Real country steel guitar is alive and well in British Columbia,
Canada! Forum member Elizabeth West wrote a eleven pedal steel instrumentals,
then colaborated with studio wizard Don Thompson to record them
with a dynamite band. Sho-Bud fans will appreciate the woody
tone of Elizabeth's Super Pro-II guitar. Her songs, style
and talent bring out that sound we love to hear.
Also included is one vocal tune, "Lost Soldiers" - a
tribute to those who fought and died for our freedom. Elizabeth
wrote, sang and played steel on this tune, which is sure to touch
- Earning My Keep
- Real Tears
- Let's Dance
- Chief Silver Heels
- This Time It Hurts But Good
- Dasha Polka
- Wild Child
- I Was Only Dreaming
- Tired Of Your World
- What Were We Thinking?
- Hunting Spuzzum Sasquatch
- Lost Soldiers
Dedicated to the memory of Jeff Newman
"Skippin' Along "
Elizabeth West's second CD of original tunes shows her continuing growth both as a steel player and as a composer. The songs are, to my ear, more interesting than the first. They are still country, but there's more variety in the chord progressions. I especially like the title cut Skippin Along with its catchy hook.
Elizabeth's Sho-Bud is right out front in the mix, backed by a great country band. I guess I'd call this easy listening country because its great background music at work or around the house.
- Monumental Moments
- You're Not The One I Love
- Skippin' Along
- Reconstructive Steel
- That Ol' Muddy Spuzzum River
- Better Days
- Time's Up
- Nina (nine-a) May Polka
- Oh So Happy
- Friend in Tennessee
- Cowgirl Swing
- I Want My Baby Back
- What Is Love (instrumental)
- What Is Love (vocal)
"St. Louis Rain "
Elizabeth's 2008 release features more of her great pedal steel guitar instrumentals, backed by some of the finest musicians in western Canada. Also included is her touching tribute to her beloved Mother, "One In A Billion".
So often we hear steel players recycling the tunes of the past. Elizabeth takes what she needs from traditional techniques and uses them as a starting point to write her own music. Her rhythms and accompaniment follow the familiar styles, but the melodies and chord progressions are uniquely her own. I always enjoy listening to her latest musical adventures.
- Derby Bounce
- Don't Know "Y"
- Why You Treat Me So Damned Bad
- I'll Try
- Spuzzum Mountain Polka
- Two More Bottles Of Rye
- St. Louis Rain
- Candy Mountain
- One in a Billion (Instrumental)
- One in a Billion (Vocal Track)
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