|Genres:||Cajun & Zydeco Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||guitar country cajun swamp pop|
|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
|Artist Compilations:||Don Rich & The Buckaroos|
Donald Ulrich, 15 August 1941, Olympia, Washington, USA, d. 17 July 1974, near Morro Bay, California, USA. A child prodigy, Rich was appearing on radio at the age of five and at eight he was playing guitar and fiddle and appearing on radio with a local dance band. He studied lead guitar that won him a talent contest and a trip to Hollywood. In 1956, he was playing lead guitar for a band, that led him to make some appearances playing fiddle with Buck Owens band the Buckaroos on television shows at Tacoma, Washington. He had thoughts of becoming a music teacher and for two years, he studied music at Tacoma College and supported himself by playing in local clubs. However, in 1960, his teaching career was dropped when he became a full-time member of the Owens show. Playing fiddle, lead guitar and singing tenor vocals, he remained with Owens until his untimely death 14 years later. During those years, as the acknowledged leader of the band, he was very much the talent...