THE AMAZING STEEL STYLINGS OF ERNIE HAGAR ON PAUL VIDAL's BIG V JAMBOREE

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THE AMAZING STEEL GUITAR STYLINGS OF

In a way, the late Ernie Hagar took over where Speedy West left off. It was Speedy who had given Ernie his real start in the music business. In the early to mid-'60s, when most steelers were following the paths led by the super talented Pete Drake, Jimmy Day and Ralph Mooney, Ernie opted to carry on with the Western Swing style of steel guitar playing. He played on numerous studio sessions but cut only a handful of solo records -- brilliant stuff nonetheless.
A piece on Ernie Hagar seemed highly overdue : here it is !!