Steelin' the Show

Steelin' the Show

by Tom Brumley & the BuckaroosTom Brumley & the Buckaroos

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Overview

Buck Owens was one of the biggest stars in country music throughout the '60s, and while his gifts as a singer and songwriter were considerable, Owens was smart enough to surround himself with talent when he hit the road. Owens' backing band the Buckaroos were one of the very best in the business and were celebrated enough that they cut a handful of albums on their own that fared well on the country charts. While lead guitarist Don Rich was the best-known instrumentalist in the Buckaroos, fans of the pedal steel guitar have always held the group's steel player, Tom Brumley, in high esteem for his deft picking and fluid melodic sensibility. Steelin' the Show is a collection that pays tribute to Brumley's work with Buck Owens, featuring 16 tracks from albums by the Buckaroos, both with and without Owens, as well as "Together Again," the Buck Owens hit that included some of Brumley's most sublimely weepy steel soloing. Brumley wasn't a player who went out of his way to be flashy, but his chops were considerable, and his work with the Buckaroos was always satisfying, both musically and emotionally. Brumley was also a solid ensemble player, and while these tracks put the spotlight on his steel, he also knew how to support the other Buckaroos when their turn came around. The performances are sublime all around on these sides, cut between 1964 and 1969. After leaving the Buckaroos in 1969, Brumley went on to play in Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band and the Desert Rose Band as well as doing session work with artists as diverse as Merle Haggard, Rod Stewart, and Chris Isaak. Steelin' the Show isn't the career retrospective one might hope for, but as a snapshot of Brumley's glory days with Buck Owens, it's great listening and a testament to the talent and intelligence of the Buckaroos, both individually and collectively.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/2018
Label: Omnivore Recordings
UPC: 0816651017195
catalogNumber: 101719
Rank: 91686

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Brumley & the Buckaroos   Primary Artist
Buck Owens   Guitar
Red Simpson   Guitar
Earl Poole Ball   Piano,Celeste
Tom Brumley   Dobro
Glen D. Hardin   Piano
Bob Morris   Bass
Don Rich   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Fiddle,Electric Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Mel Taylor   Drums
Jerry Wiggins   Drums
Wayne Wilson   Guitar
Willie Cantu   Drums
Doyle Holly   Bass,Guitar
Bert Dodson   Bass
J.R. Jelly Sanders   Guitar
Bill Sampson   Guitar
Jimmy Seals   Guitar
Mel Kings   Drums

Technical Credits

Buck Owens   Composer,Producer
Merle Travis   Composer
Leon McAuliffe   Composer
Cliffie Stone   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Tom Brumley   Composer
Bob Morris   Composer
Ken Nelson   Producer
Don Rich   Composer
Jerry Wiggins   Composer
Bud Isaacs   Composer
Randy Poe   Liner Notes

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