Mostly, people associate the pedal steel with cowboy music. Not here at the KRAAK office, especially because we are big admirers of the Baltimore based Susan Alcorn, pedal steelist pur sang. She grew up playing country & western and alike, but became very soonish interested in free jazz, raga, contemporary classical music and deep listening practices. Alcorn is an open minded, true researcher of sound; the lap steel, with its endless possibilities is — despite its connotations — for her foremost a natural tool to pursue a new universe of sound.
11 Questions for Susan Alcorn