John McKenna and Sara Swenson steel the spotlight
Few things are more beautiful than the aching croon of pedal steel. In fact, John McKenna and Sara Swenson are so bewitched by the sound, they’ve curated an entire show devoted to the instrument. The first annual Steel Show at the Brick includes cameos from Darryl Logue (of Rex Hobart and the Honky Tonk Standards), Mike Stover (of Dead Voices) and Jeff Larison (of Sara Swenson and the Pearl Snaps, John McKenna and Blue Sea Fishermen’s Union, and the Blackbird Revue). We caught up with creator John McKenna for the lowdown on the event.