Oct 27, 2010

Slide Masters - David Lindley

I'm a great fan of David Lindley's. He's got a very unique sound coming off of his Weissenborn (a wooden body Hawaian lap guitar). However, his intonation and phrasing are distinguishable on any of the many instruments he plays. You can hear him on acoustic, lap, overdriven electric pedal steel, a mandolin even and still it's David.

This little piece is from when he played his Hawaian Lap at the Bob Rivers Show (radio). It's not a virtuoso piece but I chose it because:

Jul 5, 2010


Here's a little piece I named Lightfoot Shuffle. Tuning again open E.

No slide here, a new version with some slide in part B comming soon.


May 14, 2010


Here's a little piece on my National Delphi steel. It's called Jasmine, after my 10 month old baby daughter.


Jan 27, 2010

Glass or metal?

IOW a tube or a bottleneck?

I get this question often from people who want to start experienting with slide playing.

Well let's see... You can get used to anything AFAIK, and really: I've seen people who have adapted their skill and style to the gear they chose ages ago.

However, those early choices are usually circumstancial, very rarely they occur with predisposition.

Jan 20, 2010

Slide Masters - Ry Cooder

Ry... There's Ry for you.

Ry is the 1st slide master I choose to bother u with.

Ry (which I think stands for Ryland) is the reason I became fascinated with slide playing when I first heard him in the movie Crossroads. I was 12 or 13 when I first saw the film but as soon as I heard the sound of (what was supposed to be) Ralph's Tele I thought:

Jan 19, 2010

1st Slide Daddy Blog

Hello slide fans. This is the slide daddy.

Against better judgement I decided to invest what little time I can spare in a blog.

Not just any blog.