Lloyd Maines showing how pedal steel is done on Joe Ely’s “Down on the Drag”
If you only know Lloyd Maines as father of “Chick” Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks, you’re missing out. Lloyd Maines is a steel guitarist and producer who’s been around the block, working with names such as Joe Ely, Guy Clark, and even Wilco.
Lloyd lists legendary steel guitarist Jimmy Day as one of his greatest influences. In his heyday, Jimmy Day seemed to be everywhere. Name a classic song and chances are, Jimmy played on it. Name a classic country artist and chances are Jimmy played with them- Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Ray Price, Willie Nelson and even Elvis. Jimmy Day was virtually everywhere.