BUSTER JENKINS, a Man to follow down the "Journey of Life," but few are able
I met Buster nearly 55 years ago when we were both invited to a party by our
girlfriends. He brought along his guitar and I also brought mine. We became
friends, and I'm proud to say he has been a loyal and true friend through
At an early age, Buster said he wanted two things in his life — he
wanted to go to sea and he wanted to be a fiddle player. He has set these
goals and more than fulfilled them.
As a small boy, he was entertaining classmates and friends in a one-room
country school. That was the beginning of a long and successful journey
through a musical career that brought him success and provided happiness to a lot
of people. He's a country musician as well as a bluegrass musician and plays
about any instrument that has strings on it. He is a Master Showman, MC
and Comedian. He can do it all.
On a personal note, he introduced me to bluegrass music many years ago,
for which I am very grateful. He was the first person I had ever seen
play a five-string banjo. I'm pleased to see him write this book, for now he can
add successful author to his many achievements. I guess if he decides to run for
Governor, he'll get my vote! For the many things that happened to him while
at sea and his journey and climb in the music industry, you'll just have to read
He has been a friend to my family and me for many years, and I wish him
much success in this new venture and anything else he might decide to do.
GO GET'EM, BUS!