4th Annual Denver Steel Guitar Show ALL DAY 1-8pm
|June 30, 2013|
|June 22, 2014|
|June 14, 2015|
The finest steel guitarists in Colorado and beyond. ALL DAY LONG! Hosted by steel players, Chuck Lettes and Bob Case.
A variety of bands and players will entertain you throughout the day. Expect to hear a wide selection of musical styles, from traditional non-pedal sounds to some more modern sounds and beyond! We will showcase the versatile sounds of the steel guitar in different settings.
What is the steel guitar?
The pedal steel guitar sound has become the heartbeat of country music. You can hear it on songs by Hank Williams to George Strait, as well as in the sound of great western swing bands like Bob Wills and Spade Cooley. Check out: http://www.merriam-webster.
Some of the Players
HOST: Chuck Lettes is a featured writer for several steel guitar magazines, teacher and has performed with many touring artists from Doug Kershaw to Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. He is the longtime sideman in Lannie Garrett’s Patsy DeCline Show and is a recent inductee into the Nebraska Country Music Hall of Fame.
HOST: Bob Case has worked with Billy Spears, Dusty Drapes and the Dusters, Junior Brown, and Doug Kershaw among others. He is currently playing with the Jim Hyatt Band.
VERY SPECIAL GUEST – Scotty (DeWitt Scott) was influenced by Jerry Byrd, Don Helms, and Little Roy Wiggins. Scotty has written eight instruction steel guitar books. A member of the International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, he has hosted the annual Steel Guitar Convention in St. Louis for over 40 years! www.scottysmusic.com
Daniel Jones has played pedal steel since the early ’70s. He has played steel in Lannie Garrett’s comedy show, The Patsy DeCline Show and in the Always Patsy Cline theater production at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Daniel plays steel in his jazz quartet, Standard Deviations.
Chris Kennison plays pedal steel, Dobro, and guitar and he is also a big fan of Hawaiian Steel. He is on the Board of Directors of the (HSGA) Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association and performs with his local Hawaiian band, Book ‘em Danno.
Carl Johnson has been playing steel for over 40 years. Carl is currently playing with an all instrumental band called, The Redneck Synfuny.
George Sypert started learning to play pedal steel in 1964 in North Africa at Wheelus Air Force Base. He started with a Fender 400 with 4 pedals and is still learning to play pedal steel in 2014.
Tom Broderick plays guitar and pedal steel. He’s played the Always Patsy Cline show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and has played several seasons with Lannie Garrett’s Patsy DeCline Show. Tom has also worked with Wyoming’s premier singer/songwriter Michael Hurwitz as one of the Aimless Drifters. He plays music with Carlos Washington and the Steel Horse Band, First Take, and Soularus. Tom plays country, blues, classic rock, and fusion to create a unique sound all his own.
Mike Morrison has played traditional country, country rock, rock ‘n’ roll and alternative steel guitar with Country Comfort, Cat’s Paw, The Griffins, Bigfoot and The Prehistoric Dogs, and Metalbillies. Currently, Mike plays rock with Gingerslap, and honky tonk with The Bakersfield Band.
John Macy is a steel guitarist/producer/engineer who has worked on gold, platinum, and Grammy records. He currently plays with Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels. John’s recording and touring credits include: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Gary Morris, and Michael Martin Murphey. He owns Macy Sound Studios in Denver.
Jeff Rady is a pedal steel player, guitarist, arranger and guitar instructor at Swallow Hill Music. His steel styles range from big band to jazz and country. He works with bands as diverse as CJP and The Burning Angels, Strange Americans, and Patrick Dethlefs.
Paul Carestia is a Colorado native and has been playing steel guitar since the age of 8. He would listen to the Grand Ole Opry and tell his parents, “I want to play that steel guitar.” By age 14, he was playing professionally. Now retired, he is currently performing with The Country Music Project.
THE BACKUP BAND
Lonesome Rolan has been poundin’ piano in honky-tonks and road-houses for decades. He regularly performs his solo “No Restrictions Apply” shows in Lafayette, Boulder, Denver, and beyond.
Lynn Phipps grew up listening to his parents’ collection of country and gospel records. He is influenced by the Beatles, Stones, Beach Boys, Yardbirds, etc… to blues and R&B.. These are the roots that have guided his professional lead guitar and vocal career over the last forty-plus years.
“Slim” Jim Phillippe is a drummer that plays all styles of music with a variety of bands across Colorado.
Jim Hyatt is an excellent bass player who performs in the Jim Hyatt Band. Jim plays 17 instruments in all!
SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
Sunday, June 14th, 2015 — ALL DAY from 1-8pm
We do not issue physical tickets. Once purchased, your name will be added to our reservations list, check in at our box office when you arrive.
NOTE: “I want to sit with friends” If you are joining another party, please include a group name on your ticket order so we can be sure you are assigned seats together. Group seating is not guaranteed if requested within 3 hours of show-time. If a show is almost sold out, we cannot guarantee group seating. Purchase early if you can!
If you do not receive a confirmation email within 30 minutes of completing your purchase, call (303) 293-0075.
Most shows have assigned seating based on order of ticket purchase and party size, assigned front to back. The venue is intimate, no seats are far from the stage.
Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable to other shows/dates. (You can sell or give them to friends if you can’t make it.)
If you have special seating needs, (wheelchairs/elderly, etc) PLEASE let us know in advance.
We reserve the right to give up reserved seats after the show begins.
Doors typically open one hour prior to show-time (check website for info)
We serve appetizers, desserts, cocktails, wine, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages.
All tickets include sales tax.