Austin Steel Guitar Co-op report 12-16-09

The Austin Steel Guitar Co-op is a free organization that gets together on the 2nd Sunday of each month for a social promotion of pedal steel guitar and jam session, at the 290 West Dance Hall in Austin Texas.
This month we had a good turn out with Herb Steiner and Jim Loessberg showing up.
These guys both have pedal steel instructional materials on there websites.
I like Herbs as is seems a little easier to comprehend and slowed down for learning purposes.
The plus side with Jim Loessberg’s is that he explains step by step, note by note, verbally as you go, no tab really necessary for more advanced players.

Herb Steiner’s Website
Jim Loessberg’s Website
Also in attendance we had Free Cornbread and Cajun beans .. Very Good.
There were some steels and amps for sale an D-10 MSA, a Thomas 12 string Universal, and as I understand it the Emmons D-10 for sale was serial # 08  Picture below.
Joe Long made it up from San Antone adding a nice touch to a number of songs.
Roy Glaze is an exceptional player as is Dave Biller, Thanks you guys!
Sam Brown and Curtis Alford got up, each doing very good sets to giving a break to the Parker Brothers Band.
Great job by Big Jim Hiles, Gus Brown and L.C. Parker as usual.
New friend to me was Ray Hadaway played some nice steel work,
Commander Dave Goodman, my good friend and co-founder was requested to play on L.C. Parkers set and was solid with Jim Hadaway in stereo testing out my Universal.
I should have recorded that one although it was all very good.
There were a couple of other old Black Emmons in attendance also that I missed the Photo opp on.
Thank You to J.D. Faron and the 290 West Staff.. what a cool bunch of people!

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Austin Steel Guitar Co-op

Hello Fellow Pickers

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Sunday, Dec. 13th 2:00 P.M. is the next Austin Steel Guitar Co-op Meet up and Jam.

It will be a fun and exciting one as usual, on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Do you want to learn something new? Teach something important? and have Fun!

Everyone has something to give and something to get from promoting Pedal Steel Guitar.

Thanks to Gus Brown, Jim Hiles and L.C. Parker, members of The Parker Brothers Band along with other guests, we will ripping it up Sunday afternoon.

Thanks also go to J.D. Faron, the 290 West Dance Hall and The Disciples of Twang

There will be equipment to buy and sell, bring your items for sale if you like.

Lots of different PSG set ups to look at, PSG Players, BIAB related info, a bulk string order if you are in need, E9th sets are $5.25. Single plain strings around 3 bucks a dozen approx.

The ASGC website has things added on a regular basis and can always use input and ideas.

Join the Local Musicians Available Page for gigs, recording etc. If you are in need of a Bass player, Drummer, Guitar or Pedal Steel of course… Take a look at it.  ^_^

If you have written some thing or want to add a product or service to the ASGC Website that’s what is there for…. Let me put a link or article on for you.

The Austin Steel Guitar Co-op is always looking and open to ideas for upcoming events to contribute an idea or anything to the ASGC, Please contact me.

You guys have been a big inspiration to me and together we can make an even bigger inspiration for everyone…

The  Austin Steel Guitar Co-op is a FREE , NON PROFIT  Organization

solely supported by  Austin Music Supply.Com a Musicians Friend Affiliate Website,

If you need any big music store supplies please just click on our website links to get to Musicians Friend and still get the same great prices and low price guarantee.

and this is how to Support Austin Steel Guitar Co-op.

Thank You

Ken Metcalf

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290 West Bar and Grill, Austin, Texas

290 West Phone #    (512) 288-0808

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