Mark Kormanik, also known by his stage name Little Buddy, is an American blues guitarist.
Mark Kormanik was born in April 9, 1961 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and raised in East Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, near Johnstown. He taught himself to play guitar at fourteen years old, using his brother’s guitar. He began his professional career in 1976.
Kormanik has toured as well as performing residences in the City of Philadelphia. In 1983 he began performing under the name "Little Buddy", a name afforded him by his manager, playing in three person [rock and roll]] blues bands of the same name. During the late 1990s, he shared a monthly residency with lead guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets, Franny Beecher. In addition to performing, he has released six full-length albums and written more than two hundred original songs. He also owns Iron Nail Publishing. Kormanik began his recording work as Little Buddy in the late 1990s. His first CD was Explosion of Soul, released in 1998, and in 1999 Kormanik then released Rubber Buns & Liquor. Other albums have included Stylin’, Tight, and Bridgeport Train. In 2011 he released the album Three Hour Tour. This was his sixth album.