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  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
John Troutman

Replies: 37
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PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Jun 2016 10:06 am   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Thank you Mark! I am elated by the positive response that the book has generated so far. It was a labor of love to participate in the growing body of knowledge on the steel that we are collecting in ...
  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
John Troutman

Replies: 37
Views: 9951

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 May 2016 7:01 am   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Hi Loren,

Thanks for posting-- Ed and Cynthia were indeed wonderful. We had a great turnout--I met several steel guitarists and musicians whom I had not before met, and we even sold a bunch of boo ...
  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
John Troutman

Replies: 37
Views: 9951

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 May 2016 12:17 am   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Thanks to Frank, Andy, and Ron for their posts. I had a lovely book launch at Nā Mea Hawaiʻi on Sunday, with a lot of guys coming out to play, including Ron Johnson and Isaac Akuna on steel. I had ...
  Topic: Kaulana Na Pua
John Troutman

Replies: 8
Views: 1755

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 May 2016 12:14 am   Subject: Kaulana Na Pua
Love it. I'm in Kauaʻi right now and am overwhelmed by its beauty. Caught some great music by Bev Kauanui at Tahiti Nui tonight. Thanks for posting, Ron!
John
  Topic: Joseph Kekuku Recordings With Toots Paka?
John Troutman

Replies: 17
Views: 5660

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 May 2016 12:05 am   Subject: Joseph Kekuku Recordings With Toots Paka?
Hi everyone--
I've been traveling for the last few days and am behind on things, but thanks to everyone for your kind words on the book! And thanks to Kevin for your cool Son House story! I'm looki ...
  Topic: Free Book Download on You Tube-Kilka Kila
John Troutman

Replies: 14
Views: 1868

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 May 2016 11:58 pm   Subject: Free Book Download on You Tube-Kilka Kila
I've been traveling for the last week and have not been able to keep up with online goings on too well, but thank you to everyone for weighing in on this and to those of you who alerted me to the link ...
  Topic: New Steel Guitar History Book: Kika Kila
John Troutman

Replies: 0
Views: 2186

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 11 May 2016 5:45 am   Subject: New Steel Guitar History Book: Kika Kila
Hi all,

Some kind souls have discussed this book over in the no pedals section, but since the official release day is May 16th, I thought I would quickly post something here this week as well. I'm ...
  Topic: Joseph Kekuku Recordings With Toots Paka?
John Troutman

Replies: 17
Views: 5660

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Apr 2016 5:37 pm   Subject: Joseph Kekuku Recordings With Toots Paka?
Kevin: those videos are awesome--thanks for posting them! Also, holy cow-- you received lessons from SON HOUSE???!!?? Incredible. Yes if you haven't already posted on that experience, please do!!! ...
  Topic: Joseph Kekuku Recordings With Toots Paka?
John Troutman

Replies: 17
Views: 5660

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Apr 2016 5:20 pm   Subject: Joseph Kekuku Recordings With Toots Paka?
Hey Kevin,

That link goes to Taj and Bobby Ingano-- itʻs a nice clip, though! I deal with the vina tradition in the book as well, and in fact I found a bunch of new evidence regarding Gabriel Dav ...
  Topic: Joseph Kekuku Recordings With Toots Paka?
John Troutman

Replies: 17
Views: 5660

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Apr 2016 7:38 pm   Subject: Joseph Kekuku Recordings With Toots Paka?
Kevin--

I share your questions regarding the origins of the steel (and of the blues "slide" style) and the extent of a Hawaiian influence in the South, and I spend a good deal of space in ...
  Topic: Joseph Kekuku Recordings With Toots Paka?
John Troutman

Replies: 17
Views: 5660

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Apr 2016 5:12 pm   Subject: Joseph Kekuku Recordings With Toots Paka?
Hi Matthew,

I'm glad you are enjoying the book so far! Once I started digging into the newspaper coverage of the Paka troupe, it became clear that Kekuku was the featured steel player of the group ...
  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
John Troutman

Replies: 37
Views: 9951

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Apr 2016 9:19 pm   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Awesome, Steve--thanks. I hope you enjoy it!
John
  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
John Troutman

Replies: 37
Views: 9951

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Apr 2016 5:10 am   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Duane--thanks so much for picking up the book! The Maui steel festival looked fantastic from the FaceBook coverage. Wish I could have been there!

