George Oscar "Bud" Landress was born in Gwinnett County in 1882. He considered himself a native to Gordon County, Georgia, however. He and his friend, Bill Chitwood (of Resaca, Georgia) formed the pre-country string band The Georgia Yellow Hammers. Both played fiddle and banjo, and switched out most of the time.
With The Georgia Yellow Hammers
- "Picture on the Wall"
- "My Carolina Girl"
With Turkey Mountain Singers
- "I am Bound for the Promised Land"
- "Precious Memories" 
- http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2693 The New Georgia Encyclopedia
- http://books.google.com/books?id=UzSc88iNbXkC&pg=PA76&lpg=PA76&dq=Bud+Landress&source=bl&ots=DtJOQRaOyV&sig=bHi1mDDyoytuvfoAVLvDiQTtLa8&hl=en&ei=dh6yS4a0BIL7lweFl_G9BA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CAsQ6AEwAjgU#v=onepage&q=Bud%20Landress&f=false Pickin' on Peachtree: A History of Country Music in Atlanta, Georgia by Wayne Daniel
The Georgia Yellow Hammers ["G-Rag" http://www.archive.org/details/GeorgiaYellowHammers-G-rag ]