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George McLellan


From:
Duluth, MN/Mesa, AZ USA
Post  Posted 21 Mar 2003 8:07 am    
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Kevin, my grandparants imigrated from Boneventure, up on the Gaspe' Pennisula. I still have a lot of relatives up there.

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Bob Mainwaring


From:
Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island B.C. Canada
Post  Posted 21 Mar 2003 4:52 pm    
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We've about 35 steel players here on Vancouver Island as Tom would attest - but we never ever get together all at once although we have a monthly meeting to welcome anyone in the area to throw their oar in and "twang" with us.
Although I'm a Limey.....aaaaaawwwwwww..... I still consider myself a Canadian "Picker and Grinner"
All the best.

Big Bad Z.B.Bob.

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Doyle Weigold


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CColumbia City, IN, USA
Post  Posted 24 Mar 2003 5:27 pm    
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How many Canadian steel players have a Canadian built Linkon Steel guitar? Just curios. We have one in our band and everybody is impressed with it!
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Joe Delaronde


From:
Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
Post  Posted 24 Mar 2003 10:15 pm    
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I have played a Linkon II for years. A real work horse and loyal friend, like the builder, Wayne Link.

Joe

[This message was edited by Joe Delaronde on 24 March 2003 at 10:20 PM.]

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Bill Miller


From:
Gaspe, Quebec, Canada
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2003 5:46 am    
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To call myself a steel player would be an exaggeration but I do own one and I can coax a few passable sounds out of it. It's a very old Sho-Bud which has six pedals but no knee levers. I've played 6 string guitar most of my life...played lead in a local bar band for several years, but I've always loved the sound of steel guitar. Steve Smith was performing with Carol Baker at a show in this area once and I had a chance to talk with him a little about steel guitar. He knew of this old Sho-Bud for sale in New Brunswick and I ended up buying that guitar for the lowly sum of $400. I used it for certain songs our band was doing at the time...used to take a run at 'Highway 40 Blues', 'Above and Beyond' and a few others, but I was always glad there weren't any 'real' steel guitar players listening. As far as I know there isn;t another steel guitar within a few hundred miles of here...or not that I've ever heard of at least.
After a long period of not bothering with it I recently dusted off the old steel...put new strings on and started practicing a bit again. The fact that there are no knee levers is a big handicap obviously. Eventually I'd like to get a more modern steel guitar but it's hard to justify the expense since I stopped playing in bands years ago. This forum sure has rekindled my interest in the instrument though.
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Daniel J. Cormier


From:
Lake Charles, LA, USA
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2003 6:32 am    
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Does being a Canadian reject from Louisiana count If it does count me in .

Cajun French Still Alive And Well In Way South Louisiana
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Daniel J. Cormier


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Lake Charles, LA, USA
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2003 6:43 am    
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I would be if the British had told us to leave all those years back.Been Back To visit a few times. Love it around the Maxville/Cornwall.Hope to go back for the Highland Games Next Year.

Cajun French Still strong in South Louisiana
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Chuck Lawson


From:
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2003 6:23 pm    
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Count me in from Lethbridge Alberta.

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Bryan Bradfield


From:
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
Post  Posted 6 Jul 2003 9:48 am    
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I'm another steeler from Lethbridge. I'm just starting on the pedal thing; however I've been irritating folks around here with the dobro and lap steel for a few years.
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Don Patterson


From:
Richmond, Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 6 Jul 2003 8:29 pm    
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Me too and lets not forget Al Bragg and Bob Wingrove too.
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William Steward


From:
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Post  Posted 9 Jul 2003 7:37 pm    
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Don't forget Neil Flanz...a great guitarist and my teacher. I presume Neil fled south as we did for the sun. We fled even further south to escape cold as well as taxes (two of the only certainties in Canada). Thanks to Neil, my wife has discovered she can even get her favourite Quebec food concoctions in Miami.
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George Keoki Lake


From:
Edmonton, AB., Canada
Post  Posted 10 Jul 2003 5:32 am    
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Any of you fellow Canadians know the present whereabouts of the Canada's Johnny Allen ? Is he still pickin' steel somewhere ? (Is he still with us ? )
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Andy Greatrix


From:
Edmonton Alberta
Post  Posted 10 Jul 2003 2:19 pm    
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I'm back in Edmonton for the time being.I play a single ten MSA. I was born in Porcupine Ont. How Canadian is that?
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Tommy Mark


From:
Port Perry Ont, Can.
Post  Posted 10 Jul 2003 4:55 pm    
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Hey Andy, I wondered where you got to. I knew you were overseas, and was hoping that you were keeping in touch with all of us! All the best!
....... Tom

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Tom Wicks


From:
Coombs, British Columbia, Canada
Post  Posted 10 Jul 2003 7:06 pm    
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Retired, playing three nights a week and having more fun then ever.
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Keith DeLong


From:
Dartmouth NS Canada
Post  Posted 11 Jul 2003 7:06 pm    
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I got to hear Tex Emery play a few weeks ago--he came to our monthly jam at the Atlantic Steel Guitar Club. A fine player with a unique style, hope he stays around here and gets some opportunities to play. He has a Bb13th tuning I believe, on a 12-string Fulawka.
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Charlie Hase


From:
Canada
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2003 12:09 pm    
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me too....from vancouver, b.c.
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Chris Bauer


From:
Nashville, TN USA
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2003 3:02 pm    
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Since I spent every summer of both my youth and most of my early adulthod in BC (Gabriola Island), do I get some kinda honorary membership???
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Bill Simmons


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Keller, Texas/Birmingham, AL, R.I.P.
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2003 8:37 pm    
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Born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, now living in Ft. Worth, TX. Proud of the great Canadian players!
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Wiz Feinberg


From:
Mid-Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 21 Jul 2003 5:19 am    
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I played steel in Canada from 1974 until the summer of 1996, when I moved to Flint, Michigan. I played every dive on Queen Street, in Toronto, and did The Great Canadian Tour. I played in places like Hearst and Capuscasing, and once I got to back up Eileen (Shania) Twain, on Toronto's East side. I played with Artie MacLaren for four years and also worked with Ronnie Prophet, Orville Prophet, Dallas Harms, Johnny Burke, Mark, Mike and Mickey McGivern, Cliff Carol, Harold MacEntire, Norma Gale, Ed Bernard, Derek Pilgrim, Roy Payne, Michael T. Wall, Peter Styles, Gord Companion (deceased), Paul Weber, and many many other bands. I had the best years of my life up there. :-)

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Bob "Wiz" Feinberg
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Sho~Bud Super~Pro with 10 and 10, L710s and aluminum fingers from Bobbe Seymour. Nashville 400 amp.
Keep Steelin' but don't get caught!
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Ken Levesque


From:
Welland,Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 27 Aug 2006 12:20 pm    
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From the Nickel capital of the world....21km north of.....I'm In
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frank rogers


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usa
Post  Posted 27 Aug 2006 3:47 pm    
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I worked a lot in Canada in the 70's also. Even did the "Lobster Festival" on P.E.I. for a whole week. Loved it!

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Pete Young


From:
Quebec, Canada
Post  Posted 27 Aug 2006 5:17 pm    
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Around Montreal you have Dougie trineer Mario Desrosier, Jean Guy Grenier, Anne Giroux and myself
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Glyn Bone


From:
Halifax.Nova Scotia. Canada * R.I.P.
Post  Posted 27 Aug 2006 6:27 pm    
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Well I`m not yet a Canadian ( still awaiting my papaers) but now reside here so I guess I almost qualify....it`s just calling myself a steel `player` ( and keeping a straight face ) that I have trouble with
Originally from England..spent 50 yrs in Australia...moved here in 2004.

Glyndwr

Carter SD10 4x5 ( black of course)
Peavey NV 112 ( also black )
Hilton M 262B Vol.Ped. ( almost black )
BJS bar.

( all I need now is some ability!!! lol)
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Chris LeDrew


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Canada
Post  Posted 27 Aug 2006 6:44 pm    
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Count me in........along with Don Cuff, Adrian Doyle, Mark Bragg, Ron Roberts, and about 10 other Newfoundland pedal steel players. There are a lot more non-pedal and dobro players here on the island.

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