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2004
| BS 105

Steel Guitar Rodeo

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO CARRY THIS ALBUM.  Our apologies.

This is THE record for dusting off the high-balls, putting a John Wayne DVD in the player, swapping lies about your visit to the Playboy Mansion, and dreaming of faraway scantily clad native gals running down white sand beaches.

Full Description

Who would have thunk that a record replete with pedal steel and Hawaiian guitar classics would stand a chance in the techno-crazy new millennium? Maybe people miss records that contain actual MUSICIANS (guys like Calexico, Tom Ray ( Devil in a WoodpileNeko Case, and Tommy Connell). Maybe they like the fact that even grandmaw will want to get down to this stuff and get off your back about all that "noise" you normally pollute your ears with.

Another installment that will most assuredly put a smile on your face and a beat in your feet. More classics like “Indian Love Call,” “Smoke Rings,” “Perry Mason Theme,” and the Raymond Scott, hard as hell to play, you know it from Warner Brothers cartoons “Powerhouse,” a handful of originals, and, for those who just NEED the sound of a human voice, guest vocalists  Neko CaseSally TimmsHowe Gelb(Giant Sand), and  Kelly HoganSteel Guitar Rodeo kicks up some dust, my friends. Help Jon and the gang end the unfair prejudice against instrumentals. This is THE record for dusting off the high-balls, putting a John Wayne DVD in the player, swapping lies about your visit to the Playboy Mansion, and dreaming of faraway scantily clad native gals running down white sand beaches. And remember, go easy on the vermouth—Dino and Don Ho would have wanted it that way.

Short Description
  • Sounding like the greatest radio show that you've never been able to tune into... Tune in, saddle up, and swing.

    — Stylus
  • Rauhouse is a guitar wizard with masterful grace and elegance. Steel Guitar Rodeo is music that can sit in the background, or set the tone for a vintage theme party.

    — Umbrella Music

Track List

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Widowmaker
  • 3. Smoke Rings (vocals by Kelly Hogan)
  • 4. Powerhouse (Raymond Scott masterpiece)
  • 5. River of No Return (vocals by Neko Case)
  • 6. Ropin' the Goat
  • 7. Wishin'
  • 8. Roaches to Room Service
  • 9. Hamma Hamma Hula
  • 10. The White Cliffs of Dover (vocals by Sally Timms)
  • 11. Perry Mason Theme
  • 12. Indian Love Call (vocals by Howe Gelb of Giant Sand)
  • 13. Prisoner of Love (vocals by Kelly Hogan)
  • 14. Jennifer's Breakdown
  • 15. Work Work
  • 16. Swingin' Elephant Graveyard
  • 17. Corn & Coffee
  • 18. Moa Lei'a'i

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