Say howdy to Bill Dowdy, a rhythm guitarist from Texas who is a mentor to the small portion of the population to whom the name Jimmy Heap suggests something other than a pile of small trucks. Like Heap, Dowdy was a guitarist in Western swing bands going back to the '40s. Not to be confused with the jazz drummer of the same name, Dowdy was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame in 2003. ~ Eugene Chadbourne, Rovi