Pedal steeler story sparks debate

Last week's Hook cover story on up-and-coming musician Robert Randolph touched off a major debate at the mecca of his instrument, The Steel Guitar Forum. There on that bulletin board, a debate raged over the story and comments Randolph made in it– i.e. "A lot of those guys in Nashville hate my guts."
On day four of the debate, 82 posters had chimed in before the moderator restrained the wrangling. "I'm closing this," he declared, "before someone gets hurt."
It's all still up there for your reading pleasure. As for your listening pleasure, there appear to be around 2,000 wildly gyrating humans down at the Charlottesville Pavilion hearing Robert Randolph & the Family Band playing (right now).