I’ve been fortunate enough to play my main instrument with some great artists. From up-tempo burners to beautiful ballads, I can add that Nashville touch to your recordings.
The rock-approved slide guitar. The fat, saxophone-like tone of a distorted lap steel adds energy to any track. Toned down, it’s the unmistakable Classic Country sound of Hank Sr.
The acoustic side of slide, a Resonator (e.g. Dobro) adds a great Bluegrass, Roots Music and Americana vibe to any track or session.
I'll make your project roll along efficiently by choosing the right session players, studio environment and production techniques.
Available for in-person recording sessions in the greater Nasville area, from demos to masters, pedal, lap, and dobro.
Whether Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, or Resonator, from up-tempo burners to beautiful ballads, I can add that Nashville touch to your recordings.
In 1978, Bruce Bouton moved from Vienna VA to Nashville with the dream of being a professional musician. In the forty some years since then, his lap and steel guitar playing have been heard on the hit records of Garth Brooks, Ricky Skaggs, Brooks and Dunn, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Lonestar, Pam Tillis, and Lady Antebellum, among many others.
As a songwriter he has had songs recorded by artists including T. Graham Brown, Garth Brooks, George Straight, Glen Campbell and George Jones.
Bruce has toured with Garth Brooks, Ricky Skaggs, Mel Tillis, Foster and Lloyd, and Reba McEntire.
You can see more of Bruce’s music credits on allmusic.com and discogs.com.
While I’ve used a lot of different gear over the years, my current mainstays are:
Emmons and Franklin Pedal Steels
Little Walter and Third Power Tube Amps
Sarno Music Solutions
Scantic River Lap Steels (click link for video)
Paul Reed Smith Guitars
Strymon and Lazy J and Benado Effects
Telonics Speakers and Pedals
Eminence The Art & Science of Sound
I also have and use a Pro Tools rig at my home studio, for recording.