NEW PEDAL STEEL GUITAR INSTRUMENTAL CD.
These recordings are long overdue as its been about 10 years since I released the 'Solely Steel' Steel Guitar instrumental CD. This 'Orange Blossom Special' album is a collection of 12 instrumental tracks played by myself on the new 'Rains' Pedal Steel Guitar. I am very proud of this album as it features my good friend 'John Stannard' on Lead Guitar. You'll hear him pickin' on 'Highway 40 Blues', Stealin' Corn', and 'Wichita Linemen'. John has also arranged and recorded some of the backing tracks for me too. Many thanks to you John. Enjoy the music.. David Hartley.
TRACKS ARE AS FOLLOWS.
Orange Blossom Special, Highway 40 Blues, Just Between You And Me, One More For The Road, Buckaroo & Loves Gonna Live Here, In Between Dances, Stealin' Corn, Wichita Linemen, Bye Bye Love' Third Rate Romance, Hey Good Lookin' and Angels.
MORE ABOUT DAVID HARTLEY.
At the age of 13, Dave played bass guitar with New Silver Ace, a very successful country band in East Anglia during 70s. Dave then went on to play pedal steel guitar with the band from the age of 18. At 21, he decided to give it a try going professional with Country Shack, an Essex based band. During this time, he toured with Mo Bandy (USA), Roy Drusky USA), Dotsie (USA), and played annually on the main stage at the famous Wembley Country Music Festivals backing George Hamilton IV, Rex Allen Jnr., and many others, along side stars from the USA like Emmylou Harris, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Boxcar Willie and many more too. Having 2 years on the road as a pro, he then decided to go back to his trade as an electrician but to continue playing with local bands, fitting in recording sessions whenever possible. Its very possible that if a pedal steel guitar is heard on tracks played in supermarkets and stores, or other artistes from UK and Ireland, its David Hartley, as many recordings have been done in recent years.