Buddy Logan
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Buddy Logan - Professional Drummer
Post Falls, Idaho
Buddy Logan learned to play drums, beginning at age 9, from big band leader Gary Tolefson, in Spokane, Washington. Less than two years later, Buddy was given the opportunity to play with Gary's 16-piece dance band.

As another two years went by, Buddy formed his own "Dixieland" band with other musicians he had met in junior high school. "We weren't really a Dixieland band. Dixieland was really jazz, and we weren't really capable of that, but we played all of the well-known Dixieland tunes."

Shortly after starting high school, one of the gigs for Buddy's band was at a local variety show, where a rock band was also on the agenda, featuring a Hammond B3 organ and a sax player. "I decided then and there I wanted to play that stuff!"

Buddy met a bass player named Ken Martello, and, together with guitarists Roger Ames and Randy Wilcox formed a band called the "Rustics". The band only lasted a short time, but, fond as he was of swing music, Buddy was hooked on Rock and Roll and went on to play with other groups, including northwest recording artists "The Blue Jeans". Things changed a bit when, in his senior year, he struck out on his own, making a "living" playing country music in a grange-hall trio with songwriter Homer Joy ("Streets of Bakersfield") in a little spot on the map called Camden, near Elk, Washington. "All that was really there was a grange hall and a mercantile. I don't think it was actually an incorporated town. I was making $25 every Saturday night, and that's what I was living on." Homer's songs were later recorded by Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam and others, selling over 20 million copies.

After graduating from high school, Buddy moved to California with his new wife, and worked as a radio D.J. for the next six years. When the relationship ended, and after a stint with Country Rock recording group Kid Rodeo, Buddy went on the road with a folk trio (Bodacious - with Steve Fearey and Thea Wescott) playing hand drums. At the end of that tour, Buddy was offered a gig with country performer/songwriter Gary Bryant and recording artist Bobby Wayne, at the Stockyards Inn back in his home town of Spokane, where they became the house band for an extended period of time.

Buddy spent the next several years working with various Country artists across the U.S., Canada and Alaska, as well as playing with Rock, Blues and Folk bands. At one gig, Buddy was introduced to Tex Williams' Manager, who hired him to put together road bands to play behind a number of recording artists.

Buddy now resides along the Spokane River, in Post Falls, Idaho, still playing and putting together a recording studio.

People I have had the privilege of playing with:

Donnie Owens Acoustic and Electric session guitar player

We played together for a few months, with Wayne Newton's former guitar player on bass, in a night club in Riverton, Wyoming. As part of Duane Eddy's "Rebels", Donnie was Duane's accompanying guitar player. He later played with Waylon Jennings, Gram Parsons and others, including sessions with artists like Townes Van Zandt and John Stewart (Kingston Trio) to Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, with whom he was also co-producer and collaborator on recordings by various artists.
Hank Thompson Grand Ole Opry Legend
Country Music Hall of Fame

I put bands together for Hank on several occasions, always certain to include a steel guitar and fiddle player. On one set of shows, we had a 7-piece band. One time most of the players couldn't make the show, and it ended up me and Hank (who played guitar) and a bass player. When I apologized to him during a break, he said "Why? I'm having a great time!". Hank was a real pleasure to work with. Nothing was ever a "problem".
The Hagers Buck Owen's "Hee Haw" TV Show
Recording Artists

We had a lot of fun, over a period of ten years, playing all over the place.
Johnny Russell Grand Ole Opry
Grammy Award Nominee
"Act Naturally" recorded by Buck Owens, The Beatles

Played a small concert tour with Johnny. He had a really wry sense of humor which, when offstage, some people didn't now how to take and sometimes got him into trouble. Very funny guy!
Tommy Cash Country Recording Artist
Brother to Johnny Cash
Several Occassions
Freddy Weller Country Recording Artist
Former member of Paul Revere and the Raiders
Northwest tour
One of the most positive people I've ever met. Enjoyable gig.
Del Reeves Country Recording Artist
Grand Ole Opry
TV program "Del Reeves' Country Carnival"

Great performer
Tex Williams Country Recording Artist
"Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)"

