BUZZ CAMPBELL is an American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.  He founded his group, Hot Rod Lincoln, from San Diego, CA in 1990.  Hot Rod Lincoln was heavily influenced by early rock and roll and rockabilly.  Hot Rod Lincoln started making a name for themselves in the San Diego area rather quickly.  Short after just starting the group, Buzz met Lee Rocker, bassist of the Stray Cats, after opening for him and approached Lee about producing his first release.  Lee produced the self-titled CD, Hot Rod Lincoln in 1992 as well as Blue Cafe, the bands third CD, in 1996.  The title track, "Blue Cafe”, was written for Buzz by Brian Setzer, original frontman of the Stray Cats.  

In 2000, Buzz was asked to join Shanana, 1950’s revival group whose legacy includes performing at Woodstock, a cameo in the movie Grease, and their own TV show from 1975-1981.  

Buzz was approached by Lee Rocker in 2003 to join the Lee Rocker band. He has been touring nationally and internationally with Lee for the last 21 years.

“BUZZ CAMPBELL & THE HEARTACHES" is Buzz’s newest project.  It was started with long time friend and surf pal, Joe Wizzy. Joe was  the bassist for San Diego's own Nancarrow,  and previously played guitar with Rhett Miller(Old 97's).  Next, Buzz reached out to Larry Mitchell, drummer for Lee Rocker(Stray Cats) and roots country musician, Jan Brown. The Heartaches were now solidified.  Like Buzz's original group Hot Rod Lincoln, the Heartaches pull their sound from early roots country, rockabilly, surf music, and rock and roll from the 1950’s and 1960’s.  The group has a half a dozen original singles out, including  “Party of One” co written with Amy Nelson (daughter of Willie Nelson).  Along with the music, they have produced a hand full of music videos that can be seen on YouTube.  You can also find Buzz & the Heartaches on Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, Apple Music, and other music and social media platforms.