Watch the Jagged Blues 2 online guitar lesson by Carl Verheyen from S.W.A.T. Blues
This solo opens with a typical pedal steel line from the "Western Swing" vocabulary. Using an entire 6th chord and dropping it a half step, I bend it back up to the original pitch before dropping it down to the 9th chord one fret lower. I also use a handful of jazz chords in this chorus for a sweet, swinging vibe.