Bunky Anderson

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Warren Lawrence "Bunky" Anderson (born 1947) is a former musician, booking agent and concert promoter.

Anderson was the son of Lawrence "Smoky" Anderson and his wife, the former Emmie Flowers. He graduated from Ensley High School and played drums with several bands, including The Malibus, Daze of the Weak, The Distortions, Freada Wallace, and American Cyrkus. He married his wife, Vicki in 1970 and founded Southeastern Attractions with Barbara Hallerman in 1971. The company booked music acts for fraternity and sorority parties, high school proms, and country clubs as well as bars and nightclubs, amassing a portfolio of big-name touring acts alongside its roster of small cover bands. Anderson sold the company in 1990 and returned to performing with groups like Big Chill and Topper Price & the Upsetters.

Anderson sometimes worked with Don Murdoch of Highland Music to deal in vintage instruments and gear, and also worked with Allman Brothers producer Jerry Sandlin on several records by Gregg Allman, Pinetop Perkins and Jimmy Hall. In 2008 he founded Back Lion Rentals, furnishing backline audio gear for concerts. He sold that company to Mason and Steve Wingo in 2017. He was inducted into the Birmingham Record Collectors Hall of Fame in 2012.

The Andersons have two sons, Jeremy Wolfe and Matthew Saylor.

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