The Florida Steel
Guitar Club was founded in July, 2002 by Jack Stoner, Blake
Hawkins and Don Sulesky. The club's first Meeting and Jam was
held on September 11, 2002. Actual discussions were initiated
by Jack Stoner in 1997 with Don and Blake about forming a club but we
did not have a suitable meeting place until Jack Stoner negotiated the
free use of Catfish Johnny's Restaurant in Lake Panasoffkee, Fl,
The Club is an Informal (Unincorporated),
non-profit and non dues, Association formed to promote the
Steel Guitar and to provide an exchange of information between
Steel Guitarists. Don Sulesky
is the club President/Manager. Any Club business or inquires should be
Monthly meetings are held the second Wednesday
of each month. A big part of the monthly Club meeting is the
Steel Guitar Jam. The jam is primarily traditional country
and skill level is not an issue. Click the Monthly
Meeting Page button at the left for information on the
current month's meeting/jam. Meetings are open to the public.
We usually have several singers, but that is limited as the
primary objective is a Steel Guitar Jam and instrumentals.
There is a backup band, no rhythm tracks are used.
The Monthly Meeting/Jam Report is also
on-line. Click the Monthly Meeting Report Button at the
left to access the current month's report. This is the same
information that is e-mailed to members.
The meetings are held at
Restaurant in Lake Panasoffkee, Fl. Click the Location
button on the left side of this page for information and a map
showing Catfish Johnny's location.
The Club Web page is currently maintained on
Jack Stoner's "Gulf
Coast Steel Guitar" personal web site.
Club T-Shirts are available, at the club jams
. $15 each
has been added to the site in memoriam of our club members that
have passed on.
CLICK HERE to access the page.