Mudcat Café message #523413 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37495   Message #523413
Posted By: LR Mole
08-Aug-01 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: Chromatic Harp, Pedal Steel, diabolical!
Subject: RE: Chromatic Harp, Pedal Steel, diabolical!
There's some new kid who just played/is just about to play Newport, with a name that's so prosaic I can't remember it (John Smith, Larry Stevens, something like that).He comes out of the "Sacred Steel" tradition: steel guitar played in African-American churches. He, however, thinks of Jimi and Duane as the "old heroes".Anyway, I've never heard him, but he's said to be just astonishing. And on that particular instrument, that ain't hay.