Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Buddy Emmons Special on Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM

Buddy Emmons is arguably the world’s foremost pedal steel player and Bonanza & Son will be paying tribute to the great man with a Buddy Emmons special on our ResonanceFM radio show.

This will be on the run-up to Warner Music Nashville’s August release of the Buddy Emmons tribute album ’The Big E: A Salute To Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons’. We will of course be playing tracks from this album over the coming weeks.

On New Years Eve 1978, as part of the band Redneck Jazz Explosion, Buddy Emmons played alongside another virtuoso guitarist Danny Gatton known simply as 'The Telemaster’. The band performed this now legendary gig at The Cellar Door in Washington D.C. The recording of which was subsequently released as the LP 'Redneck Jazz’… Here is some film footage from that amazing performance; what a New Years Eve Party that must have been...

Here is some fantastic footage of Buddy Emmons performing the hit single ‘Half A Mind (To Leave You)’ as part of Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadours and their first recorded song together after he joined the group in 1957. The song was an instant hit record and has become a Country standard...


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