If your project needs excellent pedal steel guitar, rather than hire a local player consider getting your steel guitar tracks over the Internet.
Because there are no frets steel can be pitchy. Because steel can be hard to control, it needs to be played evenly and smoothly. Because steel needs to fit into a track like a hand in a glove you need a player with extensive experience at doing just that. And because tone quality is everything.
To get all that you need a Nashville session quality player. Our pedal steel player, Mr. Mike, available through our Nashville Trax Recording Studio service, Steel Guitar Tracks Online, is your guy. He delivers world class tracks on demand. His resume is so extensive it would require pages to list every famous artist he’s worked with but a few of his performance and recording credits include: Bonnie Raitt, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Peter Frampton, ZZ Top, Conway Twitty, Neil Young…some of the true legends of rock, blues, folk and country.
Here’s Mike just ten days ago getting cued by Billy Gibbons to play a solo in ZZ Top’s “La Grange” with Peter Frampton and Randy Bachman (BTO) staring him down. He nails it, of course. The pedal steel solo begins at 5:18:
Like everyone who is a regular on the roster here, Mike is a Christian and well knows his talent is a God-given gift. If you’re a player wondering how you can have a career like Mike’s don’t emulate his playing, develop your style and emulate his faith in God. It’s He who makes amazing things happen.
Fiddle Tracks Online has been added to the Nashville Trax list of services! Now, if you need a fiddle part for a song project you’re recording at home, you can have one of Nashville’s top session quality fiddle players track just the part you need.
Why choose a semi-pro when you can have Wanda Vick on your tune? One of the most respected session musicians in Nashville she’s played on records for everyone from Taylor Swift to George Jones to Uncle Kracker!
There are plenty of fantastic live-band players, but session quality fiddle players? It’s a rare gift and only a handful of players on the planet qualify. It makes zero sense to pay the fiddle player down the street or the fiddle player from the hot local band to lay a track. You’ll likely end up dropping it out of the mix due to it being pitchy; containing inappropriate licks over the vocal; or having poor, thin, tone quality.
Pay not much more, if any, and get a player Nashville producers choose to lay fiddle tracks on hit recordings!