This Week In Dallas Music History: Bucks Burnett Goes to England, Records an Album

Dallas music scene lifer James "Big Bucks" Burnett is known these days as the creator and curator of Deep Ellum's The Eight Track Museum.

But, as those with some time in the scene have long known, he's not just a music fan with long hair and a beard. He's also a musician.

In this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we go back to 1997 when Dallas Observer writer Matt Weitz tells the story of Burnett's journey to England, where he would record his debut album with The Church band members Dare Mason and Marty Wilson-Piper.

The story begins with Burnett jamming on a guitar -- something that, like a lot of music fans, he did in private.

"This voice came out of the blue and said, 'England,'" said Burnett. "It sounds weird, but that's what happened."

The rest of the piece is filled with weird coincidences as "Big Bucks" elaborates on what turned out to be several trips overseas. Check it out after the jump.

Having trouble reading the margins? Check out the story in the Observer online archives.

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