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Chester is a Lap Slide Guitarist and Singer based in North Wales UK. He writes, records and performs his own material and reworks traditional blues. To contact Chester visit his page "Chester Weiss Lap Slide Guitar"
- Screen name:
- Chester Weiss
- Member since:
- Feb 14 2016
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Acoustic Blues / Country Blues / Celtic / Modern Acoustic
Main instrument 1929 National Tricone Lap Steel, Tricone Guitar and Weissenborn lap guitar. Full PA. many other Electric and Acoustic Lap Steels, Weissenborn and standard Guitars.
WillinChester’s reinterpretation of Lowell George’s 1970 song... dedicated to his Uncle Eddi... a long distance lorry driver and sadly missed. The track features John Rowell on bass.
Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed
Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed(Trad / Mitchell) A traditional Gospel lyric which has in the past been reworked by Reverend JC Burnett, Blind Willie Johnson, John Sebastian, Rev. B.J. Hill, Charlie Patton, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Josh White to name a few. Chester has written a new arrangement, he sings and plays a 1925 Hilo lap slide guitar. He is accompanied by Jonbass on fretless bass.
Stop Breakin' Down Blues
Stop Breakin' Down BluesA reworking of a classic Robert Johnson song featuring Mat Timms from the "Northbound Acoustic Blues Band" on harmonica. Recorded at AMP Studios Wrexham.
Can't You Line 'Em
Can't You Line 'EmOriginally acapella, this is a re arrangement of an old Leadbelly lyric. Chester plays a 1929 National Lap Steel, Bass Drum and Vocal. Recorded at AMP Studio Wrexham and given a 1930's feel. (Leadbelly arr. Mitchell)
The Miller(Mitchell) An original instrumental written by Chester and recorded as Chester and the Pole Cat at Elevator Studios Liverpool 2015. Track to be featured on Chester's upcoming album
John The Revelator
John The Revelator(Trad / Mitchell) A traditional blues lyric, Chester has written a new arrangement for the words. Recorded as Chester and the Pole Cat at Elevator studios 2015. Track to be included on Chester's upcoming album.