Email Excerpts from Bud's fans:
6/24/05 - My parents were very good friends with Bud all through the 50's. We lived in Novato, CA at the time. My parents
met Bud while he was playing at a dance hall in Stockton. I remember Bud coming over to our house many, many times.
We lost contact with Bud after he moved to Bakersfield, CA and we would love to know more about what happened in his life.
We've talked about, thought about him so much through the years, and have wondered whatever happened to him. We all loved
him and as children we thought he was better than Roy Rogers or any other on-the-screen-cowboy he was real and he was
"our" cowboy! What a thrill it was for us when he came to our house to visit. Thanks so much, -Ginger in Arizona (this is
the email that got it all started, Brenda)
11/5/05 - After years of searching I finally found some good information about Bud. Hooray! I have been searching for
any trace of this fabulous singer for about 6 yrs now with very few results. I was just a 17 year old kid when my friends
and I used to play his music on local jukeboxes, dance a little, and pretend the guys were Bud Hobbs! I have deep feelings
for this man's music and treasure the memories. This man was blessed with a wonderfully unique voice and styling. His
voice was uniquely masculine; no contemporary country-western artist is in the same league with him. He was the best
of the best, and in my book, BUD HOBBS WAS KING OF WESTERN SWING!!! - Lois in Oklahoma
11/23/05 - I'm a long time fan of your uncle and I am very impressed by your website. You have filled a gap. Al
11/26/05 - When I was a youngster, I was a great fan of Bud Hobbs. One of the great thrills of my childhood was meeting
him at an event when he appeared at the music/record store in Walnut Creek in the late 1940's. I have always wondered
what became of him. Rich
5/17/2006 - From Jukka Joutsi from Finland -who has a non-commercial website of country artists for Finland: Bud
Hobbs and Dude Martin (great stuff)! "As I was surfin in net I found your website of your uncle Bud Hobbs, who was
playing and singing with Dude's Roundup Gang, before starting his own band. Now I ask your permission to use those two great
pictures of Bud Hobbs later in my page (with credits) which I'll make for Bud Hobbs right after this Dude Martin page is ready.