The Hotel Mead, 451 East Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
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our guest players for 2016:
...For the first time we will be providing our audiences with 3 individuals who have been induction into the International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame (Joe Wright, Lynn Owsley, and Billy Robinson)! Don't miss this weekend, folks!
We welcome back International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame Pedal Steel Player,
Joe Wright. Inducted in September 2014 along with Jim Vest and Sonny Garish. Joe is also a member of the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame! Joe's contribution to performance and teaching of the steel guitar is nearly unmatched. Visit his site pedalsteel.com for an incredible display of teaching and entertaining media that will make you a better player....and person! Joe might even bring his special guest steel player (that's nearly as accomplished as him) to our show. Come to the show and see if he does..
Due to popular demand, Lynn Owsley will be performing at our 2015 show. Most people know of Lynn from his touring with the great Ernest Tubb. Also a member of the International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, Lynn charismatic playing style and warm personality makes it no surprise that he will be with us once again! His site is here.
Billy Robinson can truly call himself a native Nashvillian. A self–taught musician, He began playing guitar at age 10. Billy’s big break came in 1948, while he was still playing at WLAC. WSM, then a clear channel station, needed a steel guitarist for their Grand Ole Opry. Read his thorough bio.
Billy was inducted into the International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in September 1996 and plays at steel guitar conventions all over the country. He has recorded, produced, and played lap steel for nearly 70 years!
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