Sam Norris

Pedal Steel, Dobro

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Professional steel player available to supply the bendies and slidies.

Howdy folks, Sam Norris and his steel guitar here. I am a full-time musician based in Austin, TX, and am available for remote session work via Soundbetter. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is any way I can contribute to your project.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Sam Norris

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I operate out of my apartment studio. I typically record direct and use software for amplification, EQ, etc. Pedal steel rarely needs to be recorded through a hardware amp.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: I am heavily influenced by steel players such as Bobby Black (Commander Cody), Buddy Emmons, Sneaky Pete Kleinow (Flying Burrito Bros.), Bruce Bouton (Ricky Skaggs), Weldon Myrick and Hal Rugg. I played guitar for many years before I picked up steel, and am still inspired by slide players such as Derek Trucks, Sonny Landreth and Lowell George.

  5. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  6. A: Typically I am provided with a track and simply asked to play steel on it using my own discretion. I am happy to fill out a song how I see fit but always appreciate direction from producers I work with.

8 Second Feelin' (Live) by Cash Byers and Big Valley

I was the steel picker in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn-around time: Typically 3 days, but my touring and session schedule may cause turn-around time to be extended. I will revise all work as necessary until the client is fully satisfied.

GenresSounds Like
  • Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
  • Brad Paisley
  • Ricky Skaggs
Gear Highlights
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  • Excel U12
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