The Australian STEEL GUITAR HALL OF FAME began in 2007 and has been presented at the Brisbane Steel Guitar Club's Annual Festivals. Below is a list and photos of the Awardees since 2007
KENNY KITCHING WAS INDUCTED INTO THE AUSTRALIAN STEEL GUITAR HALL OF FAME IN 2007
|George Xanthos has been known for many years for has input to the Pedal Steel Guitar but sadly we had to present his Award Post Humously.|
WARREN NEILSON'S INDUCTION INTO THE AUSTRALIAN STEEL GUITAR HALL OF FAME WAS IN 2008
NORM BODKIN'S WIDOW AND FAMILY WERE PRESENTED WITH NORM'S INDUCTION PLAQUE FOR THE AUSTRALIAN STEEL GUITAR HALL OF FAME POST HUMOUSLY IN 2008
BENNY JOYNER WAS ALSO INDUCTED INTO THE AUSTRALIAN STEEL GUITAR HALL OF FAME POST HUMOUSLY IN 2009
NOEL ANSTEAD WAS INDUCTED INTO THE AUSTRALIAN HALL OF FAME IN 2010
MICHEL ROSE WAS ALSO INDUCTED INTO THE AUSTRALIAN STEEL GUITAR HALL OF FAME IN 2010
PADDY LONG FROM CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND WAS INDUCTED INTO THE AUSTRALIAN HALL OF FAME IN 2011
SID DOWNS WAS INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME POST HUMOUSLY AND WINSTON BLACK, IAN KERR, BARRY PHILLIPS, AND NOEL ANSTEAD ALL RECEIVED SID'S PLAQUE AS THEY HAD ALL HAD LESSONS FROM SID WHEN HE LIVED IN BRISBANE. HIS PLAQUE HAS BEEN SENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM AS THIS IS WHERE HIS FAMILY LIVE NOW.
PEE WEE CLARK
Pee Wee Clark was unable to be at the Festival to receive his award, so it was delivered to his home in person and photographs taken. As you can see he was over-whelmed to be able to recieve the Award
Wayne Appleby was unable to receive his Hall of Fame Award as he was making plans to visit the USA.
RAY HASSLER (THE HAT)
RAY HASSLER was unable to be at the 18th Festival this year so his sister Evelyn (middle) was there to collect it for him
MIKE TYNE was also inducted into The Hall of Fame and was shocked to say the least, but it was well deserved.
ROBERT (Bob) ALLOWAY
ROB. E. G (Robie Porter)
It was also a pleasure to add Rob.E.G to the recipients of the Hall of Fame award. Rob has been in the USA for many years but is now home in Sydney.
GARRY BROWN from Sydney
John's award was accepted by his son due to ill health
|Ian Kerr was asked to accept the plaque on behalf of John Bertram as unfortunately John was unable to be at the Festival|
Ian Kerr has been a member of the Brisbane Steel Guitar Club for many, many years now and definitely deserves his place in The Hall of Fame.
Ray Cullen has been on the Country Music Scene for many years
and has certainly been on Pedal Steel Guitar scene long enough to have deserved this Award.
Lucky Oceans was originally from the United States of America but has lived in Perth Western Australia for many years.
Lucky is well known as a Pedal Steel Guitar Player in Perth. He was unable to be there to collect his plaque.