Thursday, May 16, 2013

Braxton Schuffert, Original Drifting Cowboy

Braxton Schuffert
Alabama musician Braxton Schuffert, a country singer and songwriter who was one of Hank Williams’s original Drifting Cowboys, died on April 26 at the age of 97. This program is a rebroadcast of his 2011 interview with folkorist Deborah Boykin.  Mr. Schuffert talks about his early life, his experience performing on WSFA radio and his long friendship with Williams, which began when Schuffert made a delivery to the boarding house run by Hank's mother. He also describes the experience of co-writing a song with Williams and talks about his own compositions.

1 comment:

Brian O'Barr said...

When my mother was in 9th grade she auditioned to sing on a weekly program at WSFA. Hank and his band often accompanied them when they were in town. Another Musician who accompanied them was a man she thought may have been a relative to Toni Tenniele