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List a few great Lap Steel Players

mad dog

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Some of my current faves:

Mike Neer
Doug Beaumier
Jonny Lam
Cindy Cashdollar
Junior Brown
 

kimock

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That Kimock guy, I just listened to Stella Blue from his NYE show last night. Beautiful. And incredible tone just the best.
Thanks for the kind words Cliff, and Happy New Now to you.

Pleasantries and salutations aside, there are too many truly great players on that instrument for my name to come up before page eleventeen million.

Debashish, Santo, Van Shipley, my buddy Roosevelt Collier, too many guys to list.
I'm a hobbyist. Love it, but it's not the bread and butter.
Maybe someday. .
 

ripgtr

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Buddy Emmons
You know, I was reading (again) the other day about Buddy and how he was so instrumental (pun not intended lol) in the whole design of e9, he was right there at the beginning, splitting the pedal, adding the chromatics, etc etc.
I was thinking when I saw your post, yea, he obviously was playing non pedal for years before the pedal was even invented, but I don't think I have ever heard any early pre pedal stuff he did. You know any?
 

Clifford-D

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Thanks for the kind words Cliff, and Happy New Now to you.

Pleasantries and salutations aside, there are too many truly great players on that instrument for my name to come up before page eleventeen million.

Debashish, Santo, Van Shipley, my buddy Roosevelt Collier, too many guys to list.
I'm a hobbyist. Love it, but it's not the bread and butter.
Maybe someday. .
I think I was talking about you in terms of how you sing your song. It's like BB King, by far not the most technical player but he had a way he sounded that was all him, and I loved it.
 

kushman

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You know, I was reading (again) the other day about Buddy and how he was so instrumental (pun not intended lol) in the whole design of e9, he was right there at the beginning, splitting the pedal, adding the chromatics, etc etc.
I was thinking when I saw your post, yea, he obviously was playing non pedal for years before the pedal was even invented, but I don't think I have ever heard any early pre pedal stuff he did. You know any?

I don't think there is any non pedal stuff from Buddy, not recorded anyway

from my understanding he was playing with pedals almost from the get go. I know he played straight steel but not for long

I probably shouldn't have included him in my list, but I was just spouting off the cuff >> my bad
 

Dawg76

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PAUL FRANKLIN

Have seen him a couple times with Vince Gill. A legend.
 
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Sweetfinger

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Does pedal steel count?
Not as far as I'm concerned. They are very, very different instruments. If you asked for great keyboard players and someone mentioned Flaco Jimenez, would that count? An accordion has a keyboard on it, right?

OK, my guy is Tony Bruno. Nobody like him.
 






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