Buford Jones


Oral History Information

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Live Sound Mixer

Buford Jones has thoroughly enjoyed his career as a live sound mixer and FOH engineer for over 50 years. He toured in excess of 47 years with artists such as Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top and Linda Ronstadt, just to name five. Buford pioneered mixing in stereo (in the early 1970s) and later did the same for mixing in surround sound (such as for Pink Floyd’s “Delicate Sound of Thunder”). Buford began his career touring for Showco, where he stayed for ten years before becoming an independent contractor where he was able to work directly with the artists. Meyer Sound even asked Buford to help introduce new products to their customers, which he did for over 15 years, and more recently he has taught classes on the art of mixing as a way to give back to the industry he so deeply loves.