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#40 – The Joyful Sounds of Sacred Steel

Scott digs up an old treasure from his music vaults — the gospel music of Florida which features an unusual instrument, the steel guitar. Played with a tonebar pressed over a horizontal neck with 6 or more strings, the steel guitar is usually found cooing and whining behind country-western troubadours, but in sacred steel gospel, it’s the primary instrument and often played as the sole accompaniment to the congregation’s singing.


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