Friday, March 01, 2013

You learn something new every day.....

I had believed that the steel guitar was something of the province of country music, and today I learned that it's also a staple in black churches, and that the steel guitar originated in, of all places, Hawaii.

Here's a sample of pedal steel in an arrangement decidedly unsuited for the honky-tonk. 

And of course, those who know of and love this tradition are heartily encouraged to laugh at my (slightly lesser now) ignorance.  :^)

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