House Concert Series: Bob Hoffnar - Pedal Steel Guitar

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Wed Oct 26, 2016 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM


Bob Hoffnar Plays Pedal Steel Guitar, with Janie Cowan (Upright Bass) on October 26th, 2016

WHEN: October 26th, 2016 (7pm-9pm)
WHERE: Texas Folklife House
1708 Houston St.
Austin, TX 78756


$10 General Admission
$5 for Texas Folklife Members

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Pedal steel guitarist Bob Hoffnar will talk about the history of pedal steel guitar music and how he incorporates this legacy into contemporary sounds, followed by a performance featuring Hoffnar and Janie Cowan on upright bass. 

About Bob Hoffnar:
Bob Hoffnar is a veteran pedal steel guitarist who incorporates a wide variety of traditional music aesthetics and approaches to the instrument into his playing. He has undertaken studies with Pandit Pran Nath, a Hindustani classical singer and teacher of the Kirana Gharana (school), as well as lessons with Buddy Charleton, who played pedal steel with Texan Earnest Tubb, one of the founders of American Country music. Hoffnar graduated from the Purchase Conservatory of Music in 1998 with a BFA in Composition. Since then he has delved into numerous projects in the music and film industry with popular musicians such as Norah Jones, Cyndi Lauper, and Scott Weiland. He currently performs with his new music/lounge band The Mood Illusion and with a variety of Austin-based country and honkytonk bands.
See a video of Hoffnar's performance:


Parking Information:

Parking for the event is available in Texas Folklife's gravel driveway, on the street immediately in front of the building, and Asterra Properties (located next door). Overflow parking is available at Recycled Reads (5335 Burnet Rd). Please use the spaces in the back or on the South side of the Recycled Reads building.

About Texas Folklife:

Texas Folklife is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and preserving the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State. For 32 years, Texas Folklife has honored the cultural traditions passed down within communities, explored their importance in contemporary society, and celebrated them by providing accessible and joyful arts experiences.

Texas Folklife’s House Concert Series is supported by Sun Radio, the members and Board of Texas Folklife, the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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