Pedal Steel

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Saturday, April 24, 2004

You've heard the plaintive cry of the steel guitar. The sound comes from lightly gliding a steel bar along a set of guitar strings, and it's the signature note of country music from Jimmie Rogers the Singing Brakeman to Shania Twain. Studio 360's David Krasnow traces the birth of the instrument that put the west in country and western.

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David Krasnow

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