I recently came across a tribute to Buddy Holly and I was reminded once again how timeless and truthful this great artist and Americana Music songwriter is. It amazes me how all of his songs are just as magical and transcending as the day he wrote them. It was so cool seeing his wife and inspiration, Maria Elena sitting in the audience of this concert, while singers like Stevie Nicks, Chris Isaac, Michelle Branch, Peter Asher and Raul Malo performed Buddy’s beautiful songs. There is not a lot of this simple, wonderful Americana Music being written today.
Even though I have been playing and singing these songs for many years, I was truly re-inspired to keep writing and to have the courage and integrity to stay the course of what this incredible artist began. Though Buddy was successful even in his own day, it has been over the passage of time that his legacy has really become clear through his inspiration for songwriters like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and other great musicians. I was reminded again by this Americana Music tribute that while trends in music may come and go without any long lasting impact, artists like Buddy Holly will always be cherished and never fade away.