Russ Barenberg, Tony Rice, Bryan Sutton, Mike Marshall, Jack Lawrence, Tim Stafford, Dan Crary, Mark Cosgrove, Beppe Gambetta, and many many others
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Stringsong, Through the Gates, Our Time (Barenberg), Mike Marshall on GUITAR is great.......too many to list.......
Bourgeois, and a young luthier named Mario Pistella (www.pistella.com) you should try that guitars
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I am from Rome, ITALY but I am steady in Milano, north of Italy. I started playing when I was 8. I've never bought and electric guitar in my entire life. I started with fingerstyle which I still play a bit and I love flatpicking and crosspicking and singing. I am the proud owner of a 1997 Dana Bourgeois D Vintage Herringbone. And I think acoustic people are genuine people.
Great! Hope you're doing fine too.Next time you're here in Thessaloniki,let me now about it.
BTW,between 3rd-10th of August i'll be in Slovenia,at Beppe Gambetta's guitar workshop.Steve Kaufman will be there this year as an instructor too.If you can make it,come on there.
Actually, the guitar is a James Burkett AJ. It's Brazilian RW with an Adirondack top and probably the nicest guitar I've ever played. I recommend him highly! Here's his website http://www.guitarjtb.com/ and here's a link to a review of this guitar by the original owner of this guitar http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Burkett+Guitars/AJ/10/1
Well......there was a big party in my neighbour's home. After hours spent drinking, making cocktails, mohitos, gin tonics etc...... some people asked me to go home and pick my guitar up. Incredibly for Italy where acoustic guitar music is not well known, a guy asked me some old Delta fingerstyle tunes, and I know few. Then some people asked for other tunes, me and my girlfriend harmonized our voices singing some James Taylor, Tim O'Brien, and so on......Well, after a while my hands were very warm and I went on with some crosspicking and flatpicking, more less following Bryan Sutton's tips..... I am not in the condition to say if the GREAT sound of me playing my 1997 Bourgeois was just my drunk impression or I was really so relaxed and my hand so warm that I've played all the tunes so well.......probably both things but I wasn't very very drunk, in fact this morning I woke up with no headache. Anyway.....the evolution tip of the day is: unless you are a GREAT player, unless the acoustic guitar is your day job, if you can, even if you are at an ADVANCED LEVEL, before you start your performance, always take at least a 1 hour time to warm up your left hand and your right hand. You'll see the difference!! Remember that a precise and regular right hand is one important secret for a successful flatpicking. ..........Now here in Milan there is a damned grey and rainy morning. What's better? So let's start again playing.