“Bury Me Beneath the Willow” www.bobbythompsonbanjo.com Bobby Thompson Fan Club on Facebook.com From Franklin, Tennessee. One of country musics best known studio musicians of the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. One of the first chromatic (or melodic) style banjo players. Influenced many others. Early 60′s, worked with Jim and Jesse. Was a member of the group Area Code 615. Played theme music to Hee Haw, and also played banjo on movie soundtracks: Smokey and the Bandit, Coal Miners Daughter, Urban Cowboy, many others. Played on hit songs by such artists as Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Jim & Jesse, Hank Snow, Tammy Wynette, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe, Dolly Parton, Perry Como, Eddy Arnold, Les Paul, Connie Smith, Merle Haggard, Trini Lopez, the Monkees, Olivia Newton-John, Melanie, Jimmy Buffett, Dr Hook, Leon Russell, Neil Young and many others.
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