Johnny "Up" Shadid

Welcome to Johnny Up's website, a pedal steel guitar player in Austin, TX. Here you can find all the information you need on 
booking, lessons, past and future performances, and recordings, as well as a web store to order free tabs to his online video lessons.

  • is live! Come check out my new content and give your input on future lessons
  • Music video dropped for Abe Mac Band's "Square One". Watch it here!
  • Jake Flint's new self-titled album is available on all platforms! 
  • selected two albums I played on as their top albums of the decade! Check out the list here.
  • Upcoming Releases in 2020: Abe Mac Band "TBA"; Mike Davis "TBA; Justin David "TBA"

Johnny Up is a pedal steel guitar performer and session player, originally from Oklahoma City and currently based in Northern New Mexico. Having played guitar since the age of 12, Johnny began his journey with pedal steel in 2011 with players such as Jay Dee Maness, Lloyd Green, & Ralph Mooney as his major influences. Since then Johnny has played with several Oklahoma and Texas based bands, has recorded on many notable country and Americana albums, and has shared his talents with many other pedal steel players across the country through online tutorials.

Contact Johnny for bookings, lessons, or set-ups at [email protected] 
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