In Texas, on the last Sunday of August, there was a special event
honoring the one and only Herb Remington. The former Bob
Wills/Texas Playboys steel guitar player and author of
Remington Ride, Boothill Drag, and so many others; was
playing along with other western swing musicians. Herb at 89
years of age, is still pickin' great, and many joined him for
Herb was kind in sending a picture
of him years ago when he was making
history on the steel guitar. This was
an important time in the development
of the steel guitar in popular music.
Herb was always a western swing master
and a crossover artist on the instrument.
In the photo, Herb was playing a triple neck
Fender Steel Guitar. Much time has passed since then,
but those days strongly influenced other great
steel players who came later.
Today Herb is still playing very well,
and also building the steel guitars that he and
others play; and if you would like to
ask him to build one for you.
Herb Received the Legends award
from the Nashville TN Steel Guitar Association