A collection of classic Nashville Country
Pedal Steel licks that helped define the 80's and 90's
Bruce Bouton guides you through several of his most recognized licks and solos, sharing his stories and insights on the recording scene at the time.
Bruce’s style helped spawn a new generation of Neo-Traditional acts and continues to influence today’s Americana music. Here’s your chance to learn the intros, licks, solos...and the backstories... direct from the source.
- Paul Franklin
Highway 40 Blues
Much Too Young
My Next Broken Heart
Old Enough To Know Better
Trainbeats, Shuffles and Country Power Ballads were the order of the day, and the players in town put a modern take on the old school sounds of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Charley Pride and Conway Twitty.
In this course, Bruce guides you through some of his licks and solos on "Highway 40 Blues", "Country Boy", "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)", "Shameless", "My Next Broken Heart", "That Summer", and "Old Enough To Know Better".
In the mid-'80s, Country music welcomed a new crop of young singers with a more classic country sound. Fiddles, Teles and Pedal Steels were back on the charts and Bruce Bouton was there to keep the pedal steel front-and center with mega acts like Ricky Skaggs, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn and Wade Hayes.
He shares his stories and insights on the recording scene at the time and his recollection of the tracking session. Bruce demonstrates all of the examples on his newly-reacquired Emmons push-pull that he used on many of the original recordings.
Full of musical ideas you can use in countless applications, "Neo-Traditional Country" is a great collection of classic-style E9 pedal steel licks that helped define the era and are currently being used in Americana bands everywhere.
Bruce talk-teaches you through each idea slowly, and each section has backing tracks included to play along with when you get the licks learned up-to-speed.
Add these great pedal steel licks to your bag of tricks.