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MIXTAPE: Andy Morris, OR-7 This one’s for you

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Stumptown Creative Director, Art Director and Designer Andy Morris compiled this mix of pedal steel-heavy highway tunes, that is both hopeful and lonesome in equal parts. He’s from Texas and says though he didn’t fully appreciate country music until his 20s, he’s always found himself drawn to the pedal steel guitar.

“The languid washes of sound produced by a steel, the effortless motions of the player, the strange and beautiful intricate appearance of the instrument itself all lended a bit of mystique and eventually appeal to this complicated and often misunderstood instrument,” he says. “The instrument can add an ethereal effect to most any arrangement. This mix contains some of my favorite songs across several genres that all feature the pedal steel.”

Check out his mixtape below and see some of his work here.