Jon Rauhouse has played with some big names like, Neko Case and Jakob Dylan, in addition to many other revered musicians. He’s a sought-after session and touring musician, and a killer lap and pedal steel guitar player. He makes it look easy, but for some folks holding the tone-bar is a difficult task.

Jon’s association with Roberto-Venn goes way back, he even worked at the school in the office for a spell… Plus, he’s known our Director of Training, John Reuter, since childhood. In fact, the acoustic he plays in this video is a Reuter made, Weissenborn style, lap steel. The electric lap steel in this video is a Joe Vallee deluxe student model. Our students and the general public get a chance to make something similar twice a year at Roberto-Venn

Jon is a really nice guy with a great sense of humor. It’s a real treat when he comes in, for us and our students. I hope you enjoy this sweet little montage of his playing.. We did.


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