I've posted some pictures from the Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree held last weekend on the Steel Guitar Forum.
Carroll Benoit makes a really fine resophonic guitar. I played several different models that he had on display and was impressed with all of them.
I also played the Jerry Douglas model Beard guitar. The pattern in the wood on the body was unreal - almost psychedelic. My photo doesn't really bring out its beauty.
Howard, by the way, is a very fine player. We had some fun jamming! I don't know if I should post my photo of him playing somebody's Scheerhorn - I was saving it for potential blackmail purposes. :)
Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of Mike Auldridge, who was also attending the event.
Mike Aldridge plays For Buddy for Akira Otsuke and Dudley Connell backstage at the Birchmere November 26, 2011 at Seldom Scene's 40th anniversary. Video by WAMU's Katy Daley.
* Note: Watch his right hand placement, how it's always moving! Great stuff!
From Baltimore City Paper today, in part to publicize two upcoming Dave Giegerich memorial shows (April 29, Creative Alliance at the Patterson, and June 19, Birchmere). The article also includes a wonderful description of Dave Giegerich's memorial service, his, life, and his music. Great quotes from Mike Auldridge and Pam McLeod. ResoSummit is very grateful to have had two wonderful years with Dave's participation, and articles like this help preserve his memory for all of us.
Original article is here: http://citypaper.com/music/the-slide-man-1.1137713
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