Watch the Big Slide online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Solo Electric Blues

I am a huge fan of Ry Cooder, David Lindley, and Daniel Lanois. If you are not familiar with these names please check them out. All of them play slide guitar of some sort, lap or pedal steel. They all have a great sense of melody and a rootsy organic sound that is often copied by guys like me! They are all steeped in the blues as well. Lanois is largely known as a producer for U2, Emmylou Harris, Peter Gabriel, Neville Bros, and more. Ry Cooder is a slide guitar/Americana icon whose credits are too much to mention here. David Lindley is best known for his amazing playing on the essential Jackson Browne records of the 70's like "Running on Empty" and "Late for The Sky". In this tune I tried to mix some elements of these players into a fairly simple tune. I hope you like this one. I could play this stuff for hours!