Steel: Steve Fishell

Steel is a Fretboard Journal podcast that dives deep into the world of the steel guitar.

On Episode 3, we chat with Steve Fishell, a pedal steel player, a Grammy-winning record producer, and the author of the biography Buddy Emmons: Steel Guitar Icon.

Steve held down the steel guitar chair in the ’80s incarnation of Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band and has recorded with the likes of Dolly Parton, John Prine, Sam Bush, and Linda Ronstadt. We discuss coming up in the 1970s California country rock scene, cutting his teeth in the recording studio, Buddy Emmons’ impact on the pedal steel, and more.

You can find Steve’s book and samples of his playing at the links below:

Buddy Emmons, Steel Guitar Icon: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=p086786
A YouTube playlist of Steve’s playing: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvvtMAAyfWudoKf4GZ_E31rvU_CqQnKGp
Steve on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/16einqMwN2QkL5ZC7HutqF

Steel is hosted and produced by Matt Perpick.

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