Chuck Campbell

Oral History Information

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Musician, Steel Guitarist

Chuck Campbell revolutionized the "Sacred Steel" style of gospel music by adding electric guitar effect pedals to his amplified pedal steel guitar.  Campbell—a member of the Keith Dominion of the House of God Church—was born in 1958 and learned from the founders of the movement, including Willie Eason. He made several changes to the pedal steel to accommodate the tuning required for the church, which became an influence on the next generation of steel players including Robert Randolph.