Eli Buddy is a Texas Music artist and songwriter that hails from Atascosa, TX. The singing and songwriting artistry of the young Texan stirs across the stylistic board. However classified, it comes from a genuine position. While mainstream country music changes directions yet again, Eli stands by the importance of holding onto his heritage in music and way of life. Influences that paved the way for Eli range from Hank Williams Sr, to the Texas Tornadoes, Ralph Stanley and ZZ Top.
Eli Buddy & Sweet Mesquite were formed in 2011, those initial years were spent playing music in little Texas Bars and Honky Tonks. Their first album would not be released until February of 2018. Their debut self titled album was produced in San Antonio, by Grammy Nominated Producers Jonny Martinez and Tony Gonzales at AMI Records. Eli Buddy's first single, “Tequila” was released January 2017. A Southwest style drinking song, chalk full of flavor and South Texas Originality. This single features Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Flaco Jimenez.
The band's second album entitled, " Songs of Atascosa & South Central Texas," is due to be released in July 2021. This album features talented musicians such as Kyle Nix (of Turnpike Troubadours), Flaco Jimenez, Omar Oyoque (of Mike and the Moonpies), Cody Angel (of Jamie Lin Wilson), Camille Sanders and Rocky Sines. The album's first single entitled, "Sweet Mesquite Special' is a fast paced tip of the hat to the famous "Orange Blossom Special."