Buck Owens Birthday Bash was just that

Austin being Austin, last night the Continental Club put on its 15th annual Birthday Bash for Buck Owens, the man who made Bakersfield a destination, tried to Act Naturally, combined surf guitar with country and almost (just almost) made Hee-Haw cool. This birthday celebration (now posthumous) brings local Austin talent and those as far away from Nashville and yes – California to step on the stage and render a version or two of some of Buck and the Buckaroos’ greatest hits. As you might expect, there were some boot-tappin’, house rockin’ numbers even “Tiger by the Tail” by one of the original Buckaroos. The band featured great guitar leads, a thumping base and a steel guitar master that made everything move along smoothly.

Buck Owens Birthday Bash at the Continental Club, August 10 2006 (tiny camera phone picture)

As it has been, this event was a benefit for Center for Child Protection, who also has a Happy Birthday Buck tribute CD by many of the artists performing in the past year’s bashes. I picked one up last night and it’s great. Highly recommended.

Happy Birthday Buck CD cover

You missed it? There’s always next year.

3 thoughts on “Buck Owens Birthday Bash was just that

  1. Bruce

    Happy belated Birthday, Buck. Here are a few songs from Confessions of a Buckaholic, a whole CD of original songs about your life and music. Unfortunately, you left this world before you had a chance to hear more than one of these songs, so, if your ear is turned towards earth, I’ll give you a couple of these songs now, on your first heavenly birthday:

    4 Quarters Gets Me 2 Buck Songs
    words and music by Dr. Bruce L. Thiessen, aka Dr. BLT (c)2006

    King of the Crystal Palace
    words and music by Dr. Bruce L. Thiessen, aka Dr. BLT (c)2006

    Sincerely Yours,
    aka Dr. BLT
    King of Blog n Roll

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