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pedal steel

n.
A musical instrument consisting of one or more electric guitar necks mounted on a rectangular stand, the pitch of the strings being controlled by sliding a steel bar along the fingerboards or by depressing any of several pedals. Also called pedal steel guitar.
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These Sanskrit chants from India are mellow pop with country instrumentation of pedal steel guitar, mandolin, and drums (even a whistling solo by Bauer) mixed with traditional Indian instruments like sitar, harmonium, and tabla.
Several pieces describe the history of folk musical instruments: folk fiddle, banjo, guitar, and pedal steel.
The Seattle-based group includes Morrison on guitar, vocals and drums; Jim Miller on guitar and vocals; Ethan Lawton on drums, vocals and guitar; Dusty Rider on pedal steel guitar; Mary Simkin- Maass on fiddle and vocals; Country Dave Harmonson on pedal steel guitar; and Dan Lowinger on bass.
DANISH pedal steel guitarist Maggie Bjorklund is fast becoming the musician's musician of choice.
While previous releases have seen Dan work with members of The Old Dance School, Fairport Convention, Ezio and Duke Special, Raw State sees him collaborating closely with legendary pedal steel player BJ Cole, whose CV includes such acts as REM, Beck, Scott Walker, Bjork and Elton John.
The band is the simple two guitars, bass and drums format, although having Greg Leisz as second guitarist has the extra-twang bonus of pedal steel guitar as well.
ove album, and singer Pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph and his Family Band, were last on Later a decade ago, and they return tonight for some funk and soul from their new Lickety Split album.
Backing up Jordan will be longtime accompanist Brian Rost on bass, Paul Prunier on drums, with special guest Kevin Maul on pedal steel, dobro, Hawaiian guitar and vocals.
From the countryfied pedal steel sweetness of Entitlement, through the bamboozling cranky instrumental firepower of High Ball Stepper and the unexpected funk opener Three Women, he's as musically combative, inventive and commanding as ever.
For much of the show he was conned behind his guitar stand and pedal steel allowing him to switch eortlessly between the instruments but every now and then he'd break free jumping across the stage and sliding back again in some kind of prog rock moonwalk.
Washington, Jan 30 ( ANI ): The Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville has inducted 12 new honorees across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell.
We use a lot of old vintage gear and there is plenty of twang, honky-tonkin' piano, fiddle and pedal steel but the new album has some classic Memphis sounding horns and mandolins and Spanish guitars in places too.