"One of my favorite bands in town has to be The Buddhahood. Seeing them live is always an adventure ....the band can burst into something totally unpredictable & pull it off with utmost professionalism. The band, containing some of the best musicians in town, is a virtually unstoppable jumping feast for the ears."”
Freetime: Western NYS Arts & Entertainment Guide
"The Buddhahood has a funky, Afro-Caribbean-influenced rock sound that seems to draw inspiration from many sources, including reggae, ska, and even surf music, to create it's style."”
"The Buddhahood has bounded around town beating the drum - lots of 'em actually, djembes, dun duns, surdos, snare drums, bongos, congos, and tambourines - on a polyrhythmic spree for the past 10 years. Live, the band is an all-consuming and primal in the extreme. There is no resisting this throbbing, world-beat extravoganza.
The band is known for frequently breaking the imaginary dam at the edge of the stage, spilling over into the audience in a procession of shimmy-inducing drums." -Frank De Blase”
“Threat and a Promise
"Buddhahood, with eight pieces over from Rochester, sounded like an odd but wondrous blend of Rusted Root, Dave Matthews Band and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.
Yes, a horn section can work well with tribal beats and world rhythms.
When they sang, "We're gonna make you dance," it was a threat and a promise...."
Syracuse Post Standard
“The Buddhahood "Toasty"
We were lucky enough to get an advance listen to the jam filled, groove busting, reggae fusion. World beat collage of fun that the Buddhahood has always laid claim to, with Tonyâ€™s vocals taking front and center, leading the audience on a magic ride
Freetime - words & Music 9-21-07
"I've figured out a solution to world peace. Call a special assembly of the Untied Nations, equip cargo planes with massive stereo systems to fly over the Middle East, and blare the new CD from Rochester party favorites, The Buddhahood"”
"Blending everything from rock to funk to Latin American to Middle Eastern music, The Buddhahood defies all labels."”
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