Posts Tagged ‘Steel Pedal Guitar players’

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

We won’t throw back too far with this video clip from earlier this month.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band sock it to Syracuse for NYS Blues Fest (July 11, 2015)

Sacred Steel

Saturday, September 4th, 2010
Robert Randolph at the New York State Fair

Robert Randolph at the New York State Fair

Robert Randolph,  master of the steel pedal guitar, danced while he played with his bad at the New York State Fair tonight.  Randolph’s performance reminded me that the last time I covered a steel pedal performance was by the late Leonard Stephens, Jr. of Syracuse, during Gospel Weekend a few years ago.

A Tribute

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Leonard Stephens, Jr.

Leonard Stephens, Jr.

Jonathan Stephens III sent us a tribute to his cousin Leonard Stephens, Jr., who passed away last week.  Leonard was a talented song-writer, producer and a master on the steel pedal guitar.