Buddy Miles Memorial
Message from Muggie,
From Mark Leach, The Miles and Hicks' family's and all of the members and crew of the BUDDY MILES EXPRESS;
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and respect to all of you who contributed their time and talent making Austin's "BUDDY MILES" Memorial concert such an astonishing and memorable sucess.
First, for those who were unable to attend,
The lineup included:
--Cyril Neville and Tribe 13
The Buddy Miles Express:
--Mark Leach - B3/synth/vocals/Band Leader
--Rod Kohn -Guitar/vocals/Co leader
Chuck "Popcorn" Louden-Drums
--with Special Guests:
--Bernie Worrell (Funkadelic/ George Clinton)- Synth
--Tommy Shannon (SRV's " Double Trouble") -Bass
Sly's Family Stone with:
-- Gregg Errico -Drums
-- Cynthia RobinsonTrumpet/vocals
-- Jerry Martini- Tennor sax/vocals
--Leon Hendrix (Jimi's Brother) Guitar/vocals
--Randy Pavlock and 24/7 (show coordinater)-guitar
--Dug Pinnick (Kings X) - Bass/Vocals
--Gary Lewis -Alto Sax
-- Tammi Brown Vocals/Tambourine
--Dylan Meek -Piano
-- Vernon Davis Guitar/Vocals
--Geoffrey Mennin -Piano/Organ
-- Ruben Rayes_Percussion
Con Funk Shun: Felton Pilates,
Lance Lopez Band
The Sixth Chamber (from L.A.)
Rocky Athas Band
"Threadgill's" for providing their stage under the stars as the setting for such a great night.
Bernie Worrell- for keepin' it funky like a bow legged monkey
Dug Pinnick- for singin' and four stringin' like nobody's business
Cynthia Robinson -for singin' and bringin' your special glo to the show..wow
Felton Pilates- for saving my backside when my organ never showed up... oh yeah, and for bringing the Funk Shun to the function in pro style.
Leon Hendrix -for love you allways bring to the stage.
Tommy Shannon -for bringing it on for big Bud. He thought the world of you. Ditto for me.
Cyril Neville- and his band for setting the bar for the rest of the show. Worked like a dream.
Rod Kohn just for being your bad $#% self and helping to make it all come together so sweet........as allways
Popcorn- for givin' us the Bud ya got in your blood. Drums Drums Drums..
Randy Pavlock -for your many hours of work and dedication to help make this a "Night to Remember". Keep on rockin' the blues. It was great.
Vernon Davis- and Tammi Brown for the heart and soul in your voices. You did take us Down By the River.
Gregg Errico- for.... well for... uh I bet the drum set won't forget that anytime soon. What a bad man!
Geoffrey Mennin.- for shining "first class" as usual. We owe you much over all these years and look forward to many more.
Jerry Martini -for the joy of sax. Also thanks for reminding me just how bad you are. Hats off!
Dylan Meek -for bringing your "one of a kind" ness to the stage. Much love my brother.
Gary Harris- for the studio, the rehersal space, the smooth transportation, the hospitality, the brotherhood and last but not least, for taking the funky "G" sax to the max
Tommy Treiffic- for bringing the beautiful drums and knowing just when to thump onem.
The Sixth Chamber for your patience after a long journey. All the luck to the band. Sorry you got so little stage time but it didnt stop ya from kickin up a storm.
Ruben Rayes- for the fine percussion work and for gettin' me back to the roost in style.
Lance Lopez -for takin' no prisoners. Didn't expect ya to my bro.
Maximus Ent. =For doing what they do best.
T.R.Anthony for moving ua all with your beautiful memorial solo.
And foremost to Buddy's wife Miss Sherrilae and daughter Chelsea for changing my best friends life into something he had allways hoped for. Buddy Miles left us as a happy, truly loved man thanks to you. I will never forget. and by the way, what a beautiful event you built too ladies!