Archive for the ‘Budrock “Buddy” Prewitt’ Category

Willie Nelson Guitar Pick of the Day: Willie Nelson for President

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015


Thanks to Budrock Prewitt and Guthrie Thomas for another beautiful guitar pick.

Willie Nelson’s Birthday Party (April 28, 1979)

Friday, February 20th, 2015



Thanks to Budrock Prewitt, for sharing photos of his souvenirs, photos, passes, pictures and guitar picks.  He has an amazing collection, gathered over decades of working for Willie Nelson & Family.

Willie Nelson Live on Stage at Cain’s

Saturday, February 7th, 2015



Thank you, Budrock Prewitt, for sharing another poster from his collection.

The Highwaymen

Thursday, January 29th, 2015



Thanks, Budrock, for sharing this poster from your collection.

Willie Nelson: Tour Brasil 1992

Monday, January 19th, 2015


Thank you, Budrock Prewitt, for this cool poster.

Willie Nelson Guitar Pick of the day: Happy 2015!

Saturday, January 10th, 2015



Yay, first guitar pick of 2015 has been released!

“The first of many Willie Guitar Picks to start off the New Year. The top pick is a genuine sketch drawn by Willie, and the 2nd pick below is for his shows tonight and tomorrow night at the House of Blues here in Las Vegas. I hand delivered them today to Dr. Budrock, Willie’s Lighting Director and good friend, at the Mandalay Bay Resort where the House of Blues is located…Now, where is my Red Headed Stranger CD for the drive down there.

Have a good one everyone.”

Guthrie Thomas

Men at Work

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014


Nice to see Budrock back where he belongs, after recovering from some freak accidents.


And Bobby Lemons on the sound board!

Happy Anniversary, Budrock Prewitt! (started working for Willie Nelson & Family Nov. 18, 1977)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014


Congratulations, Budrock “Buddy” Prewitt, beginning a new year (his 38th), with Willie Nelson & Family.  This concert with WN&F and Linda Ronstadt  was his first show first show, at the SuperDome in New Orleans.   This is the poster from that show.

DSC_0346 by you.

Congratulations, Buddy, here’s to many more years to come.


“That was awhile back and I’m still here. Lucky, I guess. Greatful, for sure.” — Buddy

Think about it, Buddy has seen more Willie Nelson & Family shows than anyone ever anywhere!    His job doesn’t just involve getting in early and getting the lights set up, he works throughout the show and can’t slip away for a nap or snack.  That’s a lot of Willie Nelson & Family music!

[ed note:  I wanted to write that Buddy can’t ‘slip away to get stoned or get laid’, but it didn’t seem appropriate to write here, so I went with the nap and the snack thing. — Linda]


“On the road again”. Buddy “Budrock” Prewitt (SHOWCO lighting designer/director) catches a smoke during David Bowie’s 1976 Isolar “Station to Station” tour. Buddy resigned from SHOWCO in 1980 to work exclusively for Willie Nelson as his lighting director.  Please like our FB page SHOWCO the Book. Thank you!”



Budrock Prewitt and Ben Dorcy, III

Sunday, November 16th, 2014


Buddy Prewitt, “The Illuminator”, back at work with Willie Nelson & Family, and Ben Dorcy, III, the world’s oldest Roadie, in New Braunfels, Tx, taking a break duirng set up of the Willie Nelson & Family show tonight.

Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt and his pet snake

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Buddy with Cherie and Sue Anne, at Willie Nelson’s Cut N Put Perdenales Golf Course

Everyone was happy to see pictures of our favorite lighting engineer, Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, at the Poodie Locke celebration event on Saturday. The golf tournament, the first annual (1st Sat in Oct.), brought together family and friends of Poodie Locke, tour manager for Willie Nelson and Family.

Up to his merry prankster ways, Buddy scared many people at the event (mostly cute women, I think), with his snake. And I am not speaking metaphorically, he had a snake in a cooler. He rode around in his golf cart and kindly offered a cold drink to the unsuspecting, and then when the lid opened,  a snake popped up!


Hope to see him at a Willie Nelson and Family Show, soon! Without his snake.

Thanks to Janis from Texas for her photo!

Buddy plays Forty-One Miles of Golf in One Day

Monday, September 29th, 2014



“On July 7, 1988, I was 38….. seems like yesterday.

We teed off at 12:01 AM and played non stop until 10 PM (22 hours).

We played with glow balls till the sun came up.”

— Buddy

Thank you Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, for sending along this story from the past.  Check out his website for more of his unique collection:

Budrock is still home in Texas, recovering from a work-related accident last June.  Here’s the latest.

Update on the Great Illuminator.
(Thanks Margie Lemons)


Willie Nelson Guitar pick of the day: Farm Aid 2014

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Oh, it’s always exciting when a new pick design is released, and Guthrie Thomas kindly shares a picture of it. But it is so very extra exciting to see a new Farm Aid Guitar Pick! As always, lovingly designed by Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, and Guthrie Thomas, of Guthrie Thomas Guitar Picks.

The lost interviews: Budrock Prewitt’s interview with Willie Nelson about Poodie Locke (circa 1980)

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014


“This was done in my living room in Dallas in 1980. It was me and a few Willie Vinyl Albums and a cassette machine.  Crude but funny.”

Buddy “Budrock” Prewitt
Willie Nelson & Family
Lighting Director aka “The Illuminator”

Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out the car window.

I feel bad that Budrock “The Illuminator” is still off the road, home in Texas, healing from an injury last June.  It’s gotta be killing him.   But, he continues to heal, slowly, and I know he appreciates all the good wishes folks send him.

Thanks to Buddy for sharing this ‘interview’ he had about Poodie Locke, with someone who knew him well,  Willie Nelson.






Budrock got his #WillieNelson #RollingStone

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Nice to see this face again, and to learn that Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt continues to heal after his accident last June.

Here’s the latest photo of the leg.


Sending Budrock some love

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014


“Lighting Director for 38 years now for Willie Nelson, Dr. Buddy “Budrock” Prewitt, L.D., and, a close friend, teacher, and mentor of mine, as well as many more, broke his foot rather badly and he had to go off tour for Willie to care for this serious injury. Why don’t you all send him a, “Get back on your Feet Soon Budrock” note as a favor to me. This will, of course, irritate him and piss him off a great deal but, it will keep his mind off his foot for a while and I’ll take the heat, and believe, he can dish it out. His email is:
Thanks. It is Good Medicine…”

Guthrie Thomas

Send cards to:

Budrock Prewett
Pedernales Golf Course
807 Paisley Drive
Spicewood, TX 78669