"Phillipe, it was great seeing you this year. I hope the next time we will have some time to pick a few together. I was certainly a little busier this year than in years past. I was number 25 in the contest, right before Jake so I know how you feel…"
If anybody is in the area, I will be conducting a guitar workshop on Sat 2/6 at Denison University in Granville Oh. I think the workshop is scheduled for 12 noon and a performance that evening at 7. In addition there will be performances by the Andy Carlson band on Saturday and the Infamous Stringdusters on Friday.
Clarence, Doc, Norman, Mark O'Connor, David Grier, Jim Hurst, Tim Stafford, Robert Shafer, Cody Kilby, Mark Cosgrove, Jack Lawrence, Roy Curry, Steve Kaufman, Robin Kessinger, Mitch Corbin, to name a handful.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Dixie Hoedown, Salt Creek, but it just mostly depends on who I'm playing with.
Ken Miller, Ronnie Griffin, Martin, Wayne Henderson, Collings
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Started playing when I was 7. Played professionally off/on over the years. Began competing seriously when I was about 30, about 13 years now. Still do some, it makes me practice and I really enjoy seeing my heroes, friends, and the young kids that are playing so well these days. I get lucky once in a while in them, I've still lost way more than I've won.
I look forward to picking and visiting with you. I hope you can stop by Durango one of these days. I would like to get in the studio with you and work on a project together. I also hope your family has a Merry Christmas and holiday season.
Hi, Allen....Sorry for the delay in getting back to you; not sure what Steve meant -- maybe a mispelled???? Or, it could be a "secret code"!!!!
Hope Lauren and you are doing fine and have a good Christmas.
Dan & Linda
PS How's the 21?
Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the sound from strings 2 through 6 is good, the high e-string is way too quiet with no real ring, sustain, etc. Some have suggested moving the transducer for that string away from a brace, Adding a 4th transducer, a not so easy job, etc.I recently installed a JJB pickup (jjbelectronics) in a 40 year old…See More
I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
"I have a left handed Blue Chip TAD 3R 40 pick and I find it a great pick to use, no scraping and quick on the strings. The only problem is that the tone is quite bass-y which is great for lead picking or Mandolin but not so good for rhythm…"