Tony Rice, Doc Watson, and maybe David Grier for flatpicking but many more more relative to other styles. BB King, Earl Klugh, Chet Atkins, Pat Methany, Lee Ritenour, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and more. Since I am a banjo and mandolin player, there are many others (Alan Munde, Bela Fleck, Jerry Garcia, Sam Bush, Earl SCruggs, and John Hartford). The list goes on.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
My favorite tune is always the next one I am trying to learn. I just love playing them all (although there is always one or two I could pass on).
BB King Lucille Electric, Martin D45V and Martin D-18
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
For over 30 years, I have taught and in performed as a musician. In addition to on-stage performances, I've played in various venues from outdoor festivals to small nightclubs. My diverse background includes rock, pop, blues, jazz, classical, country and bluegrass styles. In addition to performing, I teach individual and a variety of group classes in guitar, five-string banjo and mandolin. I take an interest in each student to ensure that they receive personal attention and lesson plans that meet their needs. My lessons and instructional materials place an emphasis on music theory to ensure that the student understands the instrument and how to improvise to develop their own style. I am the author of five instructional books on CD for guitar, banjo and mandolin. Please see my website for further information at www.fretmentor.com.
"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…"