Pedal Steel Guitar Master Al Brisco
With over 50 years of experience playing, repairing & building pedal steel guitars, Al Brisco, is Canada’s STEEL GUITAR AMBASSADOR.
Steel Guitars of Canada (SGC) is the premiere provider of pedal steel guitars in Canada and worldwide. In addition to various instruments and music, the store offers catalogues and events to suit a wide range of tastes. We are located near the town of Colborne, in the province of Ontario, Canada.
“PICKIN’ UP THE DUST”
— AL BRISCO AT HIS BEST
This CD by has been described as a ‘Must Have’ in your collection of steel guitar music, as endorsed by top-ranking Steel Guitar Authorities.
Here’s a sound sample from Al Brisco’s “Pickin’ Up The Dust” CD for you to listen:
- APPLEDALE RIDE – 2:26
A bouncy, happy original swing-type tune named after Al’s family farm.
- THE HEARTACHE – 3:33
Is a beautiful ballad written by J.K. Gulley & Tim Taylor exemplifying the haunting sound of the Pedal Steel Guitar.
- ALL OF ME – 2:44
A country-swing treatment of this classic tune, made popular in recent years by Willie Nelson.
- WALTZ MEDLEY – 3:58
A collection of 3 Canadian Old Time Fiddle Waltzes: THE SHANNON WALTZ; PURPLE VIOLET WALTZ; THE LAKE DOR WALTZ.
- FRISBEE – 2:15
A new recording of one of Al’s original tunes, which appeared on an EASTWIND album in the ’70’s.
- WHITE RIVER STOMP – 2:57
A rag-timey swing feel is given to this tune, as remembered being played by Don Messer.
- BLUE STEEL – 3:57
Another of Al’s compositions demonstrating the versatility of Pedal Steel sounds such as Dobro & Fuzz, as well as straight steel.
- COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE – 3:15
Al’s treatment of a waltz made popular by Anne Murray.
- SLIGHTLY SEA 6TH – 2:25
A steeler’s pun on words, a collage of swing tune images from the past, played on the C6th tuning.
- PICKIN’ UP THE DUST – 2:34
The title track, is ‘mover’ written by Al while with EASTWIND, & may sound familiar, as it was used as the theme for the OPRY NORTH radio shows.