Mudcat Café message #523350 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37495   Message #523350
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
08-Aug-01 - 07:23 AM
Thread Name: Chromatic Harp, Pedal Steel, diabolical!
Subject: RE: Chromatic Harp, Pedal Steel, diabolical!
Buddy Emmons was (is?) the old master, no doubt about it. Anybody who could conceive of playing Pachebel's Canon on the pedal steel has to be some kind of genius. Leon McAuliffe was another outstanding player of the old school.

I cannot think of another instrument which can sound so trite in the hands of the unskilled and so sublime in the hands of a true master. Except maybe for the banjo ........