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Lorraine Walden's CD project!

Lorraine Walden's CD Country Music project, This project is dedicated to the musicians and Steel players at all the fine Steel Guitar Conventions around the USA! Featured special guests: Bill Stafford - Steel Guitar, Terry Crisp - Steel Guitar, John…
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"John, What kind of sound do you get on that little 6 string? Hank was explaining the set up on his new 6 string.  Is it the same as his? Beverly"
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My Webb Amp

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Tell us a little about your musical background
I'm from Lexington, KY and I started playing Steel in the late 60s. Lived in Brussells, Belgium in 1979 and in West Germany and Berlin from 1980 till 1985 at which time I came back to Lex and on to Nashville.
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Do you play professionally - What instrument
Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Dobro, Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bass guitar, Acoustic Guitar

I'm a professional musician and play Saxophone, Steel Guitar, Dobro & Flute. Currently performing with Ronnie Milsap on Pedal Steel Guitar, Dobro & Saxophone.  Performed a live performance with TG Sheppard, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gee's and Kelly Lang in Hollywood Florida. Played on Jimmy C. Newman's new CD project.   Horn section leader and Sax player for Percy Sledge March 2, 2010 played Dobro for Essra Mohawk's (worked with Frank Zappa & Jerry Garcia) showcase. March 3, 2010 Played on Bruce Brown's (lead guitar and band leader for Charlie Daniels) showcase. Dec 19, 2009 and wrote 42 Horn charts for the performance. Session Leader and Co-Producer for Adam Fisher on his CD recording session which was produced by Stella Parton, project was picked up by Lofton Creek Records. Perfromed at Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN for Morrell Music showcasing their line of Lap Steels. One of the best CD projects I've had the pleasure to work on was TG Sheppard's newest project "19 Nashville Freinds."  Played on Nokie Edwards last CD project, Nokie is otherwise known best for being the band leader and lead guitar player for the Ventures ("Pipline" "Walk Don't Run" "Wipeout"),of course Nokie sounded great! Played on DJ Fontana's new project, BTW, DJ played drums for a guy by the name of Elvis! Played at the Nashville 2007 CRS show with Kevin Sharp playing steel guitar. Worked on a project that featured a couple of solos by Steve Lukather, the guitarist with the group "TOTO." I worked on Steel guitar, Dobro, Sax and Flute on a 3 CD project for Tommy Overstreet entitled "Country Gospel Favorites."This project was nominated for a Grammy and is currently available at Walmart. One of the best sessions I played on was a session for Jack Clement that featured Louis Armstrong as the singer, these were tracks that Jack had cut on Louis before he died. I've worked with Tyler Dean (Ronnie McDowel's son) on his new project for CURB Records playing Steel Guitar & Dobro. I worked on T.G. Sheppard's last CD project entitled "Timeless" which features myself playing with Wayne Jackson (Memphis horns). I have played Steel Guitar on projects that featured such artists as Merle Haggard, George Jones, Glen Campbell and Crystal Gayle. In 1991 I played for Hank Williams, Jr., on the "Lone Wolf Tour" ( and lived! ). Currently I'm playing Sax and Steel Guitar with a 23 piece big band called "Radio Daze," the band web site is: I also do quite a bit of video and TV work in and around Nashville & Atlanta.

http://www. JohnHeinrich. net http://www. myspace. com/johnsteelguitar

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Judy Whiting's cancer surgery!

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 1:18pm 1 Comment

Hello Music people everywhere!

Whether she is a personal friend of yours or someone that you've heard of, Judy Whiting, one of's members and advant Steel Guitar supporter, is one of the supporting pillars of the music business infrastructure here in Nashville as well as in Los Angeles where she worked with artists such as Bob Seger and Ricky Nelson. Here in Nashville her name is synonymous with quality and honesty and she…


Life Lessons

Posted on August 30, 2009 at 3:33pm 1 Comment

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland,


"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught

me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer

rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

2. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating… Continue

Summer NAMM show in Nashville 2009

Posted on July 30, 2009 at 10:41pm 0 Comments

This years SUMMER NAMM SHOW 2009held at the NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER was a rousing success, I feel. The company I represent demonstrated their high quality line of instruments. Some major vendors where absent as in Peavy, Gibson and Fender, but hey, made room for the rest to sell and party, sell & party we did!

Our booth was #1248 with the whole Morrell crew from Bristol, TN and the awesome instruments. The performances on Lap Steel and Dobro… Continue

Thank you Judy and LMP for the Morrell Lap Steel Endorsement!

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:55pm 0 Comments

Thank you Judy Whiting and Lilac Moon Productions for the unbelievable Morrell Lap Steel Endorsement that I recently received. So miracles do happen also in this business of music. You certainly have the gift of salesmanship and your intuitive radar in situations like this are priceless to a musician/artist such as myself. People like you validate the very nucleolus of the meaning of my artistic value,and musicianship. Your hard work, telephone calls, emails, time consuming creative planning… Continue

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At 11:41am on March 24, 2014, Bill Dearmore said…

Hi John, thanks for the friending buddy!  Be seeing ya.....Bill  

At 11:40pm on February 15, 2014, Timothy J Fry said…

Thanks for the friend request John

Cheers Timothy 

At 11:54pm on February 1, 2014, Raemonde Bayre said…
No problem John, hope your year is going to plan.

At 8:19am on February 1, 2014, Lyle Miller said…
Thanks for friendship, I don't play .. a well allitle, yet I am such a Pedal Steel sound lover, I can tell what kind your playing by sound, and am personal friends with Doug Jernigan, Mike Sweeney, the late Tom Brumley and others from Nashville. Zum, old show buds, of course the EMMONS are my favorites, EMMONS with thT low resonance.. Buddy was the best!! enough for now.. enjoy are healthy WINTER. lol. Lyle Miller
At 1:06pm on January 29, 2014, Jerry Berger said…

Hi John,

I looked at your photos and saw a picture of you and Bill Stafford. I also know Bill from the late 1980's when he worked for Sierra in Portland,Oregon. I met him again at last years ISGC in St. Louis.

Best Regards,

Jerry Berger

At 3:06pm on January 28, 2014, Patricia Brown said…

Thanks for the friend request


At 9:24am on January 7, 2014, Scott Major said…


Thank you for sending a friend request to me.  I am very glad to be your friend.  Your website is outstanding and your music even better.  Thanks for posting the music on this site. It is fantastic.  We will be looking forward to hearing more from you as time goes on.  If you happen to see mine name on the "Members Online" chat screen list on the right side of the screen be sure to write a note.  I'll be glad to respond.

Have a great week and be sure to keep on plaing.

Scott Major

At 11:42am on January 5, 2014, Bennie Hensley said…

Welcome to my friends list

At 8:24am on January 5, 2014, John Faulkinbury said…

Thanks John for the friend requests. This is a great place with a lot of nice people.


At 5:33am on January 5, 2014, edwin cole said…

Hello John.

Just getting my work shop in order, we have moved into a senior flat, got a big room in the cellar.   I build 6 string c6 tuned, and have just started a blue coloured one with a pre amp for my grandson, Ill wind the pick up first, i use single Magnetes with a waist and a single coil.  Sounds Good on the test rig.

Wish you all the best-take care.




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