13th Annual SWSGA Steel Guitar Show

January 14, 15, & 16, 2016  -  9am to midnight

Featuring -

Sheraton Crescent Hotel

2620 W. Dunlap Ave, Phoenix  -  on the NE corner of I-17 & Dunlap Ave
Reservations: 602-943-8200 or 800-423-4126.

We have negotiated a special room rate with the hotel - $112 + tax. After January 9th, the rate jumps to $230 + tax per night. You must tell them that you are registering for the Southwestern Steel Guitar Association Annual Show to get the $112 rate.


E9th Pedal Steel, with Larry Toliver and Steve Palousek
Friday, January 15th, 9am to noon
Cost: $30
Larry and Steve will be teaching intermediate and above for the E9th. They will be focusing in on a couple of songs from their new album - The Waltz You Saved For Me and All My Loving. They will have 3 hours full of great steel instruction for the E9th. Tracks, Charts, Tabs, etc! Plus, you can bring your cell phone or camera and video anything they do in the class so you can review it later and make sure it was just right.
The class is $30.00 and it will include a notebook with tabs, licks, a cd with tracks, etc. $5.00 of each student's fee will go to support the SWSGA.
Beginning E9th Pedal Steel, with Jay Leach
Friday, January 15th, 1:00 to 3:30pm
Cost: $30
Course syllabus will be Jay's book "First Lessons Pedal Steel" published by Mel Bay. This will be an excellent course for player levels from novice beginner to part time intermediate.
Advanced Chord Substitution for the E9th Tuning, with Jay Leach
Friday, January 15th, 4:00 to 5:30pm
Cost: $20
Jay Leach continues with an intermediate to advanced class on Chord Substitution. In this class Jay will illustrate some practical examples on the E9th neck of using basic "Jazz Harmonies" to add fresh color and texture to Country, Blues, and Pop music.
Handouts will be provided for each of Jay's classes. $5.00 of each student's fee will go to support the SWSGA.
Jay has been the main Pedal Steel Guitarist for American Idol since 2006 and has played on numerous episodes of several seasons of the TV show "The Voice". In addition Jay has numerous other credits and has been a freelance musician in Los Angeles for many years.
Intermediate to Advanced E9th, with Kevin Ryan
Saturday, January 16th, 9am to noon
Cost: $35
Kevin will be presenting "Bar-Room Survival Techniques... Tricks and Licks". Don't miss this class!!
To register in advance for these seminars, you can send a note and payment to PO Box 1129, Globe, AZ 85502. You can also register at the show.

Non-Pedal Session

This portion of the show, organized and hosted by Bob Blair, will be held Saturday from 1:00 PM to 5:30 pm in the Crestview room, which is across the driveway from the convention entrance. The list of performers is not finalized and is subject to change, but it is anticipated that performers will include Dan Tyack, Ivan Reddington, Bobby Black, Margie Mays, Bob Glidden, Doug Livingston, and Bob Blair.

Cowboy Church Service

9:30am Sunday, Crescent Room
Billy Easton, Fred Justice, David Wright, and more

Ticket prices

Advance Purchase (must purchase by Jan 10):
Member - $60 for all 3 days
Non-member - $65.00 for all 3 days
At the door
$25.00 per day, $75.00 for all 3 days

Mail advance ticket payment to:
SWSGA, PO Box 1129
Globe, AZ   85502

Video Policy

There will not be any video recording of the show allowed. This will be announced, posted and strictly enforced.