mind.
You may say why rock the boat?
The songs I write, say why not.
Why not question stale notions.
notions taking on water in a leaky boat, busting us out.
Through writing and living I filter in new truths.
With a goal of
Opening new passages in your brain.
Music transforms monologue into discourse.
In a note or a phrase it can snatch victory from heartbreak.
A vehicle to reveal a win in a loss.
A shortcut, to illuminate a truth within a fable.
My calling as an artist is
to push the envelope with the magic of music.
A magic that unearths a fresh vantage point.
I explore the unseen, the latent,
which is too often overlooked, or considered unworthy of further discussion.
Topics that may be difficult or uncomfortable to discuss.
I guide my listening audience, into a paradigm shift.
To nudge my audience into a change of assemblage point
keeping in mind the entertainment value of performance art.
If the ground under any foundation is shaky, then the whole structure can cave in.
I am a reconstructionist. I feel, deconstruction is for The French.
Experience me, musically and lyrically.
and sway to the beat of the rhythm of the street.
Give me a few moments, to re-awaken your audience at your next event
then, leave the rest up to me.

Buddy Bee Anthony