Matthew-- I'm so glad you are digging the book so ...
  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
John Troutman

Replies: 37
Views: 9951

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Apr 2016 7:48 pm   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Hi Loren,
Thank you for asking! Unfortunately I won't have a chance to visit Maui this time around. However, I am hoping to get there either this summer or next year for the steel guitar festival ( ...
  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
John Troutman

Replies: 37
Views: 9951

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Apr 2016 9:06 am   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Hi Martin & Ron,

Martin, thank you so much for planning to come to Talk Story! I am excited to meet you there!!

Ron-- I have been looking for a copy of ʻOlelo ʻOiwi for some time-- I have ...
  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
John Troutman

Replies: 37
Views: 9951

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Apr 2016 6:15 pm   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Awesome-- Thank you Bill! I hope you enjoy it!!
  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
John Troutman

Replies: 37
Views: 9951

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Apr 2016 10:50 pm   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Wow--thank you guys! Peter, I am hoping that it will ship sooner than May. Keeping my fingers crossed. Bob and Andy, your work stands so tall--I am honored to be in your company. Thank you for you ...
  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
John Troutman

Replies: 37
Views: 9951

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Apr 2016 1:00 pm   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Thanks Mike!! I look forward to the release of your new record!
John
  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
John Troutman

Replies: 37
Views: 9951

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Apr 2016 9:44 am   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Hi Andy-- Thank you! That means a lot coming from such a seasoned author as yourself! I hope I have made a worthy contribution to the steel guitar library that you, Lorene and others have built over ...
  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
John Troutman

Replies: 37
Views: 9951

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Apr 2016 9:54 pm   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Hi all,

John--I'd love to meet you in Kauaʻi! Book, nook, or neither, please come by the bookstore and say hello!

Steffen, thank you so much for ordering the book-- my hope is that the book ...
  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
John Troutman

Replies: 37
Views: 9951

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Apr 2016 7:07 am   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Dear Matthew,

Thank you so much for posting about the book. I am so thrilled that the book is now shipping, and also available on Kindle! UNC Press is a non-profit, academic press, and its editor ...
  Topic: Book project: need a hi-res image of a Bigsby pedal steel
John Troutman

Replies: 0
Views: 434

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Sep 2015 2:36 pm   Subject: Book project: need a hi-res image of a Bigsby pedal steel
Hi all,

I am searching for an attractive, professional quality hi-res image of a Bigsby pedal steel, either double or triple neck. I would like to include such an image in the color plate section ...
  Topic: "Steelin the slide Hawaii and the birth of the blues guitar"
John Troutman

Replies: 6
Views: 2929

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Aug 2015 2:03 pm   Subject: "Steelin the slide Hawaii and the birth of the blues guitar"
Two of the main questions I sought to raise in regard to this issue were...

1) What historical evidence supports the idea that one-stringed zithers ("diddley bows") inspired southerners ...
  Topic: "Steelin the slide Hawaii and the birth of the blues guitar"
John Troutman

Replies: 6
Views: 2929

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Aug 2015 7:21 am   Subject: "Steelin the slide Hawaii and the birth of the blues guitar"
Hi Andy,

I've watched this film before --you found some fantastic footage! I think there is room for both arguments to work. As you point out, the idea of sliding something on a string is a conce ...
  Topic: "Steelin the slide Hawaii and the birth of the blues guitar"
John Troutman

Replies: 6
Views: 2929

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Aug 2015 9:08 am   Subject: "Steelin the slide Hawaii and the birth of the blues guitar"
Thanks Andy-- I appreciate you taking a look at it! I have really enjoyed and found helpful your books, interviews, and research over the years--
John
 
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