Star Family

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2017 starts off with the debut release from Star Family.

Star Family is Tommy Galento and Pelle Vallgren from OK Star Orchestra plus bass player Carl Greder. On the record they invited some guests, and among them yours truly on pedal steel on two tracks. Instrumental groove music. Vinyl only. Released by Rootsy.

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The Muffin Ensemble

Muffin

The Muffin Ensemble is Örjan Byström and Mathias Danielsson. Örjan plays fretless bass and sometimes even bass with frets. Mathias Danielsson plays pedal steel through tape echo and sometimes with bow and fuzz. Together they make whatever music that enters their frame of mind at the moment. Sometimes to the visual company of a silent movie and other times to the custom built Muffin Mirrors projection unit.

Here’s a video from a performance at Larry’s Corner in Stockholm where they give monthly gigs.

Here is the Soundcloud site, enjoy!

Rest In Peace Roffe Fardigh

R.I.P Roffe Färdigh.
Det är honom jag har att tacka för att jag kom igång med steelen. Han var och kommer alltid att förbli en enorm inspiration då han alltid gick sin egen väg. Du lever i varenda ton jag spelar, kompis!
R.I.P Roffe Färdigh.
He’s the one that got me started on the winding road of steel playing. He was and always will be a huge inspiration for me. You live in every note I play, buddy!

Janne Lindgren has left us

Photo by Eva Lindgren

Sweden’s own Mr Steel, Janne Lindgren, has passed away at the age of 69. He has been a tremendous help for a lot of us who started out on the steel guitar without a clue. A stop by his workshop/store/studio was always graced by his generosity and hospitality, a place so full of memorabilia, gear and knowledge of the steel guitar. I’ve been there several times with my Sho-Bud and he showed me how I could fix it myself. Never late to share his skills and pass the knowledge on to the next generation. Rest in peace Janne, and let the music play wherever you are.

Music is love!