Diary of an album: BJ Cole (pedal steel guitar)
What an instrument pedal steel guitar is – what a wonderful sound – and there is no better player this side of Nashville (and possibly anywhere) than BJ Cole. The sounds he gets out of his instrument are just incredible. In this session his performance danced around and merged with the other instruments on the album in a really intriguing way – there is now a lot of ambiguity of source on the pieces.
BJ was the last session with Phill Brown on this album. After a glass of champagne it all felt rather strange driving home. Some more work in my home studio and then the big task of mixing.