The Buckaroos on Making Music with Buck Owens, 2013
Interviews • 1h 30m
Four members of Buck Owens's band, the Buckaroos, join Owens's son Buddy Alan Owens and Owens biographer Randy Poe to reminisce about their role in the country legend's career at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during this 2013 program.
Moderator Scott B. Bomar opens the event by introducing the Buckaroos—Willie Cantu, Terry Christoffersen, Doyle Curtsinger, and Jim Shaw—as well as Buddy Alan Owens and Poe, and each panel member shares closely held memories.
Curtsinger explains the band's unusual dual role, playing both live and on recordings, noting that Owens wanted continuity in the sound of his music. Poe recounts Owens's early years as a musician and his early aspiration to be "the best guitarist in the world." Cantu tells his story of being discovered, at age seventeen, by Owens in Texas in 1963, and reminisces about Owens's historic Carnegie Hall concert, calling it "one of those very rare instances where everything just seemed to be right." Shaw describes how he joined the band after being unexpectedly drafted to play a keyboard part in a recording session at Owens's Bakersfield, California, studio.
Buddy Alan Owens talks about growing up around his father's and mother's music, but getting inspired to pursue a music career when he saw the Beatles in a 1964 TV appearance. He also recalls how close the Buckaroos were—and how close they became to him.
The program ends with a video clip of Owens and the Buckaroos playing "Crying Time" on “Austin City Limits” in 1988.
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