This page features some of the best steel players that we have had
the privilege of playing with on stage .

Where it all began...
MOJO Festival
Cannon Mountain, NH
10/4/08 (photos courtesy of Dr. Gene Ferraro)
Tiny Olsen on the Zum Steel and Mark Emerick
Hawaii 2008
Steelman Dave Zirbel  with Commander Cody Band's Hawaiian Tour '08
Rancho Nicasio
Nicasio, California

Mark Emerick with Steelman Dave Zirbel and his single 12 string universal Kline
(amp is a Webb 6-14E)
Ozark Mountain Steel Guitar Convention
Baldknobbers Theater
Branston, Missouri ~ August 2007
"Truck Drivin' Man"
Wade Landry  on Fiddle (Mel Tillis), with Don E. Curtis on Steel  
Don E. Curtis & Scotty share the spotlight at the Benton Auditorium

Turkey Trot Weekend 8/20-21/04
Tiny Olson,  Mark Emerick & Steve Barbuto
Randy Sorrells (steel & lapslide), Mark & Eddie Montgomery
Montgomery Gentry & Charlie Daniels Band
Erie County Fair, Buffalo, N.Y. 8/17/04
Tiny Olson & Mark Emerick at Opening Day at Saratoga Race Track 7/28/04
Mark & one of Colorado's foremost steel guitarist ~ Robbie Hykys~ Live at the legendary "Little Bear" in Evergreen, Colorado 6/20/04

  Craig Colorado Music Festival  6/19/04
Robbie Hykys (of the band "Rodeo Cool")~ Playing a Sierra Steel Guitar
Looking down onto the Underground Tavern inside the Hilton Hotel, Springfiled, Illinois 2/4/04
Don E. Curtis, Mark Emerick and the Ol' Commander
Don E. Curtis with the infamous Tom Merrel of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys
at the Madison Civic Center, Madison, Wisconsin (1/31/04)
Dewit Scott Jr., Mark, Don E. Curtis, Mike Scott,
The Ambassador of the Steel Guitar ~ Dewitt Scott

Norwalk Steel Guitar Convention 11/03
Herbie Wallace, Mark & John Hughey
(Two of my all time favorites!)
Generation's Club ~ October 28, 2003
Don E. Curtis & Mark

Don E. Curtis & Mark Emerick - Generations Club, St. Louis, MO. 2/4/03
Don plays a GFI Ultra D-10 with 9&6. The amp is a modified Peavey Nashville 400 Ross Distortion
(Quantum Cables, Twister Tone Bar, Goodrich 120 Volume Pedal, National USA Finger Picks & Heineken Beer)
For Equipment Inquiries, Please Contact Don

12/29/03 Town Crier, Pawling, N.Y.
Chris "Tiny" Olson, Mark & John Wingren

Scotty's Music, St. Louis Mo.
DeWitt "Scotty" Scott pulls out the famous Frying Pan w/ Mark Emerick & Don E.

Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival 2002, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Chris "Tiny" Olson - Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival 2002, Hillsdale, N.Y. High school classmates Tiny Olson and Rick Mullen (Commander Cody).
Chris "Tiny" Olson has been featured on over 17 "Top 10 Country Hits" with five #1 "Solid Gold Country Hits" with Gene Watson.
Tiny has also appeared over 30 times on" The Grand Ole Opry" and "Hee Haw" .

Generations - St. Louis, MO June 2002


Don E. Curtis and Mark Emerick recording the live Commander Cody CD "St. Louis Central" at Generations, St. Louis Missouri (June 14, 2002)

Frisco, CO. June 2001

Robby Hykys and Mark Emerick

Asleep at the Wheel: Albany, NY 2001

Cindy Cashdollar & Ray Benson with Mark Emerick

Bobby Black

Bobby Black & Mark Emerick          Bobby Black and his Dad

Mark, in the studio, with 1937 Rickenbacker (Silver Hawaiian) Lapsteel Guitar
Instrument owned by Mark Lindsay from "Paul Revere & The Raiders"

John Wingren at his 1969 Emmons Push-Pull Pedal Steel Guitar


Don E. Curtis - the most exciting & creative musician I know.
Don not only  excels at the steel but plays four other instruments
and taught Music Theory at Indiana University.
P.S. Don is the winner of the rib eating contest!