Buddy Emmons

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by Buddy Emmons


27 January 1937, Mishawaka, Indiana, USA. A multi-instrumentalist and sometime singer, Emmons began playing the fiddle when he was 10 years old. Encouraged by his father, he switched to a lap-top steel guitar and then graduated to bigger models. However, he states, ‘I wanted to be a boxer, but when I found out how easy it was to play and how hard it was to box, I changed my mind.’ When only 18, he stepped in for Walter Haynes, steel guitarist with Little Jimmy Dickens, on a local... Read more