Help Keep Bud's Live & Direct Alive

Since June 2020 Bud's Presents #Live And Direct has broadcast 30+ live streams at no cost to the artists. These have included performances from Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit), Greyhounds, The Deer, Jonathan Terrell, Colby Swift, Motenko, Tameca Jones, Tomar and the FC’s, Jank Sinatra, Kalu James, and many more.

For a lot of these artists, Bud’s Presents Live And Direct  has been an alternative to a venue for an album release show, a weekly residency, or an intimate space for some new material-- or just a place to play live with other musicians in a safe setting.

We are here to help these musicians in our community hold on through these trying times and to help to continue to get high quality live music out to the world.

These videos have been viewed 50,000 + times and have raised thousands of dollars for the musicians. 

A lot of human hours go into the production of a single live stream.  While we’ve been able to generate some income for the artists we need to raise capital for basic costs: studio overhead, labor, equipment, bandwidth and website maintenance for Bud’s to keep this rolling.

Please consider donating what you can, and we promise we will continue to bring you live music from Austin musicians.



"Buds stepped up to the plate and made live-streaming look cool and sound great. I was lucky enough to play on Live & Direct myself and have seen many others, always a quality hang that’s a real asset in these times"

- JM Stevens 

"In a sea of  livestreams, buds live and direct stands out with high level A/V and a vibe all to its own. Our fans never said much about our live streams until we played Buds - all of a sudden they were watching, sharing, and texting about how good it sounded. In this day and age, this production needs to stick around"              -Micah Motenko   

"When the pandemic hit, a lot of musicians rushed to the virtual stage.  I refused to play a livestreams that didn’t give fans the quality of sound and entertainment that I am used to. Bud’s Recording made it possible for me to safely return to the stage, albeit virtually, and deliver an excellent sound and visuals. They also provided a way for me to earn income via donations from my fans."

-Tameca Jones

Andrew Trube and Sam Patlove from Bud's Presents # Live And Direct

Buds Presents Website 

  • Timothy Kresowik M.D. 
    • $25 
    • 12 mos
  • Kurt Wheeler 
    • $30 
    • 13 mos
  • John Bauer 
    • $50 
    • 13 mos
  • Roger Stafford 
    • $50 
    • 13 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 13 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Bud's Presents 
Austin, TX
Harry Trube 
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