Lloyd Green, The Little Darlin’ Sound Of Lloyd Green

Peter Blackstock

By Peter Blackstock

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

An old-school Nashville veteran who has appeared on hundreds of albums by country stars (plus occasionally crossing over into pop territory), Green recorded this instrumental disc's 20 tracks in the '60s while working with Johnny Paycheck, the biggest name on the Little Darlin 'Records roster. They demonstrate his fundamental mastery of the twangy pedal steel style that has been a hallmark of classic country and honky-tonk music for half a century. Green's playing is so fluid and smooth that he makes the delicate and demanding task of a pedal steel player seem effortless.