Gee, sorry it took so long for the reply...I just saw this. Buddy has been a friend for several years. I met him when he was playing with Steve Earle and the Dukes a couple tours ago, and we've stayed in touch ever since.
Buddy and Julie just swung through town, they did a show at a club in Cambridge [Somerville?] called 'Johnny D's...not a bad club, decent Guiness on tap.
Usually when Buddy swings through town either on a solo thing or with Emmylou Harris we try to hook up. He's one of my absolute favorite songwriters, and one of the most genuinely nice people I have ever met. It's guy's like Buddy that make it worthwhile to still hang around the music business, it's just a damn shame that more folks haven't been exposed to this exceptional talent.
I've been a fan since I saw him play with Emmylou Harris back in 1996. Since then, I caught Buddy & Julie with Steve Earle (97?) and in 2000 as the headliners here in Dallas at the Sons of Hermann Hall. I managed to talk with Buddy a little bit after the show - indeed, he's one of the nicest guys around.
My folks are into them too - they've seen them a few more times in the D.C. area.
I've been a fan of his for a while too. I like him as a producer. I love the way his records sound and feel. I've also followed the way he's handled himself in a very nasty Nashville atmosphere. Gnashville's never really figured out what to do with them. I think it's a good thing too. (am I wearing my dislike of all things' Nashville' on my sleeve?)