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Jonathan Mitguard


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San Rafael, California, USA
Post Posted 3 Feb 2018 1:24 pm     Reply with quote

I'm embarrassed that it took me this long to do this because I got Christopher Templeton's The Tapper a long time ago and have always meant to proclaim publicly how great it is. Full of all kinds of steel styles perfectly executed. Great stories and writing. The musicians are all great, and that is all before the freakin' tapper. Whoa That is gone man.
Thanks Chris, everybody check it out!

ps, please post pictures of the steel tapper guitar.
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Mike Neer


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NJ
Post Posted 3 Feb 2018 8:47 pm     Reply with quote

Chris is a fabulous musician and his stuff is pretty deep! His spoken word stuff is excellent, too.
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 4 Feb 2018 8:08 am     Reply with quote

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ps, please post pictures of the steel tapper guitar.

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=291820&sid=c61ad8a132c9c405c9becc30c15f788a


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Chris Templeton


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The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 4 Feb 2018 2:51 pm     Reply with quote

Thank you very much folks. That means a lot to me. I actually didn't start out recording with the intent of making a record. Recording was over a 22 year period which included analog recording through the transition to digital.
The second compensated bridge was design by Ned Steinberger for fretting/tapping in tune. It's a Sierra guitar.
This is the title track called "The Tapper". The solo starts with right hand picking/left hand fretting and works into tapping:
http://picosong.com/wqVmR/
The spoken word is about the advertising industry
Also, Mosquito Hop on C6 lapsteel: http://picosong.com/MzU5/
The spoken word is about the advertising industry
Jonathan, I see you have my record up: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCppxjyTrrpsPDuaKKqc24Rw
Nice dobro playing on "Ruby In The Sheets". Nice chord changes.
If anyone would like to purchase a cd, they're $16 shipped. PM me. Paypal works.
outside the lower 48 states, $24.
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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post Posted 5 Feb 2018 9:40 am     Reply with quote

Chris- Why weren’t you the 4th Hellecaster? Great playing and interesting composition!
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Charlie McDonald


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out of the blue
Post Posted 5 Feb 2018 10:48 am     Reply with quote

As far as the spoken word I hadn't heard this (The Tapper) before. It's sensational for lack of a better word, I'm digging it.
Cool guitar.
Yeah, I'm listening to the others, Luv 65 is outstanding.
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Curt Trisko


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St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Post Posted 5 Feb 2018 5:19 pm     Reply with quote

Agree!

"Sometimes" is a very cool spoken word journey of a song:

https://youtu.be/3b4xPZIr2Zc
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Chris Templeton


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The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 6 Feb 2018 4:29 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, Curt. That's Mike Cass playing pedals on that one.
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Aidan Lenihan


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Vermont, USA
Post Posted 6 Feb 2018 12:57 pm     Reply with quote

Great Record, Great Friend ! Very Happy
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Chris Templeton


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The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 6 Feb 2018 3:14 pm     Reply with quote

Aidan- Keep it greasy!
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Chris Templeton


From:
The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 6 Feb 2018 3:43 pm     Reply with quote

The recording of the song "Paris" happened as mistake. I was playing steel for the Kauai Boys and they wanted to make a record.
Long story short, Buddy E. was slated to overdub on the record and the record didn't work out.
Since time was booked (Hilltop Studios, Nashville) I went ahead and recorded some of my songs.
Here's Buddy on "Paris" (he plays some early Korg unit, that had flute, at the top)
http://picosong.com/wFhhK/
Thank you Buddy and Peggy. My memories are precious.


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