Like Thompson, Williams was a Country Swing artist. His deep vocal talking style was often emulated in both Country and Pop music.
Ferlin Husky Country Recording Artist
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame

Played with Ferlin many times over several years and designed and maintained his Web site until his death in 2011. His family now runs the Web site.
Much love and respect.
Sheb Wooley Country Recording Artist
Buck Owen's "Hee Haw" TV Show

Sheb co-starred as Pete Nolan on TV's "Rawhide", with Clint Eastwood, and played significant roles in countless movies. Biggest hit was "The Purple People Eater" in the 50's. Recorded under the name Ben Colder, which was his character on Hee Haw. Wrote the theme song for Hee Haw.
Billy Armstrong Country Recording Artist
Named "Fiddle Player of the Year" 13 years in row by the Academy of Country Music (ACM)
Billy Armstrong is mesmerizing on the fiddle.
Although he's played with such traditional Western bands as the Sons of the Pioneers, and some of the great Western Swing ensembles like Spade Cooley's, Hank Thompson's and Tex William's bands, Billy has been one of the most innovative fiddle players in country music. The first to introduce electronic effects to country fiddle, he still never lost his roots in Western and Western Swing. Catch his Orange Blossom Special on YouTube. Played club dates with Billy 5 nights a week on several occassions and loved every minute. There is no dead air in Billy's very upbeat, fun show.
Molly Bee Recording Artist

I can't leave out Molly Bee - the girl who popularized the word "pony-tail"! When she was young (and I was much younger) Molly was the pony-tailed girl on the 50's Tennessee Ernie Ford TV show. The description of that hairstyle was popularized through Molly's part on that show, which also popularized that style through the 50's and 60's. Her big hit (at 13) was "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". She continued to perform, record, and appear on many variety shows.
Bobby Lewis Country Recording Artist
Grand Ole Opry
Bobby Wright Country Recording Artist
Bobby recorded for Decca and United Artists, but he also had an acting career as Willy Moss, the PT-73 radio operator in the T.V. show McHale's Navy. Bobby is the son of Grand Ole Opry legends Johnnie Wright and Kitty Wells.
Kay Adams Country Recording Artist
"Top New Female Vocalist" CMA Awards, 1965
First charted female truck driving song "Little Pink Mac"
Kay recorded albums with Dick Curless in the late 60's, as well as several of her own reccordings. I worked with her for the better part of a year. She is one of my favorite people.
Kay Austin Country Recording Artist
Jeris Ross Country Recording Artist
Patsy Sledd Country Recording Artist Patsy was a great entertainer who toured as part of Roy Acuff's and George Jone's shows, but dropped out of a promising career to raise her son. I've always admired her for that. When she began recording again, for Nashville's Showtime Records, in the late 80's, Patsy was voted Female Vocalist of the Year by the Independant Record Industry. As well as guest appearances on Buck Owen's Hee-Haw, Patsy also was featured on the show's album "I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night".
Jerry Jack Adams Seattle Recording Artist Jerry hails back to the early days of the country music scene in Bakersfield, California, but found the Pacific Northwest more to his liking. We played a "sit-down" gig at the "White Shutters" in Seattle for over 3 years before the band moved to Fairbanks, Alaska for another sit-down there at the Sunset Strip, which lasted a couple of years. Recorded at Bear Creek, The Music Farm, Pacific West and other studios around the Seattle area during the late 70's and 80's.
Johnny Rusk The Johnny Rusk Elvis Show Johnny is a great entertainer and a super individual. He was not an "Elvis Impersonator", but, rather, did a "Tribute" to Elvis. It was a great show that ran non-stop from beginning to end and one I will always cherish.
Gary Bryant Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist Gary got a gig, at age 17, as the featured singer with the well-known T. Texas Tyler band, frequent guests on the Grand Ole Opry and Louisiana Hayride. In the 1950s, he opened shows with his rockabilly style for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. He frequently toured with Johnny Horton. Although a good entertainer in his own right, Gary's greatest achievements were his songwriting for such artists as Johnny Paycheck, Ferlin Husky, Roger Miller, Faron Young, and others.