Grammy Winner Buzz Cason
Buzz Cason is the only songwriter credited with cuts by the Beatles, Pearl Jam and U2 and "Everlasting Love" charted in every decade since it was written. In a career spanning six decades, Buzz Cason has been living the rock & roll dream. He formed Nashville's first rock & roll band "The Casuals" in the mid 50s which became a successful touring act and Brenda Lee's backing band. He then started a solo career with the hit "Look For A Star" under the name Garry Miles. Buzz is also a successful songwriter. His most well-known song is the classic "Everlasting Love" (co-written by Mac Gayden). Another one of Buzz's songs "Soldier of Love" (co-written by Tony Moon), was recorded by Arthur Alexander and The Beatles. Later he wrote a number one for Tommy Overstreet ("Ann, Don't Go Runnin'") and hits for Mel Tillis, T.G. Shephard and the McCarters and many others. Buzz produced Jimmy Buffett's albums "Down to Earth" and "High Cumberland Jubilee" for which he also co-wrote a dozen songs. Buzz was also the singing voice of Alvin from Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Buzz is currently touring the US in promotion of his forthcoming album "Troubadour Heart" (Plowboy Records, release date January 2014) and his book Everlasting Love: Living the Rock n' Roll Dream, based on the hit song he penned.
Buzz is appearing tomorrow night at 8:00 at Tillamook Manor located on SE 8th in Portland.