Pioneering rock guitarist who recorded with The Band, among other rock acts.
By fourteen, he was already recording with the country legend Dale Hawkins.
His favorite guitar was a 1953 Fender Telecaster, which he nicknamed Nancy.
He was one of the middle children in a family of four to Bill Buchanan, who was a sharecropper during the Depression, and his wife was Minnie Bell Reed.
His song "Sweet Dreams" is on the soundtrack of Martin Scorcese's Oscar-winning film The Departed.