Dickey Overbey

This guy is one of the best. The stuff he’s been doing the last few years with Jake Hooker and Amber Digby is just awesome. I was driving down 16th St. in Indianapolis in about 1970 when “I’ll Be There ” (Johnny Bush) came on the radio, and his solo totally knocked me out. When I heard that I knew I had to get me a steel guitar. He played with Faron before I did, and according to band stories, he’d get “right” and stay up all night on the bus on long trips and work on his guitar, changing knee levers around or whatever, and have parts left over, but would be ready for the gig that night.

Author: Cal Sharp

Nashville pedal steel guitarist for over 30 years. Credits include Stonewall Jackson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Red Sovine, Faron Young, Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Johnny Russell, George Fox, Vern Gosdin, Del Reeves, Gilley's, the Palomino Club and a few others. Retired from the road, playing sessions and clubs locally. I also develop websites, like this one and other music-related sites. Contact me if you need a website. Email: cal at caligraphics dot net or fill out the contact form. http://www.caligraphicsdesign.com/contact/

2 thoughts on “Dickey Overbey”

  1. I heard Dickey playing for the first time in two outstanding songs sang by excelent h.t. singer Kimberley Murray ,The steel guitar song and The home you´re tearing down , and I was amazed by his style . I have been dj. on my own country radio show for 20 years and heard thousands of tracks with steel works I have enjoy , so three years ago , I tried to buy myself a steel guitar . No luck at all , so I did it myself . Now I can play non pro with a country band , Montevideo Hot Country and keep on learning and trying to improve my picking , and humbly , I would like my style to be a little close to Dickey´s style .
    Julio Cavallaro (vicepresident AMCU : Asociación de Música Country de Uruguay)

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