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Comments & Recollections 25

MICK COMBS is one of the many who still remember all the great lines from the Bud & Travis in Concert album, especially the intro to Cloudy Summer Afternoon.

” I love the comments of Bud & Travis during a concert. The most memorable (to me), is after doing "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya'", the remark, "we'd like to do something grim now!."

Mick Combs
January 2007

LEE GUM recalls with regret a missed dopportunity to meet with one of his musical heroes.

“I have pretty much all Travis Edmonson's records, with and without bud and still love them. So sorry to hear about Bud and also of Travis' health problems.

One night I was up at North Beach in San Francisco.  I walked into a place,  and there was Travis! He had just finished a gig, and the place was empty except for the two of us. I said hello, and left.  I've kicked myself many times since then for not engaging in a conversation. This must have been around '70. Oh, what a missed opportunity!

Boy, do I love Travis Edmonson's music. I'm now 69 and still listen to it. Thanks for all. Oh yea!"

Lee Gum
August 2006

TEVE ROSEN is one of the ever-growing number of Travis Edmonson fans who've become aware of him via the Latin repertoire.

“I became aware of Travis Edmonson looking for a compilation of a song that I fell for, " Malagueña Salerosa," and I was tickled to read that it to was his favorite song to perform.

I love his rendition of this piece, and have become an instant fan.”

Steve Rosen
March 2008

RACHEL NORTH in Minnesota explains why Spotlight on Bud and Travis has a special place in her heart.

“When I was a little girl, I listened to “Jenny on A Horse.” All my life the courage of that lyric has stuck with me. I was thinking about how I wanted my little girl to hear that song; perhaps it would inspire her too. You can't imagine how delighted I was to find the Spotlight CD. Thanks so
much, I can't wait.

Rachel North
February 2009

Musician JEAN WILKINS is one of the many people who remember Travis Edmonson from the time he spent in Colorado.

"Travis Edmonson once stayed at our home in Denver for a week or two.

My mother LOVES the Latin Music -- and we have fond memories of Travis singing all through the night, many, many Spanish songs that my mother and father knew and loved. Travis was a wonderful influence on me as a musician as well."

Jean Wilkins
March 2008

GLEN OWEN in Washington sums up the quality of Travis Edmonson's talent in a sentence that says it all.

”Bud and Travis is still probably the best "folk" act with possible exception of The Weavers.”

Glen Owen
April 2007

LES SEELY in California echoes the sentiments of so many for whom Travis Edmonson's music has remained part of their lives every day.

“There are so many of us that think Travis Edmonson's music is simply the best. The tunes still run through our heads and he is the reason.”

Les Seely
March 2008

BEN LOPEZ fulfilled a long-time dream when he purchased the Perspective on Bud & Travis CD.
”I've been humming `So Long Stay Well' Since 1970.  I was five  yrs old  then, and still remember my Dad (who passed away in 1975) playing this song.

All the albums he had, of course, are long gone, but I just happen to type in `So Long Stay Well' on Google and there was amazing! Now I really understand why my father Loved Travis Edmonson's music.”

Ben Lopez
May 2007

Song writer MICHÈLE VICE-MASLIN recalls how Travis Edmonson offered a big career start.

“In August of 1979 I arrived "off the bus" (well the airplane) from New York City and landed at the Sheraton on Interstate10 in Tucson. I was just 18 and started my new life away from "home" and out west dreaming of being a singer and songwriter.

Well...Who was the first person I met...The One And Only Travis Edmonson!!! (Tucson's Traveling Ambassador Of Good Will as I was told). Travis was performing there on a regular basis. He  let me sing with him that first evening and many many many evenings to come. Travis was a great mentor to me and today I am a successful songwriter and music producer!


Michèle Vice-Maslin
August 2008

ateway Singers admirer as well as B&T fanPAUL GAJDOS in upstate New York has been a top supporter of the Travis Edmonson Collection, and he explains why.

“ Having been around for the folk boom of the late 50's and early 60's it seems like I always missed seeing Bud & Travis live.  I have had all their albums and Travis' solo albums on vinyl all these years, and now obtaining them on CD with clear sound and the convenience of playing them on a CD player it is fantastic. Travis' talent never ceased to amaze me. Now after all these years I can have these albums new again as they were intended to be. Thank you for issuing them and thank you Travis for autographing them for me. They are a folk treasure and so are you.”

Paul Gajdos
May 2006


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 Heartwarming and charming Comments about and Recollections of Travis Edmonson sent in to the website during the last six years of his life

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Travis Edmonson in Memoriam - the touching tributes which poured in after his passing on May 9, 2009

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Travis saluted in May 2008 on the occasion of a concert held in his honor

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