Peavey Teams Up with Pedal Steel Icon Robert Randolph

Peavey Teams Up with Pedal Steel Icon Robert Randolph
Robert Randolph with his Signature Peavey PowerSlide®
Peavey is proud to announce the release of the Robert Randolph Signature PowerSlide®. Incorporating all of the features of the original Peavey PowerSlide, the Robert Randolph signature model includes an adjustable belly rest, allowing users to adjust the distance between the instrument and themselves, an added single-coil pickup, and upgraded hardware.
The Peavey PowerSlide is a revolutionary approach to playing slide guitar. Not a traditional lap steel, not a resonator, and not a conventional steel guitar, the ergonomically designed PowerSlide combines the best of all three in a unique instrument that can be played in multiple vertical and horizontal orientations, thanks to its four-point suspension and patented multipoint “Y” strap system. Designed to position the fingerboard to the left of the player’s body, the shape allows total access to the playing surface.
The Robert Randolph Signature PowerSlide is available in a metallic silver finish. Features include volume control, “sail” patterns to help easily identify octaves while playing, and a unique magnet-loaded pickup with exclusive variable-coil mode control. The PowerSlide ships with Robert Randolph signature DR .013-.056 nickel wound strings, “Y” strap, padded bag, and polished-finish steel slide.
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Pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph is best known as the founder of the funk/blues/rock/soul group Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Rolling Stone listed him as one of their “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” As to why he went to the efforts of creating a signature model, Randolph commented: “ I’ve been wanting something with more versatility, mobility, and comfort.  Something I could really get into while performing live.  With four different pickup sounds and more sustain than any other lap steel ever made, the Peavey PowerSlide gives me everything I want!”
Learn more about Robert Randolph at www.robertrandolph.net 
For more information about the Peavey PowerSlide guitar, visit www.peavey.com
U.S. Retail: $499.99
About Peavey Electronics® 
Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics®, Budda®, and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. Chief Operating Officer Courtland Gray says, “We are striving every day to produce the world’s finest music and audio equipment”. To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.

A Cowboy and Indian’s Remix Of Benjamin Schoos’ Je Ne Vois Que Vous!

Listen to A Cowboy and Indian Remix of Je Ne Vois Que Vous

Fans of Serge Gainsbourg, listen up!! When not running the brilliant Freaksville label, Benjamin Schoos is concentrating his efforts into producing lush, string-laden, melancholic and very French pop. Here, on his North American debut, he’s working with guest vocalists inluding Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Mark Gardener (Ride), Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) and Parisian icon Marie France.

Previously, multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Schoos produced, composed and arranged songs for a variety of cult figures in the French pop scene, including ’80s synthpop star LIO, debonair dandy Alain Chamfort, Michel Moers and Marc Moulin from electronic group Telex.

However more recently, Benjamin found himself inspired by the technical genius of orchestrator Jean Claude Vannier (Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire De Melody Nelson), who he met in 2006, and the creativity of New York noise producer Kramer (Shimmy Disc, Galaxie 500, Low, Bongwater), with whom he has worked on three albums. Benjamin took some time away from his label and production work to unleash his inner soundscapes on China Man Versus China Girl.

Composed and recorded in nights at the Freaksville Lab, Benjamin has created a rich, rhythmic FM pop sound drawing on the glossy melody and soaring synthesizers of ’70s soft rock with orchestral flourishes taken from the besy of French cinema soundtracks.

Touched by the charm of Benjamin’s songwriting, Chinaman Versus China Girl has attracted some highly prolific guest appearances: a duet with Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) on the wonderfully catchy pop song “Je Ne Vois Que Vous,” lead vocals by Mark Gardener (Ride) on the romantic, “Barryesque Worlds Away” and Chrissie Hynde duetting with Parisian chanteuse Marie France on caustic ballad “NAME,” in which they play the role of femmes fatales digging their claws into the male population

With the occasional nod towards surrealist poet Arthur Craven and great American boxer Jack Johnson (to whom Mile Davis dedicated an album), Chinaman Versus China Girl is a collection of wistful, cinematic songs analysing the pugilistic dimension of life, art and love under a unlikely metaphor. “It’s the perfect soundtrack of a drama movie about wrestling,” says Schoos. “Wrestling is a great sport and a metaphor of love – or pretending to be in love.”

Benjamin Schoos Releases Album With Guests Laetitia Sadier, Chrissie Hynde, and Mark Gardener

Fans of Serge Gainsbourg, listen up!! When not running the brilliant Freaksville label, Benjamin Schoos is concentrating his efforts into producing lush, string-laden, melancholic and very French pop. Here, on his North American debut, he’s working with guest vocalists inluding Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Mark Gardener (Ride), Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) and Parisian icon Marie France.

Previously, multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Schoos produced, composed and arranged songs for a variety of cult figures in the French pop scene, including ’80s synthpop star LIO, debonair dandy Alain Chamfort, Michel Moers and Marc Moulin from electronic group Telex.

However more recently, Benjamin found himself inspired by the technical genius of orchestrator Jean Claude Vannier (Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire De Melody Nelson), who he met in 2006, and the creativity of New York noise producer Kramer (Shimmy Disc, Galaxie 500, Low, Bongwater), with whom he has worked on three albums. Benjamin took some time away from his label and production work to unleash his inner soundscapes on China Man Versus China Girl.

Composed and recorded in nights at the Freaksville Lab, Benjamin has created a rich, rhythmic FM pop sound drawing on the glossy melody and soaring synthesizers of ’70s soft rock with orchestral flourishes taken from the besy of French cinema soundtracks.

Touched by the charm of Benjamin’s songwriting, Chinaman Versus China Girl has attracted some highly prolific guest appearances: a duet with Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) on the wonderfully catchy pop song “Je Ne Vois Que Vous,” lead vocals by Mark Gardener (Ride) on the romantic, “Barryesque Worlds Away” and Chrissie Hynde duetting with Parisian chanteuse Marie France on caustic ballad “NAME,” in which they play the role of femmes fatales digging their claws into the male population

With the occasional nod towards surrealist poet Arthur Craven and great American boxer Jack Johnson (to whom Mile Davis dedicated an album), Chinaman Versus China Girl is a collection of wistful, cinematic songs analysing the pugilistic dimension of life, art and love under a unlikely metaphor. “It’s the perfect soundtrack of a drama movie about wrestling,” says Schoos. “Wrestling is a great sport and a metaphor of love – or pretending to be in love.”