7th October 2022
I hope you are all enjoying the Dwight Yoakam Bakersfield Beat program on Sirius XM (Click Here for a link to the website)
I was pleased to take part in some interviews for Chris Hillman's Burrito Stand which is broadcast as part of the Bakersfield Beat schedule.
You can find all the broadcast dates and times on Chris' website here. (scroll to the bottom of the page for details)
4th October 2022
Last weekend I was invited to perform as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame 'Western Edge' event. I was pleased to be able to catch up with some of my 'Country Rock' alumni at the shows.
I've added a photo from the Friday night performance with Chris Hillman and the Desert Rose Band to the photo gallery.
You can see exhibits at the Western Edge exhibition - follow this link for details.
2nd August 2022
It looks as though I may be appearing at the Country Music Hall Of Fame in the Fall as part of a Country Rock exhibit.
There should be more information forthcoming and I will update everyone as we go.
3rd July 2022
My son Jess came across this concert on YouTube that I though you all would enjoy.
It is from 1991 with Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers at Gstaad in Switzerland.
You'll find links to the concert along with other clips on our Video Gallery Page by following this link
12th April 2022
Last night at the CMT Awards Miranda Lambert was awarded 'Best Female Video' for her song If I Was a Cowboy.
I was honored to play steel guitar on the song, which is Miranda's sixth win in the category, and puts her second only to Carrie Underwood.
You can see the video by following this link
9th January 2022
I think you may be interested in an in-depth review I conducted with Tonequest magazine recently.
You can obtain a digital or print version of the magazine at the Tonequest website:
13th July 2021
I'm sad to report that on July 10th we lost a fine musician, fiddle player Byron Berline.
I met Byron when he was asked to come out and play a Bluegrass portion of a Flying Burrito Bros show, along with bassist Roger Bush and banjoist Kenny Wertz. We performed together at three Ivy League Universities in the NE part of the USA.
Eddie Kramer was our chief recording engineer for all three shows. Selections of which were later taken from each of the shows and became A&M's release of "The Last of the Red Hot Burritos".
Byron can be seen with the FBB's on this clip from the David Frost television show playing "6 Days On The Road". Which, incidentally, was about all the time it took to do the recordings!
Link to Flying Burrito Bros on YouTube
Byron owned the Double Stop Fiddle Shop & Music Hall In Guthrie, Oklahoma and founded the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival.
A fine gentleman who will be missed by many!
12th July 2021
I hope you all will enjoy reading my interview with John Wisniewski conducted last year for Perfect Sound Forever Magazine.
The interview covers a lot of ground that you may find interesting.
You can find the interview here: Perfect Sound
23rd August 2020
Some of you 'musos' out there may be interested in a couple of YouTube interviews I have come across from a few years back.
These interviews with Zac Childs and Steve Krenz cover a lot of ground, and may be of particular interest to any lap steel fans.
You can find them on my Video Gallery page Here
18th February 2020
I'm sad to have to report the passing of one of my dear friends, Bob Rissi.
I've known Bob from my first move to California in 1968 where he showed me his new design for Rickenbacker, the new Trans-Sonic Amplifier. I immediately traded my Fender Dual Showman for it.
He began in CA as a very young man under Leo Fender's wing and worked on the design of the first Fender 'piggy back' amps. Then, after CBS bought the Fender company, he was hired by Mr. Hall of Rickenbacker. A short while later, he began his own company called Risson Amplifiers.
Bob was a genius in his field, and I've used his Amplifiers since 1968. Most of my record sessions were done with his Risson amps.
He loved God and people, and was a wonderful husband and father of a large and growing family.