Ah, yes, ladies and gentlemen, the distinctively twangy, floating sound of the pedal steel guitar — it's as American as Elvis and cherry pie.
This mutant offspring of the Portuguese acoustic slide guitar, the electric guitar, and the pedal harp is most famous for its role in Country and Western music. But as you'll hear, that's just the beginning of what's possible.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we focus on the slide guitar and the pedal steel...on a program called SLIDER. Music is by BRUCE KAPHAN, B.J. COLE, BRIAN ENO and DANIEL LANOIS and ROGER ENO.