Pedal Steel Guitar

My Native Instrument

I started playing the pedal steel when it was in it's relative infancy in popular music. The year was 1973 and country rock had appeared on the music scene as an alternative to traditional country music.

Bands like Poco, The New Riders of the Purple Sage and the Byrds, to name a few, were using this new sound in their music to great advantage. This interest got me some live gigs and a chance to unravel the intricacies of this unique instrument playing in a variety of live bands in Oregon, Arizona and California.. Over the succeeding years, as I dug deeper into music theory, Classical music, and Jazz, I began applying these sounds to the pedal steel with interesting results. It has now returned to being my main instrument.

Listen to my ever-evolving new sounds onĀ  Soundcloud and in the clips on this website.