Steel Guitariste US né Thomas Rexton "Tom" Brumley, le 11 Décembre 1935 à Powell (Missouri). Tom Brumley a joué dans les années 1960 avec Buck Owens et les Buckaroos, contribuant au "son Bakersfield" du groupe, puis a passé avec Ricky Nelson & The The Desert Rose Band. Il est mort le 3 Février 2009 à San Antonio (Texas).
Pedal steel guitarist Tom Brumley remains best remembered for his six-year stint as a member of Buck Owens' famed backing group the Buckaroos -- his contribution to the Owens classic "Together Again" is widely celebrated as among the greatest pedal steel solos in country music history. Born in Powell, MO, in 1935, he was the son of gospel giant Albert E. Brumley, the composer behind such staples as "I'll Fly Away," "Turn Your Radio On," "I'll Meet You in the Morning," and "He Set Me Free" -- all six of the Brumley children possessed musical talent of their own, and when Al Jr. relocated to Bakersfield, CA, to join the cast of KERO-TV's daily country music showcase The Jimmy Thomason Show, Tom soon relocated west as well. Al Brumley, Jr. also cut a series of little-noticed singles for Capitol, hiring Tom to play pedal steel on a 1963 session -- Owens heard the resulting record and immediately extended Brumley an invitation to join the Buckaroos alongside guitarist Don Rich, bassist Doyle Holly, and drummer Willie Cantu. Brumley remained with Owens through 1969, and his stretch with the Buckaroos coincides with the creative and commercial zenith of the singer's career, a period that yielded smash hits including "Act Naturally" and "Tiger by the Tail" and effectively crystallized the fabled Bakersfield sound. After leaving the Buckaroos, Brumley signed on with Ricky Nelson's Stone Canyon Band, appearing on the singer's 1972 comeback hit "Garden Party" -- in the years to follow, he also guested on sessions headlined by everyone from Dwight Yoakam to Reba McEntire to Chris Isaak. In 1989, Brumley retired from touring to rejoin Al Jr. in Branson, MO, where together they appeared at the 76 Music Hall headlining the Brumley Family Music Show, which also included two of Tom's children. A member of both the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame and the International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, Brumley died February 3, 2009, in San Antonio, TX -- he was 73.
Talents : Steel Guitar, Songwriter
Style musical : Bakersfield Sound, Honky Tonk, Instrumental Country
Years in activity :
|1975||LP 12" Steel Guitar Record Club 2 (US)||
Steel Guitar Record Club No. 2 - Seven Come Eleven / Steel Guitar Polka / Waltz Of The Rose / Tom Cattin' / Tracy's Waltz / Runnin' Short / Steel Guitar Rag / Bud's Bounce / Neosha Waltz / Free And Easy / Moonlight On The Desert / Pedal Patter / Tom's Waltz / Apple Jack
|2000||CD Art Greenhaw AG 2003 (US)||
Steel Away - The Light Crust Doughboys With James Blackwood And Tom Brumley - The Keys To The Kingdom / How Great Thou Art / If I Can Help Somebody / The Lone Prairie (The Dying Cowboy) / I Just Steal Away And Pray / Rank Strangers To Me / Gospel Music's Biggest Night / Amazing Grace / The Word / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / In The Sweet By And By / The Old Rugged Cross / Lookin' Through A Stained Glass Darkly / If We Never Meet Again / Spoken Intro By Art / Danny Boy
|09/2009||CD Greenhaw 2053 (US)||
The R&B Americana Album - Soul Cats Meet Hillbilly Cats with Tom Brumley On Steel! - Art Greenhaw & Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon - Big Boss Man / Hello Mary Lou / Ain't That A Shame / Lawdy Miss Clawdy / My Window Faces The South / I'm In Love Again / My Ding-A-Ling / Blue Monday / Together Again
|12/2018||CD Omnivore 101719 (US)||
Steelin' the Show - Tom Brumley & the Buckaroos - Tom Cattin' / Steel Guitar Rag / Bud's Place / The Neosho Waltz / Steel Guitar Polka / Seven Come Eleven / Free And Easy / Tom's Waltz / Apple Jack / The Waltz Of The Roses / Pedal Patter / Tracie's Waltz / Runnin' Short / Highland Fling / Moonlight On The Desert / March Of The McGregor / Together Again
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