Jimmie Rodgers Saga
As told by Buffalo Benford with Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Tanya Tucker, Les Paul, Rosanne Cash,
Kris Kristofferson, Aaron Neville, Steve Earle, Buck Owens, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Bobby Bare, David Ball & More
WAITING FOR A TRAIN
WITH MERLE HAGGARD and Jimmie Rodgers
JIMMIE RODGERS SAGA
My Memoir written as book and movie storyline
By Buffalo Benford
While writing my three Chronicale Memoir WAITING FOR A TRAIN with Merle Haggard and Jimmie Rodgers in Columbia, South America for a half year recently I ended up with a near 120-page chapter on Me, Merle and Jimmie. Back in the US I decided to write a separate volume for my Memoir on my years filming and creating the Jimmie Rodgers Saga film that led me to Merle Haggard and with stories of the incredible times with Les Paul, Willie Nelson, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Kris Kristofferson, so many of the greats talking about the singing brakeman during the time I was Merle’s “video guy” and friend that he trusted.
I knew I needed a document to draw off of for the JR Saga documentary series with a storyline and timeline, etc. Also, I am producing a sequel to the JR Saga that is a bio-pic feature and/or series itself. The Memoir I am in the final writing of what itself will be the storyline for that sequel I am working on with James and Austin as Associate Producers of the biopic. I’m finishing the book/manuscript over the next two months before I self-publish on Amazon. This will be Volume One of the Haggard Memoir.