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Nick Reed


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Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:32 pm     Reply with quote

My dear friend and mentor "Buddy Emmons" passed away Tuesday 7-28-15. May he Rest In Peace!




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Roy Heap


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United Kingdom
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:39 pm     Reply with quote

Terrible news to hear. RIP Buddy, no more to be said
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Tony Smart


From:
Harlow. Essex. England
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:47 pm     Reply with quote

Tragic news. We all owe this man so much.
Without Buddy things will never be the same.
R.I.P.
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:09 pm     Reply with quote

Very saddened by this news. True , without Buddy things will not be the same, I see it just a tad differently, without Buddy we wouldn't be anywhere near where we are today . Buddy set the goal, the bar, whatever we wanna call it, for all of us. I dare say that there is a little bit of Buddy Emmons in each of us, whether we can perform or not, that doesn't matter, as players, we all know Buddy's influence lives in each of us.

RIP Buddy...



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Brett Day


From:
Pickens, SC
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:24 pm     Reply with quote

I'm in shock too because Buddy was an inspiration to not just me, but every steel guitarist. I never will forget the first Buddy Emmons instrumental record I heard, it was Christmas Sounds of the Steel Guitar-I heard that record in 1998 before I started playing steel. After I started playing steel, I taught myself how to play "Blue Christmas" after playing along with Buddy's version. My first steel guitar was an Emmons, and now every time I see an Emmons guitar, I'll remember Buddy. RIP, Mr. Buddy Emmons
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Jim Stahlhut


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Colorado, USA
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:36 pm     Reply with quote

So sad to hear. Buddy was a friend and one of my greatest hero's. I loved that guy. He was a leader in so many ways. RIP Buddy I love you man!!
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Bobby DeMoss


From:
Missouri, USA
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:38 pm     Buddy Emmons R.I.P. Reply with quote

He gave so much to the Steel Guitar community.
This is very sad news indeed.
R.I.P. Buddy Emmons.
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Jerry Sherbahn


From:
Georgetown, Tx
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 3:14 pm     Buddy Reply with quote

Sad to hear Buddy passed. Several years ago I got him to sign an old Emmons brochure I got from Sonny Curtis (steel player for Jones) back in 1965
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Graham Griffith


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Glebe, N.S.W., Australia
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 4:42 pm     Reply with quote

Seeing Buddy up close in 1977 at Jeff Newman's college was a thrill … at his peak. so sad to hear he's gone.
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Jim Hinds


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Lancaster, California, USA
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 7:26 pm     Reply with quote

Tony Prior wrote:
Very saddened by this news. True , without Buddy things will not be the same, I see it just a tad differently, without Buddy we wouldn't be anywhere near where we are today . Buddy set the goal, the bar, whatever we wanna call it, for all of us. I dare say that there is a little bit of Buddy Emmons in each of us, whether we can perform or not, that doesn't matter, as players, we all know Buddy's influence lives in each of us.

RIP Buddy...




I could not have said it any better Tony.
RIP Buddy
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Kerry Johnson


From:
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 7:27 pm     Buddy Emmons C6 Class of 1984 Reply with quote

With a heavy heart. all I can think to say is ...

We all Celebrate your Amazing life Buddy !

A job well done!

Thank-you for all the Inspiration and Great Performances that will live on for us, captured on tape & video.

We will miss You.




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Andy Eder


From:
North Florida, USA
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 8:01 pm     Reply with quote

A sad day in the musical community, Buddy will be remembered forever. R.I.P.
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Todd Clinesmith


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Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 8:23 pm     Reply with quote

I'm Speechless,
Buddy was the best, and always will be.
R.I.P Buddy Emmons
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Jim Lindsey


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Greenwell Springs, Louisiana
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 8:26 pm     Reply with quote

It was with the greatest shock and sadness that I learned today that the great Buddy Emmons has passed away. Buddy touched all our lives so richly and fully ... and there's really no words to express all the love, admiration and appreciation we all feel for him, his great talent and pioneering accomplishments. Whenever I hear the words "pedal steel guitar" there's one name that immediately comes to mind that is synonymous with it ... Buddy Emmons. My heart has been heavy with heartbreak and sadness today, but as I've prayed for his family, friends and all who knew and loved him, my sadness is giving way to the bitter-sweetness of knowing he's home with the Lord, with Peggy whom he loved so dearly, with the myriad of great players who've gone before him and that he's at peace and gracing Heaven with his wonderful talent and personality. We all feel the pain of his loss and he'll be sorely missed, but absolutely never forgotten. Thank you, Buddy, for all you've been to all of us. Rest in the arms of the Lord.

At the 1977 International Steel Guitar Convention in St Louis ...


At the Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree in Dallas, Texas ...

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Carol Johnson


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Califonia, USA
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 8:58 pm     Reply with quote

Very sad news. RIP Buddy Emmons, a legend and true genius.
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John A. Russell


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Norfolk, UK
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 11:11 pm     Fond Memeries Reply with quote

I will never forget being totally amazed at the pedal steel guitarist who was backing the Everly Brothers, 20 years ago, here in the UK. It was Mr Steel Guitar, Buddy Emmons. Thanks for all you did for the PSG. RIP, John Russell (UK)
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Dustin Rigsby


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Parts Unknown, Ohio
Post Posted 29 Jul 2015 11:53 pm     Reply with quote

I never got to meet Buddy except in song. I sure will treasure his influence for the rest of my days.
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Chris Sattler


From:
Camden, Australia
Post Posted 30 Jul 2015 1:48 am     Reply with quote

The worlds foremost steel guitarist???

I think it's time to say he's the best we ever had.

Buddy will be missed so much by so many for a long long time.

R.I.P Buddy.
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Daniel Policarpo


From:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Post Posted 30 Jul 2015 2:04 am     Reply with quote

My condolences to all those who knew the man personally.
Thank You Buddy Emmons.
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Derek Evans


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United Kingdom
Post Posted 30 Jul 2015 2:46 am     Buddy Emmons Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about Buddy , may he rest in peace.
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Scott Duckworth


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Etowah, TN Western Foothills of the Smokies
Post Posted 30 Jul 2015 2:55 am     Reply with quote

Without a doubt, the best of the best.

What a loss we have and will experience.
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George Rout


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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 30 Jul 2015 3:13 am     Reply with quote

OMG, OMG. What terrible news. Not only was he a great musician, he was also a wonderful gentleman.
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Jeff Spencer


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Queensland, Australia
Post Posted 30 Jul 2015 3:36 am     Reply with quote

RESPECT !!
Thank you and RIP Buddy.
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Jeff Triplett


From:
Virginia Beach, VA
Post Posted 30 Jul 2015 3:43 am     Reply with quote

Very sad news. RIP Buddy Emmons, you truly were the Master.
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Ron Anderson


From:
Keystone Colorado, USA
Post Posted 30 Jul 2015 4:25 am     Reply with quote

I'm very late to the steel party and really don't know who is who, but I can say that years ago I was watching something on tv where this country band was playing and the camera seemed to really go for the dude on the steel who at that moment while listening to what was being played, made me so fascinated with how much music could be played with very little bar movement. Now I know that it's all feet and knees but boy, did that steel sound good.

That video alone was the reason I have a steel in my house today, and I recognize that guy to be Mr. Emmons.
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