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Whether crooning a western ballad, improvising on a jazz standard on guitar, or fiddling a country hoedown, Sheldon (Buddy) Truax (1923-2007) exhibited the highest level of musicianship in his WDEV and other radio and WCAX-TV broadcasts, barn dance and country club performances, and stage shows. First with Don Fields’ Pony Boys and later with his own Playboys, Buddy brought an understated sophistication to audiences throughout northern Vermont and its neighbors. This CD – the first commercial recording to feature Buddy and his music – clearly demonstrates his formidable skill and range and abounds with the neighborly good humor that won him legions of fans and admirers and that continues to evoke smiles and fond memories from many.

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“Among the hundreds of musicians who have favored WDEV with their talents, few could match Buddy. He was a great guitarist and could play pop and country music better than most Nashville people. But perhaps his most important contribution was the ability to improvise really great jazz." - Ken Squier, owner, WDEV

"a phenomenally talented player" --Dan Bolles, 7 Days
"Vital Vermont musical history. . . . [A]s a sideman . . . and as a bandleader Truax worked his magic . . . with rare flair" --Chip Wilson, The Bridge
Burlington Free Press article
"a fine Vermont musician" -- Times Argus

On Multicultural Media's Rootstock Records MCM 4016

19 tracks
click for sample: Room Full of Roses * Perdido * Y'all Come

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