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  Topic: PBS Country - Ken Burns & Johnny Cash
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 13
Views: 618

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 2 Oct 2019 1:04 pm   Subject: PBS Country - Ken Burns & Johnny Cash
And No Jerry Garcia. How can you take any country music doc seriously without at least one full segment dedicated to country music’s finest steel guitarist?
  Topic: Need Help In Pittsburgh PA.
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 13
Views: 533

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Oct 2019 3:15 pm   Subject: Need Help In Pittsburgh PA.
That is great, beautiful steel. But as any Yinz will tell you Pittsburgh has an h on the end. Smile
  Topic: Two Necks: What 2 Tunings to Make the Most Out of...?
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 5
Views: 480

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Sep 2019 5:04 pm   Subject: Two Necks: What 2 Tunings to Make the Most Out of...?
On my Remington Steelmaster d-8 I have C13 and B11
  Topic: PBS Country Music Special
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 207
Views: 9227

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 29 Sep 2019 4:09 pm   Subject: PBS Country Music Special
In the old days your tuning was a competitive advantage and closely held secret.
  Topic: PBS Country Music Special
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 207
Views: 9227

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 29 Sep 2019 2:45 pm   Subject: PBS Country Music Special
“prospective buyers what the tuning was unless you paid”

And prospective buyers can keep their money. If someone wants to sell a tutorial and not reveal the tuning to Non-buyers, and people sti ...
  Topic: Private Messaging
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 10
Views: 867

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 29 Sep 2019 9:12 am   Subject: Private Messaging
John, one solution is to email back your response to a pm. Then just pm back: “sent email, you can reach me at blah”
  Topic: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 106
Views: 3635

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 27 Sep 2019 3:37 pm   Subject: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
Almost like they share the same mind!
  Topic: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 106
Views: 3635

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 27 Sep 2019 7:37 am   Subject: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
Personally, I have never understood why people are hung up on music categories whose only purpose is one of marketing, and measurement.

Country & Western, Race Records, Rhythm & Blues are ...
  Topic: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 106
Views: 3635

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 27 Sep 2019 5:48 am   Subject: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
Those where some wild times. Before I left for Austin we used to have Townes and Mickey stay with us and drive him to gigs. I would show up in the morning, and Townes would start his day by taking a l ...
  Topic: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 106
Views: 3635

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 26 Sep 2019 8:28 pm   Subject: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
That is Mickey White, Townes lead acoustic guitarist, second from the far left.
  Topic: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 106
Views: 3635

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 26 Sep 2019 2:37 pm   Subject: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
Saw the Dolly Parton episode tonight. Actually some people I know! Here is a picture of Townes Van Zandt hanging out in front of my house in Lewisburg PA just before I hitched down to Austin on his ...
  Topic: What's Happening With the Non-Pedal Market?!?
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 28
Views: 2354

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Sep 2019 8:18 am   Subject: What's Happening With the Non-Pedal Market?!?
I have a fairly low price threshold for vintage equipment. Just too much of a crap shoot. And even in those cases, I look for original owners.

I would much rather spend money on supporting our livi ...
  Topic: Six String Tunings
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 10
Views: 590

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Sep 2019 5:02 pm   Subject: Six String Tunings
You can dedicate your life to G and never get to the bottom of it. Ask Jerry Douglas. You can dedicate your life to E7 tuning and never get to the bottom of it. Ask any of the amazing Sacred Steel pla ...
  Topic: Pettingill Hand Build LapSteel $450.00 - Sold
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 13
Views: 1122

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 25 Sep 2019 12:19 pm   Subject: Pettingill Hand Build LapSteel $450.00 - Sold
If I didn’t have a steel on order, I would certainly consider this. The model I played was set up for Sacred Steel playing, and it knocked my socks off. Great price for a fantastic steel. You looki ...
  Topic: PBS Country Music Special
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 207
Views: 9227

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 25 Sep 2019 12:15 pm   Subject: PBS Country Music Special
Can’t trademark chord progressions, but you certainly can copyright a melody. As the great jazz bebop players demonstrated
  Topic: PBS Country Music Special
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 207
Views: 9227

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 25 Sep 2019 9:41 am   Subject: PBS Country Music Special
Just occurred to me that you could have Acuff sing Great Speckled Bird, followed by a Carter singing I'll be Thinking Tonight of my Blue eyes, followed by The Wild Side of Life and finishing up with I ...
  Topic: Help me Tune my B7
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 12
Views: 611

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Sep 2019 6:05 pm   Subject: Help me Tune my B7
Any time I m trying to make a decision like this, I go to https://www.hawaiiansteel.com/chordlocator/generic.php
Ely’s Site let’s you enter 3 different custom tunings at a time, then do a side by ...
  Topic: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 106
Views: 3635

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 24 Sep 2019 5:46 pm   Subject: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
Slim Whitman lives in an alternate space/time continuum
  Topic: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 106
Views: 3635

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 24 Sep 2019 9:55 am   Subject: PBS/Ken Burns Country Music
Interesting comments in all the various threads. Still have to watch the 6th episode which is the nitty gritty dirt band episode. I'd say for non-country listening music lovers like myself, that album ...
  Topic: Pettingill Hand Build LapSteel $450.00 - Sold
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 13
Views: 1122

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 24 Sep 2019 5:35 am   Subject: Pettingill Hand Build LapSteel $450.00 - Sold
I have played a similar Pettingill steel before. Fantastic tone, and beautiful to look at. This is a steal.
  Topic: PBS Country Music Special
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 207
Views: 9227

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 22 Sep 2019 9:14 am   Subject: PBS Country Music Special
Or the tunes were commonly known. Fiddle tunes were very regional. And everyone might have been drawing on the same pool of tunes.
  Topic: PBS Country Music Special
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 207
Views: 9227

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 22 Sep 2019 7:14 am   Subject: PBS Country Music Special
My understanding from the documentary was that AP didn’t read music and was mostly stealing the lyrics, not the tune. They said he would come home with scraps of paper filled with lyrics.
  Topic: PBS Country Music Special
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 207
Views: 9227

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 22 Sep 2019 4:28 am   Subject: PBS Country Music Special
“There were many people collecting songs before A.P. Carter, for example Cecil Sharp and Alan Lomax comes to mind. People on both sides of the Atlantic were heavily involved in collecting songs.“ ...
  Topic: PBS Country Music Special
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 207
Views: 9227

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 20 Sep 2019 6:13 am   Subject: PBS Country Music Special
“ both copied the melody to the Great Speckled Bird. ‘

You mean the carter family, I am dreaming tonight of my blue eyes, which is where the melody for the great speckled bird came from
  Topic: "No Waiting Room"
Bill McCloskey

Replies: 22
Views: 2713

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 9 Sep 2019 11:59 am   Subject: "No Waiting Room"
Are the prices for these steels on your website somewhere Fred? I saw prices for your pro steels but not for these.
 
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