Roy Buchanan 1939-1988
In 1960 Roy Buchanan replaced Fred Carter Jr. as guitarist in Ronnie Hawkins' Hawks. After a short period, he left the Hawks and teenager Robbie Robertson took over the lead guitar. Buchanan, one of Robertson's main guitar influences, also performed as an opening act for the reunited Band on their 1987 tour. A reluctant superstar, Buchanan was a consummate guitarist, capable of techniques that other guitarists only dream of.
Jim Weider, former member of the legendary group THE BAND and of LEVON HELM BAND, is a master of classic Telecaster Guitar. Jim was featured on numerous albums, films, videos and television appearances - including a 1990 performance with The Band & Ronnie Hawkins at The Berlin Wall, produced by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd; TV specials: "The Bob Dylan Tribute" Madison Square Garden; The Road, a 1994 pay-per-view concert from Woodstock '94 Festival; the A&E Biography documentary The Authorized Video Biography The Band.
"The Master of the Telecaster," Arlen Roth is a " guitarist's guitarist," with a remarkable 35-year career. His legendary guitar prowess crosses genres, styles, including one of his specialties, slide guitar. His powerful version of "When a Man Loves a Woman" was called by Guitar Player magazine "likely the most intense workout ever recorded on a Telecaster." His current release, Landscape, showcases his hallmark genius, his ability to take any note, any nuance, any tool, anything he's ever heard, and somehow make it uniquely his own.
Guitarist, session musician, producer and songwriter, Danny Kortchmar worked with singer-songwriters David Crosby, Carole King, Graham Nash, Carly Simon and James Taylo. He defined the signature sound of the 1970s singer-songwriter era. Jackson Browne and Don Henley have recorded numerous songs written or co-written by Kortchmar, who was Henley's songwriting and producing partner in the 1980s.