I was lucky enough last night to catch the David Ramirez band at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC. David is writing some great songs and the band was playing them beautifully! Of special note to forumites would be the playing of Simon Page, who was tearing it up on both "underarm guitar" and pedal steel, getting sweet tones out of both instruments. On pedal steel, Page is much more than an "A-B masher"; he comes up with some creative lines and parts that truly enhance the songs. I haven't seen him mentioned much in here, but I greatly enjoyed his playing. _________________ Fender 400, Asher Electro Hawaiian Jr., Chandler lap steel and many other stringed things, including two custom guitars by Pete Malinoski.