(Chris Vickers' CG above - click on logo to see Chet's signature)

OFGC "Guitar" Calendar
Next OFGC Pickin' Party
Very Useful Links

$ Help Support OFGC $

Subscribe to our e-Newsletters

Contact Us

OFGC Club Information
   Membership (free)
   OFGC/Members in the News
The Roots of Thumb Pickin

Club Pickin' Parties
   Where to Stay in Columbus
   Past Pickin' Parties
   Past Guest Pickers & Clips
   Next Pickin' Party 
  Concept of House Concerts

Members Area
   CDs and Such
   Members Lics
   Members Photo Album
   Club Professionals Profiles
   For Sale - by members
Caricatures by Collins

Odds 'n Ends
   Guitar "Action" Reviews
   How I First Heard Chet
Past "News You Can Use"
    How to Start a Club
   The "Sickness"
   Stolen Guitar Notices
   Neat Articles & Stuff
   Pickin' Stories
   Just Havin' Fun
Pictures of Our Stars
Non-Guitar "Cool Things"
  Who's Dropped By

   Tech Tips
   How Do I Get Started? 
   Band-in-the Box Support

   Chet Atkins
   Merle Travis


OFGC Hall of Fame

New Guitar Album Releases & Reviews

Kenny Poole "deep end of the poole" DVD Sale

Guitar "Star" Profiles   

Organizations & Events

Chet Atkins Appreciation Society

Muhlenberg County Kentucky Events & the National Thumbpicking Hall of Fame\

Denison U. Jazz Guitar Fest

Bob Cox & Friends

Texas Fingerstyle Internet Chat Room

Ohio Guitar Shows

Other Ohio Music Groups

Google   Yahoo

Date this web site was last edited:  02/09/2017






Buster B. Jones - "Just Bein' Buster"

I can't believe that we almost missed this wonderful workshop (of sorts) that Buster B. Jones put on last night at Lang's Music in Eastland Plaza here in Columbus, Ohio.  Me being me, however, I had to get some hide from somebody for the event not showing up on either Buster's or Godin's web sites - but, the very nice folks at Lang's got me back by suggesting that it had been headlined all along on their web site.  We will be adding Lang, Godin and Buster to our hot club hotlinks today.

Even if one was not aware of Buster's recent bout with health problems where his corrective operation left him partially paralyzed in his left hand (can you pickers imagine -  ouch) and leg - you would classify him as one of the fastest finger pickers alive - and, one of the funniest.  However, he did apologize for not being as fast or accurate as he once was.  Nobody that was there could tell he was slower, or did they much care - he was on fire just the same.  In fact, I kind of agree with his good old buddy Thom Bresh who Buster quoted teasing him recently,  "Now, (with his reduced speed) we can understand what yer playin'."

Buster's claim to fame is his lighting speed Jerry Reed claw like licks that he has embellished greatly over the years that he has grown musically - which he primarily plays on nylon stringed guitars - Godin nylon stringed guitars.  Even when he's playing mellow pretty tunes, you always expect to hear him break into his wild claw style full of hammers, lift-offs, open stranged arpeggios, etc.  And, last night was no different - which is a major tribute to the tenacity and love the man has for his guitar - in that just a few months ago he couldn't form a basic D chord.  He's fought himself back, folks - better than ever. 

Many thanks to Godin Guitars and Lang Music for bringing us such great musical talent right here in Ohio. 

Palmer Moore - OFGC Organizer