Dan Dugmore

Dan Dugmore is an American session musician known primarily for playing the pedal steel guitar

Dan Dugmore
Dugmore in 2005
Dugmore in 2005
Background information
Bornc. 1949[1]
OriginPasadena, California
GenresCountry, country rock
Occupation(s)Session musician
InstrumentsPedal steel guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Dobro guitar, banjo, mandolin.[2]
Years active1970s–present
Associated actsLinda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Kid Rock

Born in 1949, Dugmore was raised in Pasadena, California.[3] Influenced by the Flying Burrito Brothers, he learned to play steel guitar after Flying Burrito Brothers member Sneaky Pete Kleinow sold him one. Dugmore then joined John Stewart's road band, and then Linda Ronstadt's; he also played for several James Taylor albums.[4] In the 1990s, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he began playing steel guitar on country music albums. He self-released a Beatles cover album in 2003 titled Off White Album.[5]

Dugmore also plays Dobro, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo and mandolin.[6]

He has played as session musician with David Crosby, Don Henley, Dusty Springfield, Graham Nash, Jake Owen, James Taylor, Karla Bonoff, Kenny Loggins, Kenny Rogers, Kid Rock, Lauren Alaina, Linda Ronstadt, Lionel Richie, Olivia Newton-John, Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Tim McGraw, Warren Zevon and Wilson Philips among others.


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