Buddy Emmons, 1937 — 2015

Buddy Emmons, 1937 -- 2015

Buddy Emmons, pedal steel guitar innovator, died on Wednesday at age 78. A virtuoso of the complicated instrument, which he helped modify into its current form, he added its distinctive sound to countless honky tonk, country, and pop recordings.

More:

“Steel Guitar Great Buddy Emmons Dies,” Stephen L. Betts, Rolling Stone

“A salute to steel guitar pioneer Buddy Emmons,” Peter Cooper, The Tennessean

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