You may have heard of a pedal steel guitar before. You may have even been at a music event and seen and heard one of these contraptions played. And I bet the band was a blues band, or even more likely a country western band. In fact you may have thought the instrument was, simply put, a "country instrument". Well, I would like to share my story with you. I have been playing jazz on the instrument for over 30 years, and now is your chance to see the real versatility of this instrument called pedal steel guitar. I have recorded 4 CD's and they are available here, but you really have to SEE it to believe it! I am playing in Portland, Oregon, on Friday, June 7 and the show is ABSOLUTELY FREE. Here are the details:
HAL MERRILL AND CHRISTOPHER WOITACH DUO PERFORMANCE
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 8 PM UNTIL 10 PM.
AT CRUZROOM ANNEX, 2338 NE ALBERTA ST, PORTLAND OR
It's a great combination of music. We will play songs off of my CD's as well as a few of the progressive jazz standards. Seating is limited, so I recommend arriving early.