Description of Buddy Greene And Friends by Buddy Greene
It was a great night. The place was full and everybody seened ready for something special to happen. The occaision - Buddy Greene's first live recording. The musicians on hand were some of Nashville's finest. Holding us together on drums was Kenny Malone, the ultimate groove-master. He was assisted on percussion by Eric Darken. Craig Nelson played bass- the ideal man for this eclectic repertoire. Filling out the rhythm section was one of my old cohorts from our Jerry Reed Band days, Bob Patin on piano and keys. My good friend and often traveling companion, Dave Dillard, played mandolin and mandola and Randy Howard, an old friend from Georgia came through with some nice fiddle work.
In addition to this core group, a number of very special, very talented musicians showed up for cameo roles. Bruce Carroll helped on a song called "Brother Of Mine." Bev Darnall, Lisa Glasgow and Donna McElroy helped raise the roof on :"God Is With Us." My best friend from Georgia-my former musical partner Roy Finch joined me on a couple of crowd-pleasing instrumental tunes. Roy practices law these days but, as evidenced here, has not forgotten how to pick! Tricia Walker broughr her smooth style and grace to a very pleasant respite in the evening - "Moon River." Toward the end Mark Douthit added his beautiful, inspired soprano sax to several numbers. Throughout the whole project, God provided an anchor for me to cling to - my good buddy and brother in the Lord, Don Potter. His brilliant, sensitive guitar work adorns every song and arrangement and, as co-producer , was involved throughout the project.