TONY HOLIDAY HAS BEEN ON THE ROAD FOR 10 YEARS, 5 OF THOSE YEARS ON GUITAR AND VOCALS, BASING HIMSELF OUT OF SALT LAKE CITY UT,
ASHEVILLE NC AND UPON HIS MOVE BACK TO UTAH HE PUT DOWN THE GUITAR AND STARTED TO FRONT THE BAND ON HARMONICA. HOLIDAY BEGAN PICKING UP TRACTION, ENDORSEMENT DEALS AND ACCORDING A ‘BLUES HARMONICA PLAYER’ FORUM CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, RICK ESTRIN NAMED HOLIDAY AS ONE OF THE 12 ‘UP AND COMING’ HARMONICA PLAYERS IN THE COUNTRY!
HOLIDAY FOUND, WHILE NEEDING A GUITAR PLAYER, MR. LANDON STONE BETTER KNOWN AS ‘LANNY”. THE TWO QUICKLY LEARNED THAT THEY BOTH OBTAINED AN EQUAL LOVE AND DRIVE FOR BLUES MUSIC AND TRAVELING. SINCE STONE’S ARRIVAL THE BAND HASN’T LOOKED BACK AND HAVE STAYED ON THE ROAD FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS TOGETHER OPENING SHOWS FOR KIM WILSON, CURTIS SALGADO, WILLIE NELSON, JIMMY VAUGHAN, JAMES HARMAN, JOHN NEMETH, RICK ESTRIN, CORKY SEIGEL, MARK HUMMEL, BILLY BOY ARNOLD, GUITAR SHORTY, LAZY LESTER, BETH HART, ANNA POPVIC
AND RECORDED WITHCHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, JOHN PRIMER, BOB CORRITORE, JAMES HARMAN, ADAM GUSSOW, ERIC MCFADDEN, KID RAMOS, KID ANDERSON, JOHNNY BURGIN, JOHN NEMETH, WOODY WOOD”
“Raw, rowdy and rough edged, this dynamic band out of Lincoln, Nebraska delivers Chicago style blues with, heart, grit and reckless abandon. Band leader Tim Budig captures the emotion, angst and playfulness of the greats he listened to as a kid, and watched on stage at the Zoo Bar in Lincoln. His songwriting taps into the struggles of everyday life. From struggling with money, with love, and struggling with a hangover from a bender the night before! The music is fun loving and done in the spirit of the blues, making good times out of the bad.
Casey Hodgin on drums and Aaron Wright on bass form the rhythm section with Tim Budig on vocals and guitar. Guitar ace Mike Wheeler and keyboardist Jeremiah Weir round out the line up. These guys take the traditional blues sound and kick it up a notch with a sense of togetherness, command, versatility and energy that sets them apart.
On November 6th, 2016 Tim Budig Band won the Nebraska Blues Challenge and earned a trip to Memphis to represent the Blues Society of Omaha in the 2017 IBC-International Blues Challenge .
As Shawn Holt, 2013 BMA winner for Best Debut artist put it; “These guys play the blues the way it should be played, and it ain’t pretty”!”