Vale Buddy Emmons

Buddy Emmons 1984 

Vale BUDDY EMMONS – (January 27, 1937 – July 21, 2015) -“The World’s Foremost Steel Guitarist”.

Photos from 7th June 1984:  During my first trip to the USA, my friend DeWitt Scott (Scotty) kindly took me to Jeffran College in Hermitage, Tennessee. When we arrived, Buddy Emmons was in full flight, pausing only between tunes to munch on M&M’s. Scotty told me we were up next but Buddy had been playing all morning and was taking a well-deserved break.

So it was that Scotty (on his Rickenbacker ‘frying pan’) and myself (on borrowed guitar), took to the stage along with Jeff Newman on pedal steel and Bob Browning on vocals, to follow Buddy’s blistering performance. A memorable day for me. R.I.P Buddy. 

Bob Howe, Jeff Newman, Buddy Emmons 1984 …Bob, Jeff Newman, Buddy (The Big ‘E’)… Bob Howe, DeWitt Scott, Jeff Newman 1984 …Bob, Scotty (DeWitt Scott), Jeff