Sixty years ago this month, Buddy Emmons arrived in Nashville to work for Little Jimmy Dickens. Overnight, the Nashville sound changed forever. Buddy died last night, at the age of 78.
Down the years, Buddy played pedal steel guitar on hundreds of Nashville recordings, working with Judy Collins (Someday Soon), Bob Dylan, John Sebastian, Linda Ronstadt, Roger McGuinn, Jerry Lee Lewis, Arlo Guthrie and John Conlee. He also toured with Simon and Garfunkel and recorded a series of solo albums including Steel Guitar Jazz (1963),Steel Guitar (1975) and Minors Aloud (1979).