The sublime and delicate beauty of the banjo or the angelic pangs of the pedal steel guitar?

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  • jamesfurbush February 6, 2009, 9:08 pm

    I've heard a few of those Steve Martin banjo songs. Some are pretty good/humorous and some are just awful. I'm torn though, this debate is just too difficult. I lean pedal steel, but then I hear a banjo and my heart melts, unless of course it's the banjo in Deliverance. Then, not so much.

  • BILOyster February 6, 2009, 7:12 pm

    Not sure what the pedal steel guitar sounds like, so I vote banjo. Steve Martin would vote banjo too, and I base that assumption on the NPR interview I heard on my ride home last night (he cut a banjo album and on it is a song about his dog running down the hall and jumping off some stairs…).