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Review

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