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