Tag: instrumental

Steve Dawson

Rattlesnake Cage

Black Hen

This is Canadian guitarist/producer/record-label head Steve Dawson’s second instrumental release, the first being 2008’s “Telescope,” which was the result of a grant to study pedal steel guitar under L.A. session man Greg Leisz. “Rattlesnake,” however, is strictly acoustic.

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Joe Goldmark

The Wham of That Steel Man!


Joe Goldmark is the keeper of the instrumental pedal steel guitar flame. On his last album, 2007’s “Seducing the ’60s,” he branched out by including guest vocalists on half the songs. Now, for his ninth solo album (he also was a member of Jim Campilongo and the 10 Gallon Cats as well as the Twangbangers), he branches out further with a double album — a vocal disc and an instrumental disc.

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Ancient Future

World Without Walls


San Francisco Bay Area-based Ancient Future was all about “world fusion” before world music was even a genre. To honor the band’s reunion this summer after a 15-year performance hiatus, Capitol/EMI is giving their fifth and most accessible disc its first digital release.

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James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg


Tompkins Square

With the exception of a fiddle here and some bass there, two acoustic guitars are all one gets with this gem of an album (vinyl and download only) — but that’s plenty.

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Ben Hall

Ben Hall!

Tompkins Square

Nashville-via-Mississippi thumbpicker Hall was brought to the Tompkins Square label by the late Charlie Louvin, who stumbled across him thanks to a casual stop by Hall at the Louvin Brothers Museum in Monteagle, Tenn.

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