An interview with Albert about the TSGA Jamboree as aired on community TV:



Here's a list of steel guitar instructors we've heard from. Give them a call/email to setup a lesson.

Jody Cameron, Angleton, TX, 979-922-0293

Alex Johnson, Charley's Guitars, Dallas,

Chuck Lettes, Colorado,

Margie Mays, Mesa, AZ. 480-807-5443

John McClung,

Mike Misetich, Farmers Branch, TX, (non-pedal)

Steve Palousek, Holland, TX,

Gary Peaslee, Granbury, TX

Skip Pilgrim, McKinney/Dallas area, or email:

Herb Steiner, Austin area,

Larry Toliver, Merkel, TX. 325-518-3947 com

David Wright, Dallas area, 209-988-0580,


June 2017 Newsletter


Hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day! We're trying to get the newsletter out a little early due to work around the printer's vacation the last 2 weeks of this month.

We received a phone call that our TSGA Hall of Fame member, Al Petty, passed away on May 31, 2017 in North Carolina. Al fought cancer for the past few years. In his early years, he worked at Fender, helping to design some of the instruments. Later, Al had a radio station in east Texas and was also preaching. He was an innovator of the steel guitar, using 2 rows of pedals and electronic devices. One of those devices was called the Steel Guitorchestra. A memorial service is tentatively planned in Tyler, TX on July 29 at Memorial Funeral Home on Hwy 64W.

We are also sad to report the loss of Tom Palmer of D2F Covers. Dave Beaty reported that Tom had been doing very well and his passing was very unexpected. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

If anyone at the TSGA Jamboree ran onto or picked up an extra plastic tub, it is mine and was at my booth in the registration area across from Sills Music. It contained a couple of volume pedals, 2 harmonizers, a Fishman preamp, a Peterson clip-on tuner, some mixers, and several bars. If you come across this tub or have a chance to look through your stuff, please give Albert a call at 817-558-3481 or email me at

We've received several calls and emails about Herb Steiner's theory lesson. We hope to continue to share others with you and hope Herb will keep writing his great lessons to share.

Be sure to make your reservations for the hotel. It is filling up fast. Don't miss this one with Lloyd Green. You can reach the hotel at 972-929-8400. Or check out the TSGA website Jamboree Page for the hotel link and link to purchase Jamboree passes.

Gene Brown of Bowie, Texas is our new Vice President for the Texas Steel Guitar Association. He replaces Bobby Dixon who has been VP for the past 10 years. What a great job he did for all those years. He has had some heart problems recently and right before the Jamboree was in the hospital for over a week. Thanks for your help Bobby!

We want to thank all of you for your support and attending the Jamboree and meetings. Blessings to you all!!

Albert Talley
TSGA President