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Dave Zirbel


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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2019 10:10 am    
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My friend Sean Allen was playing The Salmon Festival in Alaska and sent me a photo of Norm. Dig the tie dye ❤️
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2019 11:04 am    
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Very nice photo.
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Barry Blackwood


Post  Posted 7 Aug 2019 7:38 am    
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Nice rug...
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Brint Hannay

 

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Post  Posted 7 Aug 2019 8:58 am    
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Maybe everybody but me knows about this, but what is going on with the solid yellow where the fretboard would normally be seen?
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Garry Vanderlinde


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Post  Posted 7 Aug 2019 10:02 am    
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Brint Hannay wrote:
Maybe everybody but me knows about this, but what is going on with the solid yellow where the fretboard would normally be seen?


Is that a lighted fingerboard?
I like the big light he clamped on the front leg. I could have used that last weekend at an evening outdoor gig.
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post  Posted 7 Aug 2019 2:53 pm    
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Barry Blackwood wrote:
Nice rug...


How can you tell? He's wearing a hat. Razz
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Butch Mullen

 

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Post  Posted 7 Aug 2019 3:05 pm    
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Hey Jim, put that on jigsaw planet!!! Butch in NC
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Barry Blackwood


Post  Posted 7 Aug 2019 6:10 pm    
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Nice rug...


How can you tell? He's wearing a hat. Razz


Good one, Lee. Can someone explain what Norm's doing playing with these people? Confused
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Lee Baucum


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Post  Posted 7 Aug 2019 6:39 pm    
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Salmonfest, originally billed as Salmonstock.

Looks like a great event.

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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 8 Aug 2019 8:26 am    
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I've always wanted to accompany a girl on a washboard. Rolling Eyes
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Dave Zirbel


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Post  Posted 8 Aug 2019 8:30 am    
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They actually sound real good! I have a video clip on my iPhone of them playing Swinging Doors....and Norm nailed his parts just like the record!

DZ
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Barry Blackwood


Post  Posted 9 Aug 2019 9:22 am    
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I've always wanted to accompany a girl on a washboard. Rolling Eyes
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Me too, Erv... not! Cool
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Garry Vanderlinde


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Post  Posted 9 Aug 2019 10:33 am    
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Lee Baucum wrote:
Salmonfest, originally billed as Salmonstock.

Looks like a great event.


Oh, well, when in Rome!... right Norm? Just don't drink the cool-aid!
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post  Posted 9 Aug 2019 3:29 pm    
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I think that was a Hal Rugg

Was that farm raised or wild caught Salmonfest?
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Don R Brown


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Rochester, New York, USA
Post  Posted 9 Aug 2019 4:13 pm    
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Craig Stock wrote:
I think that was a Hal Rugg

Was that farm raised or wild caught Salmonfest?


{groan! } Laughing

I presume Mr. Hamlet was their third choice for steeler, after Steve Fishell and Pete Finney.
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Steve Hinson

 

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Hendersonville Tn USA
Post  Posted 11 Aug 2019 8:59 pm    
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[quote="Brint Hannay"]Really, isn't anyone else curious about the appearance of the steel in the picture? The front apron shows the guitar is a GFI, but...


Don't know about the yellow...but it is a GFI...

Norm was playing a doubleneck GFI with Hag's sons Ben and Noel...

The airlines were tearing it up every week and I took it to"Steel Guitars of Nashville"to have it fixed...

I made Norm a"Brand X"case...no more problems,AFAIK...

Steve
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Pete Finney

 

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East Nashville Tn.
Post  Posted 20 Aug 2019 1:22 am    
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I presume Mr. Hamlet was their third choice for steeler, after Steve Fishell and Pete Finney.


Not sure I get the joke, but happy to be included in the stellar company of Mr Fishell and Mr Hamlet. And I'm very happy to say I've known them both for almost 40 years. But I don't know the other people in the photo, and I'd guess they've never heard of me either! I've had some great musical visits to Alaska, including one show in the 80's with a similar vibe as the photo (a little tie-dye is fine with me!).

Having Norm still out there playing because he clearly loves it is a real inspiration; I caught one of the shows the current Strangers did in Nashville with Kris Kristofferson not too long ago and it was a magical night, besides getting to catch up with Norm a little bit.

And I do enjoy getting to play in many varied, non-traditional settings, along with a lot of gigs over the years with some of the country music greats.
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Don R Brown


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Post  Posted 20 Aug 2019 5:11 am    
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It was meant in a complimentary way, Pete - have seen some of your playing on YouTube and it provides me with both inspiration to keep working at it, and despair at how far behind I am!
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Pete Finney

 

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Post  Posted 20 Aug 2019 6:52 am    
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Thanks for the kind words, Don... and I wasn't offended in the least, just curious.

And I get both humbled and inspired all the time myself in this town, believe me!
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Bobby Nelson


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North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 20 Aug 2019 12:46 pm    
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That is a lighted fretboard Mario got from some guy in the UK, and installed on Norm's GFI. I talked to him about it when he was in Charlotte a few months back.
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