Hi Thom Bullock
Thanks for your reply 🙂.
"I am sure Liam will learn the parts if the band decided they’re needed."
After some thought, I reckon it would be good they keep the lap steel in future. For some continually.
"I loved the combination of Mark on lap steel and Neil on acoustic guitar on When You Come and Private Universe. Neither have worked quite as well since Neil started playing electric guitar..."
I agree. Their is harmony with the acoustic guitar and the lap steel. Added the earthy sound to Private Universe. Maybe Neil got tired of playing the acoustic guitar.
I think When You Come might go back to the original keys with Mitchell in the band.