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Norton Buffalo Dies

on November 1, 2009 No comments

October 31, 2009

Rest in Peace, brother

Norton Buffalo 1951-2009

Last week at Westfest 2009 in Golden Gate Park, David Denny, another member of the Steve Miller Band (wrote The Stake on Book of Dreams) played a very heartfelt tribute to Norton Buffalo. Norton had recently been diagnosed with cancer and passed away yesterday. The tribute was Back to the Island, a Leon Russell song, here it is…we love you Norton! – David Denny, October 25, 2009, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

tip: most convenient way to listen while browsing along is to use the popup button of the player.

update: Monday, November 2nd, 2009. I received word that Norton Buffalo did actually find out this song was performed in his honor before he died last Friday. On Monday, October 26, 2009, the very next day after Westfest, Norton called David Denny to thank him. But he may have never actually heard the song, unless he was watching on the internet. Norton died 5 days later.

update: November 1, 2009 >>> there will be another tribute to Norton Buffalo today, Sunday on the show Good Olde Fashioned Folk Show on KHCO Chico (should be 1-2pm PST Sunday, November 1st). This show is now recorded and archived here (first 5 minutes are choppy due to connection, but stable after that)

Also tonight, Sunday > Blues with Bowker – Bill Bowker – Sunday Evenings 7-10pm on The Crush, Healdsburg KRSH from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
KRSH Healdsburg tribute recorded and archived.

Also KVMR in Nevada City where they said that tonight there are many stations across Northern California playing tribute to Norton. There was a brief live link between KRSH and KVMR. Hope somebody recorded the KVMR show.

Nortons life will be celebrated Jan. 23 at the Fox Theater in Oakland in a benefit concert starring the Steve Miller Band and the Doobie Brothers, with special guests Huey Lewis, George Thorogood, Charlie Musselwhite and Bonnie Raitt.

Norton Buffalo performs with his band The Knockouts at the 2008 Mountain Harvest Festival in Quincy © Roxann Vallado
Norton Buffalo performs with his band The Knockouts at the 2008 Mountain Harvest Festival in Quincy
© Roxann Vallado

David Denny and friends, last week (performers are Carlos Reyes on violin, Byron Allred on keyboards, and Greg Douglass on guitar, Prairie Prince of The Tubes on drums

David Denny - West Fest the 40th anniversary of Woodstock in Golden Gate Park - October 25, 2009 © Dave Golden
David Denny – West Fest the 40th anniversary of Woodstock in Golden Gate Park – October 25, 2009
© Dave Golden
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