About Buddy Emmons:
Buddy Emmons earned a place among Nashville's elite as one of the finest steel guitar players in the business. Born in Mishawaka, IN, he first fell in love with the instrument at age 11 when he received a six-string lap steel guitar as a gift from his father who signed him up for lessons.
This led the two to create the Sho-Bud Company, which sold an innovative steel guitar that used push-rod pedals.
Buddy Emmons performs “Four Wheel Drive” on the Bobby Lord Show (WSM-TV, a weekly syndicated half-hour program) in 1965.
Writing for Allmusic, music critic Paul Kohler wrote: “In this second meeting between pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons and jazz guitarist Lenny Breau, they find common ground as they venture through a session mixing jazz standards and original compositions, accompanied by keyboardist Randy Goodrum, bassist Charles Dungey, and drummer Kenny Malone. "Minors Aloud" is a mid-tempo blues jointly written by Emmons and Breau, though all of the individual solos are rather perfunctory.
This was a Kickstarter crowd funded The Steve Fishell project which grossed $12,000 (136 backers $11,967 pledged of $10,000 goal. One Kickstarter pledge came from Warner Music Nashville president John Esposito, who eventually set up national distribution through Warner. Esposito at heart a music fan was well aware of Emmons’ indelible mark on American music. Mr. Emmons was not involved in the creation or promotion of the tribute album and by all accounts he remained thankful to James Cecil Dickens for bringing him into the big time.
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The Big E: A Salute To Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons on SPOTIFY
Listen to Buddy accompany the late Ernest Tubb and George Jones on the song "Half a Mind".
This 1979 Honky Tonk set featured E.T. singing with country music giants such as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and many more.
Available on Amazon UK and CD BABY and for streaming on SPOTIFY
|Buddy explains how he imagined the "diatonic" strings - which |
he added to the E9th tuning in 1962 (Country Music Hall of Fame)
Ford Theatre in Nashville 21st Sept 2013
Watch the "guitar legend" Mr. Buddy Emmons, whose staggering, soulful technique set standards by which countless steel players measure themselves today being honored in this 1 hour 37 min >> program of interviews and performances (first published on 10 Jan 2014).