Archive for the ‘Budrock “Buddy” Prewitt’ Category

Buddy Bear gets laid at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

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Everyone missed Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July picnic. He’s been at every picnic I’ve ever been too, and except for the band, he’s probably been to more picnics than anyone, either as a fan or as a crew member.

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Janis from Texas, Clem Brown, Terry Thompson, pose with Buddy Bear, at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

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Budrock says goodbye to band and crew, as they load up to leave for the 4th of July picnic in Fort Worth.

Budrock is Willie Nelson’s & Family’s Lighting Engineer, and he was injured early last month. He broke his heel, and tore and stretched and bent and punctured other parts of his feet, during a routine jump from the stage, setting up for a show. So sad; surgeons still waiting for swelling and infection to go down before they can do anything.  Ouch.  I can’t look at the photos; too painful.

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Anyway, Budrock wasn’t there, but Budrock the Bear, or Buddy Bear, as the girls call him, was there to represent. He gave orders, growled at a few people, handed out guitar picks to a few lucky fans, and goofed around with Bobby at the sound board. And he posed for pictures with Buddy’s friends.

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I know Buddy Bear was a virgin when the day started out, but by the end of the night, I think his life had changed forever. Women kept coming to get him and take him away, then bring him back with his fur all fluffed. I don’ t know. He didn’t say anything, but he was smiling.

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LG wanted to send his best wishes to Budrock, too, and Janis and I photo bombed his picture.

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Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt injured

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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Poor Budrock! Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, Lighting Director for Willie Nelson & Family, was injured working at a Willie Nelson show recently. He was performing something he routinely does every nightm getting off of a stage, but it was a perfect storm for a freak accident, resulting in a broken heel, broken or sprained ankle, and who knows what else. (They have to wait for the swelling to go down to see how bad everything is. Ouch! Just typing that hurts. It’s got to be hard for anyone as active and Budrock is.

These pictures tell the sad story.

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Buddy has been to the emergency room, and doctors and specialists, poked and prodded; now he is waiting for the swelling to go down, so a prognosis diagnosis can be done.  He is in a lot of pain.

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I talked to him last week, and his spirits are amazingly high for the seriousness of the accident.

“I’m discovering new colors for the shows; interesting shades of Black and Blue and Purple and Green.”

“My socks are lasting twice as long.”

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If you want to send a card or gift to Budrock, send it to:

Budrock Prewitt
The Pro Shop
Pednerales Cut and Put
807 Paisley Drive
Spicewood, Texas 78669

Willie Nelson & Family @ White Oak Amphitheater (Greensboro, NC)

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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Thank you Budrock “the Illuminator” Prewitt, for sending the view from the sound board/ light board tent, today before tonight’s show at the White Oak Amphitheater.  Looks like a great place for a concert!

Willie Nelson Pick of the Day: Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss on tour

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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Another beautiful Willie Nelson guitar pick, designed by Budrock Prewitt and Guthrie Thomas, www.gtpicks.com.

The Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss, 3 Month, 2014, Tour has begun…
Guitar Pick designs by Willie’s Executive Lighting Director,
Dr. Buddy “Budrock” Prewitt. This is going to be a great tour, indeed….

Backstage at the Backyard

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

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I asked Paul English if I could do a selfie with him, and he said, “I have no idea what that is, but okay.” Then I said I would love to have a Me and Paul picture; that everyone wants one. He is such a gracious man.
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Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt

I took these selfies in the morning before the Willie Nelson and family show at the BackYard Amphitheater last Tuesday. Now I think I know why everyone avoided me all afternoon — fear of selfies on Facebook.

Thanks to these kind folks for being good sports; no one said no, even though they were all busy and on their way to do something somewhere.

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John Selman
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Dallas Wayne, Sirius XM Radio

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Amy Nelson
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Waylon Payne

Willie Nelson & Family @the Greek (4/12/14)

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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Thank you Buddy Prewitt, Willie Nelson & Family’s lighting director, for sending this picture of the poster for tonight’s show at the Greek Theater.

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

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Thanks to Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt for this breaking news.

Willie Nelson @ Wiltern TONIGHT!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Thanks to Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, for taking time to photograph this classic venue, and sending me a picture to share here!

Willie Nelson Crew Member shoots his Age

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Henderson, NV.

While enjoying a day off Sunday before Willie Nelson’s upcoming performance in Henderson, Nevada, some of Willie’s Road Crew hit the links at the Westin Resort and Spa where Nelson was appearing. Windy conditions greeted the musical fivesome, but amazingly, just two days after his 64th birthday, crew member, Buddy “Budrock” Prewitt had the best round of his life. Despite the 30 to 40 mph winds that blew the crew all day, it helped Mr. Prewitt card not only his personal best, but miraculously one shot off the course record (63) held by Jesper Parnevick.

His amazing 8 under par (64) matches his age. Round highlights include only 3 missed fairways, 1 shot played from the sand, he required 21 putts for the round including 14 one putt holes. He even had two bogeys, but offset them nicely with eight birdies and an amazing eagle on the signature 547 yard, 13th hole, where his second shot ricocheted off the Drink cart, rolling to within 8 inches of the hole.

It was his first ever sub par round. He has been playing golf 52 years. The 15 handicapper had a previous low round of 79 in 1986.

Prewitt, dressed in a red Callaway hat, a blue and white Callaway Shirt, credited Callaway Golf for the clubs, hats, shirts, and balls, thanked his playing partners, and said that during the round that he had the Beatles song “When I’m Sixty Four” playing over and over in his head. He also said he felt like he was in heaven all day and then added he dreamed something similar not too long ago.

Nelson played to a sold out audience Monday Night at the Westin Resort and Spa kicking off their 2014 Spring Music Series.

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    AKA in Willie’s words, “The Illuminator”

            http://www.budrock.com/

 It was a whole lot easier to get older than it was to get wise

Budrock’s shirt asks the question we’d all like to ask

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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Thanks to Budrock for posing for Janis Tillerson at the Heartbeaker Banquet, in Luck, Texas.   Nice shirt!

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Willie Nelson & Family @ the Orpheum (March 5, 2014)

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Thank you, Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, Lighting Director for Willie Nelson & Family for sending this cool photo of Orpheum, venue for tonight’s show.

You know how I love to see Willie Nelson’s name up in lights!

Willie Nelson’s crew

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

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Thanks to Budrock, for these behind-the-scenes photos. So much goes on, the crew works so hard, so that we fans can enjoy a Willie Nelson & Family show night after night after night. Thanks, guys!

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Willie Nelson, Sold Out

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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Thanks go out to Budrock “Buddy” Prewitt, for sharing this photo of a Willie Nelson & Family Show poster.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

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Thank you Budrock Prewitt, for sharing another item from your vast collection.

Willie Nelson and Budrock Prewitt

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

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Thank you Budrock for sharing this classic photo with us.