Lap Steel Guitarist/ Session Player for Recording 

JJ is a seasoned professional lap steel player who has played with many different artists in Nashville, TN. Playing in bands such as Larry Fleet and Neon Union and also sharing the stage with the likes of Carrie Underwood, Shay Mooney, etc. JJ does remote recording as well as in the studio. 

Touring Lap Steel Guitarist

JJ has extensive touring experience playing play anywhere from clubs to arenas. 

Lap Steel Session Man

JJ does recording sessions for artists all over the world. 

Lap Steel Hawaiian 

If you are looking for a Hawaiian lap steel guitarist look no further. 

Touring Lap Steel Guitarist

JJ's journey as a lap steel player is a whirlwind of captivating performances and globe-trotting adventures. With a magnetic stage presence, he effortlessly draws in crowds, creating an electrifying atmosphere wherever he plays. Having traversed the world's stages, JJ's resume boasts collaborations with renowned touring acts and local bands alike, showcasing his versatility and skill. His high-energy performances leave audiences mesmerized, making him a sought-after musician in the live music circuit, his lap steel guitar singing stories of wanderlust and passion with every note.

Nashville Lap Steel Guitarist

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Dobro/ Lap Steel 

Lap Steel Rock and Roll

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Asher Lap Steel with Belly Bar

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Country Lap Steel and Slide Guitar

Lap Steel Guitarist in TN

Recording Session Guitarist

Utility Player Who Plays Lap Steel

JJ is a highly skilled pedal steel and lap steel musician who has made a significant mark in the vibrant music scene of Nashville, Tennessee. With a deep passion for country and Americana music, JJ has become a sought-after talent, contributing his exceptional skills to various musical endeavors. One of his major roles is touring with the acclaimed country artist Larry Fleet, where JJ's mastery of the pedal steel and lap steel adds a distinctive and emotive dimension to the live performances.

Beyond his touring commitments, JJ is a seasoned session musician, lending his unique sound to countless recording projects in Nashville's renowned studios. His ability to infuse a song with soulful, twangy melodies and intricate steel guitar arrangements has made him a go-to player for producers and artists looking to capture the authentic essence of traditional country music. JJ's versatility allows him to navigate through different musical genres, making him a valuable asset in the recording studio.

JJ also shares his expertise by teaching music, passing on his knowledge and passion for the pedal steel and lap steel to aspiring musicians. His dedication to education not only contributes to the preservation of these unique musical traditions but also fosters a new generation of talented players who will carry the torch forward. Whether through one-on-one lessons or workshops, JJ's commitment to teaching underscores his desire to nurture a community of musicians who appreciate and contribute to the rich tapestry of Nashville's musical heritage. In doing so, JJ plays a vital role in shaping the future of steel guitar music in Music City.

Before establishing himself as a prominent figure in Nashville's music scene, JJ's journey in the world of music began on the West Coast. Hailing from Sacramento and the Bay Area in California, JJ built a thriving music career that laid the foundation for his later successes. Recognized for his exceptional skills on the pedal steel and lap steel, he became a fixture in the local music scene, captivating audiences with his emotive performances.

JJ's commitment to music education led him to establish JJ Music, a music school that became a hub for aspiring musicians in Sacramento and the Bay Area. Through his school, JJ not only provided instrumental lessons but also fostered a sense of community among students, creating a supportive environment for musical growth.

In addition to his work in education, JJ made a name for himself on the professional circuit in California. He played a pivotal role in various local bands, honing his craft and gaining invaluable experience as a live performer. His reputation as a standout steel guitar player began to spread beyond the region, catching the attention of fellow musicians and industry professionals.

Eventually, JJ's musical journey led him to the country music capital, Nashville, where he continued to build upon the success he had achieved on the West Coast. While his roots in California remain a crucial part of his musical identity, JJ's contributions to the vibrant Nashville music scene have solidified his place as a respected pedal steel and lap steel musician, session player, and music educator.

The steel guitar is a type of guitar that is played horizontally, with the strings facing upward, using a slide or a metal bar to fret the strings. There are different variations of steel guitars, including pedal steel, lap steel, and dobro, each with its unique features:

  1. Pedal Steel Guitar: This type of steel guitar is equipped with pedals and knee levers that allow the player to change the pitch of certain strings while playing, creating a smooth and fluid sound. Pedal steel guitars are often used in country and western music.

  2. Lap Steel Guitar: Played on the player's lap, this type of steel guitar typically has a solid body and is played with a metal or glass slide. It produces a distinctive smooth and gliding sound. Lap steel guitars are used in various genres, including blues and Hawaiian music.

  3. Dobro: Short for "Dopyera Brothers," the dobro is a type of resonator guitar with a metal resonator cone. It is played with a slide and is known for its distinctive metallic and twangy sound. Dobros are often used in bluegrass and folk music.

The steel guitar's unique playing style and the ability to produce sliding and bending notes contribute to its characteristic sound, making it a popular choice in various musical genres.