JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature approved a citation honoring the late Guy “Buddy” Tabor, who died last month in his Juneau home at 63 years old.
The citation notes that Tabor was born and raised in Roanoke, Va., and made his way to Alaska in 1967. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and the Alaska Railroad and on the trans-Alaska pipeline.
He spent a year in Mountain Village on the Yukon River in western Alaska, and eventually settled in Juneau.
All along the way, he played music, with enough original work to fill nine albums.
The citation says Tabor’s lyrics were gritty and full of real-world experiences and that his folksy, balladeer-style often featured just him and his guitar.