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Episode 15 – Jim Lill, Steel Resolve

8/3/2018
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Direct download link for the episode This episode features an interview with Nashville multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer Jim Lill, who has a new beginner pedal steel video course out now. Also featured is a conversation with Josh Killian of Steel Resolve, a non-profit that helps young players get started with steel guitar. Topics discussed include: […]

Episode 14 – Paul Franklin (part 2 of 2)

5/30/2018
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Direct download link for the episode “If your imagination can go there, the instrument certainly can.” – Paul Franklin Check out Paul’s great online university, The Paul Franklin Method! Buddy Emmons – Raising the Dickens Stranger Things theme on pedal steel Modern steel – using steel in place of synths Travis Tritt – Tell Me […]

Episode 13 – Paul Franklin (part 1 of 2)

5/24/2018
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Christopher Woitach is a jazz guitarist, steel guitarist, and composer living in Portland, Oregon. Christopher Woitach has played with many nationally and internationally known artists, including Bernadette Peters, Rich Little, Hank Roberts, Bob Mover, Tony Monaco, Mel Brown, and John Stowell. He regularly performs throughout the Pacific Northwest, and at jazz festivals in the U.S. and Canada. “You have to find the world that suits you.” - Christopher Woitach

Episode 12 – Christopher Woitach, Stringjoy

4/25/2018
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Christopher Woitach is a jazz guitarist, steel guitarist, and composer living in Portland, Oregon. Christopher Woitach has played with many nationally and internationally known artists, including Bernadette Peters, Rich Little, Hank Roberts, Bob Mover, Tony Monaco, Mel Brown, and John Stowell. He regularly performs throughout the Pacific Northwest, and at jazz festivals in the U.S. and Canada. “You have to find the world that suits you.” - Christopher Woitach

Episode 11 – Jon Graboff

1/23/2018
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Possibly best known for his work with Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Jon Graboff has also recorded and/or toured with the likes of: Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, David Byrne, Carrie Underwood, Noel Gallagher, Harper Simon, Phil Lesh, M. Ward, Cyndi Lauper and others.

Episode 10 – Susan Alcorn, Catalinbread pedals: Talisman, Csidman, and Bicycle Delay

3/28/2017
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This month we interview avant-garde pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn! Also featured is a review/demo of three effects pedals from Catalinbread.

Episode 9 – Dave Hadley, Strymon El Capistan

8/12/2016
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Direct download link for the episode This month we interview pedal steel guitarist, dobro player, and teacher Dave Hadley! Also featured is a review and demo of the Strymon El Capistan dTape delay pedal. Dave’s website The Bumper Jacksons Sons of Pitches Drew Gibson June Star Wye Oak Pretty Gritty GFI steel guitars Milkman amps Xotic […]

Episode 8 – Mike Perlowin

4/4/2016
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Direct download link for the episode “I came to the conclusion that I was put on Earth for the specific purpose of playing the pedal steel guitar. Everything I had done previously had prepared me for this.” – Mike Perlowin This month we interview renowned pedal steel guitarist, author, and teacher Mike Perlowin. Topics discussed […]

Episode 6 – Larry Behm and the brotherhood of steel

11/7/2015
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Direct download link for the episode This month we interview Portland area pedal steel player and teacher Larry Behm! Topics we covered include: The brotherhood of steel guitar The importance of asking questions and having FUN Consistency in your steel setup Ergonomics & the mechanical advantage Gary Carter The future of steel guitar! Check out […]

Episode 5 – EHX C9, Digitech Mosaic, Jon Rauhouse

10/9/2015
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Direct download link for the episode This month we review the Electro-harmonix C9 Organ Machine, with an extra bonus review of the Digitech Mosaic polyphonic 12-string pedal. And we have a great interview with steeler & multi-instrumentalist Jon Rauhouse! Jon has played with Sleepwalker, Neko Case, Jakob Dylan, Old 97s and many many more, and […]

Episode 4 – NU Generation Tone Bar, Stu Schulman

8/29/2015
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Direct download link for the episode This episode features a review of the NU-Generation Tone Bar by Red Barn Music Supply, 575-621-4320. Noted steel guitarist (and 6-string and bass guitarist) Stu Schulman joined us for a great interview and shared a lot of road stories from his years of touring and recording. We covered a lot […]

Episode 3 – John McClung

6/11/2015
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Direct download link for the episode This month we feature an interview with John McClung, a noted pedal steel player and teacher (in fact, he’s been nicknamed both “Mr. Twang” and “Professor Twang” depending on who’s asking). His credits include recording work with Connie Stevens; touring with Freddy Fender; playing (with 7 other LA steelers) […]

Episode 2 – Paul Brainard

5/6/2015
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Direct download link for the episode Our guest this month is Paul Brainard, a veteran of the Alt-Country and Americana scene, playing and recording with many top names over the last decade and beyond. He specializes in all forms of Steel Guitar—pedal, non-pedal, Dobro—as well as guitar and trumpet. He is further noted for his producing […]

Episode 1 – Riffstation, Matt Buetow

4/9/2015
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Episode 1 of the Pedal Steel Podcast! We review Riffstation 1.5.5.0 and interview singer/songwriter Matt Buetow, who is also a beginning pedal steel player. Direct download link for the episode Check out Riffstation and the isolate tool YouTube videos – Jimi Hendrix and The Strokes. For a chance to win a copy of Riffstation, leave us a […]