||~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~THE BLUEBIRDS: A History Lesson
Louisianas #1 Rhythm & Blues / Rockin Soul Trio formed in May 1986. The Bluebirds are
based out of Shreveport, Louisiana. Buddy Flett is the guitarist and vocalist. Bruce Flett is on bass
and also sings lead. The grouphas been bookedsolid throughout its history, averaging over 150
nights a year! If you want to hearsome really great
Blues,Soul Music, and Classic American Party Music that makes you feel good,come see, hear
and dance to The Bluebirds. This group is amazingly versitile and perfect for Private
Functions of all kinds; Weddings, Corporate parties, Reunions, Sorority and Fraternity Parties,
Birthdays, FUNraisers, and more.
Buddy Flett is not only known as one of the greatest slide guitarists in the South, but has
written songs recorded by Percy Sledge, Johnny Adams, John Mayall and others. Buddy is
prominently featured in the January 23rd,2007 release entitled 10 Days Out: Blues on the
BackroadsDVD/CD Music Documentary starring Kenny Wayne Shepherd, B B King, Gatemouth
Brown, Pinetop Perkins and Double Trouble.www.tendaysout.net . Currently Buddy is concentrating on his solo acoustic carrer, and touring with Hubert Sumlin.
In addition to leading the group,playing bass and singing, Bruce Flett also books Musical Acts
for Special Occasions, Festivals and Events.
The Flett Brothers were members of a very popular R & B group known as A Train from 1977-1987.
The Bluebirds are much in demand for Festivals and concerts. Festival performances have
included the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival(5x), Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland
Oregon, Helena Arkansas world famous Blues Festival, Eureka Springs Blues Festival, River Walk
Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, Bucks County Blues Picnic near Philadelphia, AlleyFest in Longview,
Americana Festival in Texas, Spa City Blues Festival, many others. They are featured every year at
Red River Revel and Mudbug Madness festivals in Shreveport. The Bluebirds performed at New
sOrleans Jazz&Heritage Festival April 29th and other top festivals in 2007.
The Bluebirds have released three CDs, Swamp Stomp, South From Memphis and their newest
release Highway 80 East . Roots Music Report gives Highway 80 East a 5 star review, A superb CD
to listen to. The Bluebirds are Louisianas Most Soulful Roots Rockers says Offbeat
Magazine of New Orleans . Buddy Fletts solo debut Mississippi Sea is currently on International
.the best thing to come out of Louisiana since Gator Sausage!
-Memphis Commercial Appeal
They have performed in England, Belgium, Athens Greece, and Amsterdam. Their CDs are
currently being broadcast in over 100 countries and on XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio, DMX and
Music Choice cable radio, and numerous Internet Music programs. They have been Blues Breaker
of the Week, which is similar to Pick of the Week four times on House of Blues Radio Hour with
DanElwood Blues Aykroyd
The Bluebirds have performed at local casinos over the past 14 years, more than any other
area band. They play and sing hits recorded by artists such as Creedence Clearwater, Jimmie
Reed, Van Morrison, Elvis, Sam Cooke, Rolling Stones, Swing Jazz standards, Otis Redding,
Wilson Pickett, B.B King , and Stevie Ray Vaughan. They have a repertoire of over 100 songs.
Their professionalism and ability to please a diverse crowd is a key factor to
their longevity and success. From eight to 80, people love the Bluebirds.