This was recorded
on a hand held recorder
Live at Steel Guitar
American Idol held at
2008 ISGC in St, Louis
Which Joe Won with
(Til The Rivers          
               All Run Dry)
by  Don Williams

Joe Turner
Steel Guitar

 

        

 From Joe
                           The 2008 International Steel Guitar Convention

    "I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK SCOTTY, STONEY, ROB, AND THE REST OF THE FINE STAFF, AND STAFF BAND FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL STEEL GUITAR CONVENTION. THERE IS NOT ANOTHER STEEL SHOW IN THE WORLD LIKE THIS ONE. (KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK). I HAD HEARD A LOT OF GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE CONVENTION FOR MANY YEARS, BUT DIDN'T GET TO ATTEND UNTIL '91. I HAVEN'T MISSED MANY SINCE. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE GETTING TO MEET & CHAT WITH YOUR STEEL GUITAR HEROES, AND MEET & MAKE NEW FRIENDS.

    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK RUSS HICKS & WHO EVER ELSE WAS INVOLVED IN GETTING THE CONTEST TOGETHER, ALSO THE JUDGES. IT WAS A LOT OF FUN. ALL THREE OF THE OTHER CONTESTANTS WERE WINNERS IN MY BOOK. (EACH ONE PLAYED REALLY GREAT!!) THEY WERE NOT ONLY GREAT MUSICIANS, THEY WERE ALSO SUPER NICE GUYS, AND TO BE ABLE TO PLAY ON THE SAME STAGE WHERE OUR MENTORS AND HALL OF FAME MEMBERS HAVE PLAYED OVER THE YEARS REALLY MADE US ALL NERVOUS.

    THANK EACH OF YOU FOR ALL OF THE NICE COMMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN POSTED. MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU.

    THANKS TO LONNIE, GLENN, AND HOWIE AND THE GUY THAT BUILDS THE BEAUTIFUL WALLACE GUITARS FOR INVITING ME TO PLAY IN THE FULAWKA ROOM. (I HAD A BLAST). ALSO TO MY FRIEND CHARLIE STEPP AND HIS FINE STAFF FOR INVITING ME IN TO PLAY ONE OF HIS FINE DERBY STEEL GUITARS. AND TO JEFF AND GLORIA WITH SHO PRO, THANKS FOR BEING SO NICE TO BRENDA AND ME. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR GREAT GUITARS. WE LOVE YOU ALL. AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO DANNY AND PATRICIA HAMMERS FOR THEIR ENCOURAGEMENT AND FRIENDSHIP."

PS: "THINGS WERE NOT THE SAME WITHOUT DON HELMS AND JOHN HUGHEY.
        WE LOVE AND MISS THEM BOTH."

   

 


Steel Guitar Players
Recordings List

   Joe has two Steel Guitar CD's                 Click on the CD for a sample        
Loves Gonna Live Here 
   sample
 

The cover photo is very special to me, Don's wife Hazel took the picture

JT-2

 
 


       Lilly Dale      sample

JT-1

 

 

 


 

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