Playing Pedal Steel Guitar with Robert Vincent on the “Old Grey Whistle Test (For One Night Only)” on BBC4, hosted by Bob Harris.

As a side note i realised i’m the last person to play Pedal Steel Guitar on the show! Enjoy!

 

“UK Instrumentalist of the Year” 2017 – CJ Hillman

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Voted for by fellow musicians and AMA members, its an honour to receive the AMA UK 2017 instrumentalist of the year award! Thank you to all that voted -CJ

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Lauren Housley Recording

Recently I’ve been busy in the studio with Lauren Housley & Band. We’ve recorded a couple of new tracks for here Album which i played slide guitar on (and a bit of Hammond Pedal steel!)

A Clip of this can be heard on Instagram & Twitter. Full tracks to come in the near future!

Also some other exciting news that i will save for another post. I recently worked with Ethan Johns in Berlin and Sam Outlaw in London. Two very fun shows!

How to turn a Pedal Steel into a Hammond Organ 

Today I’ve been working on a little mod for my Strymon Lex. An amazing guitar pedal and perfect for the Pedal Steel Guitar! I wanted to make a switch to change the speed of the rotary effect and after a few tries and burnt fingers, got it right!

A big thanks to Pedal Steel master Jon Graboff for helping me out with this one. I noticed he had made one in an interview back in 2011. He kindly gave me a lot of advice on this project.

Here’s a raw example of what it does. Feel free to comment or message me about it.