RIP Tom Brumley

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  1. Buck@r00

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    I just found out Tom Brumley passed away early this morning.

    Heaven's band just added another Buckaroo

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    That's a shame.

    Thanks for passing along the info.

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    Rest in peace, great player.
    I'll put on "Garden Party" and "Arrowhead" tonight.
     
  4. trag-o-caster

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    Now that's sad.... :(

    R.I.P. Tom Brumley.

    Truly one of the greats.
     
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    another good one gone... sadness
     
  6. OutlawSteph1975

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    I'm deeply saddened. I saw Tom Brumley once with the Desert Rose Band and I didn't even know he'd be there because I didn't know Jay Dee Maness had left, but when I recognized him from the Buck Owens album, I was thrilled to say the least. His style was much more "old school" Bakersfield on those records, so it was pretty cool to hear him play a more modern country rock style. The ballads especially were beautiful. I never got to see him again but was planning to go to San Antonio this summer where a classic country venue was supposed to open and he was going to be in the house band.

    Now.. all the original Buckaroos except Willie Cantu are in honky tonk heaven.
     
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    The solo on "Together Again" is iconic, proving there is genius in simplicity. RIP
     
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    RIP, thanks for all the great notes!
     
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    A sad loss to music - a great steel player.
     
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    Bummer.RIP Mr. Brumley, one of the greats.
     
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    No...

    My favorite, besides Ralph Mooney. That hits hard.

    RIP Tom
     
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    RIP tom... thanks for the brilliant music... you're star shines bright... tj
     
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    I was in the same boat when I saw him with the Desert Rose Band.

    I was sitting near the front. When they walked out I said (rather loudly,) "That's Tom Brumley!"

    Of course he heard me. The rest of the band heard me. The crowd heard me and looked like I had pickles growing out of my ears. I'm sure most of them were thinking, "Tom Who?"

    But I connected with the band, and it sure felt like I got a private concert that night.

    I'll have to listen to some classic Buck and the Buckaroos tonight.
    :cry:
     
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    Wonderful steel player.

    Will be sadly missed.
     
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    Sad news, indeed.

    He was such an integral part of the Buckaroos' sound....the Instrumental Hits of Buck Owens is one of my personal favorites, and Brumley is all over that one playing glorious stuff. One of my favorite steel players ever.

    RIP, Tom, and give my regards to Buck, Don & Doyle...you guys were the best.
     
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    I've been working really hard for the last six months, taking lessons and practicing an hour a day, trying to learn to play steel, and believe me when I tell you it is very, very difficult. I've learned to appreciate how the greats like Brumley can make it seem effortless. None the less it is and will continue to be an inspiration. A sad day indeed.
     
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    Thank you Mr. Tom Brumley
     
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    I am so sad. I hoped he'd pull through, but it was not to be. What a great pedal steel player. I think I'll pull out "A Dozen Roses" and give it a spin.

    Thanks for the music, Tom.
     
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