I interviewed Memphis own Guitar Legend Buddy church in December of 2015 before he passed in August 2016. This special man played with everyone from Jerry Lee Lewis, Tammy Wynette, Black Oak Arkansas, The Statler Brothers - do I need to go on to emphasize his relevance? Don't think so. You probably won't bump into anyone in this city, who plays regularly, who didn't know and/or hasn't been influenced by Buddy. Chances are he sold you a piece of music equipment over at Guitar Center - got one of my amps from him myself. He is a Memphis Made fan favorite and keeping his musical legacy alive is on the top of my to do list. I've gotten many requests to re-run his interview and his rendition of "White Christmas" which brings me to tears every time. You've heard the song a thousand times but never the way Mr. Buddy played it. He will always be a Memphis Music Treasure and "always be your Buddy". My prayers and thoughts for the entire Church Family as we remember him this holiday season.
You will find the entire Memphis Made episode from last Sunday below which includes a segment of his interview and you will also find a link below for part two of his original interview.