From the Archives: Speedy West and David Teegarden

by Abby Wendle


Two musicians with Oklahoma connections, pedal steel guitarist Speedy West and drummer David Teegarden, each tell us a story.

Wesley Webb West was a pedal steel guitarist who¬†played on over 6,000 recordings with 177 different artists. He played at the Grand Ole Opry and is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. In this segment, West recalls how he got the name “Speedy.”

David Teegarden was the drummer for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. He also played with J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton, and as part of¬†Teegarden & Van Winkle. Here, Teegarden talks about his creative contribution to Seger’s music.