Nice to hear from you Mrs. Brumley. I was and still am a great fan of Tom's and his association with Buck Owens and the Buckaroos. They set a standard in Country music that I feel has never been equaled. First Class is probably the best I can say. Everything about their show was First Class. Saw them twice in the 70's in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The show, the songs, the music, the outfits,..wow,...nobody comes close or ever did. They were much copied, but never equaled. As entertainers, we styled much of "our show", instruments (purple metalflake guitars), amps, guitar straps, whatever we could to imitate our "mentors", The Buckaroos. Wayne Link, from Winnipeg, a friend of ours apparently knew Tom quite well, and had talked to him many times. There was also a group from the 70's, in Winnipeg called the Country Tigers who did a sort of tribute show that caught the "feel" of the band, and the sound. Guitar player Rick duplicated Don Rich on guitar and fiddle,...was awesome! If you get a chance,...you can view our website on our band, The Chaparrals, at: www.thechaparralsband.com from the 70's and the 80's and maybe see shades of the Buckaroos style we tried to copy. Thanks for your reply and hope to keep in touch.....All the Best,...Bob
Hi Mrs Brumley and welcome to TSGN...It's nice to see you on here and hope you enjoy the web site...Feel free to post anything related to steel guitar activity..Please add any photos, Steel Guitar Music or Videos that you would like to share with us...I met Tom way back in the 60's and have enjoyed his music ever since...
Again, Welcome Aboard,