Archive for the ‘Budrock “Buddy” Prewitt’ Category

Willie & Merle (Cow Palace)

Thursday, April 16th, 2015



This is another rare poster, from Budrock’s amazing collection of posters, passes, pictures.

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The Texas Flag flies tonight in tonight in Missouri behind Willie Nelson

Monday, March 30th, 2015


Thank you Budrock, for sending these photos from tonight’s show in Missouri.

Buddy said he was happy because he gets to hang the Texas flag, after going five shows without the flag. It looks great back where it belongs.

Bobby Flaco wasn’t as happy though. His console would not fit in the sound booth at the venue.  He had to go digital!


Willie Nelson ends his show with birthday love for Budrock

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Budrock, Lighting Director for Willie Nelson and Family, celebrated his sixty-fifth birthday at a Willie Nelson and Family Show. I asked him how many birthdays he has worked on his birthday at a WN&F show in all the decades he has worked for Willie, and he told me, “Most of them”.


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On Saturday night, just as Willie was saying goodnight to the crowd, and thanking us, (yeah, him thanking us — crazy, right?), Willie’s daughter Amy scurried up beside her dad and whispered in his ear. Then, just as the band was getting ready to play that lively music they play when Willie walks off the stage, Willie puts his hands in the air and says, “Wait, wait, Stop!”  And he said he just got reminded it was Budrock’s birthday, and then he led everyone in a sing along. It was pretty sweet.


Happy Birthday, Budrock!

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

All the best wishes for a great birthday to Buddy Prewitt, Willie Nelson & Family lighting director.  Spending another birthday at a Willie Nelson & Family Show.   Even if he has to work today, it’s pretty cool.



Happy Birthday to Budrock “the Illuminator” Prewitt, lighting director for Willie Nelson and Family. Spending another birthday at a Willie Nelson and family show! That is living large. Even if he has to work.


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Willie Nelson & Family, Skovdalen, Aalborg (Torsdag 29, Juni 2000)

Thursday, March 19th, 2015


Thanks, Budrock, for cool poster picture.

Willie Nelson: Best in the West (and the North, East, South)

Friday, March 13th, 2015



Thanks, Guthrie Thomas and Budrock Prewitt

Poodie, Budrock and Kris, Jr.

Friday, March 6th, 2015



Thanks to Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, lighing director for Willie Nelson & Family for sharing this cool rare photo of him with Poodie and Kris Kristofferson, Jr., taken at Highwaymen Show.

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.

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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

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!”