Buddy Whittington was a member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers from 1993-2008. He has also had a successful solo career since 2007. Jim Suhler has been a member of George Thorogood’s Delaware Destroyers since 1999. He has also played in another Texas trio called Monkey Beat since 1991. Jim and Buddy, along with another Texas-based guitar player by the name of Vince Converse, are currently promoting a project they call Texas Scratch, and they have a self-titled record now available on Quarto Valley Records.
In this interview, Jim and Buddy tell us the unique story behind the Texas Scratch album, and if we might get new material in the future, and the possibility of a tour.
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
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