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Blurring the line between stage and dance floor, The Buddhahood abides with the vibes and after losing their beloved band leader, Tony Cavagnaro, to a car crash in 2007, they continue on with the sound he created while mixing their own new, fresh Buddha batter onto the scene, whipping crowds of enthusiastic fans into a frenzy and transcending audiences with their explosive and soulful shows. This is an incarnation whose musical energy comes from power and spirit, and with songs about perspective, picking oneself up and having crazy amounts of fun.

Making up this highly creative and entertaining ensemble are eight members, with a wide spectrum of character and musical background. Know for their multi-instrumental, powerhouse sets, The Buddhahood represents with a variety of vocal styles, percussion, guitar, horns, bass and keys in shades of Roots, Rock, Reggae, Funk and Afrobeat in a flavor they call "Worldternative" as each song forces you to stay on the dance floor.

The new Buddhahood release, "The Space" is a project of nine killer tunes, all composed by it members, as much a dedication to the University Avenue rehearsal space (a second home), and "B" post for friends, talented collaborators and guest performers from the upstate area as well as across the country.

Each song on the album tastefully connects like a freight train rolling. Five songs written by peace and groove master, Nate Coffey, feature soulful singing and funky guitar riffs, along with "Marta", a song written by and dedicated to his father Bill Coffey. Poet and sage, Rick Whitney, word-smithed his artistry on his original "Orchid Girl" as well as two Aftrobeat-influenced songs ("Scared Dance" and "Froba"), on which he collaborated with composer and horn orchestrator, Gabriel Costanzo. Costanzo also wrote the fiery Afto-Brazillian-inspired piece "Temptress Eyes", and instrumental with a punch-you-in-the-face horn line that gives way to a ripping guitar solo.

Of course, The Buddhahood has always been know for its drumming. Led by Peet Mugnolo on drum kit, featuring Captain David Weinberg and Paul Mastriani on congas, timbales, jembe and too many other percussion toys and instruments to name. The drums and percussion drive this album forward from beginning to end. Goddess among Saxaphone, Courtney Balles, along with two surprise special guests horn players blast melodies that layer and entice you to learn and sing them for days, while the keys and sound engineering of Jim Schwarz brings the Buddhahood Sound to perfect light.

Go get the CD and see the show, because a wise man once said, "Listen and you'll hear everything."

The Buddhahood is currently supporting their latest nine-song CD release, "The Space." Other recordings span almost two decades and are available directly from the band or on cdbaby.com https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheBuddhahood


Rub the Buddha (1997)

Welcome (1999)

Live at Park Ave (2002)

Live at Park Ave (2004)

Live at the German House (2005)

Muddy Roots (2006)

Toasty: Live @ Park Ave Fest 2007 (2-disc CD 2007)

BuddhaHood "ROOT" (2013)

The Buddhahood "The SPACE" (2017)




Recent Comments

Re: “Album review: 'The Space'

thanks Frank! see you on the dance floor!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by BuddhaHood on 10/07/2017 at 2:17 PM

Re: “The Buddhahood at Finger Lakes Casino!

Free show!

Posted by BuddhaHood on 07/25/2014 at 12:13 PM

Re: “4/20 Bash ft. Buddhahood, The Filthy McNastys, Extended Family, and Hollands (Acoustic)

THIS SHOW IS AT Lovin' Cup , the venue listing here is wrong...sorry for the confusion.
We don't know where this info. came from, but hope you all can make it to Lovin; Cup
for a toasty groovin' dancin' good-time w/ Hollands, Extended Family,
The Filthy McNastys & The Buddhahood! Oooh Yeah!

SUITE #101

t: (585) 292.9940
f: (585) 292.9828

Facebook event listing with all the toasty details, click here:

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BuddhaHood on 04/17/2013 at 8:08 PM

Re: “The Night of the Drum ft. Bush Mango, The Mambo Kings, The Buddhahood

DRUMS and dancing! Oooh yeah! see you on the dance floor!

Posted by BuddhaHood on 03/20/2013 at 12:57 PM

Re: “January THAW Concert 2013 ft. The Buddhahood

also featured bands performing, great groover & rockers: AudioInFlux, The John Payton Project and Mosaic Foundation! Toasty good-time!

Posted by Buddha Hood on 01/07/2013 at 2:35 AM

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