Episode 8 – Mike Perlowin

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I came to the conclusion that I was put on Earth for the specific purpose of playing the pedal steel guitar. Everything I had done previously had prepared me for this.” – Mike Perlowin

This month we interview renowned pedal steel guitarist, author, and teacher Mike Perlowin. Topics discussed include Mike’s forays into classical music, reading notation, music theory, gear, recording techniques and thinking outside the box!

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Episode 7 – Jay Dee Maness

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This month we interview beloved pedal steel player Jay Dee Maness! His credits include Buck Owens, Gram Parsons, The Byrds, Vince Gill, Ray Stevens and many many more.

Check out Jay Dee’s page for appearances, his new album & more!

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Episode 6 – Larry Behm and the brotherhood of steel

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This month we interview Portland area pedal steel player and teacher Larry Behm! Topics we covered include:

  • The brotherhood of steel guitar
  • The importance of asking questions and having FUN
  • Consistency in your steel setup
  • Ergonomics & the mechanical advantage

  • Gary Carter

  • The future of steel guitar!

Check out Larry’s page for more info – Painless Steel Productions

Larry Behm

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Episode 5 – EHX C9, Digitech Mosaic, Jon Rauhouse

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This month we review the Electro-harmonix C9 Organ Machine, with an extra bonus review of the Digitech Mosaic polyphonic 12-string pedal.

And we have a great interview with steeler & multi-instrumentalist Jon Rauhouse! Jon has played with Sleepwalker, Neko Case, Jakob Dylan, Old 97s and many many more, and has several fine solo albums. More info is available at his website, jonrauhouse.com.

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Episode 4 – NU Generation Tone Bar, Stu Schulman

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This episode features a review of the NU-Generation Tone Bar by Red Barn Music Supply, 575-621-4320.

Noted steel guitarist (and 6-string and bass guitarist) Stu Schulman joined us for a great interview and shared a lot of road stories from his years of touring and recording. We covered a lot of ground, so here are some links to things we talked about:

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Suite Steel album, Chris Middaugh and the Arm Brothers, Robbie Dupree, Wild Bill and his Buffalo Yankees, B.W. Stevenson, Marcia Ball, Blanton Steel Guitars, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Day, Austin City Limits, Red Rhodes, Delaney Bramlett, Gary Busey as Teddy Jack Eddy, Jimmy Rabbitt, Barbi Benton, Matt Hammer, Paulette CarlsonSweethearts of the Rodeo, Bill Carter, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Milton CarrollDwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Bill Keith, Tiny Olsen, Desert Rose Steel Guitars, Telonics.

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Episode 3 – John McClung

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This month we feature an interview with John McClung, a noted pedal steel player and teacher (in fact, he’s been nicknamed both “Mr. Twang” and “Professor Twang” depending on who’s asking). His credits include recording work with Connie Stevens; touring with Freddy Fender; playing (with 7 other LA steelers) on the Man of Steel soundtrack for the 2012 film scored by Hans Zimmer; several appearances on the show for the SWSGA (Southwest Steel Guitar Association), and live and recording dates with many local LA country bands and singers. John offers in-person (near Olympia, WA) and Skype pedal steel lessons through his website, http://steelguitarlessons.com/.

Relevant links: Walker Stereo Steel • TelonicsTC Electronic M-One XLBessdang GizmosSteel Seat Effects Boxes • Kenneth Pattengale • Man of Steel soundtrack

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Episode 2 – Paul Brainard

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Our guest this month is Paul Brainard, a veteran of the Alt-Country and Americana scene, playing and recording with many top names over the last decade and beyond. He specializes in all forms of Steel Guitar—pedal, non-pedal, Dobro—as well as guitar and trumpet. He is further noted for his producing skills and his instrumental arrangements of strings and horns.

Paul is currently a fixture of the local music scene in Portland, Oregon, where he is a much-in-demand sideman and session player. He also leads several ensembles of his own including a jazz organ trio, the Hawaiian-influenced Pu Pu Platters, and hisFun Machine Orchestra. His first self-released CD, Caught Steelin’, was produced in 2007.

Paul and I chat about his musical history, his latest gig, pedal steel mechanics, tuning, gear, and more!

Also featured is a song by Gordon Hartin.

Relevant links: Red RhodesDaniel Lanois Rig RundownSierra Steel Guitars • Van Halen’s tuning problems (the synth track was sharp, not flat as I mentioned in the podcast).

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