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About This Site

My goal with this site is to provide dobro instruction for players of all levels that is easy to access and navigate.  I've developed a method to embed tablature in my videos, and the videos can be slowed down easily. I also provide download links for those who would like to store the play-along tracks on their computer or print the sheet music.

About Joe Wilson

I am probably best known for playing with longtime Michigan favorites, Steppin' In It. With Steppin' In It, I have played many of the nation's top concerts and festivals, including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Wheatland, Blissfest, Old Settlers Festival, the Woody Guthrie festival, Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, and Live at Mountain Stage. I've been a full time member of Steppin' In It since 2000. Over the years, I've been lucky enough to perform with Wayne Hancock, Bill Kirchen, and Billy Strings, to name a few.

In 2016, I started working on the "Dobro School", a collection of dobro instructional videos. I'm proud of what I've done so far, but I'm always trying to add more material for the dobro enthusiast! 

I still perform with various groups around Michigan and teach private lessons both at my home in Lake Leelanau and over the internet via zoom. 

My Teaching Philosophy

My primary goal is to help you play dobro in a group setting. I want you to feel comfortable playing music with friends or attending a jam!  I use tablature, but I think too much TAB can be a hindrance, so I also stress playing by ear, following chord progressions, and improvisation.

What It Looks Like...

Here is a quick sample of what the lessons look like.