Fiddle Demonstration: Buddy Spicher

Jul 31, 2016

July 31, 2016
Buddy Spicher performed or recorded with nearly every country star of the 1960s and 1970s, including Country Music Hall of Fame members Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Roger Miller, Bill Monroe, Ray Price, Charley Pride, Marty Robbins, Hank Snow, the Statler Brothers, Hank Thompson, Kitty Wells, and Bob Wills. He also worked with non-country recording artists Joan Baez, Dan Fogelberg, Henry Mancini, Steve Miller, the Monkees, Elvis Presley, and Linda Ronstadt. He continued to record regularly into the 1980s, tracking hits with John Anderson, David Allan Coe, Merle Haggard, George Strait, and Hank Williams Jr., among scores of others. His work can be heard on such influential recordings as Charley Pride’s “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone” and Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors.” Spicher is featured as a “Nashville Cat” – one of the key session players of the 1960s and 1970s – in the current exhibition Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City presented by Citi. ​Spicher will be joined by his sons, bass player David Spicher and guitarist Matthew Spicher.

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