Nov 1 ,2015

Welcome to Tony Prior's Guitar Homesite

Proudly playing Fender Electric Guitars  ,Carter + Sho Bud Pedal Steel Guitars, Taylor  Ac guitars,, Gold Tone Dobro / Slide  and Eastman Mandolin


                                                                 Available for shows, please contact me at

                                                             Blues, Rock and Roll, Americana, Country, Bluegrass, original artists material 




                                                                                                         a little background     BIO 


   Performing locally in the Charlotte NC area on Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Pedal Steel Guitar and  Dobro .


  Currently performing on Telecaster, Pedal Steel and Dobro with the Tim Cook Band  out of Charlotte NC.



 Acoustic original music CD in process, "Working With Wood"   here >  Rumble Room Audio  

All tracks recorded at the Rumble Room Pro Tools Home studio




      Sessions , E Sessions ( internet ) , Artist Demo production available (Pro-Tools)

   Add  Pedal Steel, Telecaster ,Les Paul , Acoustic Guitars, Dobro,  Electric Bass to your project

     Bringing well over 35 years of experience forward….Country, Rock, Blues, Americana, Folk…

·        Available for local sessions ( Charlotte NC area)

·        E Sessions/on site Demo Sessions  using Pro-Tools 8, Cakewalk Sonar , Zoom R16, mp3/wav files…

·        Full track production / song production available.  Demo’s, Karaoke , Performance, Hobby…with real Instruments, not PC generated...  

    Please contact me directly for additional details.    Contact:  

    Recording medium: Pro-Tools


Pedal Steel Guitar Instructional Projects:  


ALL projects standard delivery by EMAIL  


All Projects $10  EMAIL delivery  or  $15 Hard Copy US mail. International at quote.


 Workin' Man Blues    YouTube  LINK

Workin' Man Blues  CD/Tab project .  Project includes 3 Pedal Steel solo's, two performance and rhythm tracks, 96 BPM and 106 BPM, full tab and 3 discussion tracks included. Key of A.    Listen here    Program uses AB pedals, Bb lever , E Raise, E Lower and 2nd String Lower.  3 Solo's, one traditional right out of the Haggard school of licks and two not so traditional that will keep you on your toes.


* Licensed, used with permission, written by Merle Haggard


REAL Money to  Tony Prior, 2241 Wedgewood Drive  Mathews NC 28104


Pedal Steel Guitar Instructional CD/TAB Projects

Projects Overview     

Silver Wings  mp3 E9th     YouTube

This is the Merle Haggard tune done on E9th in the key of F ,one of my favorites. Uses AB pedals, E raise, E lower, X Lever ( lowers B) , 9th string lower, first string raise, 2nd string full tone lower and does have a Franklin pedal phrase which is optional. I especially like this song as it really gives the player the opportunity to work around the melody without loosing the song. The second Steel Guitar solo offers a nice example of the power of strings 5 and 8 once again.  The project covers multiple elements of this popular song. Project includes Full tab, Performance track, backing track and discussion track. License fees paid, song used with permission.


Honky Tonk  part 1 mp3  C6th Blues  

The famous Bill Doggett 50's rock classic that made us all run out and buy a guitar ! This one stays very close to what we play on the 6 string with a few variations as well as a contemporary Steel Guitar solo following the Lead Guitar solo. Played in E , this project includes full tab, performance track, backing track and discussion track. Don't let those guitar players steal the show, they are not the only ones with the power !  License fees paid, song used with permission.



Previous projects

 Sound file E9th        MP3 I'm So Lonesome I could Cry                                 YouTube Video

 Sound file E9th        MP3 I can't help it if I'm still  in love with you               YouTube Video  

 Both of these songs are an introduction to the use of the Modern Pulls, The Franklin Pedal,( lower 10,6 and 5 , the 9th lower, the 1 Raise , the 2nd  full tone lower  and the X lever ( Bb) and show them used in a traditional song setting. Both songs also use the E Raise and E lower levers extensively.

My feeling has always been  that using phrases with the modern pulls in a SONG environment  is way better than talking about them or learning a few licks here and there.

Both projects will offer full tab, CD with performance and backup track as well as a talking session discussing the songs and the changes.   note: License fees paid, songs used with permission.

You can't get  more traditional than  Hank Sr. songs, but you can add a few modern twists to them.

My teaching format has always been start basic and simple , play the melody first, get comfortable with the basic verse, then  expand from there. With the addition  of discussion tracks on  the latest projects  I have changed my CD/TAB format into a Steel guitar lesson. Each Project is specifically arranged for the Steel Guitar , the Drum track, the Bass lines, the rhythm parts, all specifically  arranged with the Steel Guitar Melody and Solo's in mind.





REAL Money to  T Prior, 2241 Wedgewood Drive  Matthews NC 28104



 Catalog of  CD/TAB  programs   HERE


YouTube Video

Wonderful Tonight

Rocky Top

Speed Pickin' for Hacks part 1

Star Spangled Banner



QUICK LINK    to all CD/TAB programs


Free Speed Pickin' Tab

click on links below

Sound file  played over Rocky Top

ascending tab

descending tab

Good luck !



A few photo's


Onstage jamming at Roberts in Nashville

In Nashville at 3rd and Lindsleys

David Spires, Paul Franklin and me



There's me back around '85 or so on the Sho-Bud and then there's my wife Bonnie (the good looking one) and I somewhere around '85 or '86.  She still looks exactly the same,  I don't. 

Some of my favorite Links:

Steel Guitar Forum      Bonnie Prior & Company (my wifes website )

Knothole recording Studio   ( Boo English)