Tom Brumley ill

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  1. Buck@r00

    Buck@r00 Tele-Meister

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    I found out about this on a steel guitar forum, but I thought a lot of folks here would be interested. This is an email from Tom's wife to one of the members at that forum.


     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  2. trag-o-caster

    trag-o-caster R.I.P.

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    Thoughts and prayers going out...

    Tom Brumley is one of the greatest musicians, and one of the greatest steel players of our time. A perfect musician to have in the Buckaroos, along with Don Rich, and Doyle Holley.

    Get well soon Tom!
     
  3. Lerb21

    Lerb21 Friend of Leo's

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    Yup I heard about it over at the steel forum.

    God forbid we lose Tom Brumley, we already lost Powell today...

    Prayers for both families (and for Tom).
     
  4. trag-o-caster

    trag-o-caster R.I.P.

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    Here's a video of Buck and the guys doing "My Heart Skips a Beat". Check out Tom's quick version of "Bud's Bounce" at the end!

     
  5. e-merlin

    e-merlin Doctor of Teleocity

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    Love the Whiteguard! Hopes for a speedy recovery, Tom!
     
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    man I love the way he plays - I've been trying to steal some licks all week. I sure hope he gets better.
     
  7. J. Hayes

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    Tom's been one of my heroes for a long time........

    along with Ralph Mooney. I'm a big fan of the "West Coast" style of pedal steel and do a lot of that myself. I have the "Brumley" pedal on my S-12 at position one which raises the 7th string F# to G# and on pedal 8 I have the "Mooney" pedal which raises the 4th string E to F#. One of my favorite solos of Tom's was on Dwight Yokum's "I Sang Dixie", also the one on Rick Nelson's "Garden Party"...........JH in Va.
     
  8. byrdbrain

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    I hope he gets well soon.
    Tom may have been the first steel player I really listened to,
    first in Nelson's Stone Canyon Band and later on a tune called "Arrowhead"
    on the Pacific Steel Co. album. What a tasteful player.
     
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    I've been a Brumley fan since I was about 6 or 7 years old, and bought my first Buckaroos album. I love just about everything he plays, but there is one song he played on that every time I hear it I get chills from what he played. It's a Robbie Fulks song called "Barely Human" (You can click on the link and listen too, or buy, the song), off his "Country Love Songs" album.
    The songs instrumentation is just vocals, acoustic guitar, very sparse bass, and Tom Brumley's steel. It's about as close to a perfect song as you can get.
     
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