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Norman Evans


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Tennessee
Post  Posted 26 Jul 2021 2:09 pm    
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I was watching Country Legends: Grand Ole Opry Saturday night and had closed captioning on. Cousin Jody was playing steel with Homer and Jethro and the captions called it slide dulcimer. LOL

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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 27 Jul 2021 6:33 am    
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Last century, a builder in Michigan was at the forefront of turning out slide dulcimers. They called it a BR-6.
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Peter Huggins


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Van Nuys, California, USA
Post  Posted 27 Jul 2021 9:41 am    
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I noticed this as well. It just goes to show how little understood the lap steel guitar is, even today. Goofy, isn’t it?
BTW Cousin Jody is one of my heroes. He called his steel (among other things) the “Electric Biscuit Board”.
Lonzo and Oscar is the name of the duo that he played with. Over the years there were four different people who played the role of the guitarist Lonzo. During the time of the Gannaway shows, Lonzo was in reality Oscar’s brother. The group name was owned by the Opry.
I really enjoy these old shows. Often you will see either a Bigsby or Fender Steel, and if Ernest Tubb is featured, a shot of Billy Byrd playing his Bigsby Spanish guitar.
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