This song didn’t make it onto the “Stella” CD, but I think we played it at the record release concert in 2014.
Tom Bradshaw ventured into a recording studio long ago to create this pedal steel instructional EP record. I especially like Estralita. Tom writes:
At the time of the recording (and throughout my playing career), I used an A6th copedent. I altered it into a D9th by employing a knee lever to raise the 3rds (strings 2 and 6 which are C#’s) a half tone. For the tablature I provided for the “Hey Reece …” thing, I then converted my playing into the E9th. To be honest, I hardly knew what I was doing in the 9th configuration. To make matters worse for my ego, I gave a copy of the “Hey Reece…” thing to Jeff Newman. He was within days of releasing his first E9th course. He sent me a copy of his “Music To Steel By”. I was really depressed with my playing, as compared to Jeff’s.
A live performance in celebration of Woody Guthrie by Clusterfolk, July 29, 2012, at Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, California.