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Bobbe's Tips plus Music

I've started a new blog to host Bobbe Seymour's newsletter "Bobbe's Tips" plus some instrumental steel guitar music. It's updated frequently and it works well with iPhone and other mobile devices. Check it out at PedalSteelMusic.com.

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association 25th Annual Convention

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association will hold its 25th annual convention Thursday Oct 6 through Oct 8 at the Holiday Inn Banquet and Conference Center, 411 S. Larkin Ave., Joliet, Illinois.

This year’s guest from Honolulu is Greg Sardinha.  Greg will be featured daily and will also perform at the Luau show on Saturday night. He is one of the most highly regarded steel guitar players in Hawaii, recently awarded the Hawaii Music Award for Steel Guitar Album of the Year.

The 3-day convention fee is $45 or $15 daily, which includes entertainment, seminars, playing, and jam sessions. A memorable event for performers, collectors and lovers of Hawaiian steel guitars. Please register early! Details here.

For more information, contact Don Weber at 815-351-2140 or Wally Pfeifer at 815-351-2740.

Here's some authentic Hawaiian steel guitar playing:

Berklee Profs Report From ISGC

There's another good article about this year's International Steel Guitar Convention on the Berklee Blog.

Also, check out this report of an Al Perkins Recording Session.

Ron Kyne

Ron Kyne

There's a good article about Ron Kyne and his trip to the ISGC at Harold-Mail.com. I missed his set (it was before I arrived), but it's nice to see pedal steel getting exposure in the press.

ISGC St Louis Performers and Vendors

Here's the list of performers and vendors for the International Steel Guitar Convention.  The convention is being held at the Millenium Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri (USA).  I'm sorry to say that I'll miss the Talent Search event, as my plane doesn't arrive until 4 PM.  Other than that, I'm looking forward to a great show and a lot of meeting' & greetin' as I haven't been to the ISGC in several years.

Scotty’s 40th Annual ISGC

INTERNATIONAL STEEL GUITAR CONVENTION
September 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2011

The Millennium Hotel
200 South 4th Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63102 USA
Phone: 314-241-9500
Ask for “Reservations” and tell them you are with the International Steel Guitar Convention to get the Convention Discount Room Rates:
Singles: $92.00 * Double: $97.00 * Triples: $102.00 * Quads: $112.00 * Suite $150.00
There were still rooms available as of August 10.

We dropped Sunday, however, we may restate it at a later date. Dropping Sunday did give each of you an extra day to return home but some of you did miss no show being on Sunday. The Talent Search, Hawaiian show, Jazz show and Gospel will remain on the schedule time permitting.

The 2011 Players:
Steel guitar players from all over the World gather in Saint Louis for some pickin’, fellowship, to renew old friendships and to make new friends. This will be our 40th successful Steel Guitar Convention in a row. For a “Back To The Basics” we plan to have a jam session on the main stage and, of course, we will have our usual array of outstanding Top Name Players, as well as some new names on the Show...

For advance tickets, contact:
THE INTERNATIONAL STEEL GUITAR CONVENTION
9535 Midland Blvd.
St Louis, Missouri 63114-3314 USA
Phone: 314-427-7794
Email: scotty@scottysmusic.com

Admission prices:
Thursday Night "Hall Of Fame" Fund Raising Show: $10.00
Friday: $35.00
Saturday: $35.00
2 day advance $60.00
Optional: Friday “Late Night Concert” in the Main Ballroom: $5.00

The latest information about the ISGC is always available online at SteelGuitarForum.com.