Born Bradley F. Jones in Ames, Iowa, he first became known after entering Guitar Player Magazine's International Reader's Soundpage Competition in 1988 on a whim. He submitted an original composition, titled Back Porch Boogie, as well as a cover of Salty Dog Blues, recorded using a reel-to-reel recorder and then transferred to cassette using a boombox. Jones came in first place out of nearly 900 entries. He went on to win the National Fingerpicking Championship at Winfield, Kansas in 1990.
In 1995, Jones became a spokesman for Godin guitars, playing a custom instrument he named "Pearl" for the mother of pearl inlay of his name on the neck. He toured often, earning the nicknames "Le Machine Gun" and "Pistola" for his fast playing style. That same style earned the notice of Chet Atkins, who described Buster by saying; "Buster B. Jones is the best fingerpicker I've heard since Jerry Reed... He plays like he's double parked."
In this DVD lesson Buster B. Jones presents a wonderful collection of Songs of Inspiration and Joy.
From a classical styled arrangement of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen to the spirited country fingerpicking of Jingle Bell Rock to the quiet serenity of Do You Hear What I Hear, you will be treated to a wide variety of styles, techniques and approaches for arranging and playing gospel songs and holiday melodies. This is a fun and challenging lesson for the intermediate fingerpicker.
Titles include: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Winter Wonderland, Do You Hear What I Hear, Jingle Bell Rock, In The Garden and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
74 minutes - Level 2/3 - Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD
Review: A Must For Those Who Liked And Loved Buster B. Jones! - pcdoctor/Amazon Customer Review
Review: Buster is a master finger picker and his passing will leave a big hole in the music world. I loved the lesson and have learned a couple of songs already...Buster really know how to voice the chords... You learn these arrangements and you will impress all your guitar playing friends. - Music fan/Amazon Customer Review