Randy Buckner plays fingerstyle guitar in the style of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, and Marcel Dadi, and placed in the 2010 and 2011 National and International Thumbpicking Contests held in Mountain View, AR. Randy will be opening the concert and will be followed by Steve Kaufman. Steve Kaufman is a three-time winner of the National Flatpicking Championship, and has performed all over the world. His concerts are…See More
I'm happy to see you on this site ... maybe if we lived closer we could get together and pick a few tunes ... :-)
David Wilson reissued Twin Picking on his Perfect Hand Music label ... haven't sold all that many yet but then not many people know it is available on CD. In fact there are not many of today's flat pickers who have never heard of the recording. It was a fun record to make. Adam Granger came to Springfield and we recorded it over a weekend at Nick Sibley's house. Mixed it later at the Dungeon. I believe it is the first twin guitar album of flat picked guitar. We used separate channels for each instrument. Adam wrote a tab book but it hasn't been reissued.
Hey there, Mr. Smith. Great to hear from you! My brother and I try to have a picking party during Christmas vacation every year in Springfield. Hope you and Susan can come this year. -Nancy Cardwell Erdos
"I recently came across a steel string parlor guitar made by P. Benson, in Minneapolis. It's really a nice little instrument--well built, comfortable, very much like an old Martin 00-18 (mahogany, slotted headstock, pyramid bridge, ladder…"
"My gear is much better than my skill - for straight flatpickin', I play a Martin D-18 Authentic 1937. My go-to guitar for just about everything else (and it flatpicks just fine, thank you) is my Huss & Dalton D-RH with a Red Spruce top.…"
"Hey Craig. Thanks for the kind comment. The credit for this version should really go To Steve Kaufman who's arrangement it is. Good luck with your bluegrass studies, it's wonderful music and great fun to play. I look forward to…"
"Thanks Mike. I have to prove to myself that I can play the material as written but once I've done that I start to allow myself some leeway to have fun and drop in my own bits. There's not too much space to do that in SK's version of…"