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Moose Lodge , 3919 Mickey Gilley Blvd, Pasadena, Texas

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A very fun interview I had with Zach Tate  click on link and go to my interview  on video  ” - Zach Tate

Bay Area Houston Magazine

Randy Meadows- #12 True Country Most Played in 2011-Check out the charts !!” - Fred Boning

Roots Music Report 2011

  Texas Jazz on the Sideroads    by Dana Rogers originally published on JazzHouston.comJun 29th, 2002  How do you talk about a Country artist to jazz lovers? And better yet, why do it? Randy Meadows is a heart-stopping country crooner (a rarity these days in the cut-and-paste, watery world of contemporary C&W music). He listens to jazz--loves Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. But Randy ain't a jazz artist, he's a "picker," a singer/songwriter, the likes of which probably won't show up soon on BET Jazz or in Downbeat Magazine. With furrowing brow, you might be asking, "What exactly has this all to do with jazz?" Well, take your itchy finger off the left-click button while, before your very eyes, I magically tie Randy Meadows into the jazz world. His new CD "Family Portrait" will feature posthumously his legendary father, the late Bucky Meadows, a jazz artist who was captured in the C&W market. (Whew!) Influenced heavily by Tal Farlow, Pat Martino and Wes Montgomery, Bucky was yet another 'behind-the-scenes' cat whose importance was no less to great musicians than if he'd been dubiously knighted by mainstream recognition. During one of his visits to Houston in the early 90's, a few of us walked with Bucky into celebrated guitar-haven Evans Music City--and business came to a wide-eyed standstill, as if to hail the appearance of royalty: "Bucky Meadows is here!" (Among his admirers is Grammy-winner Floyd Domino, who credits Bucky as being the musician who most inspired him.) Born and reared in Cleveland, Texas, Bucky's first big gig was in 1953, when he replaced Floyd Cramer as the pianist on Hank Thompson's band. Bucky's presence helped to refine the sound of the group, which has since been described as a "Magical blend of big band bravura with fiddle and steel guitar." This brought Bucky wider recognition, and launched a prolific session-playing career with Star Day records and performances with Western Swing giants, The Texas Playboys and Asleep At The Wheel. During his road days in 1961, Bucky Meadows met up with an unknown artist named Willie Nelson at a gig at The 66 Ballroom, on Jensen Drive in Houston. Bucky was learning to play guitar, and Willie a guitarist wanting to learn more tunes. Thus was born a symbiotic, musical partnership that grew and ripened over the years. Willie's successes became Bucky's successes, and Bucky was well provided for as one of Willie's cherished, musical highwaymen. As the tide brought fortune to Willie, he provided Bucky with his own residence in the Texas Hill Country--close to his heart, and close as possible to his recording studio. Of course, Bucky appeared on many of Willie's recordings, in the movie "Red Headed Stranger", and was artistic consultant for many others who came through Willie's label.  Somewhere along the way, Bucky sired a young fella who was to follow not too far behind him, forging his own path in the musical forest. I met Randy Meadows in 1988 and knew this unusually special man for about a week when he pronounced me his honorary cousin. When he took me to meet "Uncle Bucky", I had no idea that another "cousin", Mike Wheeler, was a regular fixture at the notorious, "family" jam-a-thons over at Willie's estate. Nor did I know that I would someday be thrust literally into the mix and have the privilege to appear on a CD with all three...Randy's "Family Portrait". Recorded at Willie Nelson's studio, it features Randy's picturesque songs (best served with a thermosful of hot coffee, in an over-the-road vehicle with a window-seat view of Texas' rolling hills!) You will also hear masterful (as usual) guitar work by Houston's Mike Wheeler, backing vocals by myself and veteran producer Doug Driesel (Mickey Gilley, David Allen Coe), and a farewell appearance by Randy's dad. Bucky's home over in Austin remains untouched--except by his spirit, and latter-day Texana musicians who come around now and then to feel and remember what Bucky Meadows brought us, musically and otherwise. He is remembered. ” - Dana Rogers

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