Billy Cardine -- Six String Swing

I'd been thinking about this for a while and it came together earlier this year (2012).  The sessions really couldn't have been any more enjoyable.  It was a pleasure to spend time working on this with Grant Gordy on guitar (Dave Grisman Quintet), Josh Pinkham on tenor guitar and mandolin (Frank Vignola Band), and the Page Brothers from WNC...Andy on guitar (director of Jazz @ App State) and Zack on Bass as well as a few special guests.   

So, the name "Six String Swing".  Yes, I talked with Mike about it  ;-)  Mike was my first teacher and certainly one of the main reasons that I love the dobro and continue to play it to this day.  The Eight String Swing record got wore out at my house, and since I grew up playing jazz piano, I always wanted to put together some music like this.  

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Looking Forward, Looking Back -- BillyC's new EP with the Moog Lap Steel

Hey there, I know this music is kinda totally out of the ballpark for most 'dobro' music, but I want to offer a free download to the first dozen people who instant message me with an email address. If you like Rock music or Fusion music, send me a message and I'll send a link and download code. 

I've been given the blessing for this by Reso-Nation members that have already downloaded this EP, for which I am grateful.  

Even though you guys/gals aren't the main audience for this kind of music, we're still each other's dobro-family, so I'd love for more of you to hear this stuff!

All the best, Billy

Billy's Moog Lap Steel

Billy Cardine -- "Looking Forward, Looking Back"

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More on the Moog Steel.  This is a little vid made by the folks helping with the marketing of this new recording.  The EP can be found at:

There is no acoustic dobro content!  We decided to call the 'genre' Ameritronica.  If bluegrass dobro is your passion, you may not find anything of interest here, but if you like more adventurous stuff, give it a listen!

Soon to be released is a new recording I made a couple months ago with Acoustic Dobro in a jazz quartet setting.  I'm crankin' em out this year.  I've had so many sounds in my head for a while now and I've been leaving the 'comfort' of my own studio to just do the playing and work with other engineers to do the production work.  A couple more to go in 2011.


Some other YouTube vids up showing different sides of the new Moog instrument...

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