Chattin’ with Roy Buchanan at the Town Pump


By Steve Newton

Not sure exactly when this was taken. Mid-’80s, maybe? I’d interviewed The Master of the Telecaster on the phone and then gone to see him play the Town Pump.

Former Georgia Straight accountant/photographer/man-about-town Mila Geran took this shot. I like how that old Town Pump piano shows up behind us.

It was such a shock and downer when the troubled Buchanan was found hanged from his own shirt in a Virginia jail cell on 14 August 1988.

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