Yes the name is funny and yes the band likes it that way. Buford T., The Dumptrucks, or BTJ can sum up the hysteria in short but make no mistake this band brings the noise. From the sticks of southern Illinois this band finds its beginnings and their journey of musicianship dates back to adolescence. The band mates have played together in various ensembles throughout their careers and have assembled together to form a fiery quartet worthy of your approval.
Buford T. combines its musical talent and diverse musical influence to entertain audiences of all ages. The live experience is the ultimate musical journey and each performance can be custom tailored to your event. The BTJ breadbasket of music is classic rock, blues, country, southern rock, and alternative. The Dumptrucks travel distance well, have professional lights and sound, take requests, and aim to please. So if you want variety, entertainment, and appeal to the masses BTJ and the Dumptrucks are the group for your next event.
Vocals, Guitar / Chris Kessler
Vocals / Ian Laughlin
Bass / Bob Wallace
Drums / C.P. Hunt
If you have questions about how/if we can meet your events requirements visit the FAQ page or inquire about our service sending us your questions using our booking link. We find that most of our clients believe that these are helpful tools.
Our formula is simple, we take care of all your musical needs on your wedding day with pride and attention to detail, and because such an avid interest is taken in making sure that your wedding is a reflection of YOU, our goal is help create a day that will be talked about long after its over.
Our professional sound system, light show, and wireless mics can handle a wedding audience of almost any size. We can also take care of all of your emcee needs with a designated professional for introductions and announcements. We can provide cocktail hour music, dinner music, toasts, dedicated dances, or any number of custom wedding events. YOU have a choice on how these events can be tailored to bring life to your evening throughout your special night.
What we have found during the practice of working with couples is that weddings are somewhat of getting to know you process and we want to bring the visions of your evening to life. Let us know if we can help.
It’s a well known fact that your musical entertainment can make or break even the most well organized event. Choosing the right musical entertainment is an essential piece to to helping ensure that your event is a smashing success. One of our unique qualities as a band is to bring energy and entertainment to audiences of all ages during our performances. We compose our set lists to entertain every type of musical genre and feel it provides us with an ability to connect with all members of the audience during each performance. We have been in front of very diverse crowds from young and trendy to seasoned and traditional. Our flexibility, professionalism, and continual pursuit of client satisfaction help make us a top choice for your corporate event, private event, fundraiser, or Gala.
1. WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
Rather than having the standard “cookie cutter” rates as most wedding/corporate bands do, we customize our rates to each individual event and can offer options for various budgets. Every event has different variables that must be considered. Click our booking link to help us learn about your event. We will then contact you to discuss your event and offer a quote.
2. WHAT ARE YOUR MUSIC STYLES? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIALITY?
Yes, classic rock, blues, country, southern rock and alternative
3. DO YOU PROVIDE LIGHTING?
Yes, we absolutely do.
4. DO YOU REQUIRE A STAGE?
5. DO YOU REQUIRE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF SQUARE FOOTAGE?
We can accommodate very large to very small spaces. We have options and equipment that works for all venues.
6. DO YOU HAVE SPECIFIC POWER REQUIREMENTS?
Yes, we have power requirements that are very standard. Every venue we have performed at has easily been able to accommodate our power requirements.
7. DO YOU HAVE A SONG LIST
Yes, we can email that to you upon request.
8. HOW MANY BREAKS DO YOU TAKE?
Have you seen our drummer?! Kidding. We can take as many or as few as you request.
9. HOW LONG CAN THE BAND PLAY FOR?
How long does it take to melt every face off in a room? Kidding again. kinda. This is totally up to you as well; our set list can match your wishes.
Buford T. Judd & the Dumptrucks cover a variety of artists to make your music selection appeal to almost anyone. Below is a sample list of covered artists and if requested in advance your “must have” song or artist can be placed in the mix. Hit the contact us page and list your request in the comments section. If required, a set list may be requested in advance for the advanced musical connoisseur.
Rock / alternative / Country / Blues
The Doobie Brothers
Credence Clearwater Revival
The Black Keys
Greta Van fleet
Stevie Ray Vaughn
The Black Crowes
Stone Temple Pilots
Kings of Leon
Rage Against the Machine
Steve Miller Band
The Marshall Tucker Band
David Lee Murphy
Love and Theft
Allman Brothers Band
4 non Blondes
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Rival Sons
The Gin Blossoms
Better than Ezra
The Kentucky Headhunters
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Dixie Chicks
The Delta Saints