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billy tam

 

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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:28 pm    
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Hard to write this one. RIP Mr Emmons and prayers to the family during this time. Many tributes will be made to the life of this unbelievably talented man by people who knew him very well. For me when I finally heard him live at the Scottie's 2007 convention after listening to the best of the best for hours and hours it only took a few notes of an intro for me to understand. A notch above all I have ever heard. Touch, tone, brilliance of execution unsurpassed. And in IMHO the best note selection in any setting of any player on any instrument. Like so many others he will be terribly missed.
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Russ Tkac


Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:29 pm    
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Sad time indeed.
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Bent Romnes


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:30 pm    
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I am so sad to hear this. One of the biggest has passed away.
I am extra saddened to think that he died all alone and lonely. He is back with Peggy now and that makes me feel better.
Rest in Peace, Buddy
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Teddy Lloyd

 

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Virginia, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:30 pm    
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Joe Adams is right Ron E knows just what happend
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Walter Stettner


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:31 pm    
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Can't say much at this point, I am shocked. What a terrible loss for the music world.

RIP, Buddy and thanks for your contribution to music history.

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John McClung


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:32 pm    
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Next to parents passing, this was the day I dreaded most. I'm so saddened at our loss. Going into a week of mourning, talk to y'all later.

I have many steel guitar idols and heroes, but Big E was the top of that long list.
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Larry Chung


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:32 pm    
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Although I never met Buddy Emmons in person, he taught me more about what to play, when to play, and how to play, on whatever instrument I happened to be playing, and even how to just listen carefully when I wasn't playing at all.

An artist in the fullest sense of the word, innovator, inventor, scholar, teacher and, even despite never having met him, friend, especially of the pedal steel guitar. A head matched by a heart matched by a soul. An inspiration to so many of us. And, without a doubt, a lover of music and all things musical. You will be missed and have my everlasting gratitude.

RIP.


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Pat Heller

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:34 pm     Buddy's Passing
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Over the years hundreds of players have developed into great players. Buddy was born a great player, God made him that way from day one. When he played he was connected to that guitar with his heart and soul. It was an honor to have known him. He was steel guitar-------GOD BLESS HIM.
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Susan Alcorn


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Baltimore, MD, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:36 pm    
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I just read this in a post on facebook, so I came here to read, desperately hoping it wasn't true. I don't know what to say. So much sadness today for all of us.
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James Leaman

 

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Wisconsin, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:38 pm    
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The steel guitar world will never be the same again. There will never be another giant like him. RIP Buddy!
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Malcolm McMaster


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:40 pm    
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Sad news, sincere condolences to his family and friends.Had privilege of meeting him a few times, fantastic player.
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Nick Reed


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Russellville, KY USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:40 pm    
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Rest In Peace my friend


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Don Sulesky


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:44 pm    
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The music world will never be the same. Rest in peace, Buddy.
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Bill Hatcher

 

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Atlanta Ga. USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:45 pm    
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RIP....you are still the gold standard.
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David Alexander

 

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Mead, Oklahoma, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:47 pm    
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Rest in peace Buddy. So sad!!!
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Ben Greene


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San Antonio, Tx.
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:51 pm    
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Truly a sad day! Rest easy Big E!
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Al Brisco


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Colborne, ON Canada
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:52 pm     A Legend Passes
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What sad news!

I am blessed to have known him, having brought him to Canada several times for conventions, etc., & of course getting to play on the same stage at St. Louis & Dallas, etc.

The pedal steel world will not be the same without him.

Condolences to the family.
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Frank Freniere


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:54 pm    
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A punch to the gut...

Go rest high on that mountain, Big E.

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Steve Alcott

 

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New York, New York, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:55 pm    
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Very sad-there's not a note played by anyone on PSG that isn't influenced by Buddy Emmons.
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Larry Miller

 

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Gladeville,TN.USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:57 pm    
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Rest in Peace Buddy.
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George Seymour


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Notown, Vermont, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:57 pm    
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Very sad, shocking. The music world has lost the best that's ever been. RIP
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Johan Jansen


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 1:59 pm    
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I'm shocked. R.I.P. Buddy.
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Joe Casey


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Weeki Wachee .Springs FL (population.9)
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:02 pm    
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I'm truly sad and lost for words.
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Jack Stoner


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Inverness, Fl
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:06 pm    
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So sad. The "Maestro" is gone. There are a lot of great steel guitar players but Buddy was the innovator and is the greatest.
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pdl20

 

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Benton, Ar . USA,
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:07 pm     The Big E
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RIP Buddy, you have and will always be # 1 in the memories and fans of this instrument. im so Glad I have Played your creation, The Emmons PP ,Emmons Legrande and Legrande II. and had the Pleasure to meet you . I hope with Gods help we will all see you again. Prayers go out to your Family.
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