steel guitar


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Recent Examples on the Web Country-music historian Rich Kienzle said Mr. Pride embraced a traditional sound: recording with fiddles and steel guitar in an era when many country singers were trying to sound like Las Vegas entertainers. Washington Post, "Charley Pride, first major Black star in country music, dies at 86," 12 Dec. 2020 In other studio recording awards, Paul Franklin won steel guitar player of the year for the 16th time, while Justin Niebank won audio engineer of the year for the eighth time. Paul Grein, Billboard, "Busbee Wins Posthumous ACM Award for Producer of the Year," 8 Dec. 2020 Paul Franklin overdubbed steel guitar at a later date. Tom Roland, Billboard, "Makin' Tracks: Kane Brown Gets Up Close and Personal With 'Homesick'," 5 Aug. 2019 Imaginative and hygienic, Dillon’s digital rhythms are punctuated by acoustic instruments — cello, tabla, steel guitar — that pop up and vanish, playing peekaboo with the void. Chris Richards, Washington Post, "Try listening to Beatrice Dillon inside and outside your head," 26 Feb. 2020 The drums are steady and understated; steel guitar hovers in the background; mandolin or dobro arrive for rural touches, string sections for reassurance. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "Early James Is a Rootsy Throwback in an Uncertain Present," 11 Mar. 2020 The current lineup includes Johnson, Johnny Lungs on ukulele, Leah Moraes on accordion, Nathan Harris on upright bass and Hannah Corral on steel guitar/percussion. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, "Shoot Dangs’ debut album release promises foot-stomping and tomfoolery," 13 Feb. 2020 Brown is known for his guit-steel, a double-necked hybrid that combines a traditional guitar with a lap steel guitar. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Junior Brown gets a temporary 'guit-steel' fix for Texas shows," 9 Oct. 2019 Hawaiian slack key and steel guitar will be represented by Na’ Opihi with Pancho Graham, Kirby Keough, Norman De Costa and Meles of Molokai with ukulele player and singer Puka Asing also featured on the lineup. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Taj Mahal & Peter Rowan to Headline Hawaii's Debut Kauai Folk Festival," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of steel guitar

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Dec 2020

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“Steel guitar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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