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Jerry Byrd (1920-2005) & Curley Chalker (1931-1998

Byrd and Chalker were two of the most renowned and revered steel guitar players ever to play and record in Nashville. Both played on hundreds of early Nashville recording sessions. Byrd eventually retired to Hawaii where he spent his later years teaching young Hawaiians how to play old style, Hawaiian steel guitar.

Studio portrait/St Louis



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