Nature Machine is a term for the projects, songs, home recordings, and live performances of Jim Buni. Jim has been performing regularly at the Plough and Stars in Cambridge, MA. His current performances draw on an evolving list of 100 or so original songs and covers. His catalog is clear for use through the Nature Machine Publishing Company. Jim started writing, recording, and performing music in 1983, most notably with the band buttercup in the 1990s. buttercup released fifty-nine original songs on five full-length albums on Ron Schneiderman's Spirit of Orr label. Ron worked the records within the emerging Americana scene with coverage in Alternative Press, The Guardian, Mojo, No Depression, and others. A compilation of the band's work was released in 2014 on the Swedish label Sound Asleep. Since the band's wind-down in 2000, while raising a family and running an old house renovation business, Jim obsessively writes and transcribes songs. He works mainly in his home studio and performs solo and with supporting musicians while networking with music people, family, and friends in the Boston area. He also plays guitar in a pub rock band. Jim's songs reference the history, fun, recovery, futurism, grief, hope, family, in a unique blend of American genres from the dawn of recorded music to his heroes from the underground.