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Tony Rice; Doc`n`Merle Watson; Clarence White; Ricky Skaggs; Emma Smith; Pat Flynn; James Alan Shelton; David Parmley; Larry Sparks; Keith Whitley, Michael Lyzenga, and more to be added later.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
"Blackberry Blossom;" "Me and My Guitar," "Tipper," "Wildwood Flower," and more to be added later.
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Writing since age nine; honor student; student council; peer counselor; Freelancing own writing-photographs; traveled extensively. Music Entertainment Editor; published internationally; fourth-generation Bluegrass Music Family; Celebrity Photojournalist; first President of Keith Whitley Fan Club; Senior Citizens' Advocate since 1966; studied Music Appreciation, Psychology, Speech, Drama, and 6-Y English Major. Because I have always promoted the Bluegrass State of Kentucky, Bluegrass music, and devoted 60 hours each month as a Spiritual volunteer, Governor Paul E. Patton commissioned me Y-2002 as an Honorable Kentucky Colonel, Highlands Museum, U.S. 23 Country Music Highway, Ashland Terrace Newsletter, Bill Van Bibber _ Tri-State News & Entertainment as Entertainment Editor, wrote Liner Notes for Gospel singer-songwriter-friend Emma Smith for new songbook and "Coal Dust to Country Sunshine" CD on Old Homestead, Co-wrote Review of "My Songbook - Emma Smith," with Lori O'Dell, shared One-Liners for artists such as The Rarely Heard Bluegrass Band, Randall Hylton & His One Man Show, wrote my own column Carol's Country Music Community for The Appalachian News Emporium, worked as a Stringer-Freelancer with The Lincoln County Line, wrote Liner Notes for Larry Rice's Rebel CD: "Clouds Over Carolina," Bluegrass Profiles for Bluegrass Canada, write for CBA Newsletter, Bluegrass Unlimited, Southern Country Bluegrass, Press Secretary to BGDJ Judy Masters-Topping, Press Agent of the Flatboat Project with Captain Béla K. Berty, and more.
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…"