Buzz Busby

Born: September 6, 1933
Eros, LA, USA

Significant Achievements

  • Was a regular on the television show Hayloft Hoedown on WRC-TV (Washington, D.C.) from 1954-1955.
  • Was a regular on the television show Louisiana Hayride on KWKH (Shreveport, La.) from 1955-1956.

The youngest of nine children, Buzz Busby grew up on a farm in Louisiana. His older brother taught him to play the guitar on a Sears special, and eventually, Buzz taught himself to play the mandolin. Buzz played throughout his youth, but upon graduation, Buzz went into the FBI. It wasn't long before he decided to make music his life, and he began playing again. He was featured on the Louisiana Hayride, as well as producing hit songs throughout the 50's and 60's. His style has gained him a reputation as one of the best bluegrass mandolin players in North America.

Thanks to Katherine Connella, neice of Buzz Busby, for her contributions on Buzz Busby's life and career.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Mandolin Songwriter Vocals


Buzz Busby Has Worked With:
Jim Eanes Leon Morris
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