When you hear steel guitar in a song, it's usually used as supplemental instrumentation, adding texture to the tunes. You generally don't expect to see the men and women of steel in the forefront, and yet that's the entire impetus for the Denver Steel Guitar Show, the second annual edition of an event dedicated entirely to steel guitar players.
|Chuck Lettes, man of steel.|
"There's a real resurgence in the steel guitar," says show organizer Chuck Lettes, who's played pedal steel for the past forty years. "It's not just the Nashville sound anymore. A lot of people are using it to create kind of an ambient soundtrack for some different textures and colors. So we think this is a great way to get the word out that the steel guitar is alive and well and featured in Colorado."
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