Archive for the ‘Budrock “Buddy” Prewitt’ Category

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Willie Nelson & Family at the Coronado (April 14, 2018)

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Thanks so much to Budrock the Illuminator, lighting director for Willie Nelson & Family for sending me this photo. He knows how much I love these WN&F billboard photos.

Willie Nelson, Weed the People

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Thanks, Budrock.

Santa Budrock

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, lighting director for Willie Nelson and family, undercover as Santa Clause. What a perfect Santa he makes.

Willie Nelson and Linda Ronstadt at the Super Dome (November 18, 1977)

Monday, November 18th, 2019

“1977.   Not my first Willie show as a fan, but the FIRST Willie show that I was the Lighting Director. That was awhile back and I’m still here. Lucky, I guess. Greatful, for sure.”

— Budrock “the Illuminator” Prewitt,
Lighting Directory, Willie Nelson and Family

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Monday, July 1st, 2019

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

And more art from Steve Brooks, with his ropey writing.

Willie Nelson & Family (Choctaw Casinos & Resorts) (March 10 2019)

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Willie Nelson Pick of the Day: Outlaw Festival

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Willie Nelson guitar picks

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Willie Nelson and Family in Newkirk, OK TONIGHT

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Thank you Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, lighting director for Willie Nelson & Family for sending this pic of the poster for tonight’s show in Oklahoma.

Happy Birthday Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

All the best wishes for a great birthday to Buddy Prewitt, Willie Nelson & Family lighting director.

Thanks Janis Tillerson for this photo of Budrock and Flaco in Luck.

Happy Birthday to Budrock “the Illuminator” Prewitt, lighting director for Willie Nelson and Family. I hope you are having a great day.

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Two Buds in Luck

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Thanks, Janis from Texas for taking pic of friends Budrock “the Illuminator” Prewitt and Cherie Brautigam, at the Luck Reunion in Texas today.

This pick’s for you

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Thanks to Janis from Texas, my on-the-spot reporter at the Luck Reunion.  I am snowbound in Colorado  and could not get out of town so I  am here enjoying the festival through photos from Janis.  I love this pic of Budrock and Willie Nelson Guitar Pick.

Happy Anniversary, Budrock Prewitt, Lighting Director for Willie Nelson and Family (first show: 11/18/1977)

Sunday, November 18th, 2018


Congratulations, Budrock “Buddy” Prewitt, beginning a new year as Lighting Director 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.

Thanks to Kevin Smith, for sharing this photo of his two crewmates.



Budrock has been a good friend of mine, and helpful with this blog, sending me photos and pictures and sharing his collections with me. Busy before shows, he finds time to take a picture of a billboard, or poster, and sends it to me to post on the blog. He knows how much Willie Nelson fans love hearing about Willie and seeing Willie. Buddy’s introduced me to some dear people, too, like Guthrie Thomas, who left us too soon. His Willie Nelson and Family guitar picks, designed by Buddy and Guthrie, and produced by Guthrie will be collected and loved by fans forever. I love my collection.

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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

Buddy has seen more Willie Nelson & Family shows than anyone ever anywhere!



“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!”