Bud started playing piano in the first grade but by the fourth grade had switched to drums and percussion, which has become a life long love.
He has played in school bands, marching bands, wind symphony, church bands, and various jazz, blues and bluegrass groups.
In August 2012, after a trip to Ireland, he decided to follow his love of Irish and Celtic music and take up the unique playing style of the Bodhrán.
Consequently, He was very excited to come across Kilkenny Road who asked him to become part of their growing history and unique sound. Bud joined Kilkenny Road in October 2012.
Bud currently plays a Meinl Bodhrán, Meinl and LP Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals and DW PDP drums.