Watching a forklift play pedal steel guitar
in an automotive country western band is its own kind of treat.
Playing on this night as a two piece, songwriting genius Martin Longstaff was accompanied on the pedal steel guitar
by Tom Fletcher.
Martin Longstaff has performed at the event in many guises - as a soloist in 2014, with his full band in 2015 and this year as a duo with Tom Fletcher on pedal steel guitar
From Spiritualized to Sade via Pete Seeger and Talking Heads, the choices are eclectic but the interpretations - with rich harmonies and pedal steel guitar
- blend them into a musical puree.
Over at the Musician's Hall of Fame they have the drum kit Al Jackson Jr used with Booker T & The MGs and a pedal steel guitar
owned by the late great Ben Keith, who in 1970 sat in at a Neil Young session and defined the sound of his classic Harvest album.
Rounding out the group is Ray Wolffe, on vocals and guitar, who LA Weekly has called "the best unsigned singer out there"; in demand session singer and artist John Michael Knowles (City of Faith and Billy Tulsa); session drummer Jesper Kristensen, known as the "funky hound"; and award-winning songwriter and session mainstay Craig Ferguson, on guitar and pedal steel guitar
Maggie, from Copenhagen, said: "There is demand in America more than in Europe for the pedal steel guitar
Williams was one of a dozen drummers whom Zimmer put into a studio (along with eight pedal steel guitar
players), creating a "drum circle" that would help define the middle-America roots of Clark Kent in "Man of Steel.
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
Guest musicians on this ne new album include BJ Cole on pedal steel guitar
, Marco Giovino on drums and Robert Plant on harmonica.
Pedal steel guitar
, saloon piano playing and bluesy harmonica add to the backwoodsy feel.
On Deja Vu, an album with memorable songs - Carry On, Helpless, Woodstock, Country Girl - there is Teach Your Children on which Jerry Garcia cameos on a pedal steel guitar