The standing Sheriff of Pointe Coupee Parish, Sheriff Bud Torres, is a singer-songwriter. A native of Maringouin, La. and a former Louisiana State Trooper of 25 years. He played trumpet and sang in a band while in High School. But when his law enforcement career started at 19, he put one of his crafts down. Now, 30 years later, he's getting back in touch with his creative side and making a name for himself down south.
In October of 2013, Sheriff Bud picked up the guitar and taught his self how to play. "I always had an interest in the guitar, but couldn't get a left-handed guitar when I was playing music as a kid," His first album Grand Isle, Louisiana, was released in May 2014.He took it to Grand Isle for people to hear, and then it got on the radio stations around Grand Isle and Houma. From that start, he continued writing and recording music. His second album "Mississippi River" was released in February of 2015. His brother-in-law challenged him to write a song about the Mississippi River. Saying that it's beautiful, it's big. The mighty Mississippi. You should be writing about that. So, Bud wrote his version of Mississippi River on the high waters of 2011, when the river nearly topped levees throughout Louisiana and reflecting on that time of stress. His third album "Saltwater Cowboy was released in August of 2015. Two of his song off of that album "Saltwater Cowboy" and "Island Time" made #1 on Flockers Magazine Trop Rock Top 40 in the summer of 2016.
His sound comprises of the delta blues and old time Country. Each song has a tie to something or someone from Louisiana. His songwriting is therapy to him after dealing with law enforcement all day, every day. This craft allows him to connect with people, so they can see he too is a regular person.