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

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

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

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 7 – Jay Dee Maness

Direct download link for the episode This month we interview beloved pedal steel player Jay Dee Maness! His credits include Buck Owens, Gram Parsons, The Byrds, Vince Gill, Ray Stevens and many many more. Check out Jay Dee’s page for appearances, his new album & more! Tonealigner pickup Telonics pickups Walker Stereo Steel Lexicon MPX-1 Benado […]

Episode 6 – Larry Behm and the brotherhood of steel

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

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

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

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

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

Episode 1 of the Pedal Steel Podcast! We review Riffstation 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 […]