Lately, I've been developing a serious love affair with the pedal steel guitar, and I'm looking for ANY music that showcases good pedal steel playing. Rock, country, jazz...anything.
I messed around with a pedal steel a little bit a few weeks ago, and fell in love with the instrument. I fully intend on buying one as soon as I can. A new acoustic guitar comes first though...followed by some upgrades to my electric rig...after that...I'll be entering the world of steel guitars. I'll probably start with a lap steel though, before I move on to a pedal steel.
The pedal steel is just such a beautiful sounding instrument. It has a lonesome, haunting, cosmic sound to it, that totally blows my mind. I've gotta have one.
So, anyone have any suggestions for good pedal steel material? I can't afford to buy a pedal steel yet, so for now I'm gonna have to make do listening to other people tear it up on them.
I recently discovered Robert Randolph...and this guys prowess on the pedal steel absolutely blows my mind. Here's a couple good videos that showcase his talent...
Robert Randolph and Rob Thomas-Voodoo Child-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kORLh...eature=related
Robert Randolph and the Family Band are actually playing at a festival I was already planning on going to this summer(Wakarusa)...so I'll be sure to get up front for his set.