Randy Buckner

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

For Randy Buckner, the sounds of Merle Travis’ guitar picking would fill his grandparents’ home on North Grant Avenue, where he spent the week from time to time when he was a young child. These records were a pivotal point for Buckner’s music. At 9, he picked up his first guitar. By the time he was 15, he had the opportunity to join Travis onstage.

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Randy Buckner was in the studio to share his Merle-Travis style guitar picking with us and even sang a few tunes.