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  Topic: Dobro Tunings
Mark Eaton

Replies: 35
Views: 2116

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 May 2018 9:52 am   Subject: Dobro Tunings
Duypetreme's contracture has done in my picking hand. And my ability to hear pitch as been deteriorating for a while now. First i had to quit playing electric. Then I had to quit tricone. Then woo ...
  Topic: Pics of Garcia and Klienow
Mark Eaton

Replies: 8
Views: 751

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 24 May 2018 8:01 am   Subject: Pics of Garcia and Klienow
Joachim, I don't recall ever seeing Kingfish with a steel player - but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. Winking

Certain memories are getting sketchy with age. It would likely have been Ron Eglit p ...
  Topic: Pics of Garcia and Klienow
Mark Eaton

Replies: 8
Views: 751

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 22 May 2018 1:51 pm   Subject: Pics of Garcia and Klienow
...as for Pete Kleinow, a few of us forumites got to see him play in one of his last gigs before hanging it up, this was with Burrito Deluxe at the no longer open club called The Last Day Saloon in ne ...
  Topic: Pics of Garcia and Klienow
Mark Eaton

Replies: 8
Views: 751

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 22 May 2018 1:37 pm   Subject: Pics of Garcia and Klienow
Dave Torbert on bass with Garcia and The New Riders. Torbert was a fine bassist and solid vocalist. He died way too young from a heart attack in 1982 at age 34.

Phil Lesh of the Dead was the orig ...
  Topic: Dobro Tunings
Mark Eaton

Replies: 35
Views: 2116

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 May 2018 9:24 am   Subject: Dobro Tunings
Ed, your post is written in the past tense and I haven't seen you on the forum for some time, or any listing of gigs around the area - are you no longer playing?
  Topic: Sweetheart of the Rodeo: On Tour (McGuinn/Hillman/Stuart)
Mark Eaton

Replies: 6
Views: 513

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 22 May 2018 2:18 am   Subject: Sweetheart of the Rodeo: On Tour (McGuinn/Hillman/Stuart)
The original link had information to fill out if one were an owner or operator of a music venue and had an interest in booking the show. Size of venue, number of seats, etc.

I’m keeping my eyes p ...
  Topic: Sierra Lap Steel for Blues?
Mark Eaton

Replies: 5
Views: 624

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 May 2018 2:29 pm   Subject: Sierra Lap Steel for Blues?
Hey Bob, thanks for linking a full video of Darick playing his Sierra on A Change Is Gonna Come.

Though I guess you didn't bother to read my post above, or rather should I say: "Is there an e ...
  Topic: Sierra Lap Steel for Blues?
Mark Eaton

Replies: 5
Views: 624

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 May 2018 11:54 am   Subject: Sierra Lap Steel for Blues?
I would think right off that a Sierra tends more toward the sound of the SuperSlide (I have a D-8 SS) but if you were to add the Sierra, I think you could play blues on it as well as anything else. Bu ...
  Topic: Good examples of non-pedal in today's Americana Music
Mark Eaton

Replies: 22
Views: 1217

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 May 2018 9:58 am   Subject: Good examples of non-pedal in today's Americana Music
"Greg Leisz is all over this under-the-radar CD from Buddy Miller, Marc Rebot & Bill Frisell:"


Andy - Seems that YouTube Canada is blocking the Buddy Miller links. What is the albu ...
  Topic: Robert Randolph at Jackson steel guitar today
Mark Eaton

Replies: 5
Views: 760

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 8 May 2018 6:25 pm   Subject: Robert Randolph at Jackson steel guitar today
This is great - Robert hangin’ with a bunch of “old dudes” because they all have a love for the steel guitar. Cool
  Topic: Good examples of non-pedal in today's Americana Music
Mark Eaton

Replies: 22
Views: 1217

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 May 2018 4:40 pm   Subject: Good examples of non-pedal in today's Americana Music
Tony Locke is a fine player for sure, but unless I have missed a bunch, the videos I have seen of him are in the realm of "standards" like Stardust and Begin the Beguine. The original poste ...
  Topic: Good examples of non-pedal in today's Americana Music
Mark Eaton

Replies: 22
Views: 1217

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 May 2018 2:52 pm   Subject: Good examples of non-pedal in today's Americana Music
Up there around the top of this list should be Greg Leisz. Check out this video of Greg and Jackson Browne at Bill Asher's booth playing Warren Zevon's Lawyers, Guns and Money at the 2017 NAMM Show i ...
  Topic: Linda Ronstadt surprise!
Mark Eaton

Replies: 7
Views: 1018

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 8 May 2018 7:03 am   Subject: Linda Ronstadt surprise!
I still have my vinyl copy.

And one impressive list of folks on this one.

Personnel
Linda Ronstadt – lead and background vocals, tabla, tambourine
Ed Black – guitar
Michael Bowden – ba ...
  Topic: Great Article about Sacred Steel In Nashville-Please read
Mark Eaton

Replies: 3
Views: 295

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 6 May 2018 2:06 pm   Subject: Great Article about Sacred Steel In Nashville-Please read
Great find Craig!

A solidly written article.
  Topic: Best Dobro Instructional DVD's
Mark Eaton

Replies: 10
Views: 706

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 May 2018 1:56 pm   Subject: Best Dobro Instructional DVD's
Artist Works with Andy Hall.

Andy's Artist Works program is indeed pretty cool, and I was one of the "guinea pig" beta testers before it launched. In my opinion it's a relatively serious ...
  Topic: Best Dobro Instructional DVD's
Mark Eaton

Replies: 10
Views: 706

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 May 2018 8:28 am   Subject: Best Dobro Instructional DVD's
I really like the Rob Ickes DVD set. I put those discs into the player every so often as a refresher course and to “reel in” any bad habits which might have crept into my playing. When Rob teaches ...
  Topic: NEW Stringmaster Deluxe?!?
Mark Eaton

Replies: 13
Views: 980

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 May 2018 9:21 am   Subject: NEW Stringmaster Deluxe?!?
Could be a one off or made in very small numbers which likely would not be shown on the website.

Remember the fancy koa Stringmaster made several years ago at the Fender Custom Shop in Corona to ...
  Topic: Freddie Roulette in his prime
Mark Eaton

Replies: 13
Views: 1006

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 May 2018 8:59 am   Subject: Freddie Roulette in his prime
I have seen Freddie play in the Bay Area a few times over the years.

One time a number of years ago was at a restaurant in Point Richmond, very close to the bay, and he had a pair of fine electric ...
  Topic: NEW Stringmaster Deluxe?!?
Mark Eaton

Replies: 13
Views: 980

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 May 2018 8:39 am   Subject: NEW Stringmaster Deluxe?!?
Yes, made in Japan. Notice that the seller is in Japan.

I'm not clear on your reply Doug.

Are you saying yes, it's a bootleg - because it's made in Japan? Or "yes," it is indeed made ...
  Topic: National guitars - new cool models like Sheerhorn steel body
Mark Eaton

Replies: 5
Views: 859

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 May 2018 8:17 am   Subject: National guitars - new cool models like Sheerhorn steel body
I was in San Luis Obispo on business and last fall paid a vist to National Reso-Phonic, got a wonderful tour and played several instruments

I played the prototype of that Scheerhorn (roundneck) an ...
  Topic: Another one bites the dust
Mark Eaton

Replies: 16
Views: 1348

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 1 May 2018 8:12 am   Subject: Another one bites the dust
They won't be biting the dust, it's Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

It will be a different company after the process is completed but it's very unlikely that it is going away.
  Topic: New steel album, "Renascence", is on the way..
Mark Eaton

Replies: 4
Views: 348

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 27 Apr 2018 10:11 am   Subject: New steel album, "Renascence", is on the way..
I'll be ordering a copy Mike, looks great!

Renascence: the revival of something that has been dormant.

You and your collaborators have been anything but dormant - but there has indeed been a dea ...
  Topic: New Joe Goldmark CD...Wow!!
Mark Eaton

Replies: 18
Views: 1263

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 26 Apr 2018 7:59 am   Subject: New Joe Goldmark CD...Wow!!
I would guess that not everyone here knows that Joe is a partner in Amoeba Music, the superb three store operation in California. I'm a semi regular in the San Francisco and Berkeley stores. Joe's SF ...
  Topic: Randy Scruggs RIP
Mark Eaton

Replies: 8
Views: 2126

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 25 Apr 2018 1:38 pm   Subject: Randy Scruggs RIP
As mentioned above by Dave, Randy was my age as well. So when I heard the news last week it hit me pretty hard.

I followed his career over the decades and he was a great example of how the apple d ...
  Topic: Russ Pahl talks about meeting Mooney, tone,and more...
Mark Eaton

Replies: 5
Views: 749

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 20 Apr 2018 5:10 pm   Subject: Russ Pahl talks about meeting Mooney, tone,and more...
Excellent interview. Russ strikes me as being a really cool guy, and he's pretty dang sharp.
 
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