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Bobby Nelson


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North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 28 Apr 2019 1:17 pm    
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Norm Hamlet came to a a couple of our little Honkytonk style beer joints here in Charlotte Fri and Sat nights. I went to see him last night, as I had my nights mixed up about Fri, so I missed that. He was with Mario Carboni, and the two of them played the Bakersfield sound all night long. It was great!

I got to talk to norm a little before the show, and what a sweetheart of a guy he is. I could feel the history of American steel guitar as he told me the line-up of what he'd played on in his career (Rickenbacker, Fender, Bigsby, in that order). He got to Bigsby and Mario dragged him away to play. Boy, what a wonderful chance it was to meet and talk to one of the only very early hall of famers left - and a dadgum nice gent if there ever was one!

Sorry, the pic is a little dark, but that was the light, and the cell phone camera we had to work with


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Larry Dering


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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 28 Apr 2019 1:41 pm    
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Bobby you had a lucky day. Good for you and thanks for sharing.
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Gary Walker


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Morro Bay, CA
Post  Posted 28 Apr 2019 2:48 pm    
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I have known Norm since we were both teenagers and in all the years since, he is as genuine as anybody you will ever meet. I remember a call from Norm to come over hear the new Texas Troubadour's album with the new steel player, Buddy Charleton. That was 1962. Yes, Norm is a very nice guy and being THE man for Haggard all those years never changed him a bit. He is the real deal.
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Bill Lowe


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Connecticut
Post  Posted 28 Apr 2019 2:55 pm     Sounds like a great night
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Sam Werbalowsky


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New York, USA
Post  Posted 30 Apr 2019 7:22 am    
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He is playing at Skinny Dennis in Brooklyn, 2 or 3 nights if anyone is in NYC area....tonight, tomorrow, and I'm not sure about Thursday.
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Damir Besic


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Nashville,TN.
Post  Posted 30 Apr 2019 2:51 pm    
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thats awesome... we don't hear about Norm that often, so every news is welcomed... thank you for the great pictures too...
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John Macy


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Denver, CO/Rockport, TX
Post  Posted 30 Apr 2019 3:48 pm    
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Norm just played on a Merle Haggard tribute record I produced for Larry Nix called "Hardly Haggard" (along with Jay Dee Maness, Lloyd Green, Eddy Dunlap and myself). He did a killer job! It's on Apple Music and Spotify and available at www.coastalbendmusic.com
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Tony Prior


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Post  Posted 1 May 2019 11:08 pm    
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very kool Bobby, wish I went to see him !
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Bobby Nelson


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North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 11 May 2019 1:08 am    
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They were great Tony. Shortly after I saw him that night, someone posted about minimalist players. Norm kinda fits that description. He plays what you'd expect to hear from a steel - no more, no less really.
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