Robert Riedel


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Musician, Steel Guitarist

Robert Riedel sat down for his NAMM Oral History interview in January 2018 and spoke in depth about the steel guitar. As a steel guitar musician, Robert was influenced by the giants of the instrument including Speedy West, Jody Carver, Alvino Rey, and Buddy Emmons. Throughout his interview, Robert spoke of his musical mentors as well as the instrument makers he has known over the years who specialized in steel guitars.