steel guitar


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Like in the previous version, a cool and fading steel guitar compliments the rhythmic melody and calming percussion. Fox News, "Stevie Nicks and LeAnn Rimes share heartbreak in 'Borrowed' duet," 16 July 2018 To some gatekeepers' ears, traditional instruments -- such as fiddle and steel guitar -- seemed out of place, so many producers minimized or eliminated them on most recordings. Tom Roland, Billboard, "Country's Roots Are Showing as New Releases Embrace Old-School Sounds," 11 July 2018 What Elm called the mechanics of steel guitars had fascinated him for a while. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Finding the Soundtrack to My Desert Life," 25 Apr. 2018 The Caribbean sound of steel drums may have seemed exotic amid the steel guitars at this year’s San Jacinto Day Festival in La Porte, and that was part of the fun. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Parkview Intermediate music director had a few steel drums and an idea," 6 June 2018 And there is something in the steel guitar where there's no edges. Steve Marinucci, Billboard, "Mike Nesmith Reflects on His Weed-Fueled, Post-Monkees Project First National Band & New Memoir," 31 May 2018 But Strait is a throwback to the days of steel guitar and twang. Doug Maccash,, "George Strait closes out Bayou County Superfest with class," 28 May 2018 His steel guitar and Fender Telecaster will be on display. Hector Saldana, San Antonio Express-News, "Shawn Sahm gets by with a little help from his friends," 2 May 2018 Equipped with a textbook baritone voice and supported by plenty of pedal-steel guitar, Williams makes music suited for Sirius XM Outlaw Country and Americana radio stations. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Meet Alex Williams, throwback country singer who’s a label mate of Taylor Swift," 27 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of steel guitar

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of steel guitar was in 1925

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