A Cuffer with Bud Davidge

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Nov 28, 2017 3:32 PM

If this province could open its rocky mouth and belt out a tune, it would probably be a Simani song. From 1977 to 1997, Sim Savory and Bud Davidge of Fortune Bay created a dozen albums and an overall songbook that's as lyrical as it is legendary. From songs like "Outport People," "The Loss of the Marion," "Any Mummers Allowed In?" (popularly known as "The Mummer’s Song") and "Music and Friends" (practically the unofficial anthem of Newfoundland and Labrador), Simani gave voice to our history, heritage and culture in a way that no other artist has. While his musical partner Sim passed away in 2010, Bud (singer/songwriter) is still going strong, popping up at various festivals and events over the years. He recently took some time to chat with Downhome's Linda Browne. In the below clip, Bud offers his thoughts on traditional Newfoundland and Labrador music, its evolution and what's keeping it alive and well. See the December issue of Downhome to read more of the highlights from Linda's interview.