From the cornfields of Woodson County to the Halls of Fame
A compelling true story of a simple farm boy and his love for the sea and
The world was a lot different in 1926 when Buster Jenkins was born. He learned
at a young age to be "tougher'n a boot". He walked two miles to school in the Kansas
cold and lived in a house with no plumbing. After an injury from a fall on his horse,
he still managed to get around and now some 75 years later, Buster tells some great
stories about his life at sea and his love of music that led him to the Colorado
Country Music Hall of Fame and Mid-America Fiddlers Hall of Fame.
In Tougher'n a Boot, Buster tells of a life that was both terribly
difficult and wonderfully exciting. Born on a farm during the Depression,
Buster found his passion for music early in life. He first heard a radio
when he was ten years old. And the sound of the fidle music touched him
deeply. He had already shown talent with guitar and banjo, but playing the fiddle was
his calling. And though his parents thought he didn't need to go to high
school, he insisted on going to learn all he could froma great music
teacher. And from then on, music would determine his way.
Buster became known in Colorado for radio deejaying and producing a weekly
stage show, "The Rocky Mountain Jamboree". He booked and played with many
Bluegrass groups and country music legends.
The book also includes stories of Buster's Marine Corps days when he again
earned his reputation as being "tougher'n a boot." But he also tells of his great
love for his family, his memorable performances for presidents and others,
and the many people he met along the way. It has been quite a life for Buster
Jenkins. And it is a pleasure to read about a man who has lived so well.
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