one-eyed jack of diamonds

March 6, 2015

SEATTLE!! 2 shows added in SEATTLE!!
Tickets via
Today is my first day alone without Kaylen
k and me
(I’ma miss you so stinkin much, K)
as me and the steel horse trek back across
the entire South and up the West Coast.
See the link above for details to added shows,
end of the world tour party,
and come on out for the ride.


    No mysteries here mister

    February 25, 2015

    Miracles? Really?
    How ‘bout reoccurring moments
    that highlight how much
    we have not been paying attention.


      going up

      February 18, 2015

      Nothin’ but jam-packed thanks front to back
      for the Flavorpill crew in NYC last night
      coming through once again with
      one of the warmest shows of the tour.
      Flavorpill Elevator
      We’d like to apologize to you,
      delivery man in the back corner,
      for making you pile in
      and the predictable enthusiasm about your pizza.
      Who can blame?


        Tuning Fork Fest

        February 17, 2014

        March 4, 2015 Buddy Wakefield and Andrea Gibson at Vinyl,
        1374 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 7pm
        TICKETS can be purchased HERE.
        This is the show I’ve most looked forward to since Sydney,
        Australia when Anis Mojgani and I got to cross paths.
        There’s nothing like performing with family when the road’s been long.
        If you can’t make it, I’ll be doin’ a show in Athens the night before
        at Normaltown Records with Kaylen Alan Krebsbach
        that’s gonna be a sure-win blast.
        Y’all come on out both nights.
        I leave you with my favorite pic of Andrea and I
        lookin’ straight outta Gummo in Edinburgh, Scotland.

        andrea bud


          The Family Jewels

          February 16, 2015
          Still so stinkin’ stoked Jimmy Jones,
          y first best friend in this life from four years old 

          grilled cheeseballs

          showed up at The Blarney Stone show in Norwich, NY.
          rockin grilled cheese
          Same ilk.
          Grilled cheese ball.
          Thank goodness.


            Jungle gym bars. These oily hands.

            February 10, 2015

            … I have so much blood
            when I wake up
            it rumbles under my ears
            a stampede of blazing horse rabies
            barreling toward my threshold.
            Put your head to my plunging chest if you
            still can’t hear them coming.
            In my hiding spots
            they find me
            breathing too loud.
            I have been pulled out by the ankles.

            In these bones
            it is my understanding
            whatever suffering is left of me when I die
            will translate and travel with me.
            On days like today
            this is the only reason I stay here.
            When I go
            I do not want to take this beast with me. Not one more step.

            (Image by AJ Frena.)


              The Unfrozen Parts

              February 9, 2015

              See y’all tomorrow night, Burlington.
              Always warm here no matter.

              And thank you for the keen Boston review, Keith Esposito:
              Buddy Wakefield — Boston University Show Review



                February 4, 2015

                If we really do get what we give
                then I give up
                so I can get up.


                  CALL FOR BOOK COVER

                  January 31, 2015

                  This year I’m putting my first three books out of print. One new book called Stunt Water, which combines the first three books, will be released in their place. It is not new material. Once this world tour is over I will focus my efforts on finishing the new material and release a brand new collection but, for now, I’m simply looking to put out a tight compilation of the first twenty years (!!…holy crap that happened fast). Preexisting work is usually best so I can choose something I definitely like. If you’re willing to create something for fun, be inspired by the image below of five blind albino orphans in West Bengal, India photographed by Brent Stirton. An innovative water color adaptation of this photo may be exactly what I’m looking for. To see the artwork on previously released books, CD’s and T-shirts have a look at Please email submissions and portfolio links to or they may not be seen. Really looking forward to seeing the goods. See y’all tonight in Brooklyn.
                  blind albino boys west bengal india



                    January 24, 2015

                    One of my former campers from years ago
                    sent a thoughtful letter out of the blue
                    with this video he made in the arboretum at Cal State Fullerton
                    of a piece I wrote in 2004 called Flockprinter.

                    Thank you for the message and the fantastic work, James Loges.
                    Sure made my day man.


                      Cracker Barrel: The most aptly named restaurant

                      January 23, 2015

                      Kaylen the tour manager is back!
                      freedom sd
                      Thank you for our freedom… South Dakota?


                        Leaver of the Light on

                        January 20, 2015

                        I made a deal with Mom
                        when I’m done with this beast of a tour
                        I will come home
                        and put puzzles together with her for a while.
                        There is nothing in this life I would like to do more.
                        Puzzle with Mom


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