Pete Herzog

Steel Guitar

Steel Guitar tells the story of a guitar as it is passed from owner to owner, purchased, stolen, won in a card game, and passed down through generations. Through its travels its sound is colored by each person who plays it and they feel it's history. The 22 original songs are the glue between the stories about the lives of these characters filled with love, loss, and the pursuit of happiness with a little gamblin and ramblin thrown in.

 

This performance combines storytelling and original blues/roots acoustic music to tell the history of a steel guitar. As the guitar guides you through the lives of it's owners you hear Herzog's songs give a flavor of blues history. He included musical styles that showcased elements of blues roots and development of different styles.

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Steel Guitar press release

Steel Guitar, a Blues Opera FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Pete Herzog 541-941-5884 pete@peteherzogmusic.com http://peteherzogmusic.com BLUES MUSICICAN WRITES AND PERFORMS AN ORIGINAL BLUES OPERA . Steel Guitar, a Blues Odyssey, a unique one man show, written and performed by musician, Pete Herzog, spotlights 22 original songs linking the story of a guitar, a multi-generational love story, and a search for happiness. Steel Guitar tells the story of a guitar as it is passed from owner to owner, purchased, stolen, won in a card game, and passed down through generations. Through its travels its sound is colored by each person who plays it and they feel it's history. The 22 original songs are the glue between the stories about the lives of these characters filled with love, loss, and the pursuit of happiness with a little gamblin and ramblin thrown in. This performance combines storytelling and original blues/roots acoustic music to tell the history of a steel guitar. As the guitar guides you through the lives of it's owners you hear Herzog's songs give a flavor of blues history. He included musical styles that showcased elements of blues roots and development of different styles. “I have often thought about vintage instruments I have played and wondered at their history and felt all those who had played them had colored their sound.” says Herzog. This unusual “one man show” will be performed by Pete Herzog at--------------. Admission will be $----------- Herzog is currently performing Steel Guitar as a “one man show” but says that he wrote the blues opera with the idea that it could be performed by one person or by a number of people. Pete performs at many venues in Southern Oregon on a regular basis. His style combines simplicity and intricacy, beautiful harmonics and slide guitar. To read more about him, see sample video, find his performance schedule and listen to cuts from his CD, visit his website. http://peteherzogmusic.com ### If you would like more information about this event or to schedule an interview with Pete Herzog call 541-941-5884 or email pete@peteherzogmusic.com.

Steel Guitar promotional letter

Blues Opera? Now that's news! If you are looking for something new and exciting in the music scene, Pete Herzog's Steel Guitar, a Blues Opera, will satisfy that quest. This new and unusual performance piece is a combination of folksy blues and roots music and storytelling, done as a one man show. It is not your typical musical performance and combined with Pete Herzog's smooth voice, amazing flat picking style and hot slide performed on the steel resonator guitar it is an experience not to be duplicated anywhere on the west coast, possibly more far reaching. Typically, opera is a story told with music/singing and verbrato/speaking. This is the connection between Herzog's Steel Guitar and opera but you won't experience what you would normally picture when hearing the word “opera”. Instead it will be more like traveling through the back roads of rural America and stopping to listen to some storytelling and music performed on a back porch. It stirs something deep in the soul, something human. Herzog's original tunes conjure visions of the Mississippi Delta, dirt roads and juke joints but his characters and stories could be anyone and anywhere because they describe the human condition shared by us all. You won't want to miss